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Interesting new modeling tool - Vpike
« on: February 19, 2010, 02:20:47 PM »
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My lovely red headed wife stumbled across a great virtual tool that may be of use for modeling purposes:

http://www.vpike.com?e=30.563147,-91.204058:90:Alsen%2C%20LA


The location in question is from the part of North Baton Rouge that I'm modeling, but you can enter nearly any location and get the same results.  We found the images of our office building, and while I'm not in them, several of my friends are.  Only downside is I can't find a way to print the images they present.
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Re: Interesting new modeling tool - Vpike
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2010, 02:36:32 PM »
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Can't you do a screen capture?

http://www.wmrywesternlines.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/Seaford.JPG

Once it's in your photo editor you can brighten it up, and even trim out the unnecessary graphics.

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Re: Interesting new modeling tool - Vpike
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2010, 02:51:49 PM »
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My I.E. doesn't appear to be set up for it . . . . ::)
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Re: Interesting new modeling tool - Vpike
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2010, 03:19:25 PM »
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Look at the upper right on your keyboard.  There's a button that says PRNT SCRN.  Simultaneously punch Ctrl-Alt and PRNT SCRN.  Then open your paint program, and right click and paste. 

There, you learned something new today.

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Re: Interesting new modeling tool - Vpike
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2010, 05:05:13 PM »
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Indeed I did!  An dthe results will be most likely coming to a weekend update near you.  Thanks!
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Re: Interesting new modeling tool - Vpike
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2010, 05:38:25 PM »
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Look at the upper right on your keyboard.  There's a button that says PRNT SCRN.  Simultaneously punch Ctrl-Alt and PRNT SCRN.  Then open your paint program, and right click and paste.  

Alt+PrntScrn does the same thing with fewer fingers... Or, if you're OK cropping a screen grab, just punch PrntScrn.
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Re: Interesting new modeling tool - Vpike
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2010, 05:43:38 PM »
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I must be missing something - what does this site do the maps.google.com doesn't?

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Re: Interesting new modeling tool - Vpike
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2010, 09:11:49 PM »
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I must be missing something - what does this site do the maps.google.com doesn't?

It is Google Maps... Just embedded in another website...
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Re: Interesting new modeling tool - Vpike
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2010, 02:46:38 AM »
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89% of my trip to work each day is on there.