Autodesk's huge 3D printed map of San Francisco
Photos from the unveiling of Autodesk and Steelblue's 3D
- The view from AT&T Park, looking north towards San Francisco's financial district.
- AT&T Park, in detail. The model is detailed enough that you can see individual seating sections (though sadly there's no bases on the field).
- SOMA and San Francisco's financial district.
- Each city block is its own model, allowing them to be removed and replaced easily as the area develops.
- Using a projector mounted over the model, designers can easily highlight specific areas of the city.
- More in-depth shading options let designers call attention to specific areas of the neighborhood.
- Street names can be easily projected onto the map, helping viewers get their bearings.
- This overlay shows the old highway that was demolished after the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. That demolition opened up a huge amount of real estate for development, leading to the SOMA we know now.
- The level of detail on each block is remarkable — the model was printed at a resolution of 16 microns.
- A smaller, alternate prototype built with a clear material. This would allow projections to be lit up from below rather than above.
- An overhead view of one of San Francisco's fastest-growing areas. Market Street cuts through the map on the right of this photo.