Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year 2011

Happy New Year Everybody! Enjoy this model from the user "Google 3D Warehouse":
One Times Square is the name of the building in Times Square upon which the famous New Year's Times Square Ball drop is performed annually. It was originally designed by Cyrus L.W. Eidlitz and James C. Mackenzie, Jr. and built by the New York Times in 1904 as a headquarters for their operations. Upon completion, the 25 story, 395 ft (120 m) skyscraper was acknowledged as the second tallest building in the world.
This is included in my following 3D model collections: Around the World in 3D, 1900s, Americana

Friday, December 24, 2010

Time To Track Santa!

It's time to track Santa on Google Earth in real-time. I'll be keeping my eye on him all day! Merry Christmas...

UPDATE: Santa was just spotted over the Great Wall of China! (see below!)

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Santa's Workshop

EDIT: Well the experiment was a success and Christmas has been saved by people all over the world. Santa's got a sweet new workshop including transparent windowpanes, a stack of gifts, snowmen, reindeer, flying letters to Santa, and the Aurora borealis.

Thanks to all who participated-- see you around the Island-- and Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Are You a Super Modeler?

3D modelers across the world: Please welcome the newest Super Modeler, TANG!

Chosen by public vote based on his awesome 3D models, TANG (aka Tang Huang) is the latest 3D geo-modeler to join the elite ranks of the Super Modelers!

As a Super Modeler Tang now has access to the Super Modeler forum and web site and his models are featured in a special collection. Additionally, Tang's model preview page is now graced with the Super Modeler badge.

Other perks and surprises await him as well if past experiences of other Super Modelers are anything to judge by...

Welcome once again Tang!

Are you a Super Modeler? Nominate yourself HERE!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Terracotta Warriors

Check this out. Geo-modeler J.A. Alvarez pointed out to me a nice series of models he made-- the housing for the famous terracotta warriors in Shaanxi province, China.

The figures, estimated to be about 8000 in number, date from over two thousand years ago and were discovered by farmers accidentally in several buried pits in the 1970s.

More models can be seen HERE and HERE.

This model is included in my following 3D model collections: Museum, *Favorite Thumbnails