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#1 2014-04-22 16:07:51

vvoovv
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blender-osm: OpenStreetMap and terrain for Blender

Blender is a free and open source 3D platform. It supports 3D modeling and rendering as well as many advanced features like animation, simulation, compositing, motion tracking, video editing and game creation.

This thread is to discuss the blender-osm for Blender. It provides one click download and import of OpenStreetMap and real world terrain data for Blender with global coverage. Two versions of the addon are available:

* blender-osm (premium) for $17.80
* blender-osm (the base version) for $5.90

They are briefly described below.

blender-osm (premium)

blosm.png

In addition to the features of the base version, the premium one provides:

* Import of buildings from OpenStreetMap with default materials, tileable building textures and UV-mapping applied
* Default materials and textures to mimic lit windows for a late evening setting
* Import of forests and single trees as 3D objects
* Options to use custom tileable building textures (e.g. from textures.com)
* Satellite imagery and web maps projected on a terrain

Buy the addon at gumroad.com! By purchasing the addon you support the addon development. All customers will get the addon source code under GPL license! All default textures and materials supplied with addon are released under the CC0 (public license)!

The detailed documentation is available here.


blender-osm (the base version)
blender-osm.png

* blender-osm imports buildings from OpenStreetMap without any texture applied. Building height and number of floors are used to create the final scene. Composition into 3D parts for a building with the complex structure is also processed. A large number of roof shapes is supported. If a terrain is provided, buildings are placed on the terrain automatically.
* blender-osm downloads and imports real world terrain data with resolution about 30 meter.
* River, lakes, forests, vegetation are imported as polygons. If a terrain is provided, they are projected on the terrain.
* Imported roads, paths and railways have width. They are represented by Blender curves with a profile object. If a terrain is provided, roads are projected on the terrain.

Buy the addon at gumroad.com! By purchasing the addon you support the addon development. All customers will get the addon source code under GPL license!

The detailed documentation is available here.

Links and contacts
* Purchase: premium version, base version
* Documentation: premium version, base version
* e-mail: prokitektura+support@gmail.com
* facebook: prokitektura
* twitter: @prokitektura
* blenderartists.org: thread
post questions, nice renderings created with the addon and your experience with the addon
* bugs and feature requests: issues

Last edited by vvoovv (2019-01-19 21:45:35)

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#2 2014-04-22 16:25:45

stephan75
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Re: blender-osm: OpenStreetMap and terrain for Blender

So what about a new page about Blender and useful Plugins and maybe some howtos in the OSM wiki?

There is no specific wiki page "Blender" so far ...

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#3 2014-04-22 21:16:20

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Re: blender-osm: OpenStreetMap and terrain for Blender

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#4 2016-04-21 23:44:31

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Re: blender-osm: OpenStreetMap and terrain for Blender

100 likes for the OSM importer for Blender!
https://github.com/vvoovv/blender-geo

I thank you all for using it!

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#5 2016-11-26 23:31:01

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Re: blender-osm: OpenStreetMap and terrain for Blender

The addon has been rewritten from scratch to support 3D elements of OSM to the fullest extent.

Further details are here: https://github.com/vvoovv/blender-osm

Take look at the snapshot in the top message of this thread. The imported scene of New York on the snapshot contains more than 100.000 buildings.

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#6 2016-12-12 06:04:53

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Re: blender-osm: OpenStreetMap and terrain for Blender

We are pleased to annouce the new release of the addon.

The addon now supports a number of roof shapes: flat, pyramidal, mono-pitched, dome, onion.

For further details please refer to github.com/vvoovv/blender-osm

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#7 2017-01-26 03:14:40

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Re: blender-osm: OpenStreetMap and terrain for Blender

The new release of the OpenStreetMap importer for Blender is out with the support of a large number of roof shapes shown on the image below: flat, gabled, hipped (for a quadrangle outline only), mono-pitched, half-hipped, round, pyramidal, gambrel, dome, onion and saltbox.

Get the addon from here.

roof_shapes.png

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#8 2017-01-26 07:04:51

-karlos-
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Re: blender-osm: OpenStreetMap and terrain for Blender

Looks good! No nasty effects at complex buildings.
I consider to use your algorithm for my project, may I?


-karlos-

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#9 2017-01-26 17:22:23

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Re: blender-osm: OpenStreetMap and terrain for Blender

-karlos- wrote:

I consider to use your algorithm for my project, may I?

The addon is released under GPL license, since all addons for Blender must have GPL license.
Actually, you don't need to ask my permission.

However, if you employ GPL code in your project, you have to distribute your project under GPL.

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#10 2017-01-26 21:25:23

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Re: blender-osm: OpenStreetMap and terrain for Blender

Oh, well, I consider OSM go as open source anyway (because it is JavaScript).
But you are right, I have also to express my self about the copyright. And that is GPL. I will write it to the wiki page.

And about the roof algorithms I also mend, if you may give me some hints if I have questions.


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#11 2017-03-21 23:50:12

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Re: blender-osm: OpenStreetMap and terrain for Blender

We are glad to announce the new release of blender-osm!

It features one click download and import of real world terrain data!
OpenStreetMap data are now also downloaded and imported with one click!

Get the addon from here.

blender-osm_2017-03-21_yosemite.png

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#12 2017-03-22 16:58:29

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Re: blender-osm: OpenStreetMap and terrain for Blender

Impressive!

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#13 2017-04-18 20:57:21

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Re: blender-osm: OpenStreetMap and terrain for Blender

Time to reveal some features of the premium version of the blender-osm addon. A real world woody landscape with lakes has been generated by the premium addon to be released later. It's based on OpenStreetMap data. See the location of the virtual camera on the 2D map. All customers of the base version will get a discount for the premium one.

blender_osm_premium_lietlahti.jpg

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#14 2017-05-25 14:06:39

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Re: blender-osm: OpenStreetMap and terrain for Blender

The whole Moscow (140 thousand buildings!) were imported from OpenStreetMap to Blender with the blender-osm addon.

Watch the video (16 seconds).

The addon is available at gumroad.com for $5.90.

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#15 2019-01-19 21:50:04

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Re: blender-osm: OpenStreetMap and terrain for Blender

The premium version of the blender-osm addon has been released!

Please see the first message in the thread for more information and screenshots.

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