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Hiding individual 3D buildings in Google Earth

As tips & tricks go, this is a pretty darn simple one: You can individually hide the buildings on the default 3D Buildings layer in Google Earth. This is helpful when a model you're trying to show conflicts with a building that already exists. When you're in Google Earth , just right-click any 3D building you see and choose Hide building. Buildings you hide stay hidden until you restart Google Earth.

Here's an example:

I'm designing an awesome castle for the site of Daniel Libeskind's Denver Art Museum. See below to experience the majesty of my creative genius.


This castle is site-specific.

I turn on the 3D Buildings layer in Google Earth to show the rest of the city. After all -- my intervention is highly contextual. When I do, Libeskind's museum shows up, too. Sure enough, it conflicts with my SketchUp model.

Uh oh. The existing museum is visible, too.

I right-click on the museum and choose Hide building.

My castle, in context, sans museum.

Delicious.

Posted by Aidan Chopra, SketchUp Evangelist

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4 comments :

viewsion ltd said...

Nice castle there Aidan. When the client sees what they could have had on that site, Daniel's gonna get a hard time from them!

SittingDuck said...

When we where in boulder i mentioned it would be helpful to be able to hide/unhide within a single session. Whats the word on that?

Prime Minister said...

Ditto what the Duck said.

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