I Very recently started using SketchUp to use for one of the first stages in recreating a real road for a racing simulator. I’ve successfully been able to use the built in geo grabber feature for a small area of terrain, then replaced the google earth image with my own sat image I got elsewhere by just replacing the image that is made when exporting to a .3ds file for a higher resolution image of my own.
So, now that I have gotten comfortable with that, I’m wanting to do a larger area of terrain but as the stock geo grabber tool only allows me to do a quite small area, this becomes a bit complicated. I have been able to get past the issue of not being able to grab the terrain data of a larger area using an extension called Skelion, but my issue is that the Skelion plugin for grabbing a large area of terrain data does not retrieve an image. That doesn’t worry me too much as I would always be using my own Sat image anyway. So after that explanation, I’m wanting to know how I can overlay my image over that 3D terrain. To me it seemed like a pretty straight forward process but for some reason I just can’t seem to figure it out.
I hope I was able to make sense to an experienced SketchUp user that could explain the process to me. I own the pro version but I was unsure if this question belonged in Pro section of the forums or not so to be safe I just posted here. Let me know if I should move it over there.