While many people already use Google Earth imagery in animated content by capturing screen recordings, Earth Studio is a keyframe-based tool that allows animators to take full advantage of Google’s massive store of satellite and aerial imagery. This data includes not only geological and terrain imagery (mountains, valleys, and other large-scale topographical features), but an increasing store of 3d data for urban cities and individual city buildings.

The supporting documentation and tutorials offer information about what the app can do, including camera targeting, motion curve editing, multi-view options, supersampling for increased render quality, and 3d camera export.

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