Bouncing Google Earth

Ok, you have to see this one – so, to make it easy I made a video. It made me laugh this morning. This bouncing Google Earth (from within Google Earth) was created by ‘barnabu’ and posted at the Google Earth Community (GEC). You can easily view this in GE 4 by loading the bouncing GE file , then click on the little clock icon on the left side of the time slider gadget. This brings up the time options requester, and you need to select the “Repeat mode” to “Bounce” option on the lower right. Click “Ok”, and then select the “Play” button (a little right arrow on the right side of the time slider). You will then see the bounce animation. ‘barnabu’ created this as an example of how to do an animated shadow. He does that, but I think its just hilarious! You can just watch this little YouTube video (but, it looks a lot better in GE):

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. That’s really cool! But did anyone notice the amount of detailed 3D buildings in Boulder (east from bouncing earth)?

  2. Heh heh I did notice that video, it inspired me to make a couple of my own. (cut and paste urls)
    Hopefully I will finish up the software to make these kinds of videos very easy soon

Leave a Reply