I'm a game developer and designer. I do make 3d graphics, but I don't want to build entire cities to fly over, when I see the data is already there in Google Earth! Let me point out this is not for commercial use, only personal use. I have a helicopter simulator, and I want to basically rebuild the Google Earth Simulator. The graphics and flexibility on it are superb!
I've seen dozens of tutorials on how to get the textures out of Google Earth, and I know how to get the models from 3d Warehouse, but I do not want to download and position all the models I need to make a city manually, one at a time. I started doing that with Washington, DC and then saw the Google Earth Sim.
So how do I either (a) Download a cities worth of models and textures as a KZM or sketchup model (b) Pull the information on the fly the way Google Earth seems to?
I have not seen anything that allows me to search for building models by coordinates, but I guess that's what I'm looking for. Thanks, Tanoshimi