I have given this a few tries over the years and every time I get closer but can never get it done all the way.
I am wondering if anyone wants to take a crack at it, or has done it before.
It would be a globe, that you can control with the mouse (like google earth) that does not need zoom in abilities and does not really destroy the rest of the layout (forced black background, etc).
Controlling it with the mouse is the easy part. My last attempt I feel I got pretty close but I also had to destroy the background:
A layer with a map image, with a Bulge effect, not so high on the scale as quality gets degraded no matter the image resolution; A layer on top with a white circle. "Source in" on the the bottom layer and "Destination in" on the top layer. This "works" to some extent but it never quite feels like a globe when moving it around with the mouse, it just feels like moving a map around inside a circle. The "Bulge" effect helps some. I have poked around with the "Bulge" effect enough to start to think that there may not be a sweet spot, I may just be going at it the wrong way.
I messed around with plenty of other effects (warp, pulse). I considered going third party on the whole thing with importing in three.js or something similar and popping a globe in but I was hoping to keep it native to Construct if possible.
Has anyone had any solid 3d looking success with this?