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
. 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
itself free software as well (have a look at their web page
for a complete statement of
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
What do I need to compile the HuMAnS
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
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.