A series of videos have been created to assist users of all skill levels with using Earth Volumetric Studio, EnterVol and our legacy products EVS-Pro & MVS.  Please note that all videos are best viewed at 1080p resolution.

All of the Earth Volumetric Studio training videos use data and applications that are included in the Studio Projects installer on C Tech’s Downloads page.
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Earth Volumetric Studio Training Series

Earth Volumetric Studio Training Series:

Overview of Earth Volumetric Studio:

In this overview of Earth Volumetric Studio, we review its environment and key features, especially those features which are new as compared with our legacy products EVS Pro and MVS. This video is recommended for everyone, but especially those who have previously used EVS Pro or MVS. The Overview: Part Two below is better for anyone wanting to get an overview of the software’s capabilities.

Studio Overview: Part Two:

This video introduces the Studio Sample Projects and shows 14 of these projects to provide a brief introduction to the broad range of capabilities in Earth Volumetric Studio. This video is highly recommended for anyone using our software or considering purchasing it.

Datamaps in Earth Volumetric Studio:

This video demonstrates the process of modifying the symbology or datamap that correlates data values to colors in Earth Volumetric Studio. This video is highly recommended for anyone using our software.


This video series includes optional graded quizzes to provide feedback on your understanding of these tutorials.

2D Kriging and DrillGuide : Part One:

This video introduces two-dimensional kriging using the krig_2d module and introduces C Tech’s DrillGuide technology for analytically guided site assessment. This video covers additional topics including: determining adequate grid resolution; Geostatitical Confidence and Uncertainty; and indicators of well characterized sites. This video is highly recommended for anyone working with analytical data.

2D Kriging and DrillGuide : Part Two:

This video further demonstrates C Tech’s DrillGuide technology for analytically guided site assessment. This video covers additional topics including: using the isolines module; Geostatitical Confidence and Uncertainty; and indicators of well characterized sites. This video is highly recommended for anyone working with analytical data.

The video series above uses data and applications that can be found in the “DrillGuide(TM) and 2D Kriging” folder under Studio Projects


This video series includes optional graded quizzes to provide feedback on your understanding of these tutorials.

Geology Fundamentals: PGF Files and make_geo_hierarchy: Part One:

This video discusses the PGF file format which is used to import boring logs and lithology, and demonstrates the use of the make_geo_hierarchy module to develop site stratigraphy on a relatively simple site.

Geology Fundamentals: PGF Files and make_geo_hierarchy: Part Two:

This video uses the make_geo_hierarchy module to develop site stratigraphy on a complex site having dipping strata and lenses. It is recommended for all users who may need to work with more complex stratigraphic geology.

Geology Fundamentals: PGF Files and make_geo_hierarchy: Part Three:

This video uses the make_geo_hierarchy module to develop site stratigraphy on a more complex site having highly variable and ambiguous material ordering. It is recommended for all users who may need to work with more complex stratigraphic geology.

The video series above uses data and applications that can be found in the “Lithologic Geologic Modeling” folder under Studio Projects


Stratigraphic Geology Part One: GEO Files & krig_3d_geology:

This video introduces krig_3d_geology and some of its basic properties. We use geologic_surfaces to view the stratigraphic horizons defined by a .GEO file and we examine coloring the surfaces by Elevation, Layer Thickness and Geologic Layer. Finally we explode both the .GEO borings and surfaces and save the application. It is recommended for all users.

Stratigraphic Geology: Part Two: Volumetric Models with 3d_geology_map:

This video builds a true volumetric model and discusses why all layers extend over the entire grid even if they are pinched. We then show how to remove the pinched out portions of the layers using plume or plume_shell. It is recommended for all users.

Stratigraphic Geology: Part Three: Interpolation Methods and Thickness Space:

This video investigates the variety of estimation methods available in krig_3d_geology as well as the “Estimate in Thickness Space” option and “Pinch Factor” parameter and their impact on models. It is recommended for all users.

Stratigraphic Geology: Part Four:Horizon Ranking:

In the final video of this series, we investigate the horizon_ranking module which provides powerful control to override normal hierarchy for models with intersecting geologic horizons. This is a more advanced topic and is recommended for geologists and experienced users.

The video series above uses data that can be found in the “Lithologic Geologic Modeling” folder and the applications which are created in this series have been saved in the “Stratigraphic Geology” folder under Studio Projects’s “Studio Training Applications” folder.


3D Kriging: Part One: krig_3d and gridding limitations:

This video introduces krig_3d, some of its basic properties and discusses the limitations of its flat-topped rectilinear gridding in anticipation of Part Two of this series. It is recommended for all users.

3D Kriging: Part Two: krig_3d & krig_3d_geology:

This video demonstrates how easy it is to incorporate krig_3d_geology when doing 3D kriging so that your grid is conformal to site topography and/or includes site stratigraphy. It is recommended for all users.

3D Kriging: Part Three: intersection, area_cut & volumetrics:

This video introduces draw_lines and triangulate_polygons to create a user-defined area, which we then use area_cut and intersection to subset the model to show the region inside or outside of that area. Finally, we explore volumetrics and its important settings to ensure that volume and mass analysis is performed correctly. It is recommended for all users.

The video series above uses data that can be found in the “Railyard Facility Complex Python Scripting” folder and the applications which are created in this series have been saved in the “3D Kriging” folder under Studio Projects’s “Studio Training Applications” folder.


This video series includes optional graded quizzes to provide feedback on your understanding of these tutorials.

Lithologic Geology: Indicator Kriging of PGF Files: Part One:

This video introduces the indicator_kriging module to develop site wide 3D models of Lithology using only boring log data in PGF format. These techniques work regardless of site complexity, ambiguous material ordering, or other vagaries that might make stratigraphic modeling impractical or impossible. It is recommended for all users who may need to work with non-sedimentary and/or complex geology.

Lithologic Geology: Visualization Techniques: Part Two:

This video demonstrates using Group Containers and introduces the slice and cut modules. It is recommended for all users.

Lithologic Geology: Visualization Techniques: Part Three:

This video introduces the thin_fence and fence_cut modules. It is recommended for all users.

The video series above uses data and applications that can be found in the “Lithologic Geologic Modeling” folder under Studio Projects


Advanced Gridding Concepts: krig_3d_geology: Finite Difference: Part One:

This video introduces krig_3d_geology’s Finite Difference Gridding option which provides a very flexible means to create a rotated rectangular 2D grid with complex cell size distributions. This video covers it basic functionality and is recommended for all users.

Advanced Gridding Concepts: area_cut & polyline_spline: Part Two:

This video continues Part One to add area_cut, polyline_spline and triangulate_polygons in order to create a grid that is confined to a region which closely conforms to the concave hull of a riverine dataset. It is recommended for advanced users and those needing more control over the areal extents of their models.

The video series above uses data that can be found in the “Anisotropic Variography Study” folder and the applications which are created in this series have been saved in the “Advanced Gridding Concepts” folder under Studio Projects’s “Studio Training Applications” folder.


3D Publishing to 3D PDFs in Earth Volumetric Studio:

This video demonstrates the basic procedures for 3D Publishing to 3D PDFs in Earth Volumetric Studio using C Tech’s 3D PDF Converter (sold separately). We begin with a one of the Studio Projects applications and discuss the limitation of 3D Publishing as well as required modifications and step-by-step procedures for creating 3D PDFs. Many of the concepts are relevant to publishing to Sketchfab and these are discussed in this video.

The PDF file created in this video may be downloaded in a zip archive here

The video series above uses data and applications that can be found in the “Railyard Facility Complex Python Scripting” folder under Studio Projects


Animation in Earth Volumetric Studio:

This video demonstrates the basic procedure for creating animations in Earth Volumetric Studio. We begin with a beginner application and make some simple modifications to it before learning the step-by-step procedures for creating a high-quality AVI which is included (3 times) at the end of the video.

The video series above uses data and applications that can be found in the “Total HC at a Painting Facility” folder under Studio Projects


This video series includes optional graded quizzes to provide feedback on your understanding of these tutorials.

Working with Dense Data: Part One:

This video shows two different ways of working with dense and/or oversampled data such as MIP, to display the results in a way that is both efficient and easy to understand. The node_computation module is introduced as well as Python Scripting in Studio. These concepts are essential for anyone working with large datasets, especially data that is (near) continuously sampled such as Direct Push Subsurface Sampling using MIP.

Working with Dense Data: Part Two:

This video demonstrates the use of the Data Reduction Tool in Studio, which optimizes data files that are oversampled and have redundant data such as MIP. This optimization is essential if the data is to be used for 3D modeling, as we show in the next video in this series. These concepts are essential for anyone working with (near) continuously sampled data such as Direct Push Subsurface Sampling using MIP.

Working with Dense Data: Part Three:

This video demonstrates techniques for optimizing 3D model creation (kriging) of dense and oversampled data that has been processed with the Data Reduction Tool in Studio. These concepts are essential for anyone working with (near) continuously sampled data such as Direct Push Subsurface Sampling using MIP.

The video series above uses data and applications that can be found in the “Dense and Oversampled Data” folder under Studio Projects

EnterVol Training Series

EnterVol Training Series:

 

EnterVol Tools: Raster to Volume:

EnterVol Tool’s Raster to Volume tool is used to create a closed multi-patch between two rasters of different extents and resolutions.  We also show EnterVol Tool’s Axis and Direction Indicator tools

EnterVol with EVS Models:

How to use C Tech’s EVS and MVS models with EnterVol for ArcGIS in ArcScene. Covers most EnterVol subsetting tools such as plume, slice, cut, fence and using 2D flattened fences in ArcMap

EnterVol GeoStats:

Building an Analyte Estimate model using C Tech’s EnterVol GeoStats extension for ArcGIS Desktop 10.1 Covers 2D and 3D gridding, importing data from Excel, creating models using Analyte Kriging

Stratigraphic Models in EnterVol Geology:

Building a Stratigraphic Geologic Model using C Tech’s EnterVol Geology extension for ArcGIS Desktop 10.1 Covers 2D and advanced 3D gridding, reading EVS data files, creating stratigraphic models, combining visualization techniques

Lithologic Models in EnterVol Geology:

Building a Geologic Model directly from Lithology data in C Tech’s EnterVol Geology extension for ArcGIS Desktop 10.1

EVS & MVS Training Series

EVS & MVS Training Series:

Displaying Continuous Data

Alternative ways to display continuous borings or CPT data such as MIP using C Tech’s MVS Plotting data as lines beside individual borings

Projecting Water Tables to 2D Cross Sections

Demonstrating the methodology for projecting water table elevations onto 2D cross-sections

Determining Post surf_cut Layer Thickness

The process for determining the true thickness of a geologic layer following the use of the MVS surf_cut module to cut away a portion of the layer. This is applicable to water tables, excavations, etc.

3D Fence Diagrams Projected to 2D (Part 1)

Creating 3D fences and projected them to a 2D cross-section based on their path

3D Fence Diagrams Projected to 2D in (Part 2 ArcMap)

Exporting the projected 2D fences (created above) for use in ArcMap

Time Domain Animation of Surface Data

The preparation of data and EVS-MVS applications to perform animation of time domain surface data such as water tables and ground subsidence

Load & Save EVS Fields

Using the Load_EVS_Field and Save_EVS_Field modules. Why these modules are extremely important as a time-saving tool and to archive any project results, especially those involving government reporting and litigation.

Using Make_Geo_Hierarchy in EVS

How to use the EVS Make_Geo_Hierarchy module to convert lithology (3D boring logs) into 3D stratigraphic models. EnterVol users can run EVS-PRO or MVS in Demo mode but still read their own PGF files to build .GEO and/or .GMF files for creating stratigraphic models in EnterVol Geology.

Creating Arrays of Slices

How to create arrays of slices vs. using multiple slice modules, each of which creates only a single slice. We’ll demonstrate a method to create any number of parallel slices perpendicular to the x and/or y axes.

Volume Rendering with Array of Slices

The array of slices Tip and Trick is enhanced using the merge_fields and adjust_transparency modules to create a volume rendering effect that is compatible with all types of EVS and MVS grids.