How to create a 3D Terrain with Google Maps and height maps in Photoshop – 3D Map Generator Terrain
This video shows you how to make a 3D map of almost any location in the world in less than 10 minutes. And you don’t even need any 3D program for it – just Photoshop, Google Maps and the 3D Map Generator terrain.
0:00 – example map Lienz ( commented )
7:06 – example map Le Leona
11:58 – example map Simi Valley
15:42 – example map Temphe
Important: Copy the map view URL, not the satelite URL!
Note: Google Maps has changed the “3D off” feature. Now turn off globe, above the traffic setting to get a 2D satellite map (texture).
Note: All suggested heightmap services are not part of the 3D Map Generator – Terrain. They are just options for getting a grayscale heightmap. There is no guarantee of availability or functionality.
Take a Screenshot MAC:
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