PlaceMaker is a plugin for SketchUp that allows you to import High resolution Aerials, 3D buildings, Parametric 3D roads and walks and even bodies of water and trees. It includes the ability to texture buildings using Google Street View. It will save you hours, if not days, of work and create instant cities from across the world
PlaceMaker imports in data from OpenStreetMap (what many GPS devices use) and DigitalGlobe. The data from these sources is TRULY global. It includes high rez aerials and roads for even the most remote places or locations in development. There are 3D buildings for many, if not most, large to medium size cities around the world and even for many smaller cities and towns.
PlaceMaker imports high resolution from Mapbox, a company that collects aerials, remote sensing and geospatial data. The PlaceMaker team pays a monthly fee for users to access the Mapbox aerials.
FREE Bonus Content
For £150 you get:
PlaceMaker 1-year subscription with High Rez Aerial Imports
Building Bundle of over 300 buildings (a £40 value)
FREE Subscription to 15 hours of SketchUp Master Tutorial Videos (a £23 value)
FREE Subscription includes over 3000 component models and other downloadable content!
Imagery – MapBox and Nearmap
mport up to 2.8″ (7cm) high resolution aerials directly into SketchUp.
Instantly import hundreds of real 3D building massing models for select locations and cities.
Trees and Forests
One click 3D Forest imports available for many locations and areas.
Roads and Paths
Place 3D roads, walks, paths and water into your model. All objects are modeled and render ready.
includes over 300 detailed building components.
Model on Terrain
PlaceMaker will model and drape buildings, 3D roads and paths directly onto the terrain.
Export to Revit
Use the Export to Revit function and import your model into Revit.
Instant Site Base
Create instant site base files to use for modeling, design and rendering.