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Will Brawner
01-25-2013, 07:47 PM
I just started working on a new city in Google SketchUp 8. This is just the beginning. So far I've done a rough sketch of the terrain and started building the palace that sits at the top of a hill. What do you think so far?

I'd appreciate any criticism before I get too far into it.

Jordan A. Dunham
01-28-2013, 04:41 AM
It looks like a good start so far!

I don't know Google SketchUp that good but i'm curious what you're make out of that beginning. 3D-Moddeling is always a great possibility to create a good map! :)

01-28-2013, 04:52 AM
is the map going to be fully realisd in this software or is it just a base you'll 'draw' over? looks interesting nonetheless

Will Brawner
01-30-2013, 08:56 PM
Thank you for commenting. Here's version 2.0:


The palace is the same, but slightly more zoomed out with a view of the city wall and the road leading up to the palace. It's going to be quite a large city. Right now everything is very rectangular, because that makes it easier to work with in SketchUp. Eventually I'll add in some curved lines to make it look more like a natural coastline.

Jordan A. Dunham
01-31-2013, 06:38 AM
Mh, you're right, it looks really huge! Nice to see the area from a more higher position so we can see a bit more of the dimensions you want to do. I'm already curious how the other buildings might look like! Just keep up the good working! :)

01-31-2013, 07:07 AM
It feel like this map have really great effect waiting to see it over.

Will Brawner
01-31-2013, 09:02 PM
Hey, everybody. Thanks for posting. Here's my progress.

In this one you can see I've rounded out the coastline, and added a few more roads.


I've also added an arched causeway leading up to the palace. And the hill is now taller. Any suggestions before I add in the rest of the buildings?
I'm not really following any plan, just making it up as I go. I'm open to advice. Thanks.

01-31-2013, 10:38 PM
Looks really really nice! It never occured to me to use Sketchup for mapping, great idea! Looking forward to seeing how it develops!

Jordan A. Dunham
02-02-2013, 10:45 AM
Looks like it get's some shape!
Although a nice idea with the ramp! I'm curious what might come next!

Will Brawner
02-02-2013, 11:22 AM
I've added some more roads and started filling in the city with buildings. The houses aren't very detailed, but the castles are. I need to add a lot more variety to the buildings, but here's what I've got so far:




As you can see from the close-up of the industrial complex, this city isn't entirely medieval, but it isn't exactly modern either. More to come...

02-02-2013, 07:13 PM
Isn't Google Sketchup awesome for doing quick, 'pre-vis' versions for any map?

Love the work you've done so far.


Will Brawner
02-05-2013, 05:29 PM
Here's the latest version. Added a temple, a dock, and lots more houses.


02-05-2013, 05:47 PM
It really is great to see more sketchup stuff on here! It looks like an ambitious project but I'm sure it'll look great when finished.

Will Brawner
02-11-2013, 05:10 PM
Thanks for all the comments! Right now I'm working on another map, in the regional section, but I'll come back to this one.