|Supported Operating System||Minimum
|Linux x86 (64-bit)|
|Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) (64-bit), intel only|
|Windows 7 Ultimate, Enterprise, Professional, Home Premium (32-bit and 64-bit (EM64T))||SP1|
|Windows Vista Ultimate, Enterprise, Business, Home Premium (32-bit and 64-bit (EM64T))||SP2||SP2|
|Windows XP Professional Edition, Home Edition (32-bit)||SP3||SP3|
|Windows XP Professional Edition, Home Edition (64-bit (EM64T))||SP2||SP2|
* Please see the Operating System Requirements and Limitations section for additional requirements and information.
2GHz dual core CPU or better (at least Pentium4 compatible Intel/AMD)
|Memory/RAM||2 GB or higher|
|Disk Space||500 MB of free disk space or more|
NVIDIA®: Geforce 6xxx / Quadro or better NVIDIA graphics card
ATI®: Radeon X1600 or better ATI graphics card
|Networking Hardware||Network adapter is required.|
- NVIDIA® or ATI® graphics card with latest drivers (we recommend Nvidia 8xxx cards or better and Nvidia driver series 197xx). Intel chips are not supported.
- Autodesk® FBX® plug-ins 2009.3 or newer for DCC tools like Autodesk® Maya® and 3ds Max® (we recommend the latest FBX® 2011.2)
- COLLADA plugins: OpenCollada for Autodesk® Maya® and 3ds Max® (from opencollada.org). Note: for layered texture support use the older ColladaMaya and ColladaMax plugins (from sourceforge.net/projects/colladamaya)
- >=glibc6 (>= version 2.6)
- 2.2.1 of the GTK+ widget toolkit and associated libraries (GLib, Pango)
CityEngine runs on all three major operating systems.
Native 64-bit and 32-bit versions are available for Windows (7/Vista/XP).
A native 64-bit version is available for Linux and Mac OS X with Intel processors (no CityEngine support for 32-bit or PowerPC Macs).
The minimum system requirements to run CityEngine are as follows:
RAM: At least 2GB memory is required.
CPU: All Intel and AMD processors are supported. On Mac OS X, an Intel "Core 2 Duo" or later is required (i.e. PowerPC and Intel "Core Duo" are not supported).
Hard disk: 700mb of free disk space is needed. After installation, the CityEngine program files take 350 MB disk space in total (without example projects).
Graphics card: CityEngine needs OpenGL® 2.x which is available with most modern graphics cards (NVidia Geforce 6xxx or later, ATI®/AMD Radeon X1600 or later, newest Intel GMA X and GMA HD graphics cards). The corresponding OpenGL® 2.x drivers can be updated with an installer from the manufacturer's homepage. We recommend a minimum of 256 MB dedicated graphics memory.
Network adapter with internet connection.
The recommended system requirements for a smooth CityEngine experience are as follows:
RAM: For working with larger datasets, a 64bit operating system with 6GB RAM or more memory is recommended.
CPU: For quick model generation, 2GHz or faster Intel/AMD processors are recommended.
Hard disk: 1-2GB of free disk space allows to securely working with all provided examples and own datasets. After installation, the CityEngine program files take 350MB disk space in total and all provided examples another 300 MB (the latter can be downloaded after installation).
Graphics card: To visualize large datasets, a recent graphics cards with OpenGL 2.x is required (NVidia® Quadro FX, Geforce 8xxx, ATI®/AMD Radeon HD 2000 or later). For a smooth workflow, we recommend 1GB dedicated graphics memory. Note that CityEngine works well with gaming- as well as CAD-cards.
Network adapter with internet connection.
CityEngine requires approx. 1GB free memory for startup. A small 3D scene with a few hundred low-resolution buildings requires 0.5 to 1GB RAM in addition (also depending on the graphics card memory). In case your operating system uses another 1GB RAM, you therefore need at least 2-3GB in total.
Therefore, we recommend to use a 64-bit operating system with 6GB RAM. With such a system you can work with larger 3D scenes and having other applications running in the background without problems.
Yes, CityEngine is a native 64-bit application.
Therefore, if needed, CityEngine could make use of all your memory (and not just 2-3GB as in 32-bit applications).
CityEngine runs on all major Linux Distributions in case the following requirements are fulfilled:
>= glibc6 / version 2.6
2.2.1 of the GTK+ widget toolkit and associated libraries (GLib, Pango)
Please make sure your graphics card is OpenGL 2.x capable and the drivers are also up to date to run the OpenGL 2.x standard. If your graphics card is not capable of OpenGL 2.x, you will have to buy a new graphics card to run the CityEngine.
OpenGL drivers are usually installed together with the rest of the graphics driver and support software (such as DirectX). Therefore, download the latest drivers from NVidia®, ATI®/AMD, or Intel for your specific graphics card on the manufacturer's homepage. Most often, it is downloadable as a simple installer file.