Model Builder Visual Tutorials

The following tutorials are excerpts from:


Creating a Basic Model in MBV

Tutorial can be found in section 9.0 Creating a Basic Model in MBV.

This will walk the user through creating a basic MBV model, demonstrating how to use the most common objects in MBV. The model will be built in 4 blocks, or tutorials, which will build upon each other by adding new components and illustrating new concepts and tools.

  1. The first tutorial will focus on the wave object and three different control objects used to control and modify the input fields of the wave object.
  2. The second tutorial will focus on the Vox object.
  3. The third tutorial will focus on play sounds using the PSound255 object.
  4. The fourth tutorial will focus on the mixer object and how to use channel handles to internally route the audio generated from the previous three tutorials to the mixer object.

This document references three .wav sound files:

This document also references two MBV models:



ICD Tool Tutorial

Tutorial can be found in section 8.4 MBV ICD Tool (with Tutorial).

The Interface Control Definition (ICD) tool allows a host computer and an MBV model to share information via ethernet UDP packets by labeling and standardizing the information contained in the UDP packet. In other words, the ICD tool defines the XML packet layout. When creating an ICD, the user creates the packets that makeup the ICD and the members that makeup the packets.



Creating a Radio Model

Tutorial can be found in section 10.0 Creating a Radio Model in MBV.

The two radio and two operator tutorial presented here is intended to show the user how a simple communications model is constructed. It will demonstrate the basic principles and main components upon which more complex communications models are developed.



Advanced Radio Modeling

Tutorial can be found in section 12.0 The Radio Object.

Radio Models (also referred to as Comms Models) are the largest, most complex, and most used models in MBV. This lesson contains several specifically-focused radio tutorials to demonstrate some of the properties of real radios and MBV simulated radios. It will also focus on the components most often used in comms models and the radio environment.

This document references two MBV models:



Model Conversion Tutorial

Tutorial can be found in section 11.0 Converting a 2-operator 2-radio model to an 8-operator 4-radio model

This model tutorial builds on the previous Radio Tutorial, and shows the user how to convert the 2-operator, 2-radio MBV model to an 8-operator, 4-radio model.

This document references two MBV models: