Several creation modes for generating a 3D vegetation scene are currently available throughout this user interface.
Select the option and click on GENERATE THE SCENE.
This option enables to generate a vegetation scene by loading an inventory file which contains only vegetation objects known in the EUROFORESTFUELS database. The inventory file describes each vegetation object throughout its “ID” in the EUROFORESTFUELS database, and location. This option requires a connection with the remote database since species, height and crown dimensions are read for each fuel in the database before generating the scene. The inventory file contains also a line describing the dimensions of the terrain. Using this option to generate a vegetation scene will make possible the creation of export files necessary to run the fire propagation model.
As example, an inventory file “dataBaseFile_fc.scene” is available in the given CAPSIS archive and precisely in the “capsis4_fireparadox\data\fireparadox” directory. The file describes 48 trees.
A detailed inventory file can be loaded: it describes each vegetation object in details throughout its species, crown dimensions and location. It doesn’t require an access to the EUROFORESTFUELS database because it doesn’t contain vegetation object “ID” of the database.
This sub option is planned when user doesn’t need to run an export of the vegetation scene to be able to run the fire behaviour model. It enables to display on the vegetation scene a wider range of vegetation objects than those stored in the EUROFORESTFUELS database.
As example, an inventory file “Lamanon_Mixed.scene” is available in the given CAPSIS archive and precisely in the “capsis4_fireparadox\data\fireparadox” directory. The file describes 48 trees.
This sub option is not available yet. It will be necessary when user will finally need to create an export of the vegetation scene to be able to run the fire behaviour model. As the inventory file doesn’t contain vegetation object “ID” of the EUROFORESTFUELS database, the loading procedure will match each vegetation object with the most similar object present in the database.
This option is not available yet. It will be useful to generate automatically a vegetation scene, given some indications describing its structure and composition (e.g. list of dominant species with specific heights and covers).
An empty scene can be generated by giving the dimensions of the terrain.
CAPSIS can save FIREPARADOX scene in a special format that can be re open later for further modifications.