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(Mostly) Amazing 3-D fly-through of London from Skrape


This is pretty good stuff, we are getting close to proper photorealism here. 

Somewhat anal-retentively, and not to denigrate this fine work, but two things slightly spoil this for me:
  1. A few of the “marquee” models, especially Buckingham Palace, could benefit from some more detailed modelling on their shapes. The flying buttresses of Westminster Abbey are correct and present, but the flat front of Bucks Palace looks like one of those drape-over jobs they put on buildings in Europe when they’re being renovated. It spoils the illusion somewhat. 
  2. (very anal) The closeup “helicopter shot” around Big Ben shows two different clock faces simultaneously – and they are showing different times. Doh!