SketchUp: 3D modeling party in Serbia

Supermodeler Zeljko Zdravkovic, known as zexland on the 3D Warehouse, recently hosted a modeling party in Belgrade, Serbia. A modeling party is a workshop/conference hybrid designed to bring people from around the community to learn about geo-modeling and make models of a specific area. Zeljko invited both experienced modelers and soon-to-be modelers from cities all around Serbia: Belgrade, Novi Sad, Niš, Arandjelovac, Pančevo, Paraćin, Zaječar, Obrenovac, Valjevo, Bačka Palanka, Kosovska Mitrovica, Ćuprija and Jagodina!

People from all around Serbia attended the event in Belgrade.

Two other talented modelers also made the trek from their respective homelands to share their modeling insights with the group, Bruno Redureau from France (3DCité) and Mano Papanikolaou from Greece (}-M@No->).

The first day of the event was spent covering the basics, but the real fun started on the second day when we took a tour of the city and specifically of Skadarlija, the bohemian district of Belgrade. Here you find many small shops and restaurants on the cobblestone streets are made up of watermelon-sized rocks. We took photos of the area to use later to create photo textures for future models.

Ironically, Bruno from France was the first to complete a model in Skadarlija! (“Restaurant Zlatni Bokal”)

Stevan Suklovacki from Belgrade takes the lead, however, with two models already created!(“Stambeni objekat u Skadarskoj ulici” & “Zgrada u Skadarskoj ulici”)

In addition to learning modeling techniques and asking questions, the group shared stories with each other about their own geo-modeling projects, all the while sampling delicious Serbian finger-food. Fellow Serbians were able to meet one another in person, and put a face to a 3D Warehouse name.

Ready to model!

Srdjan Vidakovic, an avid Google Map Maker and Panoramio user, helped document the second day’s activities. View more photos of the event and watch Belgrade grow in 3D.

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