A few months ago I posted a Google Earth add-on which used a large 3D model hemisphere with a full-sky cloud image plastered on the inside to create fake sky backdrops. Turns out, with a little bit of KML magic you can do pretty much the same thing with the new panoramic Photo Overlay feature in Google Earth 4.2.
This is a PhotoOverlay sky [...]
In the previous post I mentioned that my London Eye animation needed tweaking because of a colour change in Google Earth’s London aerial photos. I’ve now fixed the file.
The issue occurred because the file masks GE’s imagery with a ‘photoshopped’ version of itself. I did this to remove the aerial shot of the London Eye from the scene and [...]
One of the things I plan to do with this blog is put up some descriptions and tutorials of how I create my files.
This is something a few people have asked about - texture wrapped globes in SketchUp, just as I used for my ‘Bouncing Google Earth’ model.
As its primary use is for architectural modeling, SketchUp doesn’t have any texture wrap options. So rather [...]