I’ve been trying to import from Openstreetmap into Blender - they provide SVG, PDF, and many other output formats (see here http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Export ), but so far I can import some SVG paths, whereas I’d really like to be able to import something that already looks like a map, then zoom around it, without having to recreate each road and text label…
There’s an interesting project herehttp://www.itoworld.com/static/osmmapper which animates changes that have been added to to openstreetmap, but I’m looking for something to make smooth zoom ins & outs of the maps themselves, not the changes recently added to the maps.
This looks cool but prohibitively costly: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Su0kdgOgd8E
I’ve also seen the various city generation projects going on on the blender forums, but I want to fly over a map of a real city, not generate a new city.
Thanks in advance,