A recreation of Manhattan in Unreal Engine made using new world-building tool CityBLD
WorldBLD, a leading provider of worldbuilding tools for digital artists, has unveiled its latest innovation in the field of virtual city creation with CityBLD. This complete city creation toolkit, designed specifically for Unreal Engine 5, aims to simplify and streamline the worldbuilding process, making it easier, faster, and more efficient than ever before.
One of the most impressive features of CityBLD is its ability to recreate iconic cities, such as Manhattan, with stunning accuracy. By leveraging the power of Unreal Engine 5, CityBLD provides artists with the tools necessary to create highly realistic and immersive virtual cities. With just a few clicks, artists can generate entire cityscapes complete with streets, buildings, sidewalks, and more.
CityBLD offers incredible versatility, allowing artists to create a wide range of city styles. While it excels in modern American or European city aesthetics by default, the toolkit can be easily modified to recreate any existing city, whether it's an ancient port town, a futuristic sci-fi metropolis, or something completely abstract. The only limitation is the artist's imagination.
At the heart of CityBLD's workflow is the principle that the quality of input directly impacts the quality of output. Artists begin by selecting a City Kit, which consists of preconfigured presets for various city elements. Once the appropriate City Kit is loaded, the process becomes remarkably straightforward. Starting with the generation of a Streetmap, users can then proceed to create city blocks, lots, building shapes, and modular buildings. These four steps form the foundation of the city creation process and can be mastered by artists of all skill levels.
One of the standout features of CityBLD is its support for curved roads. Whether artists desire meticulously planned grid cities or more unconventional city layouts with different shapes and angles, CityBLD can accommodate their vision. Streets and buildings can assume any form, enabling artists to create truly unique and visually striking cityscapes.
While CityBLD offers an impressive array of features, it's important to note that it currently does not generate interiors out of the box. However, WorldBLD has stated that there are plans to incorporate interior generation in future updates. Despite this limitation, CityBLD remains a powerful tool for creating exterior city environments.
WorldBLD has made sure that CityBLD is accessible to artists of all levels, including beginners. The toolkit has been meticulously designed with simplicity and ease-of-use in mind, ensuring that even those with no programming knowledge or prior experience with Unreal Engine can dive into the world of virtual city creation. While intermediate knowledge of Unreal Engine is beneficial to take full advantage of CityBLD's capabilities, anyone can get started generating cities with just a few clicks.
Find out more about CityBLD here.