Connecting Google Earth Meshes


#1

After importing more than one Google Earth Mesh, I use the plugin (Clip or Trim Terrain Mesh) to trim the excess off the mesh, of course this leaves a dark line between the two halves. Is there a plugin that would blend the two halves together as one?


#2

move one group into another then explode it…
keep adding until all are merged…


#3

After trimming the TINs with the plugin, are the mating edges/endpoints of the TINs perfectly aligned?
Generally, they’re not.

If you want to create a functional TIN with one surface, no overlaps, no gaps and no stray edges…
You’ll have to move a lot of endpoints together (manually).


#4

the ‘Clip or Trim Terrain Mesh’ plugin he’s using is very good, I did a lot of beta testing for it…
if however, your combine different level of detail, which is also possible, then hand stitching is the only solution as Geo describes…
I made a tutorial for it somewhere…
I’ll see if I can find it…

UPDATE: did you try Sam’s last version of that one, it has some addition functions…

    #    Name:	Terrain Tools
    #      By:	sdmitch
    #   Usage:	Create a skirt around a GE Terrain patch to give it depth and definition.  Clip or
    #						Trim GE Terrain patchs.  Label the high and low points of the Terrain.
    #		 Note:	This is Add Skirt, Clip or Trim, and Lable High Low all rolled into one.

#5

You got it Geo, I still get all of these little gaps. ThomThom Vertex Tools, which works great but still time consuming. I though by now one of these young Rocket Scientist might have automated the process by now. Thanks Geo and John.