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How To Import a Google Earth image into Starcraft 2 using Blender

Discussion in 'StarCraft II Tutorials' started by DerekX, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. DerekX

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    In this video, I will show you how to import a Google Earth image/screenshot into a Starcraft 2 map. I recommend watching this in high quality so that you can read. Sorry for no sound nor voice. Credits go to the addon's respected author, Florian Koberle. (Also known from SC2mapster as "printIn") Feedback appreciated.
     
  2. Dr Super Good

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    I thought you could do this by simply...

    Print Screen -> Paste in GIMP/Whatever -> Save as BMP -> Import into DDS publishing tools (used to come with DirectX Developer kit, a free SDK from Microsoft) -> Save as DDS -> import into SC2 map and use.
     
  3. DerekX

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    Yeah I think that's how that other guy did it. So that way might be possible too. "Other guy" = whoever posted the Eiffel Tower infestation. This was my own method. Should be possible to use in a scenario if placed correctly. Large flat area maybe?
     
  4. Adiktuz

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    paste in Paint.net, it comes with native .DDS save function
     
  5. DerekX

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    Do you think it's better than GIMP?
     
  6. Adiktuz

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    personally, I would just say that I find it easier to work with it t han GIMP...
     
  7. Statharas

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    Personally, I would point out how this video not only does not show how, but makes things difficult. Just use Paint.net/Gimp/Photoshop and throw the texture on a 1x1x0 box or something.
     
  8. DerekX

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    Do you two mean, add it as a terrain texture? Anyway, that just reminded me to start a new screenshot album showing a few samples. Go see 'em.
     
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    Anything
     
  10. DerekX

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    Definitely worth looking into Statharas. Again, what I showed is just my own method. But it sure sounds like you have something better in mind. You're still the expert here, so you're welcome to show me anytime. :)

    I'll have to try that out soon.
     
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    Frankly, that was horrid...
     
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    Erm... any clue how can you make DDS without all that stuff?
     
  13. Statharas

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    Photoshop/Gimp plugins.
     
  14. Tleno

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    Anything for Paint.net?
     
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    Right... thank you once again!

    Heh, I expected someone to have experience with what plugin is the best or something, but whatever.
     
  17. DerekX

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    If you really think so, I guess this was just experimental...