Trimble (SketchUp’s parent company) introduced a kind of super-camera called the V10 Imaging Rover. The V10 captures and compiles images of large objects like buildings or bridges, then tags those site photographs with precise locations and orientations. Trimble Vision Total Stations also collect this kind of imagery, so here in Colorado we started wondering how geospatial professionals might use this location-aware data to create 3D models in SketchUp.
So, we are happy to announce that the latest versions of SketchUp Pro and Trimble Business Center now work together to export images and camera poses for direct use with SketchUp’s Match Photo tool. Check out these links which will train you on the Trimble Vision workflow into SketchUp:
A bird’s eye view of Trimble Vision images imported into SketchUp along with the resulting 3D model.
3. SketchUp Knowledge Center Article: SketchUp Image Igloo View: Navigating between scenes