"Best" methods for editing this terrain from SketchUp?

Hi all,

I have a tri mesh brought in from SketchUp created via its geo tools, so it has an image map of the terrain applied. I’m trying to figure out how to do a few things:

  1. Convert to quads and keep the image map in place
  2. “Carve out” here and there to adjust details such as waterway height for the river and canals, and create/modify shorelines in these places.
  3. Add geometry for details like roads, walkways, and hiking paths.

What are some “tried and true” methods used for this type of editing?


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Use the QuadRemesh command from Rhino 7 with appropriate settings to get a similar quad mesh (or subd), then apply a planar UV mapping.

For the rest of the stuff simply model on top.

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Got the mapping! Thanks.