Exporting model to Google Earth


#1

I’m using S/U 8 on a 10.6 Mac. When I go to grab a Google Earth image, I get no option for bringing it into my S/U file. How come?


#2

I am assuming from your post you want to import not export?? You cannot add model to 3d layer ref https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/3dwh/epXUQA2bJ2s/pw7G8E6wtZ4J
It should be brought in automatically once you geo locate when you have Su open, and select the area. then select grab. I get the impression you are not doing the required steps . Can you specify the steps you are doing. For example are you seeing the Google Earth Image in the Su window?
Additional info http://help.sketchup.com/en/article/95110 and http://help.sketchup.com/en/article/167483. You can still preview the model in Google Earth and upload to 3 d warehouse.


#3

I open S/U and I have a map open with the button to grab. But when I grab nothing happens. I am assuming that the earth image is supposed to all of a sudden appear in my S/U image.


#4

Is there any way you can get newer HW or SW? 10.6 (Snow Leopard) is 5+ years old and Apple OS’s are now free. We also no longer support SketchUp 8. If you could even ask someone with a newer computer to download that geo-location, you could use it to model on.


#5

In addition, Google doesn’t support the Maps API that shipped with that version, and Google also does not support the Safari version that’s on your computer. On a lighter note, I can still run NeXTSTEP / OPENSTEP 4.2 in VirtualBox… but I don’t expect to be able to use many web sites from it.

-b


#6

I’m not mac user so over to Barry
Just some other thoughts :frowning:
Shot in the dark=> have you checked layers and make sure the visibility is selected?
Just to double check=> you have geo-located the model?
Yes the image should appear and in fact two of them.
You may have the option to preview in Google Earth if you have a located Su model to see how it looks.
What is your ultimate goal, upload model to 3d ware house or ???


#7

Are you saying students won’t be able to put their models in Google Earth?


#8

They will be able to - perhaps not automatically, but you can always File->Export->3D Model to a .kmz file, then launch Google Earth and do File->Open


#9

Is mac7595 off then, so none of his suggestions would work anyway?


#10

1 I gave you 2 links above you should read if not done so to help you understand what is going one so you can plan accordingly;
2. I still have SU8 installed and just geo located a model and was able to grab terrain as expected. You can also preview model in Google earth from there. Note I have PC;
3. Your hardware configuration and support is an issue that Barry gave you info on above. I have not used MAC for years and cannot help there. The SU help site still shows SU 8 MR 5 as available but think it will go away some time 2015 ( Install files May 2015) ref http://help.sketchup.com/en/article/60107
4. When ask question about students putting model “in Google Earth” has already be answered by the link provided. Do you know what you mean by that? I do not. Actually in the 3d building layer is no as in above link, pre view in google earth yes. upload to 3 d warehouse yes, Model in Su with terrain yes as 2 shows.