Intro: HOW TO DESIGN Models and Buildings for Google Earth
Have you ever gone to google earth and looked at those cool buildings. ever wanted to design one. well, here's youre chance.
Step 1: What You Will Need
google skutchup: http://sketchup.google.com/index.html
a fast computer
Step 2: Step One
once scetchup has started, chose the enginering mode.
now your gona wonder how to get from this:
Step 3: Step Two
Step 4: Step Three
look at sketchup training vidioes. and yes, watch alllllllllll of them or you will not know the shourtcuts
Step 5: Make an Account
make an google accout by going to google and clicking gmail. use this account to sign in in sketchup
Step 6: Before You Build
Please consider the folowing:
don't model houses, model larger more significant buildings
make sure it is not in google earth alredy
If you need help, go to: http://www.google.com/intl/en/sketchup/3dwh/acceptance_criteria.html for rules
and here for instructions: http://sketchup.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=57057
Step 7: Build
go ahead, build. make sure it is accurate if you want it to go into google earth. done.