How to get from Google Earth?  Topic is solved

How to get from Google Earth?

Postby gareebee » Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:13 pm

I have a SU model that is ready to render, but still needs the background generated for it. I see that GE not only has a good bitmap of the surrounding area, but many buildings already in 3D.
I'm not trying to get something for nothing and am more than willing to pay. Is there a way I can download this scene, complete with buildings and import into SU? I see there are a number of posts that seem to touch on this subject, but none that lock it in for me. I'm on a bit of a deadline and haven't time to try to glean needed info via scouring the posts here. Any advice?
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Re: How to get from Google Earth?  Topic is solved

Postby kaas » Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:23 pm

Just did a quick google search and maybe you should try:
1) In SketchUp, import the Geo Location you are interested in.
2) Then go to Window---->Components.
3) Click the pulldown menu to the left of the search bar.
4) Choose "nearby models".
5) A list of available buildings near your location will appear.
6) Click on any to import to your model file in SketchUp.
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Re: How to get from Google Earth?

Postby gareebee » Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:01 pm

kaas wrote:Just did a quick google search and maybe you should try:
1) In SketchUp, import the Geo Location you are interested in.
2) Then go to Window---->Components.
3) Click the pulldown menu to the left of the search bar.
4) Choose "nearby models".
5) A list of available buildings near your location will appear.
6) Click on any to import to your model file in SketchUp.


Thanks for tip. It seems the resolution is so bad as to be unusable. is there a way to get beyond default resolution? Also, only one building to import. Dang...
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