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Google Saturn?

Google Saturn in Google EarthThis hack converts Google Earth into Saturn

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.

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  1. Tom
    March 25th, 2008 at 11:23 | #1

    It’s pretty good and i like the ring, but make it a full model without just it covering the earth for good optimisation.

  2. April 2nd, 2008 at 03:41 | #2

    i tried it and it actually works but it shows the names of places on earth!

  3. April 2nd, 2008 at 03:41 | #3

    i love it!

  4. June 10th, 2008 at 18:00 | #4

    i like the ring around the planet and it is my favourite planet because its the odd one out. its also strange (like me).

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