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Ferris Wheel Construction Animation

Ferris Wheel Construction Animation with Google EarthAnother variation on my Vienna Ferris Wheel animation.

While checking around the web for info on the Riesenrad,  I came across a video on the official website, making the point that during construction, Ferris wheels don’t require support scaffolding.  Tension and compression forces are always in balance.

I’ve created a simple animation of this, by breaking up the original SketchUp models,  then combining the parts one by one in Google Earth. 

Download the Google Earth file here
190kB

Note: Google Earth takes a short while to load all 600 animation frames into memory. To speed this up I recommend moving the time slider to the far right, waiting for the entire model to appear, then moving the time slider back to the left, before hitting play.

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