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mozar

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Urban planning, 3d modeling?
« on: October 04, 2015, 06:19:27 PM »
Any urban planners out there?
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Re: Urban planning, 3d modeling?
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2015, 10:21:44 PM »
I do design build and use sketchup when I don't hand-draft my plans.   In sketchup you can place your model on a google earth site if you like.  There are lots of other features like sandbox which I haven't used.  I recommend trying out sketchup, it's easy to get started and there are videos you can watch on youtube to help you figure out how to get going.

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Re: Urban planning, 3d modeling?
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2015, 06:47:46 AM »
OK

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Re: Urban planning, 3d modeling?
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2015, 06:56:44 AM »
In addition to the excellent points that Greg made, Sketchup is pretty intuitive.  I have used 6-7 3d modelling programs and used to teach Rhino and Maya (these are not what you need), but sketchup is by far the easiest to teach.  Its integration with Google Earth makes it an ideal way to integrate on an urban scale.  You can bring a map in as a pdf or a jpg if you don't want to go the Google Earth route.  Just drag and drop.