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Google earth Models to 3dSMAx?
show user profile  zandernice
Anyone have experience with this? Im trying to get the paris model into MAx2010 from google earth. Ive been searching the internet for a few hours, but not really getting anywhere -

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6/4/2011 12:45:20 AM (last edit: 6/4/2011 12:45:20 AM)
show user profile  Joey Parker Jr.
I think 2010 had an upgrade or plugin which allowed you to open sketchup files which I believe is what the format for those 3d models are. 2011/2012 has that plugin built in.
I think it was called connection extension.
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6/4/2011 12:51:54 AM (last edit: 6/4/2011 12:51:54 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
You could try this.

If it's just buildings, check the Google warehouse, it has most of the models from Google Earth.

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6/4/2011 12:53:30 AM (last edit: 6/4/2011 12:54:01 AM)
show user profile  zandernice
yeah - I got the model from 3dWarehouse. Its a KML file. I cant get that into max though - hmm

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6/4/2011 12:56:13 AM (last edit: 6/4/2011 12:56:13 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
A KML is just a map reference. You need the .SKP file!

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6/4/2011 1:00:15 AM (last edit: 6/4/2011 1:00:24 AM)
show user profile  killerbee2
not sure but could be explained in here:
he's using google models to start from

did some quick searching, you can easily import from google earth to sketchup
and then you do this:

can you tell me what model you want ?

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6/4/2011 3:30:45 AM (last edit: 6/4/2011 3:36:44 AM)
show user profile  killerbee2
Got it working, skip previous :

- download sketchup & install
- in sketchup: File > 3D warehouse > Get models...
- choose your model and download direct into sketchup
- File, save as...
- save as sketchup 7 file
- go to max and import sketchup file.

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6/4/2011 3:45:49 AM (last edit: 6/4/2011 3:45:49 AM)
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