Monday, September 10, 2012

How to model 3D terrain in SketchUp

For many who are using SketchUp as main 3D modeling tool for landscape architectural design and landscape planning, 3D terrain modeling has been seen as a complicated subject. Which methods one should follow has been always a question. Daniel Tal, known from his book “SketchUp for Site Design” has published article on how to model a terrain in SketchUp. A good article outlines methods, techniques and plug-ins to follow in order to create a 3D terrain with SketchUp. Originally published in the October 2012 edition of Landscape Architecture Magazine. You could find the article from this link:Learning to model terrain in SketchUp ( by Daniel Tal, edited by Daniel Jost )

3D terrain from the article by Daniel Tal


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