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08-03-2008, 08:40 AM
Hello from Hokkaido, I have started a 3D map from traced contour lines. The traced lines were brought into Sketchup, and the faces were raised to the appropriate heights. The Sandbox tool was utilized and voila 3D Mountain Map. Now I am trying to get my head around something. Projecting a satellite image onto my model. I can do it, but the results are very rough. I will post a picture here, and if anyone has any ideas on why this strangeness is happening, I'd like to hear from you. Thanks for checking out my post.

Ryan Mentzos
Ⓒ 2008 ideapark.jp

08-03-2008, 09:55 AM
Very interesting look at rough hills. I have no ideas for you on the 3d pasting, I have always worked with pretty flat images, but I am fascinated by how uneven the hills are and the challenge of making it look right once you have the image on it. Keep us updated as you play with it.

08-03-2008, 11:05 AM
Yeah, it's fascinating all right. But it is time consuming beyond belief. I don't know if I should be building this thing in SketchUp. It's my first model, and I have learned about other programs that might do the job better. I still have my original vector line work from Illustrator. I don't mind starting again. I have Bryce 5.5 just waiting to be tried out. Anyone have a tip for a mac user. And I don't mean the "buy a PC" tip. * )


08-10-2008, 08:51 AM
There is a "smooth faces" option you can set in sketchup that might help if you intend to pursue this method....

One of the sketchup masters here might have a quick reference as I only know enough to be dangerous...

-Rob A>

01-25-2009, 10:58 PM
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01-26-2009, 05:32 PM
That's nice. I hope you do some more.

02-22-2009, 10:27 PM
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Steel General
02-23-2009, 07:56 AM
That interface takes a little getting used to.

03-10-2009, 03:39 AM
Steel General,

Thank you for your comments.
The interface is a work in progress.

Best Regards,