Visualization for Professionals
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Civil Engineering Experts the world over have chosen WCS and VNS as their tools for visualizing dams, mines, golf courses, neighborhoods and other large construction projects before they are built. You can envision before and after scenes to demonstrate how a project will be portrayed before construction even starts. You are now able to create posters, illustrations and animations with powerful photorealism and GIS accuracy.
- Take the chore out of visualization with VNS 2’s process improvements and
tools. Streamline data flow, reduce file conversion, automate data integration
and eliminate redundant changes and updates.
- Use the intuitive
and flexible Import Wizard to assimilate your terrain data from over twenty
supported formats. Crop, shift, scale, adjust and tile during import. Import
contour lines or control points from site plan DXF files and quickly grid
regularized terrain meshes straight from the Import Wizard. Bring it Together
VNS natively understands over 30 different projections including arbitrary
local survey systems. Mix and match data in different projections and datums
with ease, VNS will ensure your site data lines up properly with commercial
- Import road centerlines, structure footprints, excavation
and fill perimeters. Attach one of many pre-made Terraffector components to
immediately realize dirt or paved roads, complete with texturing, striping,
shoulders, ditches, even weeds growing on the margins. Create your own custom
Terraffectors specifying the exact desired cross-section profile, texturing
and vegetation. Specify allowed cut and fill slopes and distances, as well
as materials and appearance.
- Build dams, earthworks and berms, dig mines,
quarries, pits, canals, lakes and terraced road cuts. Level building sites
and developments, move mountains, split the Earth.Turn on Realtime Terraffector
Preview and see the results of your changes immediately as you work, without
- VNS includes hundreds of specimens of different
types of vegetation, ready for planting across the landscape. Use Foliage
Effects to plant individual trees in known locations (defined within VNS or
imported from site plans). Quickly fill entire areas with plants or trees
using Vector-Bounded Ecosystems. Environments and Rules of Nature cover large
less-critical outlying areas with a realistic distribution of vegetation using
Natural Intelligence to place trees and plants the way nature might. Supplied
pre-made Environments capture many typical landcover archetypes found worldwide.
- Drop in buildings, bridges, dams, and other models,
complete with realistic texturing. Add vehicles, signs, structures, even people
and animals. Quickly set up basic paths for moving objects. Automatically
conform rows of utility poles or fence posts to march over hills, and snake
around curves. Align large numbers of buildings to automatically face adjacent
roads. Add random variations in size, orientation or shape to organic objects
to create realistic variations from one design.
- Choose a Viewpoint
interactively, moving the virtual camera around with the mouse. Or, copy from
an imported position or path with the Path/Vector Transfer tool. Fly down
a road centerline. Recreate the view from a GPS-surveyed location. Explore
known and unknown vantages. View from overhead, person height or out the window
of a proposed structure.
- A visualization is more than just
grading and building. Add water bodies like lakes and streams. Make the visualization
sing with realistic clouds: puffy, thick, thin, light, dark or colorful. Add
fog, mists and distant haze.
- There’s never just
one option, and frequently it falls to visualization to depict the multitude
of potential courses of action. Encompassing the numerous variations, ensuring
they all stay current to common changes and updating them all when the base
data is updated could be a herculean task. Scenarios in VNS coordinate the
task of orchestrating multiple variations of a theme within a single easily
managed project file. Scenarios can dynamically show or remove elements from
a visualization for a particular rendering. Keep the common elements together
as you add or remove proposed modifications, roads and structures, relocate
alterations and redesign proposals, change the lighting and make long-term
alterations to the landscape.
- Communicate the proposal
by choosing the most expressive medium for the project. Create still images
of critical vantage points, large posters contrasting alternatives, animated
presentations of before and after, fly-throughs, fly-overs and drive-by movies.
Interact with panoramic renderings showing every angle from one or more viewpoints.
Depict the same proposal, summer and winter, morning and evening, before and
after. Produce everything from a single unified project!
- Add extra defining information to rendered output with Post Processing. The
Text and Graphic Overlay features can add the professional finishing touch
to every visualization. Add a company logo graphic in one corner of the output.
Overlay a copyright notice, or mark not-for-release images as such. The Dynamic
Text Overlay feature can put updated constantly changing information about
current camera/observer position right onto the animation as a heads-up-display
of position, elevation, heading/bearing and more. VNS can automatically annotate
each image with the Project name, Camera name and Job/Options name, allowing
easy identification of which proposal, variation and viewpoint the image represents.
- Creating high resolution posters and detailed animations
on a production schedule can tax the computing abilities of the fastest computers.
Stay ahead of deadlines by harnessing the power of all your computers with
the SuperConductor render farm controller and license-free Render Engine capability
included with every VNS. Buy one license of VNS, get the ability to render
on many networked clients overnight or on weekends when they’re idle. Deliver
more, in less time.
- VNS 2 has many tools to save you time.
When you’ve made something useful, chances are you’ll use it again. Minimize
redundant work by saving reusable Components for use in future projects. Open
the graphical Component Gallery and browse categories and subcategories of
ready-to-use models, vegetation, skies and clouds, everything you need to
create compellng visualizations in less time than ever before.
- Design your scene and then export it using Scene Express
for interactive realtime exploration.
Visual Nature Studio and World Construction Set satisfy the needs of Civil Engineers at two different levels. Visual Nature Studio gives you greater power, precision and flexibility plus some extra features that WCS doesn't have. World Construction Set is great for concept development where scientific and geographic accuracy are of lesser importance. Both programs give you the ultimate in artistic expression and photo-realism.. If you would like to learn more about the differences between WCS and VNS visit our Product Comparison Page.
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