ANTIC Software Presents:
THE HUMAN DESIGN DISK
by Richard Berry
copyright 1987 Richard Berry
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HUMAN DESIGN Copyright 1987 Richard Berry
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PLEASE NOTE THAT, ALTHOUGH UNPROTECTED, THIS DISK IS PRODUCED IN AN
EXPANDED 80 TRACK FORMAT (TWISTER). IT CAN'T BE COPIED WITH THE STANDARD
TOS DISK COPIER. IF YOU ARE COPYING ALL THE FILES TO ANOTHER SINGLE-SIDED
DISK, IT MUST BE FORMATED WITH TWISTER OR ANY OTHER EXPANDED FORMAT
PROGRAM THAT PROVIDES 400K. Of course, you can simply drag the folders
and files onto the disk(s) individually if you don't have an expanded
format program or a double sided drive. See your ST manual if you are not
familiar with this process. If you are working with one disk drive this
can be a tedious procedure requiring many disk swaps, it would be far
easier to format a disk in the expanded format. Or buy a fast sector
copier, like Pro-Copy, from Proco Products (800) 843-1223. (Twister is
available on CompuServe's 16-bit Atari forum and in the STart back issue
library (Spring, 1987)).
FILE CONVERSION FOR USE WITH CAD-3D 1.0
CAD .3D/.3D2 CONVERSION PROGRAM
All of the object files on this disk are in the new CAD-3D 2.0 file
format. If you are using CAD-3D 1.0 you will need to convert these files
back to the older file format with the CONV3D.PRG program included on your
This program is very easy to use:
1. Place the program on a blank formatted disk along with the files that
you wish to convert. Make sure that there is plenty of space on the disk.
The original files are not deleted, and the .3D files that are created are
a little larger than the .3D2s. Your disk should be less than half full
(about 40%) when you start.
2. Double-Click on CONV3D.PRG
3. Double-Click on the filename of the .3D2 file you wish to convert. A
new file with the same filename, and a .3D extender, will be written to
4. The program will alert you when the conversion is complete. You may
then choose to continue (click on MORE), or exit (click EXIT) back to the
NOTES ON MEMORY CONSTRAINTS
For those who own the old CAD-3D 1.0 and a 1/2 Meg machine, certain
compromises will be apparent in loadable file sizes and/or maximum size of
object lists, faces and vertice counts.
For those with CAD-3D 2.0 and 1 Meg machines, it will be necessary to
disable all desk accessories (including CAD-3D accessories) in order to
make enough room for a whole skeletal model to load into CAD at once. The
eaisiest method is to change the filename extenders (i.e. CYBSMASH.ACC --
to -- CYBSMASH.ACX), then re-boot. This does not mean that you can't
animate an entire skeletal model on screen at once, as you'll see below.
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Example motion control scripts are included on this disk that do animate
the entire skeleton using the CYBER CONTROL animation language (Available
from ANTIC Software/The Catalog).
The two full skeletal models -- male and female -- have been split
into three files each. This makes it possible to load parts of the
skeletal models into CAD-3D 1.0/half-Meg systems or 2.0 when desk
accessories are installed.
Two detailed unjoined models of the human hand are included in seperate
files for the same reasons.
Included on the disk, are two highly simplified models of the human
skeleton (WATCHGUY.3D2 and WATCHGAL.3D2). These, together with the files,
MANJOINT.3D2 and several files with a "CTL" filename extender, are
included to facilitate animation. Darrel Anderson has developed a special
system that takes advantage of the hierarchical motion control supported
by CYBER CONTROL.
The ".CTL" files contain clearly-commented code that describe the very
special techniques required to animate this highly complex model.
However, it will be necessary to read the CYBER CONTROL documentation and
go through the set of tutorials first before jumping into creating your
own animations of this complexity.
COMMENTS FROM THE DESIGNER
Some of the things I imagine doing with these models fall roughly
into two categories (with a good measure of overlap): the artistic,
perhaps the most obvious of the two, and the engineering/scientific.
Artistically, with these scaleable, moveable models, one should be
able to create virtually any angled camera perspective for figure work and
composition. Add this to the fact that these models can be saved as
picture files, and then loaded into DEGAS ELITE, NEO or SPECTRUM 512, the
skeleton armatures should gussy up nicely. One can traipse into CAD-3D's
animation and voila! Videos! Fantastique! ETC.!
On the tech side, human parameters design (or, human factors) seems
an obvious choice for fooling around with the models in CAD-designed
spaces -- before committing to construction of those spaces!, (i.e.,
cockpits, boat cabins, consoles, etc.).
Serious fiddling and improving on the models could lead to some solid
exploration in prosthetic design.
It should be mentioned here that while in art it's obvious from the
getgo that the models are to be modified (for aesthetic purposes; possibly
structural for sculpture), it should be just as true here; a podiatrist
may want to get right on those feet, that I designed only generally, and
realize them more fully; not in a paint program but in CAD-3D. In other
words, altering and redesigning is as an appropriate and wonderful use of
the models as animation or anything else -- THIS IS A 3D ACCESSORY DISK;
SMACK THE THINGS INTO DIFFERENT STUFF! [Editors note: How about houses
with arms that open the doors for you?]
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To help on this score, Darrel Anderson's advanced modeling tips,
published in the manual for CAD-3D 2.0, make the impossible, possible; his
"FUTURE DESIGN" disk is poetry in CAD.
I've also included a bibliography of some good anatomy texts.
I should like to acknowledge, with sincere gratitude, the long
suffering Gary Yost for his unrecriminative patient persistence. Tom
Hudson for the brilliance of his inventions. My wife, Sheila Berry, for
liking me anyway. And finally this thing's dedicated to Darrel Anderson
for getting me into and out of trouble... A lot.
- Richard Berry
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BRIDGEMAN'S REALLY GOT THE MECHANISM SHTICK DOWN - WELL WORTH IT.
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OH, THOSE GERMANS THINK THEY EVERYTHING.