New York City Manhattan Island Streets and Buildings

New York City Manhattan Island Streets and Buildings Low-poly 3D model



UPDATE – October 4, 2018

Manhattan New York City Real Time Game Ready 3D model added. It’s optimized for real time environments such as VR / AR projects, video games.

Main Features of the Game Ready model :

- 7 building groups are setup so that you can add variety to buildings (color materials and/or textures) Groups can be turned off/on

- geometry is triangles only

- only the island is UV mapped with non-overlapping UVs

- buildings are non UV mapped, they use Cubic mapping

- normals pointing outwards (no backface culling need to be turned on in the game engine to keep performance as high as possible

- model is tested in Unreal Engine 4 and it runs over 120fps at the highest settings with dynamic shadows and lights in 4K using a GTX 1070 graphic card

- no smoothing groups included in this model (because of no need of smoothing groups)


POLYGONS : 11731003 (triangles)

Available file types for the game ready model :

- .c4d - native format

- .fbx - v7.4

- .dae – v1.5

- .dxf

- .obj

- .blend

- .blend version added to the original model

- .dxf version added to the original model

This is a major update of the model without increasing its price so now it's a better deal.


Tips for Unreal Engine 4 use (Game Ready version of the 3D model):

If you use the model in different real-time or game engines other than UE4 you might still find this info useful.

1. On import a “no smoothing groups present” warning will come up. You can ignore that it’s not a mistake.

2. On import check options : “Transform Vertex to Absolute” and under Normal Imports use “Import Normals and Tangents”

and uncheck : “Generate Lightmap UVs”

3. Set the objects to Stationary to fix the “Invalid Lightmap” message. This scene can only be used with dynamic lights and shadows. Lightmap UV cannot be baked.

4. Collisions should be setup according to your need.

5. Done and ready to go.


  • this model is based on real data therefore this is a realistic buildings and streets setup of Manhattan Island in New York City, USA
  • 15 building groups, separated to top and side parts of the buildings, are setup so that you can add variety to buildings (color materials and/or textures) Groups can be turned off/on
  • UV mapped with overlapping UVs
  • the model is positioned on a flat surface (all buildings are on the “floor” - no elevation data included)
  • geometry is polygonal quads and tris
  • model is untextured and renders fast
  • free / gratis island low poly model included
  • this model is fully compatible with the Manhattan Island NYC Road Network and Streets 3D model @
  • this 3D model is/can be licensed (commercial use is fine) under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareALike 2.0 (CC-BY-SA) license
  • buildings and streets data from OpenStreetMap /

Attribution : © OpenStreetMap contributors /

POLYGONS : 455216

  • .c4d - native format
  • .3ds
  • .fbx - v7.1
  • .dae - v1.5
  • .obj

Extra description is to avoid any misunderstanding with the 3D model

  • The “streets” in the title means the area between the buildings. It is not a separate 3D model. There are other models available called “XYZ” Road Network and Streets where the streets are actual 3D models (“XYZ” is just an example and substitutes a real city/area name). You can check the details of every model by watching the preview images. You’ll get exactly that 3D model on purchase which you see on the preview images.
  • Please note, that although the model reflects reality there might have buildings missing if there is no data available for certain parts of the city depending on the degree of data processing. Missing parts might be available later and if it happens an update will come to the model. If you purchased the model all updates come with no extra cost.
    Also there might be buildings already on the map which they don’t even exist yet due to urban planning projects regarding to the future.
    Same concept of this point applies to any terrain 3D model if it comes with this model.
  • Those 3D models are compatible with each other (they match by a simple copy and paste command) where the description includes this kind of information. Compatibility added continuously over time. If you need a “XYZ”Streets and Buildings and a “XYZ” Road Network 3D model of the same city/area but they are not compatible, please contact for availability. Usually this kind of request can be prioritised.
  • These models are designed to show and present the city/area in the title in a minimalistic concept. They show a close to exact streets and buildings alignments and building heights (excluding parts where there is no or insufficient data to build 3d geometry) therefore they can be used for many purposes but they are not designed to build ie. high precision urbanscape.
  • These models are not 3D print ready.
  • On purchase, you’ll receive exactly the 3D model that you see on the preview images. Lighting setup isn’t included so you can render the model in your scenes or you can download a free render studio for the city 3D models in .c4d (native format) and .fbx (exchange format). The.c4d is basically ready to render. In the .fbx and/or .dae files the light parameters/details should be setup in your 3D software.

Free render studio download :

Please, make sure that the model will suit to your project by checking the preview images and 3D Model description. If you’re unsure or have doubts, please ask before purchase and your questions will be answered precisely.

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New York City Manhattan Island Streets and Buildings
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3D Model formats

Format limitations
  • Cinema 4D (.c4d) (2 files)29.2 MBVersion: R18
  • 3D Studio (.3ds)10.7 MB
  • Cinema 4D (.c4d) (2 files)29.2 MBVersion: R18
  • Collada (.dae) (2 files)38.2 MBVersion: 1.5
  • Autodesk FBX (.fbx) (2 files)51.7 MBVersion: 7.1
  • OBJ (.obj, .mtl) (3 files)46.5 MB
  • Stereolithography (.stl)40.6 MB
  • DXF (.dxf) (2 files)33.4 MB
  • Blender (.blend) (2 files)69.3 MBVersion: 2.7

3D Model details

  • Publish date2017-01-12
  • Model ID#677461
  • Animated
  • Rigged
  • VR / AR / Low-poly approved
  • PBR
  • Geometry Polygon mesh
  • Polygons 455,216
  • Vertices 916,517
  • Textures
  • Materials
  • UV Mapping
  • Unwrapped UVs Overlapping
  • Plugins used
  • Ready for 3D Printing