This sketchup video tutorial provides brief demonstration on PlaceMaker for sketchup. Placemaker is an extension for sketchup that is ideal for urban design.
To use this plugin, you have to first geo reference your location and click on placemaker and choose a place and select any area of that place and import to sketchup.
PlaceMaker imports data from OpenStreeMap and converts it into a functional site reference model ideal for rendering or exporting into other applications.
Given below, some exclusive features of the plugin
Aerials: Import DigitalGlobe High resolution aerials directly into SketchUp to employ them as your base.
3D Buildings: Add 3D building massing models to choose locations and cities.
3D Roads and Paths: Set 3D roads, walks, paths and water into your model. All objects are modeled and render ready.
Trees and Forests – New in v2!: Import whole forests with one click and place on terrain
Model on Terrain: PlaceMaker will model and drape buildings, 3D roads and paths directly onto terrain.
To get more clear ideas about PlaceMaker, go through the following video tutorial.
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