Thursday, March 31, 2011

Strange Creatures Spotted in Google Earth

Actual screen capture of Loch Ness in Google Earth-- hoax or real?
In Google Earth Guangzhou China-- what's that on Canton Tower?
They're back? Grover's Mill, NJ gets un[Google-]earthly visitors for the second time in 73 years.

Seen in Mountain View, CA--???

Friday, March 25, 2011

Fort Duquesne SketchUp Model

Fort Duquesne SketchUp model rendered in Shaderlight

As part of a book illustration project I am working on, I created a digital model of the old French Fort Duquesne, formerly located in what is now downtown Pittsburgh, PA.

I'll use the digital SketchUp model to help me visualize the fort from different angles and eventually draw it as a pencil sketch.

For more information about the model, the fort, and the book project, check out the illustration blog here.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Newest Super Modeler Welcome

In December and January the "Super Modelers"-- an informal, international group of Google Earth geo-modeling enthusiasts, of which I am part-- attempted a new polling system to add new members to their group. We got one new member, Tang Huang, but somehow the polling system got a few kinks, and we reverted back to a less formal acceptance process.

Please welcome Auquicu, aka Jorge de Albertis, winner of last year's Google Model Your Town Competition and the natural choice as our latest Super Modeler!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Lucky Ride

Cool model of a lucky tram car by WardNL, one of the 3D modelers I met last year at the Google Mapper-Modeler Summit in Zurich, Switzerland. Why is the tram lucky? Click the Google 3D Warehouse link and find out!

I've added this model to the following 3D model collections: Awesome Models, Ways to Go