Just came across a method of using OGLE and GLIntercept to dump geometry from GoogleEarth to the OBJ file format. I’ve summarized the steps here, but complete and detailed instructions can be found on the EyeBeam OGLE website.
DISCLAIMER: The following is for illustration purposes only. The following text does not advocate for or condone the commercial use of copyrighted materials without the consent of the owner(s) or author(s). Furthermore, since this process requires changing some system libraries (dll files), the author of this text is not responsible for damages to your computer or loss of data. Follow these instructions at your own risk.
- OGLE: http://ogle.eyebeamresearch.org/download (version: 0.3 beta)
- GLIntercept: http://glintercept.nutty.org/ (version: 0.5)
- GoogleEarth: http://earth.google.com/ (version: 5)
- 3D modeling software, such as 3DStudioMax or Rhino.
1. Install GLIntercept…
2. Copy the system .dll (
C:\WINDOWS\system32\opengl32.dll) to your GoogleEarth directory (name it
opengl32.orig.dll) as backup.