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Katya Kean (Stray Kat)
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Helping businesses get found through 3D models and Internet Marketing
Helping businesses get found through 3D models and Internet Marketing

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Once I've done the work I'm "supposed to do" for a project, I like to make some extra creative versions as a way of looking at the project from a new angle and staying interested.
I was making a logo for an electrician recently, and I dutifully designed multiple professional-looking logo options, which he liked, but it turns out the one he loved was the "superhero" one I made just for fun to put on t-shirts for his 2 preschool-age boys.
When I need to boost creativity, I ask myself what I would make if I wasn't getting paid for the job, and the client wasn't worried about money either. Those results are usually bolder and more memorable.
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I was disappointed in Google Earth before, but now I'm just irritated and baffled. I just found out that they aren't accepting user-generated models any more.
I hope that another company picks up the torch. The potential for monetization is there, as much as Second Life or Sims or any virtual-reality platform, multiplied by the money made in Google Maps marketing.
GE's decision to abandon layers and ground-level quality just baffles me.

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Just started yesterday. Progress shot on latest 3D SketchUp model. I love it when my clients give me blueprints so that I don't have to guestimate proportions or use Match Photo.
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"If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I’ve had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it."

~ Michael Jordan
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I've been asked to become a personal/project assistant by a fantastic author.  I'd like that, but I also really like information visualization, which has been a constant theme in my life- from drawing as a kid, to an obsession with graphs and maps, to previous work in graphic design, and then lately with 3D modeling.  Being a personal assistant would be satisfying to my person-helping side, but I really see my future as being in information visualization.
So... does anyone know someone who might need a personal/project assistant for information visualization development?  That would pretty much be ideal. =)
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Every second, a new 2MB .sst file is created in my Google Earth Local App folder. EVERY SECOND.  I already just deleted 30,000 files, but they're growing quickly.
Is there a way to stop or prevent this?  I just uninstalled Google Earth, yet it's still replicating.  I'll try rebooting.  Is there like a digital pesticide or something for this?  It feels like an infestation!  The files have doubled in 10 minutes, they're up to 700 .sst files, now.

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Oh now this is cool.  Not only can I host a webpage on Drive, but Drive will display a Google Earth iframe.  With my client's 3D models not longer visible on the new Google maps, I made this for him last night.  Some of my models didn't make the last acceptance cutoff, but it shows most of them.
It was a cool opportunity to take the code apart and put it together again.  Now I know which bits are essential and what they do!  This code is really, really stripped down.
Hey, Google Earth developers: Do you know how I can set the initial camera view so that it's looking south instead of north?
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Today, for the first time ever, I got hired for a SketchUp model which isn't meant to go on Google Earth!  This was particularly good timing. It all works out.
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