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#1 stevenhw8

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Posted 28 April 2011 - 05:39 PM

Does anybody know any easy-to-use software to model a 3D golf courses?
I tried Google SketchUp but didn't work out for me (could be my fault though)

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 01:46 PM

Does anybody know any easy-to-use software to model a 3D golf courses?
I tried Google SketchUp but didn't work out for me (could be my fault though)

Thanks!

Steven,
I'm up early just browsing old posts. I've played around with SketchUp, but not for terrain modeling. I do terrain modeling for my real job. It's for a construction company that does dirt work. We have 3d machine control that lets us build sites and entire subdivisions with the machines guided by GPS and no grade stakes to follow. I build the 3d models that guide the machines. I also take that to the next step and render the models with grass, trees, pavement, etc. for presentation purposes. However, what I use is AutoCAD Civil 3D to model and RDV which works inside C3D to create the renderings. Easy to learn? No. That's also about $10,000 worth of software! Are you wanting to try something for fun, or trying to design something for a real project? Trimble Navigation has since bought SketchUp from Google. That may end up being a more realistic way to play around with the idea. I haven't messed with it recently to know what's new. I really need to catch up with the latest. The answer to what would work the best for you depends mostly on what you're trying to accomplish.
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Posted 01 December 2012 - 07:19 PM

Hey Blade,

Thanks for the input. Yeah, I'm aware of the costs and amount of learning involved in AutoCAD and those professional software packages.

I was actually looking for something easy like a map editor to create terrains and levels for video games.

So yeah, just something for fun to DIY in my spare time. SketchUp couldn't deliver the results that I wanted... maybe I just suck :P
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Posted 01 December 2012 - 11:01 PM

Hey Blade,

Thanks for the input. Yeah, I'm aware of the costs and amount of learning involved in AutoCAD and those professional software packages.

I was actually looking for something easy like a map editor to create terrains and levels for video games.

So yeah, just something for fun to DIY in my spare time. SketchUp couldn't deliver the results that I wanted... maybe I just suck :P

Steven, I checked out SketchUp for the first time in a long time. You can do it in there. Here's the link to download the latest. http://www.sketchup....l/en/index.html
You need to go in the menu bar to Window/Preferences/Extensions and toggle on Sandbox Tools. That gives you what you need to create a TIN. There are different ways to do it. You can start from scratch using your imagination. Or there are ways to import a TIN or contours to create one from if you have data to start with. SketchUp has to be the most simple software to learn. I'm glad this is available now. I'll probably use it more myself. I knew Trimble buying it would be a good thing for me. This may have been available for a while now, I'm not sure.
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Posted 02 December 2012 - 09:16 AM

Thanks for the suggestion, Blade.

I'll have to take a look at SketchUp again!

Sorry for the n00b question, but what is a TIN? I tried googling, but didn't find anything related to this.
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Posted 02 December 2012 - 02:57 PM

Thanks for the suggestion, Blade.

I'll have to take a look at SketchUp again!

Sorry for the n00b question, but what is a TIN? I tried googling, but didn't find anything related to this.

Oh sorry. It stands for triangulated irregular network. A 3d terrain model uses triangle faces edge to edge to create a surface. It's a way of connecting the dots between 3d points basically. The sketchup help will give you a visual to know what it looks like. Feel free to ask me questions about it.
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Posted 02 December 2012 - 07:44 PM

Oh sorry. It stands for triangulated irregular network. A 3d terrain model uses triangle faces edge to edge to create a surface. It's a way of connecting the dots between 3d points basically. The sketchup help will give you a visual to know what it looks like. Feel free to ask me questions about it.


Thanks Blade.
I'll get it tomorrow and star fooling around with it :P We'll see what the outcome is :lol:
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Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:44 PM

I've got a buddy that uses it to make his son's course maps for his tournaments (google sketch-up). He did a post on another forum for a walk through, I'll see if I can find it and post it up here. His are really detailed.

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:58 PM

I've got a buddy that uses it to make his son's course maps for his tournaments (google sketch-up). He did a post on another forum for a walk through, I'll see if I can find it and post it up here. His are really detailed.

That would be cool. I'd like to see that myself.
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Posted 20 December 2012 - 02:05 PM

That would be awesome.
Any luck with this, RB7?
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