Tips and Tricks

Volumetrics Study: Studio vs. MVS

Posted by on Jan 18, 2017 in Tips and Tricks, Training | Comments Off on Volumetrics Study: Studio vs. MVS

Prior to the formal release of Studio, we did a comprehensive volumetrics study because we were making significant changes to both volumetrics and subsetting (e.g. plume) modules in Studio.  In that study we looked at our new Studio algorithms compared with MVS as a function of grid resolution. We’ve always known that as you increase the resolution of your model, the accuracy improves and we always see volumetrics results approach an asymptotic “theoretical” value as the grid resolution is increased. Our new algorithms in...

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Modeling of Karst Geology with Caves

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 in Tips and Tricks | Comments Off on Modeling of Karst Geology with Caves

One of C Tech’s distributor’s in China asked us to explain how Earth Volumetric Studio could be used to model Caves. The most straightforward approach is to use indicator kriging (e.g. indicator_geology module) and treat the cave as as if it were another material in the site lithology.  The video below takes this approach.  You can also apply adaptive_indicator_kriging to stratigraphic geologic models.  In this way, if you have a site with stratigraphic geology, you can include a cave based on lithology data within the...

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3D Publishing to 3D PDFs in Earth Volumetric Studio

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in Training | Comments Off on 3D Publishing to 3D PDFs in Earth Volumetric Studio

We just put out a new video on 3D Publishing to 3D PDFs in Earth Volumetric Studio using C Tech’s 3D PDF Converter....

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Video on Cut-Fill Optimization in Studio using Python Minimization

Posted by on Dec 2, 2016 in Tips and Tricks | Comments Off on Video on Cut-Fill Optimization in Studio using Python Minimization

We have posted a new Tips & Trick on Cut-Fill Optimization in Studio which uses a Python script to quickly converge on the optimal elevation for an excavation surface so that the amount of fill needed exactly matches the amount of material that is cut. The video is here:  

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Full list of Recorded Online Classes now Available

Posted by on Oct 13, 2016 in Announcements, Training | Comments Off on Full list of Recorded Online Classes now Available

We have updated our Online and Recorded Classes page to reflect the full list of Recorded Online Classes which are now available for rent.  These are the meticulously edited video recordings of the online classes which were recently held and reflect the functionality of the current version of Earth Volumetric Studio.  The rental of each class includes the additional materials, data and/or applications which were generated during the class, and are provided by download. Introduction to Earth Volumetric Studio: 4 parts: 3 hours each Migration...

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New Training Videos: 3D Kriging and Advanced Gridding

Posted by on Sep 6, 2016 in Announcements, Training | Comments Off on New Training Videos: 3D Kriging and Advanced Gridding

We have just posted two new series of public training videos for Earth Volumetric Studio. The first series is on 3D Kriging in three parts: Part One focuses on krig_3d, some of its basic properties and discusses the limitations of its flat-topped rectilinear gridding in anticipation of Part Two. Part Two 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. Part Three introduces draw_lines and triangulate_polygons to create a...

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Stratigraphic Geology Training Video Series Posted

Posted by on Aug 24, 2016 in Announcements, Training | Comments Off on Stratigraphic Geology Training Video Series Posted

We have just posted a new series of four training videos on modeling Stratigraphic Geology.  The first three cover rather basic topics related to the creation of stratigraphic geologic models, but the fourth and final video in the series tackles the more complex horizon_ranking module and how to use it to control hierarchy when you have intersecting stratigraphic horizons. All four videos are available on the public Training Videos page.

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New Training Video: Animation in Earth Volumetric Studio

Posted by on Aug 22, 2016 in Announcements, Training | Comments Off on New Training Video: Animation in Earth Volumetric Studio

There is a new addition to the Earth Volumetric Studio Training Videos. The Animation in Earth Volumetric Studio video demonstrates the basic procedure for creating animations. 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.

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Displaying Continuous Data

Posted by on Apr 30, 2013 in Tips and Tricks | Comments Off on Displaying Continuous Data

This Tips and Tricks video covers alternative options for displaying continuous data in MVS using post_samples and field_math.  

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Projecting Water Tables to 2D Cross Sections

Posted by on Feb 6, 2013 in Tips and Tricks | Comments Off on Projecting Water Tables to 2D Cross Sections

This Tips and Tricks video covers the process for adding a water table surface to a 2D Cross Section. It covers how to properly project the water table surface onto a straightened thin_fence module. The applications created for this tip and trick may be downloaded here: thin-fence_water_table-to-2d_start.v thin-fence_water_table-to-2d_end.v

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