The HuMAnS Toolbox

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use the HuMAnS toolbox freely?
The HuMAnS toolbox is free software, under the terms of the GNU General Public License. If you are interested in having access to the toolbox with another license, please contact us. The toolbox relies also on other software, mostly Scilab which is itself free software as well (have a look at their web page for a complete statement of their license).
Is it compatible with Matlab?
Not in its present form. Scilab is not very different from Matlab, though.
Which computers does it work on?
It should work on all Windows, MacOS X and Linux computers.
What do I need to compile the HuMAnS toolbox?
The HuMAnS toolbox comes precompiled for Windows. On other platforms, or for compiling new models, the compilers you can use are:
  • gcc for Linux and MacOS X,
  • Visual.Net for Windows.
How to read the VRML File?
See the h-anim presentation made by Laurence Boissieux. On Linux, Octaga is easier to install and to use than ExaminerViewer.
How to put VRML animation in PowerPoint presentations?

  • Install the Cortona browser for Internet Explorer from the ParallelGraphics web site at:;
  • Open your PowerPoint presentation;
  • From the Main Menu, select "Tools" and "Customize";
  • In the Customize Toolbox, check "Control Toolbox" if you don't already have it in your toolbar;
  • Select the "More Controls" icon (hammer and wrench icon) from the toolbar, then select the "ParallelGraphics Cortona Control" and then create a rectangle at the place in which you want to put the VRML animation. A black rectangle appears;
  • Right click on that black rectangle and then select "Properties". Go to the "Scene" parameter in the properties window and enter the name of the VRML scene to be rendered;
  • Set the Diaporama Mode. You should see the VRML animation.

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