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I Printed My Own Super-Realistic Airport Mat (pix)  
User currently offlineUmfolozi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 16088 times:

"As real as it gets": Google Earth, I love you! Just an experiment, but it shows you what can be done! I just zoomed into Brussels Airport, selected a portion of the runway, saved the image to my hard drive and printed it on good photo-quality paper. Must say I am quite pleased with the results. Smile









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User currently offlineBok269 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 2104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 16075 times:

WOW! That is excellant. The lighting is fantastic. Great thinking!


"Reality is wrong, dreams are for real." -Tupac
User currently offlineAA388 From Puerto Rico, joined Sep 2007, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 16053 times:

What scale is that? I would love to do that for my airport. Could you help me figure out how to do it?

-max



Flown on A319, A320, A321, A330-200, A340-300, 737-3,5,7,8, 747-400, 757-2,3, 767-300, 777-200
User currently offlineUmfolozi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 16041 times:

Quoting AA388 (Reply 2):
What scale is that? I would love to do that for my airport. Could you help me figure out how to do it?

Thanks for asking! The aircraft models in the pics are in the 1:1000 scale, so they are fairly small (and therefore the airport mat as well). I think it will work best using small models. (Maybe also scale 1:500? But I haven't tried this scale yet). Basically just select an airport of your liking in Google Earth, zoom in as close as possible to the section of the airport you want to copy, and save it to your hard drive (using the Prt Scrn button; copy, paste).

Important: In Google Earth, make sure that your Terrain Quality is set to the highest quality: In Google Earth, click Tools > Options > 3D View to change the quality settings.

You will need to crop your saved picture afterwards using your photo-editing software. Also make sure your printer is set to print photo-quality prints. And only use photo-quality paper for best results (very important!) I have only tried this once, but I think it is best just to play around until you get it right! Just keep on experimenting. As I did! Smile


User currently offlineAA388 From Puerto Rico, joined Sep 2007, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 week ago) and read 16027 times:

Do you think I could make part of an airport scale 1:400?

-max



Flown on A319, A320, A321, A330-200, A340-300, 737-3,5,7,8, 747-400, 757-2,3, 767-300, 777-200
User currently offlineUmfolozi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 16013 times:

Quoting AA388 (Reply 4):
Do you think I could make part of an airport scale 1:400?

I'm sure you could. I have done something for you here. Click on the image below, it is a portion of the airport in the 1:400 scale. A larger image will open in another window. Now click on the larger image again and again untill the full scale image displays (1024 x 682). Right-click on the final image and save it to your hard drive. Now you can print it, please try it and let me know!



[Edited 2007-09-15 22:55:44]

User currently offlineUmfolozi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 16001 times:

Google Earth 3D settings: Also ensure that in Overview Map, map size is set to Large, and Zoom Relation to 1:infinity.



User currently offlineAA388 From Puerto Rico, joined Sep 2007, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 15974 times:

It didnt go up to the resolution you said it would and it came out looking very small.

-max



Flown on A319, A320, A321, A330-200, A340-300, 737-3,5,7,8, 747-400, 757-2,3, 767-300, 777-200
User currently offlineUmfolozi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 15905 times:

Quoting AA388 (Reply 7):
it came out looking very small

Your printer settings (page layout) must be set to poster printing (4 pages). My apologies! blush 

I have actually printed the airport mat in the 1:400 scale this morning and it does not look too bad. The resolution not quite 100% but maybe a little photoshopping might help, sharpening etc. I just cut off the edges and pasted the 4 pages together. I also have a few 1:400 planes which I've used in the following pics. I have even used my 1:200 scale models (last two pics right at the bottom).















User currently offlineAA388 From Puerto Rico, joined Sep 2007, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 15879 times:

Ok I did it and it doesnt look to bad. Is there any way I can get you to find a large part of an airport for me? I would need it to fit on my table which isnt huge. I might have to do the mat in 1:450.

-max



Flown on A319, A320, A321, A330-200, A340-300, 737-3,5,7,8, 747-400, 757-2,3, 767-300, 777-200
User currently offlineUmfolozi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 15844 times:

Quoting AA388 (Reply 9):
Is there any way I can get you to find a large part of an airport for me? I would need it to fit on my table which isnt huge.

Sure, no problem! Just give me a day or two. How big is your table (length, width?).


User currently offlineAA388 From Puerto Rico, joined Sep 2007, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 15820 times:

Do you want it in inches?

-max



Flown on A319, A320, A321, A330-200, A340-300, 737-3,5,7,8, 747-400, 757-2,3, 767-300, 777-200
User currently offlineUmfolozi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 15685 times:

Quoting AA388 (Reply 11):
Do you want it in inches?

Inches is fine.


User currently offlineJogales From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 437 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 15645 times:

If anyone wants a large airport with high resolution, TPA would be a good choice. It just got new imagery with very high resolution:


Josh



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User currently offlineAA388 From Puerto Rico, joined Sep 2007, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 15627 times:

36 inch wide and 83.5 long.

-max p.s thank you



Flown on A319, A320, A321, A330-200, A340-300, 737-3,5,7,8, 747-400, 757-2,3, 767-300, 777-200
User currently offlineUmfolozi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (6 years 12 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 15385 times:

Quoting Jogales (Reply 13):
If anyone wants a large airport with high resolution, TPA would be a good choice.

And TPA it is! The airport has an excellent resolution. (Thanks Jogales!) AA388, your airport is now ready for download. I hope you like it, I really tried my best.

This is what your display mat will look like:



There are 24 mats in total, all numbered in sequence. Arrange them in the order as shown here. Do not set your printer to "poster printing", as mentioned in one of my earlier posts. The mat will then print way too large, more like scale 1:200. Keep it one mat per page, but try to set your printer to print using the maximum printable area per sheet (minimizing margins). I have printed one sheet as a test, and it really looks good. It was quite difficult to get the scale right and I would say that this mat is more suitable for 1:500 scale models, but I've tried it with some my 1:400 models and it still looks OK.



And here are the mats to download:



User currently offlineAA388 From Puerto Rico, joined Sep 2007, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 12 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 15336 times:

Thank you. I will post pics after i get a chance to set it up. Now i need to find where to park my 777-300ER 777-200ER and A340-600.


-max



Flown on A319, A320, A321, A330-200, A340-300, 737-3,5,7,8, 747-400, 757-2,3, 767-300, 777-200
User currently offlineUmfolozi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (6 years 12 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 15260 times:

I have added additional mats for you to park your planes. Use the same sequence as mentioned above. This will form the 5th row.



[Edited 2007-09-25 23:53:12]

User currently offlinePC12Fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2444 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (6 years 12 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 15240 times:

Umfolozi,

I predict you will be one of the most popular A.net members in 3....2....1....

Very cool and nicely done!



Just when I think you've said the stupidest thing ever, you keep talkin'!
User currently offlineAA388 From Puerto Rico, joined Sep 2007, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 12 months 1 day ago) and read 15159 times:

Will it still fit on my table? I hope to try this out this weekend.

-max



Flown on A319, A320, A321, A330-200, A340-300, 737-3,5,7,8, 747-400, 757-2,3, 767-300, 777-200
User currently offlinePITops From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1442 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (6 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 15079 times:

I'd love to do one of PIT. We have a huge airfield though. Would take an entire room to do 1:400 scale.


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