When the subject of urban modeling comes up it’s understandable that we all think of the bulk of the modeling effort is centered around structures.  The reality, however, is that streets, alleys, and sidewalks take up as much, if not more time.  They can be pretty time consuming to model effectively.

The paved areas around American Can took the better part of an afternoon to model. The sliver around the curved siding was particularly dicey.

Sidewalks in Brooklyn are relatively wide at twelve feet. Modeling them full width improves realism and gives a sense of breathing room to the scene.

Here’s a look at the concrete apron around the back truck loading dock.