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Utectok

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  1. helpful? http://www.emapsite.com/downloads/product_guides/Land-Form-PANORAMA-user-guide.pdf
  2. no idea what a NTF file is or ascii?? Can this data be meaningfully imported into VW
  3. Thanks Jonathan what exactly is my survey file than? her is the quote...... Land-Form PANORAMA? Data type: Vector (Contours), Grid (DTM) Supply format: DXF [Contours], ASCII grid [DTM], NTF [DTM] from here https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/opendatadownload/products.html It seems to indicate it is a dtm file?
  4. Oh BTW macbook pro 2008 VW Architect 2012 Cheers Will
  5. I tried and just get error on line 1. I am trying to create a 3d model out of. One DXF and one .asc data file. I go to AEC import survey file and I get error on line 1 every time. really frustrating Cant even upload the file here grrr as its a .asc file here is the text version via text edit
  6. Hi good people I'd love the next VW 2012 service pack to improve space navigator support as my fancy new 3d mouse is pretty poor in VW compared to other apps Cheers Will
  7. Ohhh and thanks for all the help people !!!
  8. This also can be done via create contours then loft surface then project to surface but the softening added by using the curve tool creates a better result as the contours follow the triangle polys to closely. I'm still having no luck importing ASCII data which would cut out the boring bit of sticking together all the little terrain maps from google earth.
  9. Ok here is a rendering done via mapping the 3d polys (from google earth lochnagar hill in this case) with the 3d curve tool and creating a lofted surface and then project a solid on it split it into blocks etc etc rendered in Artlantis
  10. Tried opening them in rhino too but nothing mind it was a beta version
  11. Land-Form PANORAMA? Data type: Vector (Contours), Grid (DTM) Supply format: DXF [Contours], ASCII grid [DTM], NTF [DTM] Version: 04/2010 Note This product is supplied both as a set of contours and spot heights (Contours) and as a gridded digital terrain model (DTM). Panorama data was collected between 1970 and 1980. This product has not been updated since this date
  12. Hi Jonathan just bought ur book nice one! No there are ASCII files in the open source OS contour survey data. I'm trying a diffrent approach by importing the os surveys. They should import through import survey command I've been told but I get an error on line two note every time? Perhaps there is a header code needed in the file?? I'm at a loss :-/ Cheers Will Ps the advantage of this approach is I could have more data rather than loads of small google earth terrain clips that need fitting together.
  13. Ok the ASCII files should import into the import survey command but I just get a line error on line 1 what's occurring ?
  14. anyone know how to import ascii files into VW as the map I linked to was in this format.
  15. Oh here btw https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/opendatadownload/products.html
  16. Maybe this from OS would help? Land-Form PANORAMA? Data type: Vector (Contours), Grid (DTM) Supply format: DXF [Contours], ASCII grid [DTM], NTF [DTM] Version: 04/2010 Note This product is supplied both as a set of contours and spot heights (Contours) and as a gridded digital terrain model (DTM). Panorama data was collected between 1970 and 1980. This product has not been updated since this date
  17. Do they have shape files of hills as well as urban areas ?
  18. Ok I tried to create a site model and I just get the spinning beach ball of mac doom. Application not responding.I tested the 3d polys and it seems the I have overlapping 3d polys although I am unable to see which ones or why? I tried importing again from sketchup in case I moved any accidentally but its the same.So basically I cannot create a site model from the 3d poly file it seems?
  19. Ok so I should be able to convert the imported 3d poly straight to a site model saving all the boring bit? BTW the loft surface accepts the project onto command so maybe it works with them and site models ? Listen also a big thanks to the posters it's really helpful stuff guys I'm usually ok with 3d stuff but Nurbs are new to me!
  20. Well I'm not sure what a site model is? I presumed its a surface made with the loft surface tool am I wrong? Or perhaps we are discussing the same thing! Cheers will
  21. Well what works sort of is redrawing the contours on the 3d polys with the 3d curve curve tool this seems to snap to them even in top plan so boring but doable. Then create a loft surface then duplicate an array convert to nurbs and project to surface. Thank for the heads up about the loft surface being the only thing you can project to Peter I will get cracking now! Wx
  22. Oh ok ill try that if I can rip the lines out of the draped surface then use the loft surface or whatever it's called to create the surface ? Thanks Will
  23. Ohh I should say this is me working it out. I imagine the hills will be over one or two 500 mm blocks (to be carved in china). The whole hillside will need to be collected from google earth via sketch up chunk at a time as its restricting the amount of terrain I can grab at a time. Then I reckon I can fit it together. Next I need to make it into something I can work on in VW cut it into blocks with gaps between and rescale to a decent size? Maybe I can trick VW by adding a dim layer in another scale to fool VW not sure if that will work but could do?! Cheers Will
  24. Hi Peter thanks that's a good plan excep I cannot send even one block to the surface as for some reason the send send surface command won't work on the 3d poly or the draped surface I took off it! The thing is I don't want to have to draw the surface of each hill I want to grab them of google earth via sketch up. The problem is changing the sketch up surface to one that will accept the send to surface command. Or can be shelled?

 

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