Los Angeles, officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L.A., is the cultural, financial, and commercial center of Southern California. With a U.S. Census-estimated 2016 population of 3,976,322, it is the second-most populous city in the United States (after New York City) and the most populous city in the state of California. Located in a large coastal basin surrounded on three sides by mountains reaching up to and over 10,000 feet, Los Angeles covers an area of about 469 square miles
Los Angeles was claimed by Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo for Spain in 1542 along with the rest of what would become Alta California. The city was officially founded on September 4, 1781, by Spanish governor Felipe de Neve. It became a part of Mexico in 1821 following the Mexican War of Independence. In 1848, at the end of the Mexican–American War, Los Angeles and the rest of California were purchased as part of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, thereby becoming part of the United States. Los Angeles was incorporated as a municipality on April 4, 1850, five months before California achieved statehood.
Nicknamed the "City of Angels", Los Angeles is known for its Mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity, and sprawling metropolis. The city is also one of the most substantial economic engines within the nation, with a diverse economy in a broad range of professional and cultural fields. Los Angeles is also famous as the home of Hollywood, a major center of the world entertainment industry. A global city, it has been ranked 6th in the Global Cities Index and 9th in the Global Economic Power Index. The Los Angeles combined statistical area (CSA) also has a gross metropolitan product (GMP) of $831 billion (as of 2008), making it the third-largest in the world, after the Greater Tokyo and New York metropolitan areas.
This digital model shows the cityscape of downtown Los Angeles with many of its famous buildings, as well as the surrounding landscape
Note: this model is meant for distance and overview shots; the streets may become blurry when viewed close-up.
- Approx 56,560 polygons.
- Made entirely with 3-point polygons/ triangles.
- All of the buildings are modelled, but they do not have individual materials.
- The model includes 2 groups: buildings and landscape, which can be hidden or shown.
-- (The model is not rigged since the buildings aren't moveable parts.)
- The model has 2 materials: buildings and environment.
- The model is UV mapped and the "environment" material uses a "streets" texture map, at 6300x3514 pixels is included.
- The buildings are not textured.
Software: 3DS Max, UNITY