Saturday, February 13, 2010

Import Google Earth KMZ Files

Download blend files with imported models from Google 3D Warehouse and Google SketchUp 7.

The KMZ file is Google's standard file format for models created in Google Earth, Google 3D Warehouse, and Google SketchUp. The goal of this tutorial is to show you how to import any of the many thousands of models from the Google 3D Warehouse, Google Earth, or Google Sketchup, into Blender. Why reinvent the wheel? It's highly likely that models such as background scenes, and common objects like chairs and tables, are already available in these programs. If all you want is to use these as a background, for your game or animation, why not import them into Blender?