You will need
- - the exact address
- - virtual layout of the city
- program web design
Select the map via the Internet and by scaling and positioning to set up the necessary area. Next, press the "Print Screen". If the modeled region is wider than in the picture, adjust the size.
Create a standard object "Plain". Open the material editor, go to the tab "Maps" (maps) and set the color. In "Maps browser", select "bitmap" and load as a texture file created previously.
Texture to apply to the object created earlier "Plain". Activate the texture mapping.
Right-click the mouse on the "Snaps Toggle" and set the binding. You can set the grid spacing. To do this, use the line marking the required structures and buildings. Select all the traced objects and apply the modifier "Extrude".
Find the point that will provide the best display of all entrances to the facility, and set the camera. If you want to animate the scene, lay a route using the line. In the tab "Motion" (movement) specify the trajectory. Using hard object relations make reference camera to the car. Left to save the file, and to the scheme of travel in the form of video. Create a map of the journey in a unique way and you will get the desired style and any color appropriate for your site, as well as easier navigation for visitors.
Don't forget every time you save the file, in order not to lose information. Just click "Shift+F12" without leaving the document.
To make the directions visible objects, apply the modifier "Extrude". Indicate on the map the radius of the buildings and take it as a basis. The size of the object can be edited at their discretion. Layers of grass and roads, create with lines and extrude.
Advice 2 : How to make a map of the area
If you live on the outskirts of the city or in the village, it is likely to get a map of the area for the same GPSнавигатора will be very difficult. But the benefit of the already developed special programs that allow you to make a map of a different kind of complexity: relief, showing towns and intersections, roads and other elements of modern cards.
You will need
- Compass, camera, computer, specialized software to create maps.
The quality of the maps and the scale depends not only on the experience of the author, but also on the quality of the photos taken, if the program uses photography as a source. Often create maps for GPS, i.e. with the possibility of routing. They are made on the basis of the vector image, because if the source is a bitmap, i.e. an image? consisting of pixels, when you zoom in the quality will decline and you can see that either will be very difficult.
To create maps to use a special program – GIS (Geographic Information System). Is a software product that provides users with search capabilities, edit the maps and add additional information about the objects (the height of the building, address, number of occupants, etc.).
GIS allows to manage the DBMS has a built-in editor of vector and raster graphics, and analytical tools that can be used not only in cartography but also in other industries. Maps are stored in electronic form and on request you can have them printed. To find the GIS program on the Internet, enter an appropriate query in a search engine, for example: "a popular GIS software", and choose the most comfortable according to users.
To create 3D maps use AutoCADMAP 3D. The program has a wide range, so not particularly easy to use. But if you read the literature, all seem quite easy and feasible. AutoCADсоздает vector image is actually a mathematical description of feature primitives to cut, for example, the coordinates of its start and end points, and the image re-scaling is recalculated and redrawn, so quality loss is minimal.
Without specific knowledge of GIS and cartography, to make a map of the area you will not succeed. So read the necessary literature before buying software and use the forums, tech support and all possible ancillary materials.
But for creating normal maps need a compass. For starters install guide – it could be a tree, a river, a swamp or a lighthouse, the tower, etc. For proper orientation on the map, you associate the map image with the real objects. Installation guide for the compass on the map is mainly used for areas where it is difficult to find a benchmark (forest, desert).
After determining the reference point select the direction of travel and azimuth. If the path is not a straight line, it is necessary to accurately determine the distance and after the passage to change direction. Or select the landmark on the map, locate it and then change the direction of movement from him.