I have been working on creating something similar (just for the sake of learning – im a college student) to these maps/renders that really inspired me.
While this particularly amazing example is definitely not using sketchup, I have seen examples to this made in sketchup as well – so i know its possible. One can be found on the sketchup home page currently.
Here is where I am stuck:
- I have a shapefile that defines each building’s perimeter and includes an attibute for hieght, so all the information to create a simple 3d model of all the buildings is there.
- I am stuck with how to make sketchup accept this information in a quick and efficient way. Maybe some kind of ‘data/attribute defined’ push pull tool applied to all the polygons? Is something like that possible?
Or is this kind of ‘communication’ between file types/software not feasible?
I am using Qgis and ArcGIS for the GIS end, and obviously sketchup for the 3D side. I am avoiding autoCAD because my access is limited as this is something i am figuring out in my own time – on my own computer and software.