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Take Your Archviz Animations to New Heights with Google Earth Studio: A Tutorial

If you're working in architectural visualization, you know the importance of an aerial animation to show a construction project in full context. However, creating all that context in 3D can be time-consuming and expensive. While drones have made getting context easier, investing in drone technology, getting a commercial drone pilot license, and learning complex camera tracking techniques can be a hurdle for many.

But there might be another option: Google Earth Studio.

Google Earth Studio offers a unique solution by providing great footage to start with for any spot in the world, without ever having to leave your desk. With Studio, you can create camera tracking information directly within the platform, and export it to After Effects. This allows you to have full control over the animations using familiar 3D animation techniques. The animation tools are incredibly useful and intuitive, and the resulting footage is very usable.

In this tutorial, we'll go over the workflow and essential tools for using Google Earth Studio, so that you can be up and running right away. We'll even touch on how to use the camera tracking so you can add 3D elements to your flyover animations.

Google Earth Studio is a powerful tool that can't cut out the artistic and technical elements of meshing 3D models and video footage together, but it does provide a great starting point for creating stunning aerial animations for architectural visualization projects. By using Studio, you'll save time and money by not having to create all the context from scratch. You'll also have access to a vast library of locations to choose from, allowing you to create animations for any project from anywhere in the world.

Overall, Google Earth Studio is a valuable addition to any archviz artist's toolkit, and this tutorial will show you how to make the most of its features. So, whether you're working on a real estate project, urban planning initiative, or simply want to explore the world from above, be sure to check out this tutorial and discover the endless creative possibilities of Google Earth Studio.


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