I started modelling 3D buildings quite a few years ago, I used to use 3D StudioMAX… After almost forgetting everything i knew about modelling, 3D and so on Sketch up was released by Google. In a few days i was not just making demos but working and producing!!! Its extremly easy!!!!. Now They have just released something called “Google Earth 3D Building Maker” and its amazing, theres no need to know anything about modelling, you just have to insert polygons and move vertexes…very intuitive indeed!.
place the number of polygons you need…move their vertexes to the proper position.
Directly upload it to your Google 3D warehouse…
And finally take a look at it inside Google Earth… that’s it!.
You can always use Sketchup to perfect it… but it’s good enough…a piece of cake!
Some of the buildings located in Madrid and Cape Town are mine!
Any questions?, please, don’t hesitate to contact me on:
albertoconcejal [at] gmail.com
3D GIS Technician