Retired software engineer Peter Olsen discovered SketchUp shortly after it was acquired by Google in 2006. He published his first model to Google Earth's "3D Buildings" layer in July 2008. Two and a half years later, he has 68 buildings in Google Earth, some as far away as Italy and Peru.
In addition to the 3D model, he also created a fully animated version of the Luna Park Ferris wheel seen above, complete with moving shadow, using a technique pioneered by Barnabu in his London Eye animation.
In 2010, he modeled one of the most challenging places on earth, Machu Picchu.
Peter's latest work is the 3D model of Google Sydney building:
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