Application for creating a 3D map?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by HappySnail, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. HappySnail macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    I'm currently trying to create a 3D map of train-lines for an art project. There doesn't need to be any detail at this stage, I just need to make sure I map the lines in exactly the right place Ideally to the centimetre. I just need to draw it out with lines in a 3D space accurately.

    Is there any software that you'd recommend, I just downloaded and started using Autocad 3D but it's such a complex program and the mac version is completely different from the windows one (which all the tutorials are for).
    Is there an easier software to use? Ideally one that I can export files from to some rendering/3D software later.

    Thanks
     
  2. cvaldes macrumors 68040

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    Maybe SketchUp? While it's no longer a Google product (it was sold to Trimble Navigation), there's still a free version, so trying it won't cost you anything.

    www.sketchup.com
     

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