Google maps and 3D trips

We had a few people from Google to talk about the latest developements and tools, so I thought that I’d just put down a few of the links as a memory aid. I looked at the impressive O3D after the conference and will return to it later, no doubt, but this session was more to do with flights of fancy around Google Earth and the customisation of Google maps.
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Normal texture maps for away3d

With a view to being on the Away3D seminar for a couple of days, I decided to look at making a normal map. I use 3dsMax and quickly found a tutorial at http://www.game-artist.net/forums/spotlight-articles/43-tutorial-introduction-normal-mapping.html

Did all the modelling parts. All OK except for no display in the viewport. Couldn’t find the checkbox. I’ll have another look later.
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