Preview of a fully interactive (and totally accurate) Dem Object in Cinema4D.
This Earth Dem object has automatic load balancing and some highly efficient dynamic memory managment which results realtime, on the fly loading and unloading of NASA's 30m world data set, right in Cinema4D.
All you need to do is create the object , and enter your geographic coordinate. To fly from one place to the next, simply enter the destination coordinate as a keyframe and hit play. You can dynamically modify the sea level for flood simulation and automaticaly multiply the mesh resolution at render time.
If you wanted to, you could fly the entire planet at a resolution of around 30meters with this generator.
If anyone needs this please get in touch.I might consider a public release at some point. But Im still not sure if anyone really wants to use Cinema4D for this type of work, so we will lhave to see.