So I downloaded SketchUp Make because I wanted to contribute one model to the Google Earth. It’s a place that as a child I would visit every once and again (usually via boat outings with my dad) and I have some good memories here.
It is a bridge, and it can be viewed in Google Earth here: 46°18’59.80"N, 83°59’31.92"W
So far it’s going well. I’m crashing and bumping things and occasionally mangling the polygons and whatnot but there is net progress. I have the bridge’s 9 pillars placed and the box girders, and am now working on putting the drainage spouts along the sides…
I’m working from the Google Earth view, a Youtube video of the bridge and about half a dozen Flickr pictures to try to render this. My fear is that once it’s done I won’t be able to place terrain around it (the abutements are both mostly buried by dirt, sand, etc and I want to replicate this. I’m also nervous on how to place this on the water once it’s done.
Please wish me luck!