Robots Attack New York City

ZNO vs R4 robots in NYC in Google EarthLast week someone called ‘robotguy4’ at the Google Earth Community (GEC) published a 3D model of a red robot attacking Google Earth as an experiment with SketchUp (a 3D software modelling product which supports output to GE). They placed their 3D robot in the middle of New York City, but it’s best looked at with GE’s built-in 3D buildings turned on.
The guys at the ZNO blog, who have done a number of 3D models for GE lately, just couldn’t let it stand, so they brought in their own robot (rather like a Star Wars Imperial Walker) to take out “any red robot that tries to attack any civillians”.
Make sure you load the two GE files above, and turn on the building layers for the full effect. A close-up zoom between the two robots will show a detailed missle is headed toward the red robot complete with a “ZNO” logo. A pretty funny show, and good stuff for the weekend.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.


  1. My first though was “When does Google Hoth come out?” My second thought was “They should join up with LucasFilm and release Google Earth versions of the Death Star, Coruscant, Tattoine, etc.” How cool would that be?

  2. The AT-ST is clearly over-sized!

  3. Its not an AT-ST its a AT-AT

  4. which are the citys with maximum details? thank you so much!

  5. Anonymous? Or not? says:

    I know who made that robot!
    It’s Robotguy4 in RTB blockland!

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