After seeing my post on Sunday about the easter egg in a 3D model for Google Earth showing the “Blues Brothers” car jumping a drawbridge in Pennsylvania, several people commented they had hoped to see an animation of the car doing the jump. Well, Joey Wade – who has often done interesting 3D Model animations for Google Earth (see below) – took up the challenge. He’s now produced an animation that shows the Blues Brothers car going over the bridge . Simply click on the right-arrow “Play” button to the right of the time slider in GE 4 after loading the model. Watch for the car going up one side and land on the other side. You can move your view around to see it from other angles while it animates. Or, check it out in this YouTube video I threw together:
As I recall, in the movie the Blues Brothers actually don’t go over the bridge – they flip and go back the other way. But, it’s still fun. Very cool Joey!
Other animations by Joey: