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Postby It_Is_Me » Mon May 19, 2014 6:24 pm

Hi all.
For a while now I have been constructing stuff in Google Sketchup and some of the things I work on the most are basic city designs such as this one: Image
It occurred to me that if I go ahead and finish what I am making, that I could try and get it into Midtown Madness, so my question(s) is/are: Is this possible? Would I have needed to have had this in mind before I started? How many problems and difficulties would occur? and roughly how long could it take?

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Postby zoot » Mon May 19, 2014 7:31 pm

You have to make all tri's and edges by hand. Then import it into 3ds max.
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Postby aaro4130 » Tue May 20, 2014 3:50 am

Sure, you could export to 3DS, import to ZModeler, prepare objects, and export for MM2CT
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Postby It_Is_Me » Tue May 20, 2014 1:09 pm

On account that I only have access to a free version of Sketchup, it seems I am unable to export to 3DS, only .DAE and .KMZ (Google Earth file) it seems. And I tried following this which didn't seem to work.

Carking: My knowledge is still limited and I forget certain things I've read here, sorry: "make all tri's"?
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Postby aaro4130 » Tue May 20, 2014 2:42 pm

You can export it to DAE then convert it with 3DSMax, if you have it. Else you'll probably have to find a converter for DAE
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Postby Diatosta » Tue May 20, 2014 7:37 pm

Tri's I guess Carking is refering to triangles, as there can only be triangles, edges and faces ;)
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Postby aaro4130 » Tue May 20, 2014 7:41 pm

Upon export to DAE it will automatically convert to triangles though
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Postby It_Is_Me » Thu May 22, 2014 5:37 pm

Thanks for the help!
I have tried a number of methods now:
https://www.greentoken.de/onlineconv/ <<Doesn't seem to work for me.
https://www.paulscode.com/forum/index.php?topic=3.0 <<Seems outdated, but didn't work anyway.

I also tried downloading 3DSMax, but it wasn't installing properly. Might try again when I get a better internet connection (soon hopefully)
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