3DNature Tutorials Page


This page contains links to download different tutorials that users have created for VNS and WCS

To install the tutorials, you should unzip them to the root installation directory of your WCS/VNS program (C:\WCS by default on Windows)

General

Artificial Cartography Techniques in WCS and VNS

Author: Multiple Users
Program: WCS6/VNS2
Increasing contrast in Cartographic renders, artificially curved terrain to exaggerate perspective, selective feature exaggeration/enhancement.

Authoring Virtual Globes

Author: Chris Hanson
Program: WCS6/VNS2
Authoring Virtual Globes with 3D Nature's Tools

Combining Landsat Bands

Author: R Scott Cherba
Program: VNS2
How to combine Landsat photo bands into a single image

Foliage Creation

Author: Mindy Bieging
Program: WCS6/VNS2
Editing your own images for use as foliage objects.

German E-Learning Tutorial Introduction to VNS 2

Author: Bernhard Holfter
Program: VNS2
Bernhard Holfter Informationssysteme (BHI) is pleased to present the first e-Learning Tutorial on VNS2 in German.

Landscape Visualization

Author: Erik Crews
Program: VNS
Landscape Visualization for Natural Resource Management.

Photorealistic Visualization

Author: Brad Cownover
Program: WCS6/VNS2
Photoshop and Beyond

Real World Applications of VNS2

Author: C Hanson, G Huber
Program: VNS2
Presented at USDA Forest Service Eastern and Southern Region University

Tutorial Editing

Author: Adam Hauldren
Program: WCS6
Editing Tutorial Templates

Using a Fractal Depth Texture

Author: R Scott Cherba
Program: WCS6/VNS2
Using a Fractal Depth Texture to speed up rendering

VNS 2 Concepts, Methodologies & Workflow

Author: C Hanson
Program: VNS2
How is VNS 2 easy to use?


3D Objects

Planar Textures on 3D Objects and Walls

Author: Scott Cherba
Program: WCS6/VNS2
Placing planar textures on 3DOs and Walls

Texture Buildings with Walls

Author: Hans van der Maarel
Program: VNS2
This tutorial covers the steps necessary to texture wall objects in VNS using real-world photographs in order to create realistic-looking buildings.

Wraparound Wall Texture: Building Exterior

Author: Scott Cherba
Program: VNS2
Wrapping a single image around a Walls building

Xfrog and WCS6/VNS2

Author: Adam Hauldren
Program: WCS6/VNS2
Using Xfrog 3D tree models with leaves in WCS 6 and VNS 2.


Data

Advanced DEM Merging

Author: Frank Weed II
Program: VNS2
A tutorial covering some of the more advanced features of the DEM merger

DEM Painter

Author: Mike Mundy
Program: WCS6
DEM Painter Tutorial - altering a riverbed. Edited by Adam Hauldren

Getting and Using GIS Data

Author: Teri Smoot
Program: WCS6/VNS2
Getting and Using GIS Data

Importing SRTM Data

Author: R Scott Cherba
Program: VNS2
How to import and fill SRTM data with VNS2

Locating US DEM Data

Author: Frank Weed II
Program: WCS6/VNS2
Hints on Locating US DEM Data


Render Farming

Using SuperConductor with WCS and VNS

Author: Scott Cherba
Program: WCS6/VNS2
How to set up and use SuperConductor with WCS 6 and VNS 2


Post Processing

Compositing with Max

Author: Mike Mundy
Program: WCS6/VNS2
Composite your WCS 6 or VNS 2 landscapes with 3D Studio Max objects.

Using HDR images in WCS and VNS

Author: James Zack
Program: WCS6/VNS2
Outputting and Using HDR Images


Cartography

Methods for Showing Elevation

Author: Hans van der Maarel
Program: VNS2
Shaded relief for cartographic applications


Realism

Crepuscular Rays

Author: Scott Cherba
Program: WCS6/VNS2
Creating rays of sunlight through clouds

Texture Editing

Author: Adam Hauldren
Program: WCS6/VNS2
Using the 3D Nature Texture Editor


GIS

Render Scenarios Tutorial

Author: Katy Appleton
Program: VNS2
This tutorial uses a basic (made up!) dataset to introduce the concept of Render Scenarios, constructing a "before" and "after" image pair.

Visualizing Fire Mitigation

Author: Chris Hanson
Program: VNS2
Visualization of Fire Mitigation Prescriptions with VNS2

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