January 15, 2012, 11:15:51 pm
Hi, thanks for comments so far, please keep them coming as its interesting to see whats really being used, thanks also to modelhead for your tut.
Seems all but one of the specialised tools for auto-generation type city and road tools have been bought up. Did a little more research; CityScape (PixelActive) of which Autodesk included a special copy for Max 2011, was bought out by NAVTEQ for gaming and seems gone and buried; CityEngine which is quite amazing was bought by ESRI and looks like to be integrated into their GIS line up so maybe we'll see it again in day light some time, although they still have a semi-active web site for CE.
So apart from UrbanPad, looks like its either do by hand or with help of some script tools for SketchUp. There's tools for games such as Unity so still interested to hear if someone know of any others, stand-alone, integrated or game engine (with some scope to export of course).
Roads are a bit like terrains, all part of the picture but a pain to do as want instant draw a path and go sort of thing, so can focus on other parts of viz projects.