Google Earth to 3DS Using 3D Ripper DX

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Google Earth to 3DS Using 3D Ripper DX

Post by Upreeyss on Mon 14 Apr 2014, 7:43 am

In my last post, I described how to export geometry from Google Earth into an OBJ file, using GLIntercept.  And despite the lengthy setup instructions, that is a solid approach to capturing geometry from OpenGL applications.  However, there is no direct way to export the geometry with the texture data/coordinates mapped automatically.  For my purposes, the goal remains to export a city from Google Earth into a modeling application.  And while Google Earth does NOT have stellar textures by any stretch, it would be nice to have these included in the exported model.
3D Ripper DX seems to do exactly that, and the setup time is incredibly faster.  In just a few minutes I was able to follow this video tutorial to capture, export, and import an entire neighborhood, with textures, into 3D Studio Max.



 
As you can see the textures aren't really that great, but it is perhaps better than none at all!  Also, based on the instructions given in the video tutorial, I might be able to capture crisper textures if I play around with it a bit more.  The only other downside (for me) is not knowing how to use 3D Studio Max, at all, but that is obviously a personal issue.
Up next?  Exporting this bad boy into UDK.  :)
Here is another video that you may also find useful by Paul Fatkins:
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Post by Upreeyss on Mon 14 Apr 2014, 7:45 am

Downloads

 
RTCW Mapping Tools

Are you interested in RTCW mapping, but don't know where to start?  Go here for Mapping Environment Setup instructions.
id Tech 3 Modeling Tools

My RTCW Maps

Are you interested in playing my RTCW Maps, but you don't know how or where to start?  Go here for RTCW Installation instructions
My WildWest Maps

Ww_elpaso comes with the latest version of The WildWest, visit The WildWest website to grab the installer.
 
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