I’ve made a to-scale replica of now abandoned school in Highland Park (formerly known as Thompson Elementary). A non profit called Parker Village of Highland Park has purchased it and it working on converting it into an eco village.
Here’s a Google Earth 3d view and a photo of a part of the structure:
Here’s a photo of the model:
Here is a link to model in Google Drive
I think I might have gone into a little too much detail because anytime I try to make an edit the spinning rainbow wheel of death shows up and it takes seconds, sometimes almost a minute, to complete. I have already turned view profiles off, but this only provided temporary relieve.
I’d really like to be able to explode all my groups, but the spinning wheel of death shows up and basically seems to freeze everything up, even if I let it sit for hours.
My goal is to upload the model into SketchFab. The model seems to complicated for the exporter. Basically every time I try, I get an error code that’s produced when the processing takes too long (over 60 minutes).
I did have some luck exporting the model as an OBJ (& MTL - > zip) and uploading directly that way.
Here’s an example of what is produced:
As you can see, the ceiling seems to have just disappeared. So has all of the mortar behind the bricks. There’s just errors galore.
I spend a few hours trying to simplify the model (very slowly) and now when I export as OBJ & upload, I get this:
I suspect part of my problem is that I have a lot tiny reversed faces, as can be seen in pink in the image below:
I’ve already spent hours and hours manually correcting the reversed faces that I could, but with how slow this model operated, it would probably take another 20 hours just to finish properly reversing what’s left.
Does anyone have any recommendations for me? I spent WAY WAY WAY too many hours on this model to abandon it