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Google Earth .kmz to .skp?

Postby Guite » Sun Dec 02, 2007 3:45 am

One year back I had posted an skp to kmz model at the Google Earth community website (bbs.keyhole). I thought I still had the original model, but it turned out the one I could find on my hard drive is without texture :( . Of the three models I had posted there, this is the only one with texture. And I had spend substantial time texturing it.

Now that I need the original model, is there a way to convert a kmz file to skp? Any help will be appreciated.

Guite
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Re: Google Earth .kmz to .skp?

Postby Gaieus » Sun Dec 02, 2007 3:46 am

Well, Guite,

This is some way hard. Do you still have (or can access) the kmz file?

KMZ files are just simple ZIP files. Rename it (if you still have - or have access to - it) to *.ZIP and after opening the ZIP file/folder, you will be able to find all the texture files (in the original image format as I believe).

Now how to get your original SKP with the textures from it?
Since KMZ import is not available any more via native SU, I do really not have a clue. If you can get a *.dae (collada) file (or any xml format for that matter) to convert to skp you are the winner. Or (afaik) older versions of SU could do that (???)

I guess it can/could be done but I'm not that specialist of the matter... Sorry...
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Re: Google Earth .kmz to .skp?

Postby Guite » Sun Dec 02, 2007 3:46 am

Gaieus,

Thanks for giving me a lead. Yes, the kmz file is still available. Atleast I now have the textures (don't have to prepare it fresh), so its just a matter of retexturing.

Guite

PS: Now that I actually typed out your name, I noticed how many vowels are there together, guarded by two consonants!!!
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Re: Google Earth .kmz to .skp?

Postby Gaieus » Sun Dec 02, 2007 3:48 am

Guite wrote:PS: Now that I actually typed out your name, I noticed how many vowels are there together, guarded by two consonants!!!

I just made it from two Latin words: Gaius (a common name - abbreviated as Gai when referring to a relevant writer of Roman Law) and eius (meaning his/hers). It's a long story why it was made like that but have proven to be a good selection in this "Internet World" - there are not too many people with "nicks" (or "screen names") like this so I need not change my name to Gaieus007 or such...
:)

One of the ancient Roman "oaths" or what when a woman married a man sounded like this: "Ubi tu Gaius, ego Gaia" - "Where you (are) Gaius, I (am) Gaia".
Gaia is the ancient Greek godess of the Earth but this has nothing to do with this ceremonial oath.
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Sorry to go off-topic a bit... :)
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Re: Google Earth .kmz to .skp?

Postby modelhead » Sun Dec 02, 2007 3:49 am

Now that I actually typed out your name, I noticed how many vowels are there together, guarded by two consonants!!!
:egrin:

Gaieus,
The kmz material recovery hint you gave is interesting....thanks
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