It’s been over four years since I joined the original 3d warehouse forum as a modeler, but I’ve just signed into this group today. And it was a year ago today that 3d warehouse stopped accepting any new buildings for Google Earth’s 3d layer.
Last September, I was in a furious rush to finish as many works-in-progress in my model bucket list as possible before the impending shutdown. Since then, my activity in both creating models on Sketchup and posting on the forum has been far and few between.
I remember patiently waiting months for that last 3d push to happen, which it finally did in February 2014. That same month, however, saw an extreme makeover of the website by Trimble that no one on the outside saw coming, much less welcomed. I’ve practically given up on making any further modification or editing of my models & collections in my account since then.
I do check into Google Earth on occasion, and all of my 3d-layer models (194 out of 292) are still there. It was an interesting venture, using Sketchup and Building Maker, to produce something like this.
If anyone has any reminiscing of the good old days of modeling, feel free to comment.