Steel tower, comments

Steel tower, comments

Postby Jakbaehl2 » Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:31 pm

Hi all.
I have just recently uploaded this tower to Google Earth:
http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=d081d26e374dfbe910fdcf21e6789f26&ct=mdsa

It has not been evaluated yet, but i would love to have som feedback from you guys, as it is my first attempt on this type of structure.
Any tips on how to do this better?
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Re: Steel tower, comments

Postby Gaieus » Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:54 pm

Nice model however when modelling these kinds of structures for GE, you should keep yourself to certain guidelines:
http://support.google.com/sketchup/bin/ ... er=1267395
and here is an example with a "similar" structure:
http://support.google.com/sketchup/bin/ ... &ctx=topic

I am not saying that Googl will not accept the model but they would be happier with these solutions.
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Re: Steel tower, comments

Postby Jakbaehl2 » Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:40 pm

Hi gaieus.

I tried going down the png/transparency road for the structure, but i was completely unable to get a good picture, because it is placed on top of a mountain, and it is impossible to get a "side in" view. All pictures where from below and up, and the structure was hopeless to get to look good enough for me to be able to make a good material. However, I used pictures from the tower for material, but i resized them to be really small. Would it be better to use bigger pictures? I was thinking about filesize when i did this.

Please forgive my norwenglish. I hope the sentences are possible to understand anyway. ;)
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Re: Steel tower, comments

Postby Gaieus » Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:51 pm

Well, I understand that often it's practically impossible to take a good picture. Eventually you could however get just one side of your structure, export an image in an orthographic (parallel" view of it and make a good transparent png using that image. Then simply project the image onto a single surface.
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