Google Earth Sky
From inside, the model provides a simple way of giving Google Earth a cloudy sky backdrop over a limited area. As shown in the picture.
The dome is 50km in diameter (several times larger than the SketchUp original), and hooked into Google Earth through a PHP script, to make simple repositioning possible. Download the file here:
- After downloading the file, direct the GE view to wherever you want the dome to be placed (this is more accurate if you look straight down), and switch on the file.
- To locate it elsewhere, do the same thing to reposition the GE view, but this time right click on the Skydome Networklink (under Places) and select refresh.
- Unless you have a Space Navigator I recommend switching to flight control mode (CTRL+g) to make looking upwards possible.
(Edit 2007-06-25: Based on Barry Hunter’s suggestion in the comments I’ve changed the Networklink so the positioning now centres exactly on the mid-point of the view.)