Google Earth models, my city Bergen op Zoom

Google Earth models, my city Bergen op Zoom

Postby EduardoNL » Sat Aug 09, 2008 3:47 pm

Hey guys,
I'm modelling the main square of the city I live in. Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands.
Bergen op Zoom is about 700 years old so there are a lot of interesting historic buildings in the city center.
My goal is to model the entire main square, the "Grote Markt"
3 models have already been approved by Google.







Here's a bigger picture:
http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/4256 ... ootcd4.jpg

A link to my models, please take a look:
http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/ ... 5418056787

Regards, Ward
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Re: Google Earth models, my city Bergen op Zoom

Postby dirkkkk » Sun Aug 10, 2008 9:44 pm

ziet er goed uit gast...
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Postby EduardoNL » Mon Aug 11, 2008 8:52 am

Thanx!

New model added:



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Postby EduardoNL » Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:33 am

New one:

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Postby Gaieus » Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:33 am

Ah, lucky you with this flat terrain! Sigh, my place is so hilly billy! :cry:
Anyway, nice models! :thumb:
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Postby EduardoNL » Sat Sep 06, 2008 8:45 pm

Thanks for your comment.
Terrain in quite flat indeed.
Main square has got some really nice historic buildings, most of them are hundreds of years old.
Yesterday I got interviewed by my local newspaper, they are gonna post an article in next week's paper! :berserk:
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Postby Puma » Sat Sep 06, 2008 9:20 pm

Lol, how did they came to know that you had been modeling Bergen op Zoom? Nice models though, did you get the textures by photo or by combining several textures from 'the internet'?

*Heerlijk, eindelijk eens wat Hollanders hiero :D !
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Re: Google Earth models, my city Bergen op Zoom

Postby EduardoNL » Sun Sep 07, 2008 9:44 am

Well, Bergen op Zoom won the award for "Best City Center"
(Nice shops, well maintained buildings, interesting historic building and monuments)
So everybody is busy promoting the city to attract more tourists.

I've made two models,(hotel and city hall)these models have been accepted in 2007.
Now my goal is to model the entire main square. Going to put Bergen op Zoom on the digital map!
I've called the local newspaper to see if they were interested. And they were!


*Heerlijk, eindelijk eens wat Hollanders hiero :D !

Ja toch.
Leuke GTA mods maak je trouwens!
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Postby EduardoNL » Mon Oct 06, 2008 1:44 pm

Hey everybody,

I was interviewed by the local newspaper a couple of weeks ago! :sketchstatic:

Here's a crappy GoogleTranslated link:
http://translate.google.com/translate?u ... l=nl&tl=en

And for the Dutch speaking people:
http://www.bndestem.nl/regio/bergenopzo ... zetten.ece
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Re: Google Earth models, my city Bergen op Zoom

Postby EduardoNL » Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:04 pm

Hey guys,

Added a few new buildings. The building on the left is a Greek restaurant.
The spire in the back is a church that has been converted to a theather.


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Re: Google Earth models, my city Bergen op Zoom

Postby Gaieus » Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:08 pm

Cool stuff War and looks pretty efficient way of modeling for GE. Keep them coming! :thumb:
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Postby twharvey » Mon Jan 05, 2009 1:27 pm

Hi Eduardo,

I think this is great! I have a similar project modeling the centre of the town where I live: Leominster (pronounced Lem-ster) Herefordshire, England. Here's the collection so far:
http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/ ... 9b776df429

I like the idea that modelers are doing more than the big, well known world cities.

Good work!
Tom
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Re: Google Earth models, my city Bergen op Zoom

Postby EduardoNL » Mon Jan 05, 2009 2:20 pm


By EduardoNL


By EduardoNL


By EduardoNL

New one.
First image is the digital photo.
Second image for usage in SketchUp, edited in Photoshop.
And finally the model on the right hand side of the square.

@ Gaieus
Thanks for the comment. Will do.

@ Tom
Your models look amazing! I still have a lot to learn... :oops:
Are you using textures from sites like CGtextures?

Lemster looks like a nice town! :thumb:
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Re: Google Earth models, my city Bergen op Zoom

Postby Mike Lucey » Mon Jan 05, 2009 2:50 pm

EXCELLENT WORK EduardoNL, please keep us posted on your progress AND we want to see a scan of that well deserved Newspaper Intereview, well done to you.

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Postby twharvey » Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:50 am

EduardoNL wrote:
Are you using textures from sites like CGtextures?


Eduardo,

Mainly, I'm doing it the same way you did this sample. Since I'm taking my photos from the ground, I often can't get good pictures of the roofs, chimneys, etc. Then I use textures from CGTextures for roof tiles and bricks.

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Re: Google Earth models, my city Bergen op Zoom

Postby CraigD » Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:32 pm

Great job EduardoNL!! That's exactly how to properly create photo textures! Really nice! Keep up the good work, and if you have any problems or questions, feel free to PM here on SketchUcation Forums!!

Cheers,

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Re: Google Earth models, my city Bergen op Zoom

Postby EduardoNL » Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:13 am

Mike Lucey wrote:EXCELLENT WORK EduardoNL, please keep us posted on your progress AND we want to see a scan of that well deserved Newspaper Intereview, well done to you.

Mike


Thanks for the kind words Mike.

Here's the newspaper scan: (its in Dutch though...)

http://www.3dbusiness.nl/source/bergen/1krant.jpg
http://www.3dbusiness.nl/source/bergen/2krant.jpg
http://www.3dbusiness.nl/source/bergen/3krant.jpg

Here's a crappy GoogleTranslated link:
http://translate.google.com/translate?u ... l=nl&tl=en


More news, Google accepted another model!
http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/ ... 07ba1abb0d


I've also updated my website a bit:
Http://www.3dbusiness.nl

Thats about it for now,
Regards, Ward
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Re: Google Earth models, my city Bergen op Zoom

Postby EduardoNL » Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:53 pm

Yehaa! :sketchstatic:

Google accepted 3 more models in Bergen op Zoom!
A jeweler, and 2 restaurants, all on the main square.

Please take a look at the enclosed .KMZ file.
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Re: Google Earth models, my city Bergen op Zoom

Postby Gaieus » Sat Mar 28, 2009 11:51 am

This whole town is getting more and more complete and exciting. Also good modelling; congrats! :thumb:
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Postby EduardoNL » Sat Mar 28, 2009 6:49 pm

Thanks for your comment Csaba. :thumb:
I am now working on a church which has been converted to a theatre. To complete the square I still have about 15 building to model.

So more to come!

Regards,
Ward
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Re: Google Earth models, my city Bergen op Zoom

Postby EduardoNL » Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:17 am

I'm now updating one of my first models, Residence Dagmara. (Built in 1879)
The Google Earth accepted model doesn't have any photo textures, so its time for an update!
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Re: Google Earth models, my city Bergen op Zoom

Postby Gaieus » Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:44 am

Hi Eduardo,

Looking great. I can still see however that your photo - no matter how well it was shot - has some "barrel distortion" (bulging on the sides). Maybe it's not a big deal in this image but sometimes, when taking photos with a wide angle camera (like in old towns with narrow streets), it can be rather striking.

Have a look at this nifty, little application; GML Undistorter, which will allow you to get rd of this distortion.
(They also have a texturizer plugin for SU if you are interested)
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Postby EduardoNL » Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:04 pm

Thanks for that link Csaba, that might come in handy!
Indeed, I've got some distortion issues sometimes.
I had to photoshop some extra "wall" at the top of the building because of the distortion.

To be continued!
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Re: Google Earth models, my city Bergen op Zoom

Postby EduardoNL » Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:18 pm

Residence Dagmara ready for Google Earth.

Attached the old and the new model!
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Re: Google Earth models, my city Bergen op Zoom

Postby Gaieus » Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:04 am

Definitely much better. :thumb:
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Re: Google Earth models, my city Bergen op Zoom

Postby EduardoNL » Fri May 15, 2009 7:34 pm

3 more models have been accepted! :berserk:
Including the improved version of the Residence Dagmara. (above)

My new project is the city theatre the "Maagd"
Please take a look!


Building the front:



Front, entrance is between the two buildings.



Rear, on the right is the loading dock.
The two buildings on the left are the "artist entrance" and the ticket office.



Regards,
Ward
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Re: Google Earth models, my city Bergen op Zoom

Postby Gaieus » Fri May 15, 2009 7:40 pm

Congrats, Ward. The whole city is getting shape slowly but steadily. They can be proud of it - and you! ;)
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Postby EduardoNL » Mon May 18, 2009 11:51 am

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Re: Google Earth models, my city Bergen op Zoom

Postby EduardoNL » Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:03 am

Update! Google accepted more models!

City theatre "De Maagd" highlighted in blue and the "St. Gertrudis" church.
(model made by other modeler)

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Re: Google Earth models, my city Bergen op Zoom

Postby Gaieus » Tue Jun 09, 2009 3:50 pm

Yeah, there was a major update (my first model was also accepted) :oops:
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