Exporting 3D model (kmz) to Google Earth


#1

Does converting a 3D model (in Sketchup) into a .kmz format for export to Google Earth require Sketchup Pro? I go as far as exporting the kmz into my desired folder but it does not show up in the destination specified. I am using Make (V 16.1.1451) and may upgrade to Pro if needed.


#2

No. Make exports DAE and KMZ.

Make sure you have write permissions for the destination folder.

Make sure that there is actually geometry in the model.

GeoLocate the model.



#3

By this do you mean in the destination folder or in the location you expected on GE? Your profile says you are on Mac, and on OS X it would be unusual for you to select a destination folder where you don’t have write permission. If you mean the location on GE, as Dan already noted, the most likely explanation is that you haven’t geolocated the model.


#4

Thank you Both. The kmz was not showing up in the destination folder on my Mac. I checked write permissions and they were in place. I tried exporting the kmz to my desktop instead and it worked. Your input supported me greatly and prompted me to try a different folder. Yes the model was geolocated and has geometry. Best