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Create a Realistic City


Want to create a full scale realistic city all in Blender? Then this in-depth tutorial is for you! With the help of OpenStreetMaps we create a large portion of New York city, add Details, Materials, Textures, and render with some Compositing!

About the Author

Steve Lund

A geek to everything CG! A 3D instructor, and founder of CG Geek.


  1. PLEEEEEEEEEEEEASE stop using "REALISTIC" in any tutorial title.
    Realism will never be the result of watching/doing a tutorial. It's a result of working countless hours with the experience of even more countless hours (and some knowledge gained from tutorials at some point, sure).


    • Seems like an accurate description to me. Besides you haven't offered an alternative name or title description. He spent god knows how many hours perfecting that technique, and making that tutorial, who are you to tell him what he should name it? You sound very ungrateful.
      Definition of the word: "Realistic"

      1. having or showing a sensible and practical idea of what can be achieved or expected.

      2. representing familiar things in a way that is accurate or true to life.


  2. Realistically speaking, I think BORO hit the point on target. Always appreciate your tutorials Steve. Seems it's been years finding your tutorials at times. Going to have to get over and subscribe to your you_tube.
    great tutorial and thank you as well!

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