I created a landscape full size in Autodesk Inventor from shapes I traced using AutoCAD. I made it from a chart of Charleston Harbor that was created in 1861. It is about 8 x 10 nautical miles square. I made extruded shapes and brought the file into 3DS Max so that I could export an FBX file that I brought into Blender. The shapes seem to have come in fine, but they drift in and out of the visible space as I rotate the view. It appears that I have exceeded the size of mesh that I can use.
Can you tell me what the limits are for importing meshes into Blender?
How would you approach this?
I intend to use in my Blender class it to get my students to recreate the "Race to Freedom" of a steamship that was commandeered by Robert Smalls a slave and turned over to the Union Blockade of Ft. Sumter in 1862.
Can you place an image into Blender that is that large? I mean a full scale chart of Charleston Harbor.
Is it possible to scale a reference image that big and accurately inside Blender?