Washington DC Cityscape 3D model

Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, "the District", or simply D.C., is the capital of the United States. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country's East Coast. As permitted by the U.S. Constitution, the District is under the exclusive jurisdiction of the United States Congress and is therefore not a part of any U.S. state.

The states of Maryland and Virginia each donated land to form the federal district, which included the preexisting settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria; however, Congress returned the Virginia portion in 1846. Named in honor of George Washington, the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital. Congress created a single municipal government for the whole District of Columbia after the American Civil War.

Washington, D.C., had an estimated population of 632,323 in 2012, the 24th most populous place in the United States. Commuters from the surrounding Maryland and Virginia suburbs raise the city's population to more than one million during the workweek. The Washington Metropolitan Area, of which the District is a part, has a population of 5.7 million, the seventh-largest metropolitan area in the country.

This digital model shows the cityscape of Washington, DC with many of its famous buildings, including the White House, Washington Monument, US Capitol, Smithsonian museums, Pentagon, Lincoln Memorial, Lincoln Center, and surrounding offices and homes in DC and Virginia.
All of the (white) buildings are modelled, but the terrain (green, brown, and blue) is a texture map/ not modelled.

Note: this model is meant for distance and overview shots.

Product Features (Wavefront OBJ):
- Approx 216017 polygons.
- Includes grouping information: the buildings are separated into individual and clustered groups.
- This version includes an mtl file, which your software program should read to colorize the model.
- The model has basic UV mapping.
- The model includes one texture (in jpg format) for the terrain
- The buildings are not textured.

  • ddarkshadowfury
    2014-04-08 11:32
    Is This to scale?
    • digimationdigimation
      2014-04-08 13:25
      the buildings were created over satellite imagery (like Google Earth), for the height we used the best reference we had including satellite shadow heights, photos, etc. Also the shapes are somewhat stylized as you can see from the renders. Having said that, they are fairly accurate given those constraints.
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      Washington DC Cityscape
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      3D model formats
      • OBJ (.obj, .mtl) (2 files)-Version: 1
      • PDF (.pdf)12.1 MB
      3D model details
      • Publish date2013-09-07
      • Model ID#27782
      • Animated
      • Rigged
      • VR / AR / Low-poly
      • PBR
      • Geometry Polygon mesh
      • Polygons 216,017
      • Vertices 147,753
      • Textures
      • Materials
      • UV Mapping
      • Unwrapped UVs Unknown
      • Plugins used