These aerial 3D animations show Baltimore development projects rising - Baltimore


Dec. 2, 2016 7:35 am

These aerial 3D animations show Baltimore development projects rising

An Elevated Element video shows Port Covington and the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower as they may look in the future.

The Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower rehab in 3D.

(Image via Elevated Element)

What do you get when you merge drone footage with 3D animation? A very cool rendering of a future Baltimore, that’s what.

Elevated Element started out using drones to photograph aerial views of city landmarks as they exist today. Now the Owings Mills outfit run by Terry and Belinda Kilby is showing how big plans for some of Baltimore’s planned developments would look from above when finished.

A recently posted video includes aerial imagery merged with 3D animation to show what developments in Baltimore might look like — developments including Port Covington, Tradepoint Atlantic in Sparrows Point and repairs at the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower.

Terry Kilby said the reel includes pitches that the company gave to clients, and so doesn’t necessarily represent the final plans. Developers, architects and others are interested in the technology’s ability to visualize the plans and data involved in the big projects, he said.

“This is our attempt of merge existing technologies that we have worked with together throughout our careers,” Kilby said via email. “Our expanded team now includes a former broadcast animation designer who helped spearhead these efforts.”
Stephen Babcock

Stephen Babcock is Market Editor for Baltimore and DC. A graduate of Northeastern University, he moved to Baltimore following stints in New Orleans and Rio Arriba County, New Mexico. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Baltimore Fishbowl, NOLA Defender, Times-Picayune and the Rio Grande Sun.


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