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Getting Started with VNS 3: Lakes & Streams
Part 6B. Adding Objects to the Database

1. Create a new project named YNP6. Check the Use Templates box and Add Template AddCloneComponent.gif.

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2. Select the Tutorials\YNP\YNP-Template project you created in the last section. Create & Save the new project.

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3. Answer No to the import data window. We'll import DEMs after we load the lake vector.

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4. Open the Database Editor and Load Database ComponentLoad.gif.

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5. Navigate to the database folder on the VNS 3 DVD and load Lake.db.

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6. Load Database ComponentLoad.gif again, this time for DEMs. Go to the Tutorials\YNP6 project folder and load the YNP-10m.AZ and YNP-10m.BJ elevation files.

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7. Make UTM 12 - NAD 27.1 the new Coordinate System default.

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8. Go to the Render Task Mode and expand the Cameras category. Rename the YNP6 Camera Main and the YNP6 Planimetric Camera Plan.

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9. Open the Main and Plan views and save the project. The views show the lake vector and 2 DEMs we loaded into the Database Editor.

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10. Clone the Plan Camera and name it Plan Default.

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11. Let's disable the foliage for faster rendering and better terrain visibility. Open the Plan popup menu and select Render Options > Land Cover > Other Foliage to disable Ecosystem foliage rendering.

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12. Zoom into the Plan view with 2 taps of the + key. Save the project and render a preview. All we have so far is terrain and Ecosystem Material color.

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