It is with great pleasure that I introduce the 3D model of the Tahina Expedition catamaran. A big part of the expedition is to enable people to visualize our trip in Google Earth, so naturally I wanted a 3D version of the vessel. Thankfully, Gerardo Paz (who also translates the GEB in Spanish) happens to be a professional 3D SketchUp modeler. He produced a few variations of Tahina at anchor and under sail. You see a taste of the models below, but to really see them follow this link to the Tahina Expedition where you will be presented with a GE 5 Plugin Tour of Tahina with some nice music.
The post with the Tour uses the Google Gadget that lets you embed a GE 5 Tour in the plugin. And, I hand-edited the Tour KML to add the song (see instructions here). I still have some rough edges to clean up for the Tour, but it needs to wait until I get home.
Also, if you haven’t seen it yet, check out the article about the new underwater ROV (remote operated vehicle) we just received last week!