models using open street map data

WendyLuvsCatzWendyLuvsCatz Posts: 29,849
edited December 1969 in The Commons

http://osm2world.org/
I have been endlessly looking at GIS LIDAR DEM programs to create cool 3D flyovers of real cities without much success
Most use city engine and ESRI ARCGIS etc and cost thousands
Cinema4D just got a cool DEM plugin fir making cities too the last CGsociety newsletter informed me
Not holding my breath for a Carrara or Bryce one
But
Above link looks promising
Open source, creative commons are words that are music to my ears
Whether I can figure it out another matter
My Kibbereto space ships and all the new UFO's in store need cities to invade badly

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  • icprncssicprncss Posts: 3,672
    edited December 1969

    It's been a while and I don't have Bryce installed on the new box yet but I could have sworn I used DEM with it.

  • Takeo.KenseiTakeo.Kensei Posts: 1,303
    edited December 1969

    Blender can import Openstreetmaps

    http://www.anzui.de/en/projects/osm2blender

  • WendyLuvsCatzWendyLuvsCatz Posts: 29,849
    edited August 2014

    well the obj export from program I linked works
    this is Adelaide
    will have to texture
    and maybe uv map and add a google earth image to buildings

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  • WendyLuvsCatzWendyLuvsCatz Posts: 29,849
    edited December 1969

    not having much luck UV mapping to a satellite image
    cannot get it to fit
    think the image is skewed

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  • HeadwaxHeadwax Posts: 8,404
    edited December 1969

    nice thread Wendy, thanks for the heads up :)

  • ps1borgps1borg Posts: 12,776
    edited August 2014

    not having much luck UV mapping to a satellite image
    cannot get it to fit
    think the image is skewed

    If you can make an Atlas UV map for the whole object, fit the satellite image to that in 2D space as best you are able then bake that to the UV map :)

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  • WendyLuvsCatzWendyLuvsCatz Posts: 29,849
    edited December 1969

    I discovered my issue
    the UV mapping on each surface is not identical
    it had no UV mapping so I flat mapped it
    but each mesh is offset by its vertex centre
    so images did not fit
    so I matched up separate ones in GIMP
    (yes ps1borg I had tried 2D fitting to UV map as a layer I resized rotated skewed)

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  • WendyLuvsCatzWendyLuvsCatz Posts: 29,849
    edited August 2014

    this is obviously of more interest to me than other people
    but
    here are a few more renders
    4 with Satellite image map and one with procedural Carrara shaders inc some of Dartanbeck's

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  • CybersoxCybersox Posts: 7,938
    edited December 1969

    This has interesting possibilities, though what I'd really like is something that could be pulled off Googlemaps, so the aerial views could be layerd on the objects for 2 1/2D work.

  • WendyLuvsCatzWendyLuvsCatz Posts: 29,849
    edited August 2014

    was what I was trying to do using the satellite image
    I know ESRI ArcGIS and City Engine can do it if you have the money :lol:

    Google Earth will give 3D images too if only one could save them as mesh

    as for the images inc the satellite one I applied to my mesh

    Use of images

    You can use Google Earth imagery for personal use, but cannot sell it to others.
    We're flattered to hear that you're further incorporating Google Earth into your online world. You can personally use an image from the application (for example on your website, on a blog or in a word document) as long as you preserve the copyrights and attributions including the Google logo attribution. However, you cannot sell these to others, provide them as part of a service, or use them in a commercial product such as a book or TV show without first getting a rights clearance from Google.

    If you require these commercial rights, please visit Google's permissions guidelines. You can then submit your application through our online request form.

    Please note that we'll only be able to respond to permission requests submitted through the above form.

    so in other words no models using them as textures, My render in this thread includes the original with copyright displayed as specified and is just my own personal experiment.
    one would need to find an opensource image to redistribute a model

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  • Lord MajesticLord Majestic Posts: 46
    edited August 2014

    Google Earth will give 3D images too if only one could save them as mesh

    You can download and save the Google Earth 3D terrain meshes via SketchUp, see the tutorial Here. It's using Rhino as the modeler to import to, but the principles are the same for any app. But it doesn't do the cities as in your pic above.

    Here's a quick render done in Studio of some Scottish hills.

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