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Thursday, September 27 • 10:45am - 11:45am
The shining city: Accurate urban modeling for 3D printing

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This is the story of how Swedish 3D modelling studio Holygon used the hidden powers of SketchUp to build Sweden’s largest full-colour 3D-printed city model. Commissioned by the historical city of Landskrona, Holygon modelled a two square kilometre 3D model of the inner city. This challenge putSketchUp into overdrive.

With perfectionist attention to detail, Holygon modelled thousands of individually crafted buildings and roofs, a smooth undulating terrain, accurate ground type variation, curbs, roads, lakes, islands, ocean, and five thousand hand-placed trees. All printable solids. The city was then 3D-printed in full-colour stucco as a two square meter 1:1000 scale model. It is now on permanent public display in Landskrona City Hall. Parts of the model will be on display at 3D Basecamp 2018 in Palm Springs.

Planned, modelled, and produced by Felix Heuman and Anders Lyhagen of Holygon, this presentation explains the challenges and innovations required by a true-to-life city model. Holygon describes how to integrate orthographic photography, a massive 431-million-point lidar point cloud, and custom extensions required for an empirically correct city model, accurate somewhat beyond the necessary.

Holygon’s The Shining City presentation is addressing 3D beginners and professionals alike. Are you fascinated by cities, by architecture, or by complex 3D models? Well – this presentation is for you. Join us now!

“Holygon’s commitment to sharing their knowledge and experience is a hallmark of the SketchUp community. This is one presentation we can’t wait for!”


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Felix Heuman

Lead Designer, Holygon
Born in 1977, Felix Heuman has studied architecture at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and philosophy at the University of Copenhagen and got a Master of Business Degree from Stockholm School of Economics.Drawing on his knowledge of art history and classical architecture... Read More →
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Anders Lyhagen

Programmer, Holygon
Born in 1977, Anders Lyhagen has studied computer science, mathematics, and philosophy at Lund University and at Uppsala University. Specializing in developing efficient algorithmic solutions to 3D modeling demands, he has worked as a professional programmer since 2010. Together... Read More →

Thursday September 27, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am PDT
Springs Ballroom H