I’m very confused!
I have a model of my house. I’ve worked for year on it as I did a lot of renovation and an extension. I spent some time several year ago to understand how to shadow orientation and the import terrain modul worked, and I added to to my model. Since then, I have never worked with real orientation again, so I know I do not master the subject.
Nevertheless, my house orientation is fine on the maps texture I imported, and the shadows or showing as they should. I’ve lived here for 11 years. I’m sure.
Come the time to do some work in the garden, and I wanted to have a better view of the terrain, so I started to check some video, and clicked on “toggle terrain” in my model.
the result is beyond my understanding!
When I click, the terrain curves show, and seem ok to me BUT the picture rotate, a lot. Like a bit more than 90°.
My first thougth was that I did something wrong with the orientation back then, and that in importing data, sketchup reset the orientation correctly. As I read here and there it should orient itself correctly if your data location is correct, which is it.
but it is not that. The new orientation is totaly wrong in regard to shadows. My house is still well oriented. It is the terrain that is not.
I guess you’ll ask me if I forced the north orientation with some extension… I’m not 100% sur about that as it has been a while, but I see that I have no such an extension installed. And it should still be there, even if not updated / activated, if I used it 3 years ago.
I still have to mention that Sketchup says this model is “correctly geo-located”.
And that if I click again on “toggl terrain”, the terrain texture goes back in place. with the good orientation in regard of the shadows.
thanks in advance for your help. I’m sure I’m missing something as I almost never use this aspect of sketchup. (I design furnitures. Not houses)