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
KitsuneFox: syzygy - posts I have made here do not receive much attention. I may do a detailed writeup of the now lost Edgemont Park in PA, one of the first electrified trolley parks in the world, but still debating. I'm missing 1 key bit of information.
Aug 17, 2021 10:38:20 GMT
syzygy: BRUTAL! Cars as if were matchboxes in a model town... Brilliant infos you share here in shoutbox - why not you post these?
Aug 16, 2021 17:36:00 GMT
KitsuneFox: In the early morning, before sunrise, of Augusts 11th, 12th, and 13th is reported to be the best viewing time for the Perseids meteor shower.
Aug 10, 2021 10:32:11 GMT
KitsuneFox: Davidson Seamount is the tallest known fully underwater mountain in the world, measuring 7,480 feet base to peak.
Aug 5, 2021 0:02:27 GMT
syzygy: ...and about other hills and humps... stone cold wisdom! ( :
Jul 28, 2021 14:13:17 GMT
KitsuneFox: Mount Wycheproof in Australia is the shortest recognized mountain on the world. It stands at 141 feet base to peak. A mineral named 'Wycheproofite' is mined near the location, and is the only known place it's found.
Jul 28, 2021 10:13:47 GMT
syzygy: Cool! Great extra info series about "all stars" highest mountains on Earth!
Jul 22, 2021 6:25:22 GMT
KitsuneFox: Mount Chimborazo in Ecuador is the highest mountain on Earth, as measured from the center of the planet. The peak is over 6,800 feet further away than Mount Everest, and is the closest land on earth to outer space.
Jul 22, 2021 0:13:35 GMT
SpiderX22: Big news in the Aircraft in Flight database (in Transportation) -> HUGE changes. Thanks RaveyThirteen for your post -> will be changing ownership of the collection (hopefully for me lol) -> look forward to this!
Jul 20, 2021 21:02:26 GMT