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    Giant Squid versus Sperm Whale - In 3D

    When you turn on your 3d buildings layer in Google Earth 5 and move to this placemark, you see a whale and a squid duking it out.


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    File corrupt?

    The file has been downloaded 6.136 times.

    I renamed the file ...
    112207-_Giant_Squid_versus_Sperm_Whale_-_In_3D_[97891].kmz
    to
    112207-_Giant_Squid_versus_Sperm_Whale_-_In_3D_[97891].kmz.zip

    unzipped the file, and opened it with notepad. There are only 36 lines
    and I did not find any 3D data.

    So, how sould the program GoogleEarth know how to
    display the 3D whale?

    Is this file corrupt?

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    This is nothing but a placemark, no 3D datas included. The placemark points on a 3d-model of a whale, therefore you have to turn on the 3d-bulidings-layer. Anyway, I don't see any whale when opening the placemark.

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    Do you think when turning on the 3d-bulidings-layer option a whale will be displayed?

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    So I understand the file-description

    When you turn on your 3d buildings layer in Google Earth 5 and move to this placemark, you see a whale and a squid duking it out.

    Software is like entropy. It is difficult to grasp, weighs nothing, and obeys the second law of thermodynamics; i.e., it always increases.
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    When you turn on your 3d buildings layer in Google Earth 5
    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Hornblower View Post
    Anyway, I don't see any whale when opening the placemark.
    Ooops... just found out, that I still have GE 4.3xxxx on this computer

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    I had to zoom in before it showed up, but it's pretty cool. I had no idea stuff like this was on Google Earth.

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