To do this I created a super-sized textured model of the Saturn and then completely encased the Google Earth globe with it.
Obviously, dedicated software such as Celestia is far better at this kind of thing, but even so I think it’s quite interesting to be able to view this using the GE User Interface
The model is a texture wrapped spherical model, imported from blender into SketchUp and squashed slightly to mimic Saturns oblate shape. The rings are textured with a PNG image containing varying levels of transparency.
View ‘Google Saturn’
- SketchUp Skydome
- Other Planets
- 30 St Mary Axe, Google Earth Model
- Hurricane Followspot Animations
- Solar System in Google Earth