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Number of Open Amiga expansion slots with hard disk drive and 8MB Fast memory installed. 5 3 4 Allows user to start with low-cost A2O0O Amiga system and grow ali the way to 50Mhz 68030 performance without sacrificing anything. Y N H Brand name vendor with solid reputation. Y Y Y Fully implements 68030 Burst Mode up to 33Mhz. Y N N IMPACT and C5VP are trademarks ol Great Valley Products. Inc, Amrga, A2O0O and A3000 are registered trademarks ol Commoddre-Amiga. Inc. UNIX rsa registered trademark ol AT&T, Inc. GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS INC. New Address: 600 Clark Ave., King of Prussia, PA 19406 For more information, or for nearest dealer, call today. Dealer inquiries welcome. CHIEF CONCERNS Commodore has changed. The market has changed. And the Amiga has changed. What a difference a year makes! When I joined Amiga World 12 months ago, 1 rediscovered a great machine and jumped into a floundering market. Commodore s technology was still largely superior, but was on the verge of staleness. With Apple, IBM, and other overpriced computer makers on the move, the situation seemed a bit desperate. My, how things have changed. Commodore has changed. The market has changed. And the Amiga has changed. Those who have followed the tribulations of Commodore’s upper management probably gave Harry Copperman no more than six months in the hot seat before someone pulled the plug. But this Commodore prez has made wholesale changes to the Commodore executive team and the company’s attitude. Even were Copperman to depart, his team and vision would still be very much in place. Based on what he has done so far, I’d say his job is plenty secure. But let’s face it. The Amiga stili has not set the world on fire. In fact, the overall market is still dangerously lethargic. What has changed is that for the first time since its launch, the machine is positioned for real growth. And for the very first time ever, the market is ready for a machine like the Amiga. Here’s why. Without losing sight of the crazy, energetic user base that made the Amiga successful, Commodore is lunging at the fertile corporate market. It is doing this primarily in two ways. For one, the Amiga with Unix is a workstation. It is just less costly than most. For another, the Amiga is a perfect multimedia creation system with either AmigaVision or a number of authoring programs. Now J haven’t exactly done empirical research, but 1 know a lot of you still tfiink that Commodore is staffed with a hunch of lame-brained, lazy, good-for- nothing, unsavory and undistinguished employees, .And the reason for this opinion is that they have yet to solve your specific problem. You didn’t get your call answered. You didn't see the TV ads. Your system crashed. Believe me, I feel for you. But you are missing the point. These guys inherited a list of problems a mile long. They can only address a quarter-mile at a time, and have only solved a hundred yards’ z worth. For those with problems still existing, this is not a big deal. But for the overall market, it is very big indeed. The Amiga has also made several technologic leaps in the last few months. CDTV, the A3000, AmigaVision, and the the Video Toaster (probably shipping as I write) all tilt the playing field in our favor. Each of these products can create new markets and new applications. The biggest difference is that the market has changed. People never cared before about the wild stuff that we do on Amigas. But with the big boys putting millions into their latest buzzword, multi- media, we’re getting great free P.R. So why let up now? The amazing thing about this market is that we have the power to make changes. That is because people are now interested in what we do. The Editor in Chief of Computer- world recently told me (complained, actually) that lie was getting five letters a day from Amiga users.

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Amiga World Vol 06 09 1990 Sep

Document sans nom Walt Disney Goes Amiga! 3 Essential Tips For Better Animation Finish With A Flourish! 12 Top Utilities Plus! I» Design Better Palettes i» 7 Education Programs ? 2.0’s New ColorFonts ? Tips on Scripts September 1990
U. S.A. $ 3.95 Canada $ 4.50 UK £2.50 An IDG Communications Publication How Does New ProWrite 3.0 Differ From Other Amiga Word Processors? You Begin Lb Get The Picture.
- I. W*- IyoW me :% j trademark o» Nrv. Horizons Software, Inc. Amiga j rrpstrfril trademark of C ommoOorr-Amifii Iik Beneath Its Elegant Design Lies A Word Processing Powerhouse. Ease into the solid comfort of the ProWrite environment. Zip in your text and briskly format with intuitive menu and ruler controls. Now slip into high gear using the power of keyboard commands. Deftly cut, copy and paste on the fly, knowing the formidable l X),0()()-word spelling checker is checking as you type, and the vast thesaurus is standing by with over 300.000 cross references to fine-tune your ideas. Graceful multiple columns are at your fingertips with choice of snaking or parallel text flow. If you’re really into performance. You can tackle tedious tasks with the touch of an F-kcy using macros. For you power users, the AREXX port awaits you. And ProWrite’s print merge feature eagerly churns out those form letters. So Intuitive, So Responsive, You’ve Got To Experience It To Believe It. "Your thoughts pour effortlessly onto the screen, then just as fluidlv out to your printer, virtually unaware of anything between you and the printed page. (After all.
• Prims printer-resident for® with any variety of Pica. Elite, Condensed. And Wide fonts at the same time
• Prints on any Preferences - hased printer
• True U hat you see is wtiai you get" display
• Multiple fonts, size, sides, and colors
• Adjustable defaults for all program settings
• C xnprehensiw keyboard equivalents
• Select .VII command for document-wide changes ¦ Cio to any page on command
• I'vT-definable dictionary
• I p to ten documents can he open ui once ¦ Undo and Kedo commands
• Adjustable page sizes
• Print sidmp or across paper perforation Print documents back to-fmnt, separate odd-even, or collated
• lane spacing in single, one and oik- half, and double
• Print to PostScript using optional PostScript module
• Adjust printer dot density
• Adjustable top, bottom, left, right. And binding margins
• Reduce or enlarge documents in one percent increments ¦ Adjust line sparing in oik- point increments
• Automatic space beft>re and or alter paragraphs
• Automatic word look up ¦ Automatic page numbering with choice of foe different formats
• Sort paragraphs from A to 7, or 7. To A
• Character, word, sentence, line, paragraph. Picture, and page counts
• Sri different due formais jjmI tvto different time formats ¦ Computes average word and sentence length and readability grade level
• bisen current date- and time either as freed text or as an updating marker Spelling checker with 103,000 word dictionary SpdJ check all at once or as vuu hpe Multiple columns with snaking nr parallel lexi flow Thesaurus with over 300.000 cross references Prim merge Impc »n any ILF or I LAM pictures
* Wrap tot an Hind pictures FI • Multiple line headers and footers with Title Page optkhi Macros, when used with AREXX AREXX port I hphenate words uith soft hyphens
* hths with left, center. Right, nr decimal alignment
* Defineable decimal tab alignment character Prims Color nr black and white printer-resident fonts and pictures at the same time Features vvlrat gootl art* all those features if they’re a distraction to use?) Liven your swiftest typing can t outrun it Wrap your text around a graphic and you're ready for the home stretch. Now it's time to print and you’ve got control over your printer’s dot density, aspect ratio, and paper size. And Fro Write can print your printer- resident fonts with graphics in Pica, Elite, Condensed, and Wide all on the same page. With FroWrite’s flexibility, you can smooth out any rough spots no matter what kind of printer you have. With all these performance features and more. FroWrite stands in a class by itself as your power performer. And best of all, it stands on the shelf now at your favorite store. Rhe Gold Disk Office The Only Productivity Software You Will Ever Need If the business of running your business is slowing you down, step into the Gold Disk Office. We’ve got what you need! The Gold Disk Office will turn your Amiga personal computer into a fully integrated, easy to use, and highly productive office. It’s a single software package that gives you five business packages-word processing, database management, desktop publishing, spreadsheet calculation, and business graphics VI • e ItW C*14 9i»k l»c.
- £? A n i I [51 ft t ? O Office Page - Integrate text & graphics to create stunning ads. Brochures, newsletters, and more.
• Easy to use interface with full set of page layout tools
• Full typographical control
• AGFA Compugraphic outline fonts for high resolution output on any printer
• Compatible with IFF graphics. Professional Draw clips and most Amiga word processors.
• On line support for Office Write Office Calc - The complete business spreadsheet.
• Intelligent recalculation for higher speeds
• Spreadsheet sizes of 32,000 rows by 32,(KK) columns
• Comprehensive Arexx support for sophisticated spreadsheet "programming"
• Over 100 statistical, financial, & math functions
• Multiple worksheets & views
• On line support to Office Write for adding notes to any cell. Office Graph - Ensure the impact of your spreadsheets and business presentations
• High-resolution. Multi-color, two- and three- dimensional charts and graphs,
• Compatible with Office Calc spreadsheets
• Graphs can be saved as standard IFF format pictures or structured clips for use in Office Page. Office Write - The high performance, lightning fast word processor.
• Fast and smooth text editing
• 90.(XX) word spell checker
• Auto index & mail merge
• Call directly from within Office Calc or Office Page. Office File - The easy-to use flat file database
• Ultra fast son and index
• Up to 32,767 records per file
• Up to 256 fields per record
• 254 characters per field
• Full featured report and form generator. The Gold Disk Office takes full advantage of Amiga multitasking, Arexx, and compatible data formats to allow you unprecedented levels of integration. Add notes to your spreadsheets with Office Write word processing, combine text and graphics using Office Page, and merge customer lists in Office File with letters created in Office Write. The possibilities are endless when you step into the Gold Disk Office, the only productivity software you will ever need. The Gold Disk Office retails for $ 295.00 GOLD DISK hadic la cams lalrat. Ver homin ca vertua mirroscopia don liiri-pii .ci staVunl cr commitas faliibe der ishtu last con vcra ! Cara soxi ver datum noir Communatedei! Lorito in noque storitur plantatis er satis. "Quo somnrineder haU ab solo verquinque nodis'? Son aegis hodie Iti amis latrat. 1*1*11 V**rl» Ixj.f ILHtUI Vr.rl.luJ*. I IflTJ.'lI KlU s} nr Attention Amiga Artists, Designers, Video Producers and Desktop Publishers! You can now create with a little more flourish using Gold Disk's new selection of outline fonts. This series of fonts, called Gold Disk Type, consists of four separate custom packs of three specially selected fonts designed to suit a specific application. Based on AGFA Compugraphic outlines, these fonts are stored as objects, rather than bitmaps. This means that they can be scaled to any point size without the jaggies. Each package comes with a special utility that lets you create Amiga fonts from the outlines - at any size! Great for applications such as video titling, graphics, animations, etc. The outlines may also be used in Professional Page, PageSetter II, or Professional Draw for true WYSIWYG and hi-res output. Publisher Series Garamond Antiqua Futura Book II Antique Olive Designer Series CG Bodoni Book Microstyie Extended SpalA cdotnui Decorative Series Cooper Black Video Series Futura II Bold Clarendon fan Catufil Each pack retails for $ 59.95 and is available at your local Amiga dealer. Or, call 1-800-GOLD DSK. Discover New Creative Opportunities With Gold Disk Type ReadySoft's acclaimed Macintosh® emulator just got better! The critics raved when A-Max was released ReadySol 30WertheimC RichrooodH Canada.I Tel: ' N-T FEATURES AW EXCLUSIVE! Walt Disney Meets THE Amiga By Gene Brawn... 18 Step aboard this exclusive guided tour of Disney’s new Animation Studio a program that may prove a magic kingdom of animation possibilities for the .Amiga. Motion in the Mind’s Eye By Brian Williams .., . 24 Neat software tricks alone won't make you a first-rate Amiga animator as this three-point tutorial on mastering basic animation principles will demonstrate. “That Ain’t All, Folks!” 30 By Michael Hanish The job is far from over once you’ve created your basic animation. This roundup of specialized utilities will show you how to add those finishing touches that mark polished, professional work. ARTICLES 38 Color Roulette By Gene Brawn ... Don’t rely on guesswork when it comes to choosing colors. Play a smart “color wheel” and you’ll better the odds of designing an effective palette. Command Performance 44 By Loren Lovhaug You can assemble a chestful of useful tools free by learning how to create customized scripts from standard Amiga DOS Cll commands. COLUMNS 6 Chief Concerns By Doug Bamey ... “The Times They Are A-Changing” is the tune the editor croons on his first anniversary at AW. Accent on Graphics 54 By Joel Hagen ... Don your “mask,” break out the “decoder” ring, and discover how cracking the secret of multiplex images can help you on your next animation mission. 36 POINTERS By Betty Clay ..... Here’s some hands-on advice to programmers on how to make effective use of the new 2.0 ColorFonts. DEPARTMENTS Repartee .....8 Better read than unsaid. Headliners . 10 Starting this month, there's a new look (and name) to the News column with more in-depth, timely coverage of events. What s New? ... 102 Amiga new products in all sizes, shapes, and categories. Hors d’oeuvres . 105 More hints and tips from AW readers. Help Key .. 106 Lou’s at the hot corner with a new glove this month to field lough questions on the new 2.0 Workbench and the A3000. Last Licks . 112 What’s on this page is always off the wall.
* The characters on the cover and in the article “Walt Disney Meets the Amiga” are copyright ® The Walt Disney Co. And are used with its permission. REVIEWS Pro Motion (Aegis o**o ..12 Over-the-counter relief for the pain of creating motion files in VideoScape 3D. For Kids Only .. 13 A fish-bowlful of education programs for small folks to fry. DlGlMATE III (Mindware InCl) 77 Animation capability for Oigi-Pairu 3. EZ-GRADE (Integral Software) .80 Could be teacher’s pet material. The Art Department iasdg) .... 84 24-bit color image processing. BGRAPHICS (Brown-Wagh) ...88 A dedicated business-graphics program. PRO WRITE 3.0 (New Horizons) 92 An even better version of the popular graphics-based word processor. Back Talk ..98 No punches pulled on AW reviews. GAMES CRIB Notes By Peter Olafson .60 Just dial “O” if you need help mastering the techniques of Amiga gamesmanship, 668 Attack Sub (Electronic Arts) 60 Super-realistic submarine simulator with great graphics and sound. The Legend of William Tell (Electronic Zoo) 60 A “quivering” arcade adventure. Future Wars (interplay Productions) ....62 A graphic adventure with a French twist. SPACE ROGUE (Origin Systems) 63 Space-Hight simulator role-playing combo. Leisure Suit Larry III (Sierra On-Line) .64 Larry’s back and Patti’s got him (maybe). Rings of Medusa (Starbyte Star Games) 65 Slay the Gorgon to regain the kingdom. Active Circuits Delivers Advanced Imaging Solutions A powerful image conversion and 24-bit imaging system which is | both flexible and expandable. It gives the capability to convert between multiple image formats and output to high-quality, full-color video and digital film for animation and multimedia presentations. Turns the Amiga® into a professional imaging workstation. Supports the following image formats: Amiga IFF. Caligari™ (Rendition™), CompuServe GIF™, Digi-View™ RGB, Macintosh® MacPaint & PICT2 bitmaps, PC Paintbrush™, Sculpt™ (Raw RGB), Sun Rasterfile™, TIFF. Truevision1 Targa®, Turbo Silver® RGBN RGB8 Suggested Retail Price: $ 199.95 (Requires Amiga with 1 megabyte memory. Not copy protected Arexx compatible.) An ImageLink expansion module which allows direct control of Truevision Targa and Vista frame buffers for true-color video output. Compatible with Microlllusions Transport Controller for 24-bit color frame-by-frame animation recording to industrial professional VTR's. Suggested Retail Price: $ 299.95 (Requires ImageLink and Amiga XT or AT Bridgeboard.) * t-
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* * Cffii CineLin k An ImageLink expansion module which can output directly to high resolution (4000 line. 24-bit) film using digital film recorders from Lasergraphics and Presentation Technologies. Create 35mm slides and prints, Polaroid prints and transparencies, 4x5 and 8x10 film transparencies, and 16 and 35mm motion picture film for your next full-length animated feature. Exposure times as fast as 90 seconds. Suggested Retail Price: $ 299.95 (Requires Film Recorder. ImageLink and compatible SCSI controller. A Row compatible. I CM The perfect complement for your Amiga image processing workstation. The latest in optical storage technology from SONY removes all practical limits on disk storage by providing up to 650 megabytes of storage on a secure, removable disk cartridge. Comes with complete driver support, utilities, diagnostics, cables and I piece of media. Suggested Retail Price: $ 4995.00 (Requires compatible SCSI controller. Additional media $ 250.00. Speeds as high as 355K per second read. 255K sccond write. DiskSpccd benchmarks available on request. One year warranty included.) Professional Features Offering Outstanding Flexibility For more information or your nearest Active Circuits Dealer, call today. Tel: (201) 974-1616 Fax: 201) 974 1672 Brand and peoduct names am trademarks of their respects companies. Stephen Robbins, Vice President Group Publisher Douglas Barney, Editor-In-Chief Daniel Sullivan, Executive Editor Swain Pratt, Managing Editor Linda J. Barrett, Acquisitions Editor Barbara Gefvert Tyson, Review Editor JAN JACKSON, New Products Editor LOUIS R, Wallace, Senior Editor, Technology Special Products Manager Tim Walsh, Technical Editor John Wolfskill, Senior Writer, Technology Mare.Anne Jarvela, Special Products Coordinator Gene Brawn, Bill Gatchings, David T, McClellan, Mark L. Van Name, Contributing Editors Howard G. HapP, Art Director Laura Johnson, .dssis an* Art Director Ann Dillon, Designer ALANA KORDA, Production Supervisor KENNETH RLAKEMAN, National Advertising Sales Manager Michael McGoldrick, Sales Representative Barbara Hoy, Sales Representative Heather Paquette, Associate Sales Representative, InfoMarket Sales, I-800-441-4403, 603-924-9471 Meredith Bickford, Advertising Coordinator GlORGIO SaLUTI, Associate Publisher, West Coast Sales 1-415-363-5230 2421 Broadway, Suite 200 Redwood City, CA 94063 Wendie Haines MarRO, Marketing Manager LAURA Livingston, Marketing Coordinator Margot L. Swanson, Advertising Assistant LlSA LaFleur, Business and Operations Administrator Mary McCole, Customer Service Representative Publisher's Assistant SUSAN M. Hans haw. Circulation Director PAM WILDER. Assistant Circulation Manager 1-800-365-1364 LYNN LAGASSE, Manufacturing Manager Roger J. Murphy, President Dennis S, Christensen, Vice President of Manufacturing Operations JEFFREY D. DeTray, Director of Technology Research DOREEN Means, Systems Coordinator Debra A. Davies, Typographer Linda Ruth, Single Copy Sales Director DEBBIE Walsh, Newsstand Promotion Manager WILLIAM M. Boyer, Director of Credit Sates & Collections A miga World (ISSN 0883-2390) is an independent journal not connected with Commodore Business Machines. Inc. Amiga World is published monthly by IDG Communications Peterborough. Inc.. 80 Elm St.. rtrtcrborough. NH 03458. U.S. subscription rate is $ 29.97. one year; $ 46.00. two years; $ 64.0(1. three years. Canada S38.97 (U.S. funds), one year only. Mexico $ 38.97, Foreign Surface $ 49.97, Foreign Airmail $ 84.97 (prepayment is required on Foreign Surface and Airmail subscriptions in U.S. funds drawn on U.S. bank). .411 rates are one-year only. Second-class postage paid at ft*terborough. NH. And at additional mailing offices. Phone: 603-924-9471 Entire contents copyright 1990 by IDG Communications ftrterborough. Inc. No part of this publication may beprinted or otherwise reproduced without written permission from the publisher. Postmaster Send address changes to AmigaWorld. Subscription Services, 1*0 Box 58804, Boulder. CO 80322-8804. Nationally distributed by Kable News Co. AmigaiVorld makes every effort to assure die accuracy of ankles, listings and circuits published in the magazine. AmignH'orld assumes no responsibility for damages due to errors or omissions. IMPACT A3001 UPGRADE KIT Now Available with 50Mhz 68030Acceleration Create the fastest Amiga in the World with an A2000 and our A3001 Kit Up to 8MB of 32-Bit Wide DRAM Hard Disk Drive Interface Optional 68030 Boot EPROMS (UNIX ", etc.) Autoboot EPROMS for Hard Disk 40MB, BOMB or 200MB Hard Disk Drive 32-Bit 68030 Bus Interlace 68030 CPU with 28,33 or 50Mltz Oscillator 68882 FPU running at 28,33 or 50MHz Choose the IMPACT '' A3001 Upgra Kit from GVP to put the speed and power of leading-edge technology into your Amiga ’1. Enhance your productivity and c more powerful results when you choose these key features: create
• Factory installed 68030 CPU running at 28 Mhz, 33 Mhz or 50 Mhz.
• Factory installed 68882 Floating Point Processor running at 28, 33 or 50 Mhz.
• 4 or 8MB of 32-bit wide high performance DRAM.
• Built-in Autobooting High Performance Hard Disk Controller with data transfer rates well over 700KB sec.
• High performance 40MB, 80MB or 200MB hard disk drive with an average read access time of less than 15ms (19ms on write) and 64KB read- ahead cache. If you already own a hard disk, this item can be optional. All A2000 Expansion Slots Free!
• Asynchronous design allowing the 68030 to run ASYNCRONOUS to the rest of the A2000 improving GENLOCK compatibility.
• ZERO SLOT SOLUTION! With the A3001 Configuration along with the bundled 40Q or 80Q Hard Disk Drive ALL A2000 EXPANSION SLOTS ARE LEFT FREE FOR FUTURE UNLIMITED EXPANSION!
- m v •>-%1 ' ' ' V. 1 * ¦. S • X r; iTvV1; ¦: '¦ i: • 5. ¦ Qi * • A; V* i L>v Vt - • : m vC you compare, the choice ; unbeatable for price am A3001 Upgrade Kit Installed COMPARE: A2000 + GVP A3001 CBM A2500 30 CBM A3000,M 68030 CPU Y Y Y Maximum CPU Clock Speed available & shipping Today. 50Mhz 25Mhz 25Mhz Factory installed 68882 Floating Point Processor Clock Speed. 28-50Mhz 25Mhz 25Mhz Hard Disk Controller on 68030 Processor Board. Y N Y Number of Open Amiga expansion slots with hard disk drive and 8MB Fast memory installed. 5 3 4 Allows user to start with low-cost A2O0O Amiga system and grow ali the way to 50Mhz 68030 performance without sacrificing anything. Y N H Brand name vendor with solid reputation. Y Y Y Fully implements 68030 Burst Mode up to 33Mhz. Y N N IMPACT and C5VP are trademarks ol Great Valley Products. Inc, Amrga, A2O0O and A3000 are registered trademarks ol Commoddre-Amiga. Inc. UNIX rsa registered trademark ol AT&T, Inc. GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS INC. New Address: 600 Clark Ave., King of Prussia, PA 19406 For more information, or for nearest dealer, call today. Dealer inquiries welcome. CHIEF CONCERNS Commodore has changed. The market has changed. And the Amiga has changed. What a difference a year makes! When I joined Amiga World 12 months ago, 1 rediscovered a great machine and jumped into a floundering market. Commodore s technology was still largely superior, but was on the verge of staleness. With Apple, IBM, and other overpriced computer makers on the move, the situation seemed a bit desperate. My, how things have changed. Commodore has changed. The market has changed. And the Amiga has changed. Those who have followed the tribulations of Commodore’s upper management probably gave Harry Copperman no more than six months in the hot seat before someone pulled the plug. But this Commodore prez has made wholesale changes to the Commodore executive team and the company’s attitude. Even were Copperman to depart, his team and vision would still be very much in place. Based on what he has done so far, I’d say his job is plenty secure. But let’s face it. The Amiga stili has not set the world on fire. In fact, the overall market is still dangerously lethargic. What has changed is that for the first time since its launch, the machine is positioned for real growth. And for the very first time ever, the market is ready for a machine like the Amiga. Here’s why. Without losing sight of the crazy, energetic user base that made the Amiga successful, Commodore is lunging at the fertile corporate market. It is doing this primarily in two ways. For one, the Amiga with Unix is a workstation. It is just less costly than most. For another, the Amiga is a perfect multimedia creation system with either AmigaVision or a number of authoring programs. Now J haven’t exactly done empirical research, but 1 know a lot of you still tfiink that Commodore is staffed with a hunch of lame-brained, lazy, good-for- nothing, unsavory and undistinguished employees, .And the reason for this opinion is that they have yet to solve your specific problem. You didn’t get your call answered. You didn't see the TV ads. Your system crashed. Believe me, I feel for you. But you are missing the point. These guys inherited a list of problems a mile long. They can only address a quarter-mile at a time, and have only solved a hundred yards’ z worth. For those with problems still existing, this is not a big deal. But for the overall market, it is very big indeed. The Amiga has also made several technologic leaps in the last few months. CDTV, the A3000, AmigaVision, and the the Video Toaster (probably shipping as I write) all tilt the playing field in our favor. Each of these products can create new markets and new applications. The biggest difference is that the market has changed. People never cared before about the wild stuff that we do on Amigas. But with the big boys putting millions into their latest buzzword, multi- media, we’re getting great free P.R. So why let up now? The amazing thing about this market is that we have the power to make changes. That is because people are now interested in what we do. The Editor in Chief of Computer- world recently told me (complained, actually) that lie was getting five letters a day from Amiga users. “Could you please stop it?” he politely asked. Hey. It’s not up to me. If Amiga owners want to seek coverage from the major publications, I can’t stop them. I hope those who publish other Amiga magazines will also enlist their readers in this battle. If this whole thing were hopeless, I’d stop beating this tired old drum. But we are making headway. Your letters are helping get the Amiga noticed. Byte magazine ran a cover story on the Amiga because users bombarded them with letters and phone calls seeking .Amiga coverage. Businessweek had a glowingly positive story about the A3000. Why? Maybe because you let them know they blew it when the)' gave the Amiga short shrift in a multimedia piece. Everyone else is coming around, albeit a bit more slowly. Well, maybe we should pick up the pace. If Harry Copperman can have a five-point plan, so can we. Here’s what you can do:
1. Write and call key publications.
2. Write and call Mike Halvorson at the ADA (612-566-0221), Tell him specifically what you can do, and do it.
3. Show someone the Amiga.
4. Go to local non-Amiga computer dealers and ask to see an Amiga. Tell them you heard it was a great machine.
5. Do all of the above repeatedly. On a more somber note: Esteemed Amiga author, programmer, and all- around terrific guy Robert A. (Rob) Peck recently passed away. Those who knew Rob would describe him as a genuinely nice and brilliant individual. Rob’s .Amiga experience goes back to the original Los Gatos development team. His author’s credits include our own Amiga Companion and the Programmer's Guide to the Amiga that’s published by Sybex, as well as the Amiga ROM Kernel Manual. He also wrote a handbook, numerous articles, and a monthly column for Amiga Resource magazine. To his wife, Andrea, we extend our warmest sympathy. ¦ GVP Announces a GVP’s New FaaastROM SCSI driver and installation software is also available as an upgrade kit for GVP’s original IMPACT SCSI controllers, for ONLY $ 49.95. Offers major performance increase over previous GVP AUTOBOOT EPROMs. GVP Custom VSU Chip New Series II48M8 Removable media hard disk drive. GVP now also offers the NEXT GENERATION removable media hard disk drive which offers increased capacity (48MB formatted) and major technological advances in cartridge air flow filtering design and robustness. Call for details. Up to 8MB of FAST RAM Expansion left Standardize Dealers Circle 145 on Reader Service Card on Reader Service Card REPARTEE Comments, complaints, and concerns from Amiga World readers. Bravo for Baby Your special report on the Commodore “Baby” (CDTV) came to me as a breath of fresh air (see "Million Dollar Baby" July, ’90, p. 19). I grew up with Commodore and have owned nothing else, but had started to fear that Commodore was being left behind regarding CD-ROM technology. John McElroy Haines Cityt FL The new CD-ROM-based .Amiga makes this great computer the multi hvpermedia platform of choice for those of us refusing to spend the thousands that big red and big blue want to make us pay. The A3500 [the release of which is still speculative ed.]t coupled with a 20+ MIPS 68040, will make a network server with staggering potential. I have just seen, however, an impressive commercial for what appeared to be a powerful multimedia platform. It puts the Amiga ads to shame, with stunning graphics that are almost indistinguishable from television pictures. The platform being promoted is a PS 2 with Intel’s VDI board, which retails for $ 20,000 and up (although the commercial does not state the price). If I did not know that the PS 2 line is mostly hot air as to multimedia (most people probably do not realize this), this ad would have convinced me, and I’d have gone with IBM. Even with a great arsenal of hardware and software, we are naive to think that the Amiga can succeed without similar promotion. Come on Commodore, let’s hit the big guys where it counts, with attention-getting ads placed in the right channels. Noam Ben-Ami Skokie, IL Soft Where? I was drawn to the Amiga for its potential. .After five years, however, this potential has not materialized. Yes, the graphics, sound, and video applications are good, but where are the mainstream applications like dBASE, Lotus, WordPerfect
5. 0. And Aldus? I have waited a long time to upgrade my A1000, and am impressed by the A3000. After much debate and sleeplessness, however, 1 decided to buy an IBM 386 25-MHz compatible because its software is more reliable, functional, and feature-laden than the Amiga’s. It is not the fault of Commodore that I am retreating to IBM, but of developers who release programs that are buggy or fall short in terms of features or value. Barry Kucher Briarwood, NY On-Line Turn Offs Shame on General Electric for placing a picture of an Apple in the company’s ad for the on-line service, Genie! Diehard Amiga fans are really turned off by this! David B. Conrow Franklin, IN It’s about time Amiga users have the same benefits provided to MS-DOS and Mac users. I am talking about the on-line service of Prodigy'. I urge readers to write Prodigy (2465 Black Rock Tpke., Fairfield, CT 06430) or call (800 776-3449) and request the service. The only way the Amiga will become accepted is if users let manufacturers know we want their products. Companies cannot ignore thousands of potential users. Lewis Kemper Alameda, CA Cover ’Toons In your June ’90 issue (p. 8), Helen Bambic-Workman complains about sexism on the cover of the 1990 Video and Animation Special Issue. I agree to an extent on that point, but her bashing of the “comic book” cover seems more a dislike for cartoons than anything else. Magazine covers are designed to attract attention, and cartoons, with their bright colors and ability to communicate quickly and clearly, do the job beautifully. As much as some computer people hate to admit it, cartoons are a hallmark of animation. Overall, I support the cover and hope to see more like it, preferably done with Amiga graphics. Eric Schwartz Kettering, OH Think Ink The issue of slide imaging using the Pantone Matching System baffles many (see "On Targa" July, '90, p. 95). The sole purpose of the PMS is to enable printing pressmen to duplicate the colors specified by graphic designers. Thus, PMS colors have significance only for those who intend to print their projects in ink at a commercial print shop. Print professionals are increasingly confronted with amateurish attempts to create color originals for reproduction. Artwork from thermal printers that must be converted to the primary printing colors, or 23-color PMS PostScript files that require extensive alteration to be run by the printer, are denigrating a beneficial technology. Do not be duped. Any software that enables you to create “custom" colors bv blending pigment primaries supports PMS. You need only a PMS reference guide to accomplish this.
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3. Dvideo 111 DpliotoLab (Electronic Arts) Top-selling productivity software, 2nd quarter, '90. Stats: Go AMIGA! Inc, CHICAGO, IL Amiga entertainment newrs pervaded this year’s summer Consumer Electronics Show (June 2-5). CBM stock rose, as did a flurry of excitement on the show floor, in response to the introduction of the new CD-based Amiga: code name ’Baby.” (See “Million Dollar Baby,” July '90, p, 18 for our special report on Commodore's new technology.) Dubbed CDTV, Commodore’s multimedia prodigy drew oohs from attendees and groans from would-be competitors. .And that's not all. The Amiga is now clearly the second most popular platform for computer games; only the MS-DOS formal prevails, and then only marginally. In fact, many companies admitted to using Amigas for game development and then porting to MS-DOS. This trend makes for a myriad of new .Amiga games, with PowerMonger Major Players X Comdex ATLANTA, GA Spring Comdex '90 rolled into steaming Atlanta June 3-6, but came up a few bricks short of a full load. Notable absentees included Apple, IBM, Lotus, Microsoft, and, most importantly. Commodore. The folks from West Chester were sorely missed by legions of fans hoping to get a glimpse of CDTV, which had its debut the same weekend in Chicago. There was, however, a sprinkling of .Amigas on the show floor, including an A3000 in the Texas Instruments booth, running the unreleased University of Lowell graphics card. The demo included Unix-interface X Windows running over a photo-realistic image. TI sources tell of a fall '90 shipping date for this long-awaited high-res device. Doug Barney (from Electronic Arts and Bullfrog, developers of Populous) among the most impressive. PowerMonger lets you play deity, but oilers more features and extensive control over the world's inhabitants. From Virgin Mastertronics comes a new title that adventure gamers are sure to love. Wonderland puts you in the role of .Alice as you explore that twisted world, solving puzzles and overcoming challenges. Excellent graphics and animation, multiple windows, and extensive maps promise to make this a great game. A graphic role- playing adventure called Lord Of The Rings, Vol, I (Interplay) is based on the Tolkien trilogy. It challenges you to guide Frodo, Sam, your choice of companions, and the One Ring through a series of mini adventures and explorations in Middle Earth. Lou Wallace Amigas in the Alps BASEL, SWITZ. Sellweizer Mus- termesse Convention Center was packed with exhibitors and attendees eager to see the new A3000 at the Amiga ’90 show, The May event featured a special A3000- launch animation, and highlights from the floor included Intelligent Memory's Color Box video chroma kever for PAL systems. (An NTSC version is now being readied for the US.) Adept of France demonstrated Painter 3D, a 3-D animation program with an elegant interface, friendly object creation, and a motion-scripting module. NTSC versions are also coming. Meanwhile, the West German company Gigatron showed off a slew of accelerator and mem* ory-expansion hardware, including a 68020 internal 20-meg hard drive for the A500. Joel Tessler DevCon Goings-On “Baby” Delivered: CES Plays up Amiga .ATLANTA, GA This year’s Amiga Developer's Conference (June 27-
30) look place just as the A3000 began appearing on dealers' shelves. Appropriately, many of the technical seminars covered the A3000 and Zorro III bus. CBM engineers demonstrated a prototype 32MB A3000 RAM card, but stated that it is not an official product. (Such prototypes, however, often end up as retail units.) Some third-party hardware companies hinted that they will also have high-capacity RAM cards for the A3000; other rumored A3000 products include 68040 accelerators and custom video cards. At the well-attended Workbench
2. 0 seminars, programmers seemed intent on making their applications not only work under the new operating system, but also take advantage of its features. Other topics included networking and the Amiga Vision authoring system. CBM enticed developers toward multimedia (a major topic in seminars on both Ainiga- Vision and CDTV) and held closed- door meetings with certain companies on the subject. Lou Wallace Amigas Have Class LOS ALTOS, CA "Use cel animation to create a TV advertisement for a pizza-flavored toothpaste” That was just one assignment in a summer program Foothill College runs to introduce gifted teenagers to small-scale video production using 15 A2000s. The class is designed and taught by John Thomas Berry, author of “Inside the Amiga With C” (Howard W. Sams. '88). Nancy Berry, John's wife, directed the summer ’89 youth programs at Foothill, and, with instructor Juanita Croft, taught computing skills on the Amiga to kids from two job-training programs. Nancy found that challenging the students with graphics programs gave them a painless route to success and escalated selfesteem. She discovered classes growing as the term progressed, when passers-by became intrigued by the Amiga. Juanita used Flan IT, WordPerfect, and Pen Pal to hone the vital reading, writing, and math skills of the students. During the academic year, the Amigas play a part in desktop- video, publishing, graphics, and C-Ianguage courses for adults. Sue Albert AmiExpo takes “Hard” Hit C H1CAGO, IL Hard ware was the theme of this summer’s AmiExpo (June 29-July 1). Chicago welcomed West Germany's Kupke Computertechnik with its Golem Streamer (60-150MB), the Golem SCSI II 16-bit SCSI controller, and a hi-res video camera with RGB splitter and stand. NewTek occupied two huge booths, while Pulsar challenged attendees to run IBM software on an A500 equipped with its Power PC bridgeboard. Also in the Pulsar booth was CSA's Mega Midget Racer 68030 accelerator for the A500, A1000, and A2000, Black Belt Systems demonstrated HAM- J E, while Spirit announced an inexpensive genlock encoder. Supra pointed to a glass-encased 25MHz 68040 for the A3000. In the Digital Creations booth, a looping display of DCTV-created animations ran from an Interactive Video Systems hard drive at 25-30 frames per second. Across the way, 1CD challenged with a similar display. Networking systems popped up both on the show floor (at the DigiFex booth) and ofl (in Progressive's suite). On the softer side, Lake Forest Logic showed Macropaint, a Dynamic HiRes paint program, and announced that it is working with Pixar, the high-end graphics company, to bring the RenderMan solid modeler to the Amiga. Barbara Gefvert Tyson Introducing two new state of the art modems. Applied Engineering’s DataLink 2000™ and DataLink Express™, the most feature-packed 2400 baud modems available for the Amiga. Bring home a world of informa- tioairom up to the minute flight information to whole libraries of resource materials. Access countless bulletin board services. Even download free software and games. For Amiga 2000s, 2500s and 3000s, the DataLink 2000 (above, at right) is the internal board that plugs directly into one of the computer’s internal expansion slots. For ALL Amigas, the DataLink Express external modem (above, at left) plugs into the computer’s serial port. DataLink Express features a twelve lamp status light array and AE's exclusive “Line Engaged” indicator to show a shared phone line is in use. Send-fax is an inexpensive upgrade option for both DataLink modems. Actually fax text and graphics at 4800 baud directly from your Amiga screen without ever having to print a hard copy of the information. Program Send-fax to send any number of documents, at any time, to any fax machine. MNP-5 is another upgrade option that compresses data to increase transmission speeds up to 4800 baud, while automatically correcting errors. We include free communications software on disk with every DataLink modem. So there’s nothing more to buy. The software package includes file transfer capability, text capturing and phone directory. And both DataLink modems are fully compatible with Bell 103 and 212 protocols, as well as European protocol CCITT V.22 BIS,
V. 22 and V.21. They operate at varying transmission speeds from 300,1200 to 2400 baud. Both modems carry five year warranties, are fully Hayes AT compatible, compatible with A-Talk III, Baud Bandit and virtually all other Amiga communications software and have FCC certified designs. Both come complete with non-volatile memory, two modular phone jacks for data and voice calls, an on-board speaker and an extra- long cable, just in case your computer is across the room from your phone jack. Lots of freebies. We also throw in a nice collection of goodies a free subscription to the Genie network worth $ 29.95, $ 60 worth of free on-line time from NewsNet, a free $ 50 subscription to Official Airline Guide, a $ 20 discount package from Delphi and more DataLink 2000 ...------------------.$ 159. DataLink 2000 w MNP-5-------------$ 189. DataLink 2000 w MNP-5 & Send-fax-$ 228. DataLink Express --------------------$ 249. DataLink Express w MNP-5 $ 299- Datalink Express w MNP-5 & SendfaxJ$ 57& Order today! To order or for more information, call (214) 241-6060 today, 9 am to 11 pm, 7 days. Or send check or money order to Applied Engineering. MasterCard, VISA and C.O.D. welcome. Texas residents add 7% sales tax. Add $ 10 outside U.S.A. Dealer inquiries invited. Applied Engineering* The enhancement experts. A Division of AE Research Corporation
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P. O. Box 5100 Carrollton, TX 75011 USA ©19901 AE Research, Inc. All rights reserted Prices subject to change without notice. Brand and product names are registered trademarks of their respective holders. Pro Motion REVIEWS Escape from animation (trudgen By Harv Laser PUT ON YOUR helmet, grab your flashlight, and get ready to climb into the darkest recesses of your software library way back to that dust-filled corner where you put your cope of YidcoScapc 3D (Aegis Ox xi), alter deciding it was just too difficult to use. While some talented pros were not intimidated by having to figure out on graph paper how to fly a spaceship past a building in YideoScape. The rest of us wondered why the program could not make our powerful computers calculate object- and camera-motion paths. For us. Salvation has finally arrived. Its name is Pro Motion. Pro Motion is not an object editor, format converter, rendering program, or player. Its sole purpose is to give YideoScape 3D owners a powerful and extremely intuitive means to build simple or elaborate motion-seltings files. To say that the program accomplishes its mission well is an understatement. Pro Motion takes all the drudgerv out of creating motion files for YideoScape 3D. Its many helpful and original features will surprise and delight you. We Like Those Wide Open Spaces Pro Motion is a big program, with over 600K of code plus a couple of subdirectories of ancillary files, overlays, and libraries. An installation script copies the whole thing from the original disk, and although the manual does not list a hard drive as a requirement, 1 would not recommend using Pro Motion without one. Pro Motion also needs a lot of RAM. Because it operates only on an eight- color hi-res screen and can open multiple windows and informational displays, a few megs of RAM and a Super Agnus chip are a plus. Using Pro Motion's Sleep mode, you can multitask it with YideoScape 3D and 2.5 megs. What you see when you fire up Pro Motion is similar to the view you'd get of a movie studio's soundstage from a catwalk high above. (1-ilm-stuclio jargon is used throughout the program, so it helps to think like a director.) At first, you see just a grid-covered floor and a camera. You lake oil via menus for the props department (Pro Motion refers to YideoScape 31) object-geometry files as props), choose the things vou'll need for your animation, and place them on the stage. To speed things up, your props are represented bv simple round “bobs.’’ Bobs come in a dozen sizes, from a pinpoint to about half an inch, to simulate the relative sizes of your objects. A memo option lets you label these so you won’t forget which is which. 1 lie camera is represented by a small, red objec t in the shape of a movie camera. Pro Motion lets you place up to four light sources (the maximum number YideoScape can handle) anywhere in your scene at any height. Light props look different from object props, so there’s no confusion. Around the Block Once your props and lights are on the stage and you have determined how many frames ol animation you want, you can "block” paths for the props and the camera by drawing with your mouse. Paths are not limited to ground level; by invoking the Height window you can c hange altitude. You can also bank, pitch, and rotate the* camera or props in anv combination of directions, and as you do so. Pro Motion shows von exactly what is going on at each step, thereby allowing you to alter your course either as you go or after you finish. During or after blocking, von can stop for an Action display. This prompts Pro Motion to quickly make hundreds of very precise calculations, and then animate your object and camera bobs along their paths to give you a feel for the overall flow. You can even open some windows to gel an edge-on view of changing prop heights. Press a key during replay to save Snapshot files, and then put Pro Motion to sleep, flip to YicleoScape’s control window, load the snapshots, and render your scenes in 3-D (wireframe or shaded) to check object placement and movement, camera position, lens angles, lighting, and so on. When you are happy with everything, save a settings file, load it, and render your animation while still in YideoScape. Pro Motion recognizes YideoScape’s 99-keyframe limit and automatically saves settings files for long animations in sequentially numbered, 99-frame "reels." When one finishes rendering, just load in the next and carry on. If you want to get really fancy, try Pro Motion's special-elfects department. Turn on the wind machine, from a gentle breeze to a hurricane, play around with gravity, or magnetize your props to attract or repel each other. It’s Smart! Most programs that provide keyboard substitutes for menu items demand that you remember some arcane and proprietary sequence of Amiga. Alt, Ctrl, or Shift keys plus a number or letter. Pro Motion lets you use whichever key is most comfortable for you: Pressing AMIGA-S, ALI’-S, CTRL-S, SH1FT-S or just S brings up the Save requester. Every important and oft-used menu command has a key equivalent, and the mnemonics are logical and easy to remember. A keystroke buffer lets you queue up actions as fast as you can type the single-letter commands. Building on VideoScape’s conventions, Pro Motion provides very intelligent file- saving and -naming routines. You don't have to remember if a Filename should end with .MOT, .PMOT, .CAM, .SET or .PSET. To save a VideoScape Camera file, just type a name into the requester; Pro Motion adds the .CAM extension automatically. Pro Motion supports every file type that VideoScape 3D can load, plus all of the parameters those files can contain, and it builds and saves them quickly and correctly, A wonderful feature known as Phoenix anticipates a system crash (no matter which task causes it) and backs up current settings, making it simple to recover all your work. I wonder why more Amiga software doesn’t work this intelligently. What’s missing in Pro Motion? Not much. Despite the complexity of this software, the manual is fairly extensive and easy to understand, although one of the tutorials stopped abruptly midway through. .Also, some tutorial disk files are in directories different from what the manual states. A videotaped tutorial would be a plus. Pro Motion could stand to have a lew more features, such as a control for prop acceleration. .And how about the ability to save motion paths for use in programs such as Turbo Silver (Impulse) and Sculpt-Animate 4D (Byte by Byte)? Other than these nitpicks, I give Pro Motion a very high rating for its intelligence and power. If you’re a VideoScape 3D owner who was never comfortable with the idea of using graph paper and text editors to create object-motion paths, Pro Motion offers the complete solution to solid-model animation bliss. Pro Motion Aegis Oxxi PO Box 90309 Long Beach, CA 90809 213 427-1227 S 74,95 S 149.95 bundled with VideoScape 3D
1. 5 megabytes required. Seven Programs for Small Fry Mot a To to loss By Randall R. Greenwald SOMEWHERE OVER THE rainbow, skies are blue, and educational software developers have wed the powerful po- How to pilot a fighter. Plot its path from above the scene’s “stage.” tential of programmed learning and multimedia with the needs of the child, to produce stimulating, challenging, and fun packages. On this side of the rainbow, unfortunately, most software designed for children does not fare so well. ABZoo (MichTron), Barney Bear Goes to School (Free Spirit), One to One Match (Computer Sight), PETE (Superior Software), World Odyssey and Math Odyssey (Polyglot The Other Guys), and The Talking Animator 2.0 (JMH Software) all represent diverse approaches. Lions and Tigers and .. Imagine you are wading on some tropical shore, when suddenly, you see a xypho scurry into the water! How did you know it was a xypho? Why, when you were a child, you owned ABZoo! Animals, common and exotic, are the key used by ABZoo in its quest to teach the alphabet. The program guides children through three levels, at the most basic of which they are encouraged to ? R E V I i; w s choose letters randomly from the keyboard. As a reward, a picture of an animal corresponding to the letter chosen appears on screen. The second level presents an animal and requires the child to type from the keyboard the animal’s name as displayed on the screen. The third level is the same as the second, but the child must type the name from memory. In levels two and three, a picture of the animal materializes as the child types. There is one animal for every letter of the alphabet, which produces some interesting results (common animals like Cow for C, and strange animals like Narwhal for N and Ursus for U). MichTron has done a good job with graphics, and the screen fades are a nice touch, but, as so often occurs, the program is only slightly more appealing than reading- book worksheets. Children play it a few times to see the pictures, but no creative DUCK ?uc FastCard Plus ™ SCSI controller with RAM for the Amiga®2000 The ultimate SCSI hardcard for the Amiga. Now a hard drive and up to 8 Meg of RAM can be added to the A-2000 using no drive bays and only one expansion slot! Specifications:
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Each of The Animation Studio’s three modules represents a single step in the animation process. Using the earlier images for reference, without changing them. Whether drawing on paper or the computer, Disney-style animators strive at this stage for fluidity in the character’s movements. By sketching only the outlines of a figure, you can concentrate on poses and positions. Pencil Test, the heart of The Animation Studio, is the electronic equivalent of the traditional animator’s onion skin paper “pencil tests.” Because of the trans- lucence of onion skin, the artist can place a clean sheet of it over an already drawn frame (or cel) and reference that frame while drawing the next. As the animator continues to layer frame upon frame, the previous drawings get lighter. The same thing happens in Pencil lest: Draw a frame, advance to the next, and you will see up to three of the previous frames still on the screen. Now grayed, these images are not really part of the current display even though they remain visible. You can draw in the new cel. In The Animation Studio’s Exposure Sheet, you set the frame order and specify audio cues for synchronizing sound and action, replicating the traditional animator’s directions to the cameraman for assembling the animation and committing it to film Inking and painting the animator’s outline cels is traditionally the final step before sending the . . . And it looks like The Animation Studio will make it a perfect match. Mation to the camera. In the same fashion, you use The Animation Studio’s Ink & Paint module for adding the color and backgrounds to complete your animation. Then just sit back and enjoy. None of this is particularly new. After all, The Animation Studio is patterned after a medium that matured nearly 60 years ago. Even in the nascent computer world, most of The Animation Studio’s features are not unique. What makes it unique is that The Animation Studio is simple to use, is well thought out, has great documentation, and, most importantly, has Disney behind it. Be warned, however: Although easy to use. The Animation Studio will not draw your characters for j you. In a commercial animation studio, the lead animator is responsible for the design of a character but, normally, draws only a few key frames of the figure in crucial poses. Filling the spaces between the key frames is the job of the “tweener.” One of the longstanding goals of computer animation is to develop software that can replace the tweener. Harbor no illusions, The Animation Studio is not that magical program; you draw every single frame. This is in concert with the fluid Disney style, which depends on the artist's intuition and skill, rather than the computer’s cold calculations. Every mistake, and every success, is in your hands. If you are not an artist or are not willing to learn to draw, this software is not for you. If you are fascinated with traditional animation and are willing to invest some effort, however, you'll find no better program with which to make your dreams come true. Pencil Test: Not a Clone. .. Or a Paint Program The first thing you see when you fire up The Animation Studio is the gorgeous title screen. After a quick trip to the disk, the Pencil Test work space appears. If the interface looks familiar, it should. Much of this module is patterned after DeluxePaim III (Electronic Arts), from the toolbox design to the keyboard commands. The advantage of this approach is that the average D Paint user will put The Animation Studio through its paces almost instantly. Pencil Test, however, is not without its distinctive quirks. While it resembles Dpaint, Pencil Test is not a replacement for a dedicated paint program. The major difference is that Pencil Test uses only two of the Amiga's 4096 colors for drawing. If you try to import an ANIM with a larger palette into this module, the ANIM will load, but only after the software has converted it to two colors. This precludes using The Animation Studio for rotoscoping or manipulating complex digitized images, because most of the detail is lost in the translation. Although Pencil Test supports the most commonly used drawing tools, it lacks many others. Missing from the roster are airbrush, perspective control, antialiasing, polygons, built-in brushes, and a freehand fill, among others. This is as it should be. Pencil 'Lest is designed for a single purpose the creation of outlined, animated characters. Inclusion of these (mostly) superfluous tools would only obscure its sharp focus. Pencil l est does include a few tools that, while not innovative, are improvements on previous attempts of other software. 1 particularly enjoyed the ellipse function. Instead of simply dragging the mouse to size the oval as with Dpaint's tool, in Pencil Test you use an axis line to size and rotate the shape until it meets your requirements. The page buffer and related controls (insert, delete, and clone) make it equally easy to move frames around in your animation. These commands are available from the toolbox, but, alas, not from the keyboard. 1 welcomed the on-screen icons that control animation playback and single-stepping of frames. Unfortunately, Pencil Test's keyboard equivalents are much less successful. While Dpaint uses the left-hand number keys (1-6) for single-stepping and playing the animation, The Animation Studio uses the cursor keys to perform most of the same functions. This arrangement is certainly logical, but it is inconvenient for right-handed artists. You must either remove your hand from the mouse to strike the keys (a reflex move for a touch typist) or reach across the keyboard with your left hand. I prefer Dpaint’s method. The Fade Colors function lets you control the num- ber of grayed frames displayed, up to a maximum of four. This is useful, for example, if you have a series of complex, detailed cels and want to reduce the number of superimposed frames to one or two. The Clean Up tool removes stray pixels from the screen. It does its job so well that it makes me wish another similar feature had been included: a trim function. Drawing a consistent one- or two-pixel wide line by hand is nearly impossible. Being able to specify a line width and let the computer automatically trim the offending pixels from the drawing would be a welcome addition. Exposure Sheet: Follow the Cue Cards If you have used a traditional exposure sheet, you will be right at home with The Animation Studio's version. Basically a preformatted script editor, Exposure Sheet allows you to add cel and frame numbers in the two left-most columns, while the rest of the page is reserved for explanatory comments and sound and music cues for the program. To speed the creation process, Exposure Sheet provides word-processor-like edit controls, such as cut, paste, and block moves. To complement these, the elapsed-time readout in the menu bar is a nice touch. As you add frames, the program automatically displays, in minutes and seconds, the current elapsed time, based on the frame rate you have selected (up to 30 frames per second). A peek at the Preview menu shows that you can load scores and instruments. The Animation Studio actually plays SMUS files! As far as 1 know, this is one of only a handful of programs that do so. I hope it indicates the beginning of a trend. Exposure Sheet defaults to animations "on twos,” a technique that allows animators to save time and effort by drawing only 12 frames for each second of screen time. Because film runs at 24 frames per second, this equates to one animation cel for every two screen frames hence "on twos.” You can adjust this to as many as one cel per six frames: "on sixes." Ink & Paint: Fill ’Er Up When working in Ink & Paint, I almost expect to hear my elementary school art teacher admonishing, "Remember to stay inside the lines, children!” Ink & Paint, however, is much simpler to use and more flexible than a coloring book. Most of the time, you will use its four fill tools (two dithers, Fill to Line, and fill to Color) to add up to 32 colors (up to 4096 if dithered) to your characters. Unfortunately, The Animation Studio cannot create HAM animations. The authors have tried to remedy this limitation with a dithered fill mode. Most effective in hi-res, dithering is a technique that depends on the juxtaposition of two colors to fool the eye into perceiving a third, illusionarv, hue. The Camera menu selection almost qualifies as a separate module. It allows you to load and mix backgrounds with differing palettes (any or all frames can have their own) in a single animation. Its Frisket tool is much like Dpaint’s Stencil command. You use it to merge character-animation cels automatically with a background. To keep the colors true when transferred to videotape, Ink tL Paint offers a welcome and very unusual feature: the NTSC filter. The Animation Studio cures RGB-to-NTSC color shift (brown is red, red is smeared, and so on) by filtering the RGB colors to match the NTSC standard. All you have to do is select NTSC Filter from the Preferences menu and send vour opus to video. In addition to reading 1LBM (Interleaved Bitmap) and ANIM formats, The Animation Studio reads and writes its new CFAST format, which consists of the AN IM, the color information, and the Exposure Sheet data. As a result, you can create a single animation 4 O file that includes sound effects, a music track, timing cues, and multiple palettes. A proprietary program called Flicker is provided to play these files. File only fatal crash I experienced was format- related. Caused by trying to load an ANIMbrush as an ANIM file. Because Amiga files are so easy to identify with software, a crash like this is preventable and, therefore, unacceptable. It is also a little bewildering, because a great deal of the programmer’s time was obviously devoted to making this program as foolproof as possible. This was the only bug 1 encountered during my odyssey. Bucking the current trend of elephant-sized applications, The .Animation Studio is extremely memory efficient. The program’s modular design allows you to load only that part of the software that you intend to use. Another example of the thoroughness that permeates this program are commands that allow you to selectively unload nearly anything you J 4 i *-7 4 have loaded, from music and instrument files to fonts. As a result. The Animation Studio can run on a 512K Amiga and still leave lots of room for animation. The Animation Studio also keeps issuing warnings as you approach your system’s memory "no-man’s-land.” If you persist, as I did, you will eventually crash your svstem. But you can’t sav that von weren’t warned! J 4 J J Hard-drive installation is a snap: Simply copy the contents of the program disk to a subdirectory on Cel 3 of 13 (Loop) i your drive, and you are ready to animate, just keep the manuals handy to answer the copy-proteetion questions. DOCUMENTATION: READ IT AND REJOICE The Animation Studio’s two manuals (one for novices, the other for experienced computer artists) are the finest documentation I have ever used. They are written in a clear style that fully explains the program without talking down to the user. To top off the Project Edil : Previeu 1 1 2 4 1 1 Score 1 '' ' ;j J iNll y.)ll C | : : j 5 6 7 ?Score ranlRagtineGal.smts : Hot start the nusic ( 9 18 2 : Buckey Spots his nenesis ; start running 11 12 H 3 14 14 1C 4 ID 16 17 10 5 6 2 ?SFX ran:zoom.instr SPEED 32608 CHANNEL ALL : bullet sound efx ID 28 1 repeat run cycle ; [ P ? L z Exposure Sheet lets you orchestrate your animation's flow and sound track. Package, they are well indexed and accompanied by a bibliography and a comprehensive, illustrated glossary. Even if you do not normally use manuals, 1 J 7 recommend that you read these. Manufacturers’ Addresses After a brief introduction to the Amiga, the novice volume dives right into several complete tutorials on animation and The Animation Studio. T he advanced Users Guide, targeted at a more sophisticated audience, contains detailed descriptions ofall the modules and their functions, plus a brief, but informative, history of Disney animation. Useful lips about animation are sprinkled throughout the appendices. Still want more? The documentation contains formal tutorials as well, providing tips from the animators at Disney. Several on-disk, sample animations supplement the tutorials, as do a few snippits of Disney characters in action. T he Disney characters cannot be saved when modified, nor can the files be copied. (Why am 1 not surprised?) When a company as prominent and well-regarded as Disney decides to back the Amiga, it marks a turning point in the perception of the machine. Disney is known throughout the world as much for its business savvy as for its entertainment products. It is definitely big news, then, when this entertainment giant decides to offer a software tool that turns your computer into a Disney-approved animation studio. I wish more software exhibited the attention to detail that’s evident in T he Animation Studio. Although it may not take advantage of all the Amiga’s advanced features, The Animation Studio’s consistency, speed, and ease of use make it an outstanding piece of software. ¦ Electronic Arts 1820 Gateway Dr. San Mateo, CA 94404 415 571-7171 Walt Disney Computer Software Inc. 500 S. Buena Vista St. Burbank, CA 91521 818 567-5360 Gene Brawn is an interactive-multimedia producer and a contributing editor. Write to him c a Amiga World Editorial Dept,, 80 Elm St., Peterborough, Nil 03458. The art of driving. 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P. O. Box 5100 imam Carrollton, TX 75011 USA C 990 AF. Research Inc. All rights resent'd Prices subject to change without notice. Brand and product names are registered frtteiantnrhc nf tht'ir rVV JlV l V ItoMVfS. Mastering the subtleties of the animation process itself is the real key to becoming a good Amiga animator as this three-pronged tutorial will prove. By Brian ALTHOUGH YOU MAY be able to master the documentation of Amiga animation tools paint packages, rendering programs, animation software you will never really move beyond the "niftv-demo” stage of animation creation unless you understand the principles and techniques of animation as a whole. While crisp, clean checkerboards and glass spheres in precise motion may be genuinely eye-catching in a purely formalistic kind of way, computer animation in general relies much too heavily on rigid mathematics that results in artificial creations. What you get is a stereotypical kind of motion that is just too "perfect” when compared to the subtly complex, imperfect reality it is trying to represent. To help you create involving and enjoyable animations that rise above that nifty-demo genre, well take a close look at three very important aspects of animation: frame rate, motion blurring, and accelerated motion. Rendering Without Surrendering: Frame Rate All forms of animation, no matter how diverse, have one thing in common: They simulate continuous motion by quickly flipping through discrete images. If Williams the images are flipped rapidly enough, the observer fuses them together and perceives motion in a process known as persistence of vision. If the images flip by too slowly, the viewer experiences only an annoying series of staccato movements. Although effective frame rate may vary from person to person, the minimum generally seems to he about 16 frames per second (fps). Motion-picture cameras run at 24 fps, while television clocks in at 30 fps. This means that to produce a good animated feature film, every character must be redrawn 24 times for each second of film. Obviously, this requires an enormous amount of time, which results in overworked animators and high production costs. The situation is not much alleviated by the introduction of computer-generated films. Even using high-speed supercomputers, a single second of an animation can still take many hours to render which translates, in studio terms, into very hefty outlays for computer-rental time. If you are thinking that using your Amiga will cut down the costs, well, yes, it will. . .but, remember, in addition to substantial rendering time and effort, you also have to worry about the tremendous memory demands even a simple animation can put on your system. ? ¦>( . 0* One solution to the dilemma is to double up on frames, which traditional animators refer to as “running on twos.” Halving the number of frames drawn and shooting each frame twice will cut your effective frame rate in half. Figure 1, showing a detail from the ol J -'i . 0 • y- 5 c Figure 1. In this detail from the steam*engine animation, the frames on the right show the technique of “running on twos.” steam-engine animation that is depicted below, illustrates the technique. The engine The motion appears to run backwards. This happens because the wheel rotates so fast that each spoke moves close to the one ahead of it between frames. Commonly known as the “wagon-wheel” effect, it consists of a piston rod driving a wheel with a heavy counterweight. To achieve the smoothest result, the movement of the piston rod over one second should occupy 24 separate frames of film. Running on twos takes its name from the frequently encountered scene cuts this down to twelve sets of two frames, but note in many western movies where a wagon wheel ac- that this reduces our effective frame rate to 12 fps celerates, begins to rotate faster and faster, hut then interval. Consider the spoked llywheel in the steam engine animation. As the wheel spins, a sequence of frames passes until the next spoke appears in the position where the first one started, at which point the sequence repeats. A problem develops, however, if the frame rate is too low: a figure below the minimum 16 fps needed to perceive motion. Consequently, the 12 fps version appears “jumpy” The situation is further exacerbated when higher duplication rates are used (sometimes the case with the standard fare of Saturday-morning children’s cartoons, which may run on fours, or even fives). In such cases, however, the animation becomes so jerky that one gets the feeling that it really has ceased to be quality entertainment. Many animations, however, can run at lower frame rates without looking “jumpy” because of the slow speed at which their objects actually move. Slower motion is less demanding on frame rate than fast motion. Thus, having a dear understanding of how the subject of your animation is supposed to move, and then employing a frame rate appropriate to that motion, will help keep your animation tasks from completely overwhelming you. There is one special case we should consider where choosing a proper frame rate is crucial. It involves periodic motion, such as bottles moving on an con- veyor-belt, scrolling over a checkered tile floor, or a spoked wheel spinning. Each of these examples in- sucldenly appears to slow down, stop completely, and then reverse direction. Volves a repeating pattern encountered at a regular to keep the motion smooth: motion blurring. All such periodic motion is subject to this phenomenon. In general, a set of cyclical frames should never complete half of a loop in the time it takes for one frame to pass. Figure 2 shows the eight-spoked flywheel from the steam-engine animation. As the wheel rotates, the spokes form a repealing pattern that requires 45 degrees to complete (360 degrees -r 8 spokes). Therefore, the maximum rotation between frames is 22.5 degrees. Beyond this, the spokes appear to slow down until, when the rotation is exactly 45 degrees, the entire flywheel seems to stop. It is crucial that the animator choose a frame rate sufficient to prevent this from happening. Faster Than a Speeding Bullet: Motion Blurring As we saw in discussing frame rate, the faster an object moves, the higher the frame rate necessary to accurately represent it. The frame rate increases until it reaches the speed of the medium film at 24 fps, television at 30 fps. As objects move beyond the limit of the medium, another technique must be employed It is commonly ac- cepled that a given (tame of animation shows t lie position of an object in motion at a specific point in time. Tit is is not strictly true, however, because the shutter on the camera does not open and shut instantaneously. All camera shutters are open for a clearly defined fraction of a second. As short as that interval may be, it is still a moment in which a moving object will present not a crystal-clear image, but a blurred one. This is known as motion blur. Figure 3 shows a close-up of the piston rod of our steam engine moving halfway through its cycle at maximum speed. Throughout the frame's exposure, the rod moves significantly. In representing the rod as a sharp, static image positioned midway between its starting and ending positions (the top-left section of Figure 3, labeled “Unblurred”), valuable speed information is omitted. But by adding the blur that would occur naturally, the frame will flow smoothly in sequence when projected at normal speed. Figure 2. The “wagon-wheel” effect occurs when frame rate is too low. At 8 fps, the flywheel appears to stop because each of its eight spokes rotates one position (45:). Motion blurring has little effect oil slow animation. Cases where objects move very little from frame to frame (imagine a baseball player lifting his bat prior to taking a swing at the ball) benefit less from the technique than faster actions (now see the batter actually swinging the bat). Motion blurring is best used to enhance very high-speed motions where the frame rate fails. The swing of the bat may occupy only one brief frame. Represented as a static image, the bat would simply appear in a different position. Represented as a streak, however, it conveys a sense of action. Most animation software does not normally support motion blurring. Two-dimensional, frame-based packages such as DeluxePainl III (Electronic Arts) require the animator to add blur manually to each frame. (In certain instances, von could conceivably automate this process in Dpaint by using the Move requester.) Most 3-D rendering packages do not support blurring, either, as the increased calculation time makes already long renderings simply intolerable. Sculpt-Animate 4D (Creative Computers), however, does have a blurring option that automatically blurs each frame as it is rendered. Rendering time, of course, increases significantly. Methods for manually producing motion blur vary, but the most common involves averaging several discrete frames together in a kind of “multiple exposure” (to borrow a film term), where an object moves just a little between exposures. In the full steam-engine animation from which my examples are taken, you would see the way that the piston rod blurs (or, to be more accurate, how it “streaks”). The top-right and lower-right sections of Figure 3 provide two different representations of the piston rod blurring: linear blur and logarithmic blur. If we assume that at the instant the frame starts exposure, the piston moves with fairly constant speed until the frame ends, then a linear blurring should appear. The brightness of any pixel should be directly proportional to the amount of time the pixel was exposed. This would produce a blur in which the piston gets brighter a little at a time until it peaks midway through the frame and then slowly becomes dimmer. This is fine in theory, but it does not work in reality. When film is exposed, the blur does not build gradually in brightness, peak, and then diminish gradually. Rather, the brightness will build rapidly, remain at a constant level for most of the object s motion, and then diminish quickly. This is why the result is more akin to streaking than blurring. This happens because light exposes film not in a linear, but in a logarithmic fashion. As light intensity increases, exposure response decreases. If an image reaches a certain brightness in a half- second exposure, it will not be twice as bright as ? Linear Blur Unblurred Elongated Logarithmic Blur an image exposed for a quarter-second. As exposure time increases, more and more light is needed to produce a change in exposure. (Or, as is the case when using a camera, as you increase your ex- posure time while light intensity remains the same, there will be less change in exposure.) The upshot of all this is that moving objects will tend to streak, which is not ijnite the same as simply blurring. This is important in understanding the limitations of averaging several frames together. Simple averaging weighs all frames equally, producing only an even blurring not streaking. What is needed is for someone to write special Amiga software that will make il possible to use a weighted averaging scheme to treat later frames in the exposure as less important. Before leaving die matter of motion blurring, we should consider a simple alternative to the more complex techniques discussed above. It won't work in all situations, but sometimes elongating an object over several frames may product* a verv realistic blurring effect. Consider the lower-left section of the piston example in Figure !>. Because most of the blurred image appears like an elongation of the piston, why not forego the blur and simply redraw the piston elongated? This method actually works quite well in certain cases, such as with raindrops, sparks, and other generally bright objects that move over dark backgrounds. O Continuity, Not Constancy: Accelerated Motion Computer-animation artists rely too heavily on software to move objects. The problem here involves linear motion, that is, movements that occur at regular intervals of time. To understand the difficulties of having computers simulate reality, consider the opposite case: reality simulating a computer. Manv popular mime skits revolve around a human being imitating a robot. All of the mime’s movements are regular and sharp. An arm or a leg instantly starts moving at a single speed and suddenly stops. This is the nature of linear motion: constant speed without any acceleration or deceleration. Many animation programs are based on the same concept, which can he seen in the way they allow users to define an object’s path and the number of frames to he rendered between key-frame positions, i lie result is a distinctly robotic movement as an object moves from one static position to tlie next. Some animation software tries to smooth out such motion by providing acceleration along a curved path. But a perfect curve with perfect acceleration is still going to look, well, loo “perfect.” Real-world motion, in particular human movement, incorporates subtle accelerations and decelerations that are very difficult to reproduce, A traditional animator can flip quickly through several frames to judge timing, which, as in comedy or in politics, is crucial. Computer animators must be prepared to do the same thing. Animation software, however, is often not set up for this. On a personal computer, even a simple wire-frame preview can take several minutes to render precious lime when the vital interaction between the artist and the animation can easily be lost. The trick to creating expressive, subtle motion is to add enough key-frame positions to accommodate the movement needed. When they have had enough observation of and experience in animating, computer artists will then he ready to recognize what is required when new challenges arise. For instance, il vou wish to animate a steering wheel gone out of control and turning violently from left to right and back again, do not simply have the computer render ii left for 15 frames, tight for 5. Left 10, right 13, and so on. First of all, because this kind of motion is made up
o I s w i ft, j e r k i n g movements, a maximum frame rate is mandatory. Also make sure the wheel decelerates and accelerates for a few frames as it alternates direction. You will need even more subtle acceleration than this, too. .As the car hits bumps in the road, most likely the wheel itself will also vibrate. As the tires hit rocks and ruts, the wheel might suddenly spin in wild rotation at a moment’s notice. Then consider that the camera filming this ride will probably be rocking all around. To reflect this kind of movement, you could move the entire screen image up and down slightly from frame to frame. Now you’re getting the idea! This car really is in trouble. What started simply as a steering wheel turning has now become a car careening off a road. Your animation has impact and conveys emotion to the viewer. Figure 4. The diagram plots the divisions between the 24 frames of one complete cycle of the steam engine’s flywheel mechanism. Smaller divisions mean more frames and hence slower speed. A good example of accelerated-motion technique is illustrated again by the steam-engine animation. It was created in DeluxePaint 111, not a rendering package, and so illustrates that the principles of this technique apply to both computer-rendered and hand- drawn animation. T he flywheel does not rotate at a constant speed. Instead, to emphasize the heaviness of the counterweight, it accelerates quickly on the downswing and slows to a constant speed during the upswing. Figure 4 shows the division lines between the frames for one complete rotation of the flywheel. The closer together the lines, the greater the number of frames and the slower the speed. Notice that along the right side (the downswing), the divisions become greater and greater until just past the bottom. This represents the counterweight overtaking the machine and then accelerating as it falls because of gravity. As it starts up the left side, observe how the divisions diminish rapidly in size with the counterweight’s deceleration as it now tries to over- come the pull of gravity. At this point, the piston is driving it back up and the divisions become close and evenly spaced = motion is consistent here) until it begins to resume speed near the top, where the cycle begins all over again. The counterweight could he made to appear even heavier hv allowing it to rock back and forth at the bottom before the piston gains enough force to drive it back up. Play It Back, Sam, in Context At the base level, animation is merely simulated motion. Yet, in its finest moments, animation can create a wondrous reality that never existed before that instant. Over the years, audiences worldwide have rejoiced in these artificial visions. To an audience, the mechanics of animation are meaningless. Viewers, rarely concerned with how it was'done, are perfectly happy enjoying the end results. Traditional animators have been largely unsung heroes with their simple tools of pencil and paper. In such a context, we should be able to see why computer animation should not be revered just because it was created on a computer. It may be a novelty in the short term, hut eventually it must take its place as part of the entire animation process. The computer is just another tool for the animator, and it is valuable to the extent that it allows the animator new possibilities of expression. Just don’t forget the broad body of knowledge, technique, and experience that is the real foundation of all great animation. ¦ Brian Williams is a computer illustrator for multimedia productions, educational projects, and games. Creator of the Walker demo, he also lectures frequently on art and animation techniques. Write to him do Amiga World, Editorial Dept., 80 Elm St., Peterborough, ArH 03458. When Bugs said “That’s All, Folks” at the end of the cartoon, well. . .that was it. Not so with your own newly created Amiga animation Stay “tooned” for some not-so-loony advice on animation utilities. ANIMATORS MIGHT RECOGNIZE Yogi Bear be- fore Yogi Berra, but the old ballplayer philosopher may have some sage advice on the subject of animation: "It ain’t over ’tii it’s over.” You’d know what he means if you have ever spent a lot of sleepless hours creating a wonderful animation only to discover in the cold, critical light of dawn that it needs "just a little changing, a few fixes, some minor additions.” Just the thought of redrawing the whole piece or rendering it over again will give you the shakes. Fortunately for you, your family and friends, and your mental well-being, there is a whole crop of utilities to help you avoid duplicating your entire effort. While the program on which the animation was created might provide the means for making some of the changes you need, there are distinct limits to how much assistance it can give when it comes to all those finishing touches that must be added. Our survey of animation utilities is meant to provide you with a range of specialized tools to help you get your finished animation out in the world well before vou * start collecting social security. None of the following utilities is designed to create an animation from scratch, except in some cases by packing together single frames made elsewhere. Their strengths lie in the areas of editing, special effects, and sound synchronization. (Some freely dis-i By Michael Hanish GVP brings you the latest breakthrough in ETHERNET NETWORK CONTROLLERS for your ® and or A500® EVP’s A-Net r% leading-edge features, flexibility, and software support will be your key to added Amiga productivity. .
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New Address: 600 Clark Ave., King of Prussia, PA 19406 For more information, or for nearest dealer, call today. Dealer Inquiries welcome. Dealers Cirde 245 on Reader Server, Card Tel. (215) 337-8770 * FAX (215) 337‘9922 Consumers Circle .27 on Reader Sevca Card tributable player programs are also included in the last section of the article.) Editing functions common to many of these programs include cutting and pasting ANIM files in whole or in part, saving single or multiple frames as 1FF files for touch-up in a paint program, and altering palettes and adjusting timing. Special-effects possibilities vary widely among programs from simply adding a background to some or all of the frames to creating flips, spins, fades, or distortions for that extra spice. Several programs provide the ability to add sampled sound to the animation and to have the sound played back at a preset point. Our scope is limited to programs that work with the ANIM format a standard, or at least a common ground, among the wide variety of formats for creating and rendering animations. Where programs have been reviewed fully in previous issues of AmigaWorld, there is a reference to month, year, and page at the end of the description of that program. Each other, as long as their resolutions match. It also allows you to do palette matching and to perform color transitions over time. With Animation Station, you can accurately set the speed for the entire animation, even specifying hold times for individual frames. You can add sampled sounds to your animation and set them to play back at a particular frame. It is quite simple, for example, to cue the sound of a bouncing ball to occur at precisely the moment the ball hits the ground. Animation Station includes the public-domain program View, with which you can play your finished animation with sound. A number of other useful public-domain tools are also part of the package: BuihlANIM (constructs an ANIM file from discrete IFF pictures); SplitANIM (splits a large ANIM into smaller playable files); CombineANIM (merges two AN I Ms into one file on disk rather than in RAM); and ANIMInfo (identifies file type, formal, size, and number of frames). These are also available on Plink at 20049. (Jun. VO, p. 76.) Col Single-Serving Specialtie; ;h V :te Dinner Menu Everything Included ANIMagic ($ 99.95, Oxxi) combines the functions of an editor and special-effects generator, 'The program contains all the basic editing tools, including one of the best palette-editing schemes I have seen, plus a virtually limitless range of effects once you get used to the somewhat cryptic interface. It works in similar fashion to video digital-effects systems: By using and altering the parameters of the effects maps, you can make your animated images do all sorts of digital gymnastics. ANIMagic achieves its wide variety of effects, however, at the expense of rendering speed. Because the program does its processing frame by frame, the waits can be long for even relatively simple effects. An accelerator board could provide significant help here, and there is a version of the program optimized for 68020 and 030 processors. (Apr. ’90, p. J2.) Animation Station ($ 99.95, Progressive Peripherals & Software) offers another all-in-one editing and effects package. It sports an icon-driven interface and provides a storyboard-like display that usually gives you a clear picture of the contents of each frame of the animation. (When the frames contain a lot of images or when certain colors are used as backgrounds, the storyboard miniatures are not always clear enough to let you know exactly where you are.) The program has a good range of basic effects and renders them much more quickly than ANIMagic. Animation Station excels at cut-and-paste editing and image compositing. You can lay animations on top, underneath, at either end, or in the middle of Rather than combining many functions into one large package, Hash Enterprises ofTers individual editing and special-effects programs under the umbrella of its ANIMATION: series. With ANIMATIONiEditor ($ 59.95), you can combine and convert whole or partial animation files of different resolutions and numbers of colors into an output file of any resolution you choose. Output options include HAM (but not Extra_ Halfbrite), two degrees of overscan, high and low resolution with or without interlace, three different output-filc formats (ANIM, Hash, or IFF), and two video formats (NTSC or PAL). You can use Editor to cut or paste individual frames or to split an animation into separate IFF files. Color editing is limited -you can convert to black-and- white, and you can make the background color uniform throughout an animation. The package also includes the public-domain utility Capture (PLink 14563) for converting Sculpt-Animate (Creative Computers) and Turbo Silver (Impulse) format animations to Hash format (which you can then easily convert to ANIMs in Editor if you wish). The program is fast and simple to use, memory-efficient, and politely multitasking. ANIMATION:Multiplane (89.95) handles compositing, effects, and color-editing tasks. It works with two "planes’ each one either a single IFF image or a full animation which can be merged to create such digital effects as strobe, overlay, dissolve, fade, motion blur, pixelation, and color change. 'The interface pro-1 ¦ W hy try to figure it out all by yourself? With AmigaWorld Videos, it's like having a professional computer consultant at your side, 24 hours per day! AmigaWorld Videos cut your learning time dramaticaliy...and you get hints, tips and advice that only the experts know. 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- I Check Money Order -I Mastercard ? VISA J AmEx Make checks payable to AmigaWorld Magazineor fill in your account information at right. AmigaWorld Video Library "w P.O. Box 802, 80 Elm Street, Peterborough, NH 03458 3 1-603*924-9471 3 1-800-343-0728 ’ available in September uYES! I am eager to become an expert! Account _Exp.date Please send me the following videos: J NEW! AMIGA MUSIC....S29.95 * J AMIGA GRAPHICS, Volume I....S29.95 J DESKTOP VIDEO....$ 29.95 J GETTING STARTED WITH YOUR AMIGA....S29.95 J ANIMATION VIDEO....$ 19.95 Please include $ 2 95 for shipping and handling for one video, $ 5.00 for two or more. Amount Total S vides fill! Control over the degree and intensity of the effects over time. None of the effects rivals the flashy, full-image spins and swoops of AN I Magic or .Animation Station, but all are very effective and can be rendered quickly and smoothly. You have the same wide range of output options as in Editor, making this a very useful, versatile program. ANIMATION:Soundtrack (SI 19.95) is a sound- sampling editor and a synchronizing tool for incorporating sounds into your animation. It takes a quite different approach from that of Animation Station, where a particular frame triggers a sample. Here, samples are loaded into memory and then assigned in whole or in part to be triggered at specific times. The resulting soundtrack can then be played back and dubbed onto video, or played simultaneously, using the public-domain player Display (see below) and Soundtrack’s own ST Player. Soundtrack succeeds admirably at its primary function, which is to make lip-synced sound tracks for character animations, because sounds can be edited and “choreographed” in the same program. The sample-editing tools are excellent and accurate. Perhaps the only drawback to using the program is that you must know the precise time that you want a certain sound to occur within the animation, rather than being able to tie il to a frame you can see. For many tasks, this winds up feeling clumsy. A forthcoming version of Soundtrack promises the ability to sync MIDI files to SMPTE to allow for playback of synchronized music files. (Other utility modules in the ANIMATION: series include Effects, Stand, Flipper, Hotoscope, and Tiller.) Arte Choices DigiMate III ($ 39.95, Mindware International) is designed to work as an animation-creating front end for Digi-Paint 3. It requires the interprocess command language Arexx, which it uses to communicate with the paint program, to build a HAM ANIM file by stamping brushes on successive pages a technique that works quite smoothly and efficiently. The same method is used to make animated transitions, the patterned replacement of one HAM image with another. With nonHAM animations, the program performs a number of image-processing operations, including edge detection, color conversion to from one to four bit planes in black and white, resize, and mirror. It also provides the usual cut, paste, append, split, and join functions. DigiMate III is unique in its ability to play an animation directly from floppy or hard disk as well as from RAM. Other programs discussed here must first load the animation into RAM before playing, which increases speed but limits the size of animations to available RAM space. With DigiMate III, I noticed virtually no slowdown when playing lengthy animations from my hard disk. The same may not hold true for floppies, however, and users might be better advised to play animations from RAM, instead. Because of its low price, extremely intuitive interface, overall ease of use, and ability to customize animation files, DigiMate III deserves a serious look from animators. (Sep. ’90, p. 77.) Once you have finished the animation to your complete satisfaction, you will probably start thinking about how to get it out to a deserving audience. If Despite its script-based approach and lack of a graphics-oriented user interface (which keep many potential users away from the product), The Director ($ 69.95, Right Answers Group) offers almost limitless animation possibilities and should not be overlooked. Of particular interest to us in this survey is The Directors capability to play back ANIM files in whole or in part with precise control over each frame event. In addition, its Sound module provides the ability to synchronize sound to any frame. Such features, combined with the fact that you can create transitions on the fly with wipe routines found in The Director Toolkit ($ 39.95), make The Director a very powerful tool for modifying and customizing your AN I Ms. The time you spend learning to use this program will be handsomely rewarded. (Jun. 88, p. 70. A revised version of The Director, release 2.0, is expected this fall.) If you are looking for an excellent display program pure and simple, my suggestion is Elan Performer ($ 59, Elan Design). It provides a smooth and easy method to sequence multiple animations and IFF images. Stringing together any number of disparate pieces with different resolutions, you can produce even long, complex shows for display with Performer and still exercise precise control over timing and enjoy full interactive playback. If you wish to distribute your piece, simply use the public-domain player program included with the package. Performer also sports a pair of handy additional tools: AnimSplker (to make an animation out of individual frames) and Frame Cutter (to break an animation inio single IFF images). What Elan Performer does, it does extremely well, and for putting together smaller bits into a longer presentation, no other program can match it. (Oct. ’89, p. 90. An enhanced and more expensive version of Performer, release 2.0, is promised for September at a list price of SI 49.) 1 he Animation Studio is the. Only full-featured animation and paint program to utilize state-of-the-art cel animation techniques that are characteristic of Disnev-stvle animation owe For t Learn techniques such as Squash and Stretch, Arc of Motion, In- betweening, and Path of Action. Ind Sound dd sound, ?ech and car- iaJ effects. Limations. , *t ‘ * '* '.** .* f • ¦’-.J1 - 1 "v* " " “ * „* ¦ Leam how to go from rough concept to finished animation-complete with color and sound!
• ENTEF FORF every p. istered tr.idemjrk nf Coinintidorc-Amigj omputcr Software, Inc. * 50Q S. Buena Vl you want the animation to play when its icon is clicked, simply include the player program of your choice on the disk and make it the animation icon’s default tool. There are a number of freely distributable programs in the public domain that serve just such a purpose, all of which play back standard ANIM files of all screen resolutions. I have included four representative choices here, each with its locations on Genie and PeopleLink and its size in kilobytes (a factor you must consider, because player programs eat up disk space that could otherwise be used for the animation itself). In discussing Hash Enterprises' ANIMATION: Soundtrack above, we alluded to Display 3.29 (GEnie 7788, Plink 19380; 34.4K), In conjunction with Soundtrack’s own ST Player, it will play back an animation with the associated audio files. It features adjustable speed, a draggable playback screen, singleframe advance and reverse, and the ability to play animations from several disks as if they were one continuous piece. Another player program, but accessible only from the CLI or as the default tool, is ShowAnim 5.04-02 (GEnie 5811, Plink 17939;
39. 3K), wrhich permits you to specify the number of loops, color cycling, and timing. Able to work from either the CLI or Workbench, SuperView 3.0 (GEnie 6976, Plink 19417; 9.5K) provides keyboard controls that allow you to turn color cycling on and off, and to start, stop, or single- step through the animation. You can adjust timing, however, only on start-up from the CLI. A full-featured player viewer, View 1.8 (GEnie 6825, Plink 20050; 58.7K) offers a range of playback controls available from the keyboard while the animation is playing. It supports the playback of sounds at specific frames, as described above in the discussion of Animation Station. Noticeably absent from our list of animation utilities is a tool that allows for the synchronization and playback of song files, either in SMUS or MIDI format. Constructing a music soundtrack out of just sampled chunks of sound wastes too much time and memory. Let’s hope someone develops a utility that will enable us to include standard MIDI files or a SMUS score and several instruments with our animations. As for comparing programs in this survey with an eye towards making specific recommendations the problem is that each one performs different kinds of tasks. If I could have only one program among all those presented, it would be Animation Station. Although not perfect, it is very versatile (editing and special effects all in one package), renders very quickly, and is easy to use. The ANIMATIONrseries offers an excellent collection of specialized tools that perform quickly and easily. The only drawback is that the individual-module approach requires a fairly steep investment as an overall solution. Finally, although it has certain limitations, DigiMate III, a very inexpensive and easy-to-use package, is the only utility that allows you to work with HAM animations and to run animations from a hard disk. ¦ Michael Hanish uses his Amiga for video and graphics work with both his performance group, The World Turned Upside Down, and his adult literacy students. Write to him do Amiga World, Editorial Dept., 80 Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03458. Facturers’ Addresses Elan Design PO Box 31725 San Francisco, CA 94131 415 359-7212 Hash Enterprises 2800 E. Evergreen Blvd. Vancouver, WA 98661 206 573-9427 Mindware International 110 Dunlop W. Box 22158 Barrie, Ont. Canada L4M 5R3 705 737-5998 Oxxi Inc. PO Box 90309 Long Beach, GA 90809 213 427-1227 Progressive Peripherals and Software 464 Kalamath St. Denver, CO 80204 303 825-4144 Right Answers Group PO Box 3699 Torrance, CA 90510 213 325-1311 The art Introducing the art of memory engineering. 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* ADD $ 4.00 SHIPPING AND HANDLING ($ 10.00 CANADA MEXICO] ALL GOODS SHIPPED 2nd DAY AIR UPS WE ACCEPT MASTERCARD VIS A CHECKS .MONEY ORDERS or COD'S (ADD $ 2) To get you started, we’ll create a wheel with triad, split-complement, and double-complement swatches. (See the sidebar, “Cycle By Numbers,” for other combination suggestions.) By convention, the number of hues in an artist’s color circle is almost always a multiple of three (all other colors being derived from the three primary colors). While 12-hue circles are most common, ours will have 24 colors to give you a broader choice. Construction is easy: Run DeluxePaint in lo-res 32- color mode, build a rainbow palette, draw a color circle using those hues, create some combination test patches, and turn on color cycling to see the results. To design your palette, call the Color Palette requester by pressing the p key. If the first two colors in the palette are not black and white (or the default tan), press the Help key to automatically effect these Cycle By Numbers BELOW ARE SETTINGS for just a few of the possible color combinations you can create using the automatic color wheel. The numbers refer to the colors’ positions on the wheel. Simply use Dpaint’s Pick command to select the color from the screen when you are drawing the test boxes. Serving shapes and relative sizes. Fill these shapes with any of the color combinations you like and color cycle as usual. ?
- GOB Complement Split-complement Double-complement Mutual-complement T riad Pentad Analogous 1,13
1. 11.15
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1. 11.13.15 1,9,17
1. 5.9.17.21 1,2,3,4,5 Another, even more useful technique is to draw a sketch representing the elements in your picture, ignoring detail but presettings. Keeping these colors in the first two positions ensures that the menus will always be visible when they are displayed. Here and in the toolbox, colors are arranged in vertical columns, numbered from top to bottom and ordered from left to right. Color number ! (now black) is at the top of the leftmost column, while color 9 tops the next. To create our electronic spectrum, we’ll use the requester’s Spread function. Unfortunately, this otherwise powerful feature contains a serious flaw: It will not lei you produce a palette of the entire spectrum with a single command. Dpaint looks for the shortest route through the spectrum to the target color. In other words, instead of always traversing a color circle clockwise, Dpaint creates the colors in a counter-clockwise direction if that is the shortest path to the target color. If you try the spread from red to blue, for example, you will get a range of reds and blues in place of the full spectrum! Instead, you must create the colors in smaller steps that correspond to their spectral order. Start the first spread (red to cyan) by clicking on register 3. Use the RGB sliders in the Palette requester to adjust its color. Move the R(ed) slider to the top
(15) and the G(reen) and B(lue) sliders to the bottom
(0) to create a pure red. Click color 15 and adjust the sliders to read 0,15,15 (cyan). Click the Spread button, then position 3 (red). You should see a gradual transition of colors from red through green to cyan. Finish your spectrum by setting the palette to the following values and spreading between each: Make register 19 blue (0,0,15) and 27 red (15,0,0). Your new palette colors are now at full saturation, but you can easily alter them. If your projects require pastels or more somber hues, simply adjust the H, S, and V sliders. First, set each of the main registers to die values I previously specified. Before completing each spread, however, set the Saturation (S) slider to about 8 for pastels, or move the Value (V) slider to near 8 for darker colors. Experiment with the settings until you find the levels you like. Before you close the Palette requester, you need to tell Dpaint which colors to use for the operations that follow. First, dick on the 1 to the right of the Range button, then on register 3, Click on Range, then on register 27. Click on buttons 2 through 6 and set each of their speeds to 0. Finally, visually check the color-cycle rate and range limits by dragging the speed slider to the right (faster) or left (slower). Release it about one-third of the way from the left side of the box to select a slow cycle speed. Click OK to exit the requester. Reinventing the Wheel The next step is to draw the color circle, not as a continuous band of color, but as a circle of 24 small Thrilling 192 Color Arcade v Screens! 4096 color Adventure Screens! Realistic Anination! Inter v('me merchant sh to trade?
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Ask your dealer or order direct for Fast same day shipping (VIS A MC) Digital Wizards Inc. 2727 Camino Del Rio South 340 San Diego, Ca. 92108 (619)260-1100 (619)562-8697 “blots," one for each color in our limited spectrum. The obvious way to build the circle is to stamp a brush 24 times to establish the shape, then color each blot with the Fill tool. Stop! There is a much, much easier way to do this. First, click the right mouse button on the upper part of the Circle tool to display the Spacing requester. Click on N Total and set its count to 24. Exit with an OK click. Toggle on Cycle mode with the F7 key or through the Mode menu. Click one of the large built- in brushes located at the top of the toolbox, press the = key three times to enlarge the brush, and select red as the drawing color. Click and drag out a circle of blots about three-quarters of the screen’s height. Voilk! We have our 24-color circle. A closer look, however, reveals a slight hitch: Pure red, which should be at the top of the circle, is located on the right. Of course, Dpaint provides a simple way ro rotate the colors to their proper positions. Change the range in the Color Palette requester to exclude the last red (register 27), which was needed only to draw the circle, and then exit the requester. Select MultiCycle from the Prefs menu and grab the color circle as a brush, using the right mouse button to Colorful Reference A Book of Colors Shigenobu Kobayashi Kodansha International New York, 1987 Interaction of Color Josef Albers Yale University Press New Haven, 1975 Principles of Color Design Wucius Wong Van Nostrand Rein hold Company New York, 1987 Theory and Use of Color Luigina De Grandis Harry N. Abrams Inc. New York, 1986 The World of Color William F. Powell Foster Art Service Inc. Tustin, CA, 1984 The Basic Law of Color Theory Harald Kueppers Barron’s New York, 1982 Colour Edited by Helen Varley Marshall Editions Limited London, 1980 Color Mixing by Numbers Alfred Hickethier Van Nostrand Reinhold Company New York, 1969 Manufacturer’s Address Electronic Arts 1820 Gateway Dr. San Mateo, CA 94404 415 571-7171 leave a clear screen. By pressing the y key, flip the brush so that its colors are properly oriented. Again, press the F7 key to select Cycle mode (which was turned off when you picked up the brush). Press the Right Bracket key (]) until red rotates to the top of the wheel, Lhen stamp the brush on the right side of the screen to make room for your test patches. Reset the Spacing requester to Continuous and press F2 to return to the normal color-drawing mode. With the wheel complete, we are ready to create the test swatches. Most color schemes have one color that dominates the composition; in our patches this will be the hue in position 1, which is pure red to start with. Select it from your palette and draw three backgound rectangles along the left side of the display, each about one-third of the screen in height. Make the first a triadic test patch, consisting of colors 1, 9, and 17, as the triangle in the illustration shows. Add smaller green (color 9) and blue (17) boxes inside the top-left rectangle, and label it Triad. In the next box, repeat the process for the split-complement, adding colors 11 and 15. Finally, add the hues for the double-complement (9, 13, and 21) to the third. Pressing the Tab key slowly cycles the colors in the boxes in concert with the rotation of the color circle, letting you evaluate the available combinations. Use the Speed control in the Palette requester to check the pace of rotation, adjusting it as necessary. Pretty and Productive You may have noticed a small problem: The color circle always resets to its original state once color cycling is turned off. If you cannot save your selections, this color circle is nothing more than a toy. As a solution, try the following: Grab a test patch as a brush, press F7, and use the ] key and MultiCycle to cycle the colors. When you see a combination you like, stamp the brush. Creating a new palette from these colors is easy with the palette tool. You can streamline the process if you save the color tests as brushes. Then, you can use them whenever you need to create a new palette. Simply load the appropriate brush, invoke the Use Brush Palette command, and MultiCycle through the spectrum to your heart’s content. The automatic color wheel is a powerful tool, but it is only the First step towards creating an effective palette. You have selected, at most, six colors on which to base your color scheme. 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Start by writing a plan of your thoughts that identifies exactly what you want your script to do and breaks your task into as many component parts as possible. These preliminary steps make it much easier to choose the proper ArnigaDOS commands. .As inspiration for your own scripts, I’ll walk you through the plans, methodologies, and implementations for three sample scripts. L Doubletime: The DATECOPY Script The fact that ArnigaDOS automatically stamps the current date into each file that you save to disk opens up a convenient way to copy files on the basis of their creation dates, as well as their names. Let’s create a script for a new command, DATECOPY, that will allow you to specify a time period as one criteria for copying files. The syntax of DATECOPY will be as follows: DATECOPY source TO destination SINCE date UNTIL date As in the ArnigaDOS COPY command, “source" in this connection specifies the pathnames and filenames (including wildcards) of the files you wish to copy, and “destination" indicates the device and directory where the files should finally end up. The SINCE and UN- TIL date parameters let you limit your copying to files that were created after, before, or during a specified time. The date entries must be in the standard ArnigaDOS date format or day-of- ihe-week notation (yesterday, today. Monday, and so on). For example, to copy from dfO: to RAM: files whose names begin with R and that were created between March 10, 1990, and yesterday, enter (on one line): DATECOPY dfO:R r TO ram: SINCE 10-M.AR-90 UNTIL yesterdav i lo eliminate some typing, you can omit one or both of the SINCE and UNTIL parameters. Using UNTIL without SINCE tells DATECOPY to copy files dated from January 1, 1980, to the date you indicate with UNTIL. Specifying SINCE without an UNTIL parameter instructs DATECOPY to duplicate files dated from the day you specify up to (and including) today. If you omit both the SINCE and UNTIL parameters DATECOPY copies files created between January 1, 1980, and today. The task's component steps are:
1. Get the source, destination, and dates from the user.
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3. Create a list of files that meet the file and date criteria.
4. Copy the files. The corresponding script is: . Key S()U RCE a,TO k a,SINC E k,UNTI Uk .def SINCE “01-Jan-80” .def UNTIL "today" ECHO “Copying from source> to to> since since> until unti!>“ LIS T >t:templist sonrce> LFORMAT = “COPY %s%s 'EG to> CLONE” SINCE since> UPTO uiitil> EXEC1UEE t:templist DELETE t:templist (Do not break the ECHO and LIST commands as was necessary here; type each one on a single line.) To get the file specifications from the user, the script employs a technique called parameter substitution. Scripts requiring user-supplied parameters must begin with a .key directive, which tells AmigaDOS how much information the user may or must supply and declares the keywords that describe the information within the command script. The a codes following the names of the SOURCE and the TO (destination) parameters in the .key directive tell AmigaDOS that the user must supply these parameters for the script to function properly. The k codes after the last three parameters tell AmigaDOS that the user must type the words TO, SINCE, and UNTIL when supplying these parameters. Because the SINCE or UNTIL parameters can be ommitted, the user must type the appropriate keyword to identify either parameter. For clarity's sake, the script also requires the user to type"IX) before supplying the destination device. The .def statements specify default definitions for the SINCE (January 1, 1980) and UNTIL (today) parameters in case no values are supplied. At this point, the ECHO command displays a message on the screen informing the user that the duplication process is about to begin. The angle brackets ( and >) in the command identify the parameters specified in the .key directive and tell AmigaDOS to substitute the information that the user supplied for the name of the parameter when it performs the command (in this case, displays on the screen). In the next step, you use a technique called output redirection and some obscure, hut handy, options of the AmigaDOS LIST command to compile a list of files to copy. Output redirection sends command output that would normally appear on the screen to a disk file or logical device. In the case of DATECOPY, use the >t:templist syntax to redirect LISTs output to the templist file in the t: directory. (The standard start up-sequence for the 1.3 operating system creates t: automatically.) Now the obscure options come into play: LIST has the unique ability to filter files according to creation times via the command's SINCE and UPTO options. Therefore, you can simply tell LIST to use the values of the SINCE and UNTIL parameters as filters. In addition, LISTs LFORMAToption lets you customize the output that LIST creates. In this case, you instruct AmigaDOS to embed the filenames that match the user's criteria and the files’ destination into a COPY command and output it to the t: directory’s templist file. For example, if the script located the file named “articletext" on cliO: and the user wanted it copied to RAM:, the customized LIST command would output the following line to the file ctemplist: COPY dfDrarticletext TO ram: CLONE This technique fills templist with the appropriate COPY commands. When executed (via EXECUTE tuemplist), the COPY commands will duplicate all of the files that meet the specified criteria at the proper location. Notice that each of the COPY commands uses the CLONE option to preserve the original date- and-time stamp for each file, file last line of the script deletes the now-expendable templist file from the t: directory.
2. Leave on Time: The DATEDELETE Script Now that we can copy files by their creation dates, let’s write a similar script that deletes files based on their creation dates. The syntax for DATEDELETE is: DATEDELETE source SINCE date UNTIL date As with DALECOPY, you can omit the SINCE and UNTIL options. Unlike its duplicating cousin, however. DATEDELETE displays the targeted files’ names and asks if you’re sure you want to delete them. If you type y and press RETURN, the delete operations begin; type anything else and the command script aborts. The implementation steps are:
1. Get the source and dates from the user.
2. Set the defaults for the SINCE and UNTIL parameters.
3. Create a list of files that meet the file and date criteria.
• L List the files slated for deletion.
3. Ask user to confirm deletion.
6. Delete files and exit, or simply exit. I he script of DATEDELETE is constructed almost identically to that of DALECOPY, as you can see: .key SOU RCE a.S INC E 'k.U NTI Uk .def SINCE “01-Jan-80" .def UNTIL “today" LIST >t:templist source> LFORMAT = “DELETE 9cs%s" SINCE since> UPTO until> LIST source> SINCE since> UPTO until> ASK “Are you sure you want to delete the files?" IF NOT WARN FCHO “Delete operation aborted” SKIP done END1F EXECUTE Llemplist LAB done DELETE t:teinplist (Do not break the first LIST command as shown; type it on a single line.) While paralleling DATFCOPY in consmclioii, die DAI’EDELFTE script illustrates two new concepts. First, it uses the ASK command to solicit user input; then, it uses the IF. . . ENDIF, SKIP, and LAB commands to alter the script’s execution How in accordance with the answer. T he ASK command displays a prompt message to double check that the user really wants to delete the files, and it pauses the execution until it receives a response. If the user responds by pressing y and RET URN, AmigaDOS sets the condition flag to its “WARN” (=5) state. You test for this state using the AmigaDOS IF. . . ENDIF command's WARN option. If the IF clause is true, then the script executes, in order, the statements between IF and ENDIF; otherwise it ignores these commands. In the DATEDELFTE script, if the NOT WARN condition is true (the user pressed anything but y), the script perforins the SKIP command. SKIP tells AmigaDOS to jump ahead in the script until it finds the specified label (done) in a LAB statement. If NOT WARN is false (the user pressed v), AmigaDOS performs the statement immediately following ENDIF, in this case EXECUTE tuemplisl, which deletes the files.
3. Timed Reactions: The WAITCOPY Script The final example script, WAIT COPY, takes advantage of both the Amiga’s built-in clock mechanism and its ability to multitask applications. WAITCOPY sits in the background and copies all of the Files you specify to the directory or device you wish at the stated intervals. If you like using the RAM: disk as a temporary storage device because of its speed and convenience, but want a little added protection from blackouts, temperamental children, and visits from the guru, you will appreciate WAITCOPY. The syntax for the command is: WAITCOPY source TO destination time For example, WAITCOPY ram: ?.txt TO dfO: 5 would copy all of the files in RAM: that end with the suffix .txt to dfT): every five minutes. To stop WAITCOPY, click the CIT window in which it is running and type the CTRL-C and CTRL-D break sequences to exit the script. The script automatically defaults to a copy interval of 10 minutes if you do not specify the time. Broken down, the tasks are:
1. Get the source, destination, and time intervals from the user.
2. Wait the specified time interval.
3. Copy all of the files from the source to the destination.
4. Display a message reporting when the last copy occurred,
5. Loop hack to step 2. The script to accomplish these is as follows: . Key SOU RCE a .TO k, MIN S .def MINS “10” LAB start WAIT mins> MINS COPY source> TO to> ALL CLONE QUIET ECHO “Last save of source> to to>:” NOLINE DATE SKIP start BACK Obviously, one of the keys to WAITCOPY is the WAIT' command, which pauses script execution for the specified number of minutes or seconds. Without the surrounding loop of SKIP and LAB, however, the script would wait and copy only once. As in the DATE DELETE script, the LAB command identifies a point in the script to which SKIP should reroute the execution flow. This time, the label precedes the skip instruction, so you use SKI P’s BACK option to tell AmigaDOS to look for a label before the present line. You loop execution to an earlier command and there begin the wait, copy, and notify cycle again. Protected for Execution After saving the above scripts to your c: directory as ASCII files, one more step remains before you can use them as you would standard commands. While you can run them now, to do so you must type EXECUTE and the command's name, instead of simple the command’s name. To make your scripts executable like all the other c: commands, you must set the script and execution protection hits for each with the PROTECT command. For example, PROT ECT crDATECOPY + SE sets the proper hits for DATECOPY. Simply repeat the process for the other two scripts, and your new commands are ready to use. Merely typing in these examples will not give you the ability to create elaborate AmigaDOS command scripts, but studying them will reveal some of the subtle and indispensable techniques on which you can build. ¦ Loren Lovhattg, a frequent contributor to Amiga and C-64 128 publications, is also a sysop on the Quantum Link and Genie networks. Write to him c o Amiga World Editorial Dept., SO Elm St., Peterborough, Mil 03158. 800-872-8882 213-214-000 CUSTOMER SERVICE OR ORDER STATUS
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• All prizes donated by their respective manufacturers. OH GRAPHICS 19 A continuing series of tips, techniques, and tricks for creating more imaginative Amiga graphics. ? By Joel Hagen T HE IDEA FOR this technique came to me while repairing a toy. The toy had a molded plastic screen composed of a horizontal grid of fine prisms. By slowly turning a scroll of paper inside the toy, you could produce animated images to view through the screen. T he images on the paper were broken up into interlaced strips coinciding with the areas transmitted by the plastic screen. The technique is an old one, used in “3-D” postcards and “animated” buttons. Within half an hour, 1 had a variation of this concept working on the Amiga. It’s a fun trick with interesting practical applications, and it's almost guaranteed to elicit the coveted “Wow!. . .Howdja- dothat?” accolade from your friends. On the Amiga, the idea is to break several images into vertical strips and then combine them, The resulting composite is unrecognizable until you superimpose a mask on it that reveals only one set of image strips at a time. In the accompanying illustration, such a mask is shown “decoding” the image. The mask blocks three of the four vertical strips, allowing only one image to he seen. To the upper left of the mask is a magnified area of the eye showing the mask in place. There are many ways to arrive at this result, but for our purposes we will concentrate on one specific method in DeluxePaint ($ 149.95, Electronic Arts). Masking Master and Composite Images Begin with four meclium-resolution images that share the same palette. 1 used four black-and-white faces in my example. Load one of these into Dpaint to load the palette. Clear the screen and enter the Magnify mode by pressing the m key. Choose four colors whose locations in the palette are easy to remember. Using a single-pixel brush, select each of these four colors in turn and place a pixel on the screen in a horizontal line. The finished line should be four pixels long, with each pixel a different color. The number of pixels corresponds to the number of images that you want composited. Using the Brush tool, cut out these four pixels as a brush. The cut must be precise, picking up only the four pixels. In the Fill requester, select Pattern From Brush. Return to the screen, turn off all menu bars and fill the screen. If you examine the filled screen under magnification, it should be composed of vertical stripes. (If it is not, you probably picked up some surrounding area when you cut the four-pixel brush.) Save this master masking screen. Load picture 1. Switch to the spare screen and load the master mask screen. Go to the Stencil requester, select the color of the first stripe on the mask screen and Make Stencil. Press the j key to switch back to the image screen, then the “ * ” key (above 'FAB) to turn the stencil on. Set the background color to color zero and select Clear Screen. The picture should now be a series of vertical stripes, but still perfectly recognizable. Toggle the stencil off by again hitting the key and save the new image. Repeat the entire procedure for the other images. For each image, of course, you must create a unique mask from the master screen. With the second image, for example, choose the color of the second stripe in the Stencil requester, and so on for all of the remaining images. In this way, each processed image is finally composed of vertical stripes in adjacent locations. Referring now to the processed strip images you have just completed, load image 1. Switch to the spare screen and load image 2. Under the Picture menu, go to Spare and select Merge In Front. Because the spaces between vertical strips are color zero, the two images merge cleanly to the same screen. Press the j key to load image 3. The composite is preserved on the hidden screen. Select Merge In Front again to combine the three images. Repeat these same two steps to complete the composite and save your “multiplex” image. Mastering the masking technique in creating multiplex images opens up some nifty animation possibilities. Bringing It All into “View” You now need to create a lens with which to view the image. (I’m using “lens” figuratively here what you are really doing is making a brush that masks three out of every four vertical strips on the multiplex image. You can then move this brush around the image to “decode” it for viewing.) Load the master masking screen you made earlier. In the Stencil requester, select one of the four strip colors and Make Stencil. Returning to the screen, be sure that the current background color is not the stenciled color. Clear the screen and turn the stencil off. The screen is now alternating vertical strips of 1-pixel and 3-pixel widths. Make the background color that of the single-pixel lines and cut a fairly large brush for a test lens. The single-pixel lines will be “holes” in the mask through which you can view the multiplex image. Save the entire screen as the “lens” screen for future use. With the lens brush still attached to the pointer, load the multiplex image. As you move the lens brush around the image, the pictures will pop into view one at a time, a very interesting effect. To affect the color or value of the overall image, press ¥2 (Color mode) and select different colors for the lens brush. Another interesting trick you could perform while moving the brush is to press SHIFT-G to set the grid to your current position. This locks you to a moving window over a stable image. Use the g key alone to toggle the grid off. The example uses four images in medium resolution. You will probably find lo-res too coarse for image clarity, but I have composited as many as nine recognizable images in hi-res using horizontal as well as vertical strips. Apart from Dpaint, 1 am also experimenting with the multiplex technique in The Director (S69.95, Right Answers Group) to pack four times as many hi-res images into a single chip-RAM buffer. I can BLIT (The Director’s partial-screen page-flipping command) a mask over the multiplex image and then BLIT the decoded image into the display. If the images are sequential, interesting animation possibilities open up. Other multiplex uses might include encryption and decryption with a shared unique mask. Or, how about singlescreen comics with a viewer lens? This is a fun technique awaiting some brainstorms; send me any interesting demos with multiplex images, and I’ll report on the best in a future column. ¦ Joel Hagen's credits include uork in art, astronomy, science fiction, and software development. Write to him at 10512 Sawyer, Oakdale, CA 95361. Please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope for a reply. POINTERS Information and Ideas on Amiga Programming ColorFont Structure 0000: 0010: 0020: 0030: 0040: 0050: 0060: 00000001 000003E9 00000000 000005BB GC000022 65737420 20202020 00000000 000005BB 00000000 00010000 20202020 20202020 00221D46 00005175 20202020 20200000 * extended flags * * number of bit planes * I* color that is remapped to FgPen * I* lowest color represented here * I* highest color represented here * * PianePick ala Images * * PlaneOnOff aia Images * .ColorFontColors; * colors for font * By Betty Clay VERSION 2.0 OF the system software adds a new look to the fonts directory color. Now a system standard, CoIorFonts are compatible with older fonts, but require a few additions to the font structure. ColorFont files consist of the same three parts as a disk font’s file: a FontContents hie (the name.font file), a directory bearing the name of the font, and one or more font-definition files. The definition files contain the actual font, which is named with the number denoting the font’s height. As an example of how the system handles CoIorFonts, we II examine the files and structures for a ColorFont named Quest
14. 4C (available from Library 14 of CompuServe’s AmigaArts Forum in the file called SFONTS.LZH). The ColorFont Structure When you ask for a font by name, the system looks first for the FontContents file. This little file contains only the font’s name, the directory path to its description, its size, and the flags describing its attributes. The FontContents file leads the system to the directory containing the desired font, and then to the font having the correct size, style, and so on within that directory.The example structure below describes the Quest ColorFont in C: struct ColorTextFont = struct TextForrt ctf_TF; UWORD ctf_Flags; UBYTE ctf_Depth; UBYTE ctf__FgColor; UBYTE ctf Low; UBYTE ctf_High; UBYTE ctf_PlanePick; UBYTE ctf_PlaneOnOft; struct ColorFontColors *ctf_ As you can see, a ColorFont file begins with the same font structure (struct Textfont) as does a standard The system creates a node that, preceding the actual font structure, ties the font into the system lists when it loads the font. S3F3 is the hunk_header block identifier. $ 00000000 indicates that no libraries need be loaded for this file; S0000000I says that only one hunk need be loaded. If the Quest required more than one hunk, the system would use the next two longwords to store the address of the first and last hunk at loading time. S5BB is the length of the file in longwords. S000003E9 identifies this as a hunk code, as opposed to hunk_data or hunk_bss. The length in longwords is then repeated. At 0020, we find a safety feature. S7000 is the machine language instruction MOVEQ 0,D0, and S4E75 is RT S (return from subroutine), which returns you to what you were doing if you try to execute this file with RUN rather than accessing it with Open- DiskFont( ), T he two longwords of zeros are place holders that allow the font to be linked into the list of loaded disk fonts. This list originates in the Disk Font Base Library structure, which you must open when a program accesses a disk font; the system places each font opened into the list. The longwords here will be replaced by pointers to both the preceding and succeeding fonts in the list. (Obviously, the system cannot know these addresses until it loads the font.) S0C is the identifier for a font node, $ 00 sets the priority at zero, and the node ends with a pointer to the node name. ? Disk font’s file, but has additional items to handle the color. So that you can understand the font’s construction, we will begin by examining the bytes of a hexdump of the Quest file just as the Amiga sees them. The hexdump begins: 000003F3 00000000 70004E75 1D460F80 20202020 20202020 OOOOOCOO troducing Mass Storage Solutions om Corwyn International Mass Storage Solutions Each drive carries these features; ¦ Features a power filter, surge and spike suppression built into each unit. ¦ Comes preformatted with 10 megabytes of public domain software for instant use. ¦ External SCSI ID selection Cl Hard Pro™ Hard Disk Drive Systems The Cl Hard Pro™ is a series of high performance, embedded SCSI, hard disk systems. The Cl Hard Pro1 is available in capacities ranging from 20 megabytes to 1.2 gigabytes. Power center Storage Solutions 42R™ The Storage Solutions 42R™ is a high performance, embedded SCSI, removable media system allowing unlimited storage capabilities. The Storage Solutions 42R™ has a fast average access time of 25ms.
J. MASTER COMPUTER- PfjiNjEP HagPJM power center OptiStor 600™ Erasable Opfual Drive The OptiStor 600™ combines the versatility of a floppy, the speed of a hard disk drive, and the storage capacity of an optical disk drive-all in one affordable package. The OptiStor 600™ utilizes low cost data cartridges 570 megabytes per cartridge. MASTER COMPUTER power center For more information call your local dealer or a Corwyn representative at; 1-800-542-8505 Corwyn 977 Seminole Trail, Suite 275 ru Mr LttArililln n OOOm In the next segment, S0F80 is the font file identifier, and $ 0001 is the revision number. There follows another empty longword, in which the system’s segment address will be stored by the DOS at load times. $ 5175657374 is the ASCII value of the font’s name, Quest, and is followed by place holders to pad out the 32 characters allowed. We then find a repeat of llie node structure discussed above. T he first one was used to link the font into the system’s list of disk fonts; this one links the font to the list of all fonts that are active, and it is part of' an Exec message structure. $ 1 D46 is the size of the message the size of the tables that determine the shape, spacing, kerning, and so on, of the font. The TextFont Structure The system needs all the preceding information to load the font and link it to the system. The structure that describes every detail about the font immediately follows the loading information: struct TextFont = (Hexdump info) struct Message tf_Message; UWORD tf_YSize; $ 0014 UBYTE tf_Style; 40 UBYTE tf_Flags; 62 UWORD tf_X$ i2e; 0012 UWORD tf_Baseline; 000E UWORD tf_BoldSmear; 0001 UWORD tf_Accessors; 0000 UBYTE tf_LoChar; 20 UBYTE tf_HIChar; 7A APTR tf_CharData; OOOOOOAA UWORD tf Modulo; 007C APTR tf_CharLoc; 0000140A APTR tf_CharSpace; 0000157A APTR tf_CharKern; 00001632 Quest 14.4C‘s hexdump continues with the following lines, which match the items in the TextFont structure above; 0060: OOOOOCOO 00221D46 00000000 00000014 0070: 40620012 OOOEOOQ1 0000207A OOOOOOAA 0080: OO7C0OOO 140AOOOO 157A0000 1632 First, we have the empty holder for the reply message, which becomes necessary when the font is loaded. When all tasks accessing this font have closed it, a message notifies the system that it can remove the font if another task needs the memory. Next, the structure describes the font in terms that the Amiga can understand. $ 00000014 gives the height (YSize) of the font. At line 0070, $ 40 marks the file as a ColorFont (the style). $ 02. The flags, tell the system that this is a designed font (not a constructed one) and that it is a disk font. $ 0012 (16 + 2 = 18 pixels) is the width, or Xsi .e, and S000E marks the baseline (the line on which the letters “sit") as 14 lines from the top. $ 0001 calls for BoldSmear, which makes the font appear darker. S00Q0 is a place holder for the "accessors” of'the font. While the font is loaded, the system increments this count each time a new task asks for the font and decrements it each time a task releases the font. This number must be reduced to zero again before the system can unload the font from memory. $ 20 tells us that the first character of the font is a space, and $ 7A indicates that the last character is the lowercase z. At the end of line 0070, S00AA is a pointer to the bitmap information needed to draw the font, but to find that data, you must add this number to the $ 0020 which marks the beginning of the font: T he bitmap will begin at SOOCA. In line 0080 is the Modulo (S007C 124), the length needed for a single row of the font. $ 0000140A is a pointer to the CharLoc table. Using the same scheme as before, add $ 0020 to S140A, and you will see that the CharLoc table is found at SI42A in this hexdump. S0000157A is the pointer to the CharKern table, at S159A. This structure ends with S00001632, the pointer to the CharSpace table, which we will find in the hexdump at $ 1652. Take Some for Color For normal fonts, the font data would appear at this point. For CoIorFonts, the system knows (because a flag identifies this as a ColorFont) to read the new structure below before drawing the font: struct ColorTextFont = struct TextFont ctf_TF; (covered above) UWORD ctf_Flags; 0001 UBYTE ctf Depth; 02 UBYTE ctf_FgColor; FF UBYTE ct1_Low; 00 UBYTE ctf_Hlgh; 03 UBYTE ctf_PlanePick; FF UBYTE ctf_PlaneOnOff; 00 struct ColorFontColors *ctf_ColorFontColors; 0000009A APTR ctf_CharData[8J; OOOOOOAA }; struct ColorFontColors = UWORD cfc_Reserved; UWORD cfc_Count; UWORD *cfe_ColorTable; 0080: 0001 0090: 02FF0003 FFOOOOOO 009AOOOO 00AA0000 00A0: 0A5A0000 140A0000 1DBA0000 276AOOOO OOBO: 311AOOOO 3ACA0000 447A0000 00040000 00C0: 00 A20000 OECAOEOO 0A0O The above portion of the hexdump gives the machine- readable form of the Color TextFont structure. Much of it is like the Image structure not unusual, because the Amiga sees fonts as graphics characters. $ 0001 is a flag, indicating that the ColorTable holds the definition of the designer’s colors. S02, the depth, calls for two bitplanes (a four-color font). $ FF gives the color of the foreground Pen. Because a font’s colors (in this case four) are numbered starting from 0, the next byte, S00, indicates the number, not the color, of the low color, and $ 08 indicates the high color. The next byte holds the value for Plane- Pick, indicating which of the planes can hold data needed lor the font. Every ColorFont I have exam- i ined has the value SFF in this position. The next value, $ 00, is the PlaneOnOff, which must always be zero. Then we Find a pointer to the ColorTable (S009A4*$ 0020 = S00BA), and the pointer to the CharData table, $ 00AA the same location as that given for the regular TextFontStructlire above, but with pointers to each of the bitplanes, to be filled with the correct addresses at load time. T he ColorFontColors structure begins exactly where it was expected, at 00BA. S0000 is the cfc_ Reserved flag, which must always he zero; $ 0004 is the cfc_Count flag four colors this time. SOOOOOOA2 is a pointer to the ColorTable, although this time it begins in the very next byte. The remainder is the ColorTable itself, packed in the standard RGB format. Table Settings Below these structures, there is the CharData table, which describes every pixel on every bitmap to the system. On any given bitmap, a pixel can be turned on or turned off; all of the bitmaps together, laid one atop the other, make up the entire image. In a ColorFont, as in other graphics, you can have up to four bitplanes for 16-color fonts, and each pixel of each bitplane must be described in this table. A ColorFont can easily take up 50 or more kilobytes of memory! In addition to the bitplanes, we must describe the location of the data for each character (the CharLoc table), the number of pixels to put between the characters (the CharSpace table) and the number of pixels to skip before beginning to draw the character (the CharKern table). The computer must read each of those tables before drawing any character on the screen, getting each of these bits of data and combining them to make the letters. Colorfonts are likely to be very large, very wide, proportional, and appealing to users. Programmers must allow their programs to accept these fonts by reading the font attributes from the rastport, rather than simply assuming an eight-pixel, fixed-vvidth font. Just a little more care by the programmer makes the Amiga far more fun for the user. ¦ Belly (Jay. A sysop on CompuServe's Amiga Forum (76702.337), writes for several Amiga publications. Write to her at 1605 Glasgow Dr., Arlington, TX 76015.
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• A NUMBER OF PEOPLE are having trouble in Throtl in Champions of Krynn ($ 49.95, Strategic Simulations). Here come the old adventure-game maxims: Map it. Walk over every square, and keep your "search" function on. Note every description; you never know what could be important. Now you're seeing the shape of things, and provided you've been thorough, you should know where the temple is and how to get inside. There's only one logical place for the cleric to warm his toes. If you’re sent back to Throtl when you report to the commandant at the outpost, you haven’t seen everything. The catacombs downstairs are sizable, and the way should be open once you clear the temple. If you're having combat trouble, my favorite technique is to use the Hold Person spell against the enemy spell- casters it’s pretty effective against lower-level humanoids and then use ranged weapons to take them out.
• The opening sequence in Space Ace ($ 59.95, ReadySoft) Is a killer, with old SA on the receiving end. To leave Borf with egg on his nasty face: Go right, then left, then down.
• The key to Space Harrier ($ 49.95, Mlndscape) is just staying in motion from corner to corner to corner while keeping up a barrage of fire. The monsters won't ever "lead" you with their own fire. (Arcade monsters almost never do. Where would we be if the monsters were as smart as we are?) They’ll simply shoot at where you were when they fired.
• Patience is useful in Sword of Aragon ($ 49.95, Strategic Simulations), »- Konami is cooking now, with a hot computer game that gives you complete control of world championship caliber basketball, featuring Chicago. New York, Boston and LA. From the opening tip, it's 5 on 5, full court, board crashing action, highlighted by blocks, steals, picks, foul shots, 3 point bombs and 3 kinds of slams the Gorilla, the Rim Rockin' Reverse and the In-Your-Face Jam! Two can play at this game, or you can challenge the computer. Either way, it'll take all the runnin' and gunnm' you can muster if you hope to savor the taste of victory. R E S E K V E M E Uri to reach the castle of Gess- ler, the tyrannical Austrian bailiff who has captured your only son. You’ll explore 140 scenes of countryside (but only along the paths, not in the backgrounds) and interact with other characters through a detailed icon interface. Everything in your view is displayed on the screen, and the large map with printed boundaries supplied with the hint-filled, 28-page manual helps you get your bearings. (The Wart Hog’s Cave, however, is improperly placed on the map. Its correct location is one space to the left.) The animation is fast, the stereo sound effects are crisp and clear, and the intricate graphics are vividly colored. William Tell is the type of game that keeps you searching and experimenting until, just as you’re about to give up, you stumble across a new area J to explore. As you travel, you’ll find keys, treasures, special papers, shields, hand weapons, various crossbows and arrows, plus crossbow accessories. To keep up your health, you must frequently obtain food and drink. Your Future Wars By Peter Olafson FINE FRENCH IMPORTS are more than wine, cheese, and mineral water these days. Interplay has brought over Delphine's Future Wars, which attempts to up the stakes for .Amiga animated graphic adventures. For the most part, it succeeds with a bang. The story isn’t one of the high points: A window washer from the present travels back to the Middle Ages and forward to the usual burned-out future to foil the usual sinister strength won't suffer, however; there is no limit to the load you can carry, except for arrows (depending on the capacity of your quiver). As you progress, you may need to confront villagers, monks, or knights, but he prepared: These people react instinctively to vour actions. If i you show your weapon, he ready to light. A starving peasant once approached me and began begging for food, so I quickly devoured what I had left in hopes that he would leave. Instead, he became fii- alien plot. It's all carried off, however, in such high fashion from the striking graphics to a transparent interface that you can't help but enjoy yourself. The game’s roots are dear enough: The linear structure and arcade interludes (a small shoot-’em-up sequence and a difficult timed maze) suggest the Sierra classics, but a distinctly delicate hand is at work here. The animated character’s a slender little fellow. Many i screens show a miniaturist’s affection for detail and an oil rious and attacked me. Some people are quite edgy. The game is heavily copy protected; you can save only one game at a time, and you can’t save high scores, hut these limitations don't begin to outweigh the game's more eye-catching qualities. It you are an aficionado of arcade adventures and have a few afternoons to spare, buy The Legend of William Tell!
(539. 9.5, Elect ran ic Zoo, 3431 -A Benson Ave., Baltimore, A D 21227, 301 646-5031. No special requirements.) Painter’s realism. Moreover, they aren't just pretty. The perspective is often striking and original, whether you’re talking about the mirrored skyscraper at the outset, the shimmering reflection on a lake in the middle, or the spaceships toward the end. The ships are so vividly rendered that they don't seem like computer drawings. Most agreeably, you don't have to type a thing. The command menu pops up in a dandy window in the nearest too. The initial temptation is to expand sooth and in particular to Sur Nova, which appears ripe for the picking. It's true enough that, if handled correctly, that city will eventually turn into a boom town. At the start, however, it's a bad target. It’s a little too ripe they don’t even put up a fight and will prove prohibitively difficult to hold against raiding monsters or to develop at a time when you're building up your army. Your efforts are much better directed north toward Marinia, Brocada, Paritan, and Nuralla. Sur Nova will fall in due course, and by that time your advancing army will double as garrison. If someone wants to be a vassal state or ally (I'm not saying who), don't, for heaven's sake, go attacking them. Vassals’ donations to the kingdom will preserve you from the economy’s seasonal fluctuations, while allies' troops can turn the tide In some of the nastier early battles.
• Holy overdue hints column! David Wachtman of Houston, TX, wants some tips on Level One of Batman: The Movie ($ 44.95, Data East). A couple of things will help you wing it, Dave. Don't use the batrope when you're facing bombers. Those guys are big trouble; take them out on sight. (Duck the bombs. Or, if you’re below the bombers, hugging the wall closest to the bomber seems to keep you out of range.) The lovely little emissions from the pipes are regular as clockwork, and you can dodge them.
• Brian Downs of West Harrison, IN, is looking for the ant nest in It Came from the Desert ($ 49.95, Cinemaware). That's a tall order, Brian; the hole doesn't look special unless it's open, which only seems to happen when it’s hot as hell or the ants are having a picnic. The nest Is not a discrete, mouse-selectable location, either, so you'll need to be on foot or in a plane or tank. Actually, it’s not even on the map; it's off the south edge near the southwest corner. You'll need to visit Mine 1. From the center of the mine building, head south. You’ll find two crescent-shaped rocks, the second of which will be right In front of you (about a screen from your starting point). From the empty space upon a click of the mouse for easy access. Eyesight, however, is often tested more than intellect here. Some of the objects you'll find or use are one- or two-pixel flvspccks that are difficult to manipulate or even to see. You really need to keep your eyes open for subtle color changes, as well. Save regularly so you can back up when you miss something. (Curiously, even when you (i V M E ' 4 4 play from a hard disk, the game saves to floppy.) 1 liked the size change; in fact, I desired more of those obscure objects. (The game seems a little short on things to do.) In most animated adventures, the items you can take stand out a hit too much. In Future Wars, they blend Space Rogue By John Ryan A SPACE FLIGHT simulation intertwined with a role-playing game. Space Rogue plays like a hybrid of Ultima and Elite. You navigate your small Sun racer scout ship through the Far Arm Cluster in search of adventure and fame. To find it. You must promote income through trading or bounty hunting. If you survive enough encounters and space battles to garner income, you can upgrade your ship. Finally, von must talk to every- i j * one you meet to generate missions on which you gather clues that help you unravel the mysteries needed to solve your quest. In flight, you have a first- person perspective of your ship's cockpit, showing you your instruments and the right into the wallpaper and finding them is a whole new challenge. Not easy, hut who said adventure gaming was stars. At-a-glance instrumentation includes speed, shield, tactical radar, and weapons data, but you can call up other navigational and ship's data screens. The graphics, however. Are definitely IBM CGA derivatives and detract from the otherwise crisp display and the illusion of space flight. In Space Rogue, reputation is everything, and it affects how other beings react to you. If you make a name for yourself as a fierce space warrior, for example, potential adversaries may decide to flee rather than chance an encounter. Likewise, the stances you take with the Impcrium government and the Merchant’s Guild will affect how these bodies interact with you. As you navigate the Far Arm, you can visit mining colonies, space stations, outposts, and other waypoints. On these easy? = $ 49,95, interplay Productions, 1575 Corporate Dr., Costa Mesa, CA 92626, 714 549-
2411. No special requirements.) Visits, the space simulation ends and the role-playing starts, switching to an overhead view. You can buy or sell goods, visit repair shops, and converse with the populace. As all possible actions are presented on the screen, you don’t have to type a thing. In fact, 1 found controlling the game with a joystick easier than using the keyboard or mouse. Password-protected and hard-drive-installable, Space Rogue is big, sophisticated, and a lot of fun to play. You will need many, many hours to complete it. I only wish the graphics matched the level of game play. ($ 49.95, Origin Systems, PO liox 161750, Austin, Texas, 78716, 512 328-0282. No special requirements.) ? Shrubbery east of the rock, look south, You’ll see a teardrop-shaped rock. Mentally draw a line linking these two points. Now, about a third of the way down this line, slightly to the east, is a tree. Southeast of the tree are two stones. From the larger of the two (the one farthest from the tree), mentally draw a second line, this one to the west. X marks the spot. If the ants are up and about, kill one as It emerges (a good marker for the future), and then make a break for the hole. Anything's better than these mental lines.
• The wolf blocking the way to the monastery in Future Wars (S49.95, Interplay) is making some people scratch their heads. Take the wool from over your eyes: Do you really think futuristic bad guys would use a regular old wolf as a watchdog? This boy wants a bath. Once Inside, do as the other monks do. If you don’t get the hint, just watch them for a bit. Otherwise, they'll be on you quicker than you can say, "See you next month.” If you need help with a game, you can reach me at 370 Central Park West, 109, New York, NY 10025, and by E-mail on Genie as P.OLAFSON and on Plink as Peteroo. COMPANIES MENTIONED: Clnemaware, distributed by Electronic Arts, 1820 Gateway Dr., San Mateo, CA 94404, 415 571-7171. Data East USA Inc., 1850 Little Orchard St., San Jose, CA 95125, 408 286-7074. Interplay Productions, 1575 Corporate Dr., Costa Mesa, CA 92626, 714 549-
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* Shopping-Services S By Peter Olafson LARRY LA ITER GETS lucky again in Leisure Suit Larry III: Passionate Patty in the Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals, and, lor the most part, so do we. As an animated adventure in general, it rates a Sleazy clubs are Larry’s specialty. 10, As an animated adventure for the Amiga, it’s a solid 8. We last left the paunchy, white-suited womanizer on Nontoonyt Island with the girl of his most recent dreams. As Larry III opens, she’s left him for another woman, and the jilted husband lumbers into a jungle phone booth to emerge as the Leisure Suit Larry we know and ridicule. He embarks on a string of flings (none of them quite consummated and all funny) and eventually finds. . .still another girl of his dreams. 1 his time she's Passionate Patti, and her appearance midway in the action makes this the first Sierra game to feature more than one active character. Larry wanders off in a 'Tio-more-women" huff over a misunderstanding, and Patti's got to find him. Unlike its predecessors, this game does not take control away from the player at a critical moment, and the parser, never Sierra’s strong suit, seems more helpful than usual. As a further departure, this is the first majorTabel Amiga game to include nudity and love-making (viewed from a semi-discreet distance or through a veil). Of course, it's sexist beyond telling, but it’s executed with a light, deft touch. (Besides, the five-question quiz at the outset verifies the player's age and keeps out children.) Leisure Suit III is a better conversion than most. The game’s score and digitized sound effects, products of Sierra’s new Amiga interpreter, are mostly terrific and add im- i mensely to the game's flavor. T he graphics seem only marginal Iv better, however, as they are still based on IBM's undemanding EGA standard and are markedly slow. You can speed up the ani- Leisure Suit Larry III niation a bit, but with more than one animated object on screen, the option is effectively disabled. Slowing things even earlier in the game are credits that don’t stop when they should, an optional but still annoying autosave feature, and prodding messages from designer A1 Lowe if you don’t play fast enough. ($ 59.95, Sierra On-Line, PO Box 485, Coarse gold, CA 93614, 209 683-
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When a child presses a key on the actual keyboard, or clicks on its image with the mouse, PETE reacts. Press the “a” key and a picture of an apple appears next to a letter A, while the computer calls out, “This is a capital 'A. This is an apple. Apple begins with the letter A.” The same pattern repeats for each key. That’s all there is to it. The graphics are well done, the program is friendly, and the author has jkjk Jh There o four s. il boats. 13 9E3BB3I3 i BH0E ¦rarEirraarrana m Mararraararn Brraaaaaraaia Mbaarrraaraaoai be ar Letters and numbers are “key” in PETE. Massaged the Amiga’s voice to the point where you can understand it. But frankly, my children already know the computer keyboard from using paint programs, games, and other applications where there exists motivation to learn. PETE does his job. But once through. PETE will remain a curiosity on your software shelf. Now I Know We re Not In Kansas, Toto! “Dad! I used to be in second place, now Adria’s in second place and you’re in fourth!” When such cries come from a child seated at a computer, and the software running is “educational,” the product is worthy of a close look. World Odyssey, being such a program, has taken us a step closer to Oz. Of the programs reviewed thus far, this one is the most honest in its packaging and claims, and the most innovative in its approach. World Odyssey contains 12 maps of various parts of the world. Select a map, and it shatters into a 20-piece puzzle. Making creative use of the two blank pieces, you must shuflle the map into perspective by sliding pieces like a tile game. Each time you slide a piece into its proper location, you must answer some questions about the countries or states attached to that piece. Normally, this involves naming the country, state. Introducing GTCO S ceteh Master™ graphics tablets for Amigas! SketchWlasters combine the simplicity of a mouse with the power of a graphics tablet for accurate design, tracing and pointing. The tablet is easy to install, works with all mouse-driven software and is compatible with all Amiga and IBM® PC's. We're confident you wonrt find a better value in a tablet for your Amiga. Pan-shaped stylus. Graphic artists appreciate SarsfchM aster's thin, lightweight stylus that does not require pressure to operate. £aFour button cursor. The only Amiga tablet that includes a cursor and stylus for one low price. Ano power supply required. SkefchMaster plugs into your serial port so it's easy to install and eliminates cable tangles. Highly accurate. Very reliable. SkefchMasters have 1000 dots per inch and no active components. (£&Interchangeable with Amigas and IBMs. You can configure SketchMasXer quickly to perform equally well on either platform. I&Five year limited warranty. &12’x12* Size;$ 449; 12’x18 Size: $ 699 Order Today! Same Day Shipment CORPORATION PORTSMOUTH, NH 800 DAKOTA-5 All product names and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Or capital. Be clever and quick in your reconstruction, and your efforts are remembered in the top ten for that puzzle. We have found chat World Odyssey You can change the wortd! Reinforces geographic knowledge in a creative and challenging way. What sets it apart is its flexibility. The questions asked, even the maps displayed, can all be altered. Thus, when California finally slides into the sea, simply load the appropriate map into your paint program and erase the state. And as soon as East and West Germany reunite, make the necessary modifications, and your program will be up to date. I am disturbed that the program spells Chile “Chili” and calls the USSR “Russia.” 1 also believe that the producers should provide a more balanced projection of the world one that does not split Asia in two. But apart from these quibbles (all of which you can modify), World Odyssey is worthwhile. Back to Kansas Math Odyssey is built upon the same principles as World Odyssey. It asks the child to answer some arithmetic problems, and reveals pieces of a puzzle and as he does so. Once all problems have been answered, the child can assemble the puzzle. .As with World Odyssey, the problems, the level of difficulty (from simple addition to division), and the pictures used for the puzzles, can all be modified. In World Odyssey, assembling a map is directly related to knowledge about the relationship between countries. In Math Odyssey, however, the questions and the activity of assembling the puzzle have no relationship. What works well for a geography lesson falls short in arithmetic. Math Odyssey fails even as a tool for drilling math facts. I would rather stick to flash cards. How Can You Talk if You Don’t Have a Brain? The Talking Animator 2.0 is an orange in a crate of apples. While the programs discussed thus far are designed to teach a child academic concepts, The Talking Animator is a child-size version of a standard Amiga application. It does not depend on drill and repetition to teach, but rather makes a complex procedure accessible to the youngest of children. Much of educational software squelches creativity, but The Talking Animator stimulates children to sit before a computer and exercise creative impulses. It is a joy to commend. Animation achieved by flipping pages in rapid succession is a concept children readily understand. The Talking Anima- Continued on p. 76 SURER SPECIALS NEW GAMES New Titles Daily! Please Call! 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• Products had not been released al press lime. Products have been marked down in price. While They Last! FREE Deluxe Photolab with purchase of Deluxe Video III 95 $ 00 MORE SPECIALS INSIDE! TO ORDER CALL TOLL-FREE: ™ IN CALIFORNIA CALL: 800-843-2842 800-BE-AMI (800-232-6442) 11 PRESENTING IN CHICAGO ? Starring ? THE AMAZING AMIGA ? Featuring ? Amiga Hardware • Amiga Software Amiga Accessories • Seminars • Bargains Rosemont O’Hare Expo Center, Rosemont, Illinois October 5-7, 1990 Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10am-5pm aav registrar q Three-dav 380_ L Tbe Hunter Group, (tf apPto STATE ZIP Chicago at me ,he, prZegisW«°n piease Special P«>res Pre-registration: $ 8 per day or $ 20 for 3 days Deadline for pre-registration Sept. 18 Registration at show: $ 10 for 1 day $ 25 for 3 days Registration includes exhibits and seminars. Name company adores5 CITY able) Oct.5-7 WORLD OF AMIGA FOR MORE INFORMATION Call (416) 595-5906 IN CHICAGO Fax (416) 595-5093 Other upcoming events produced by The Hunter Group include COMMODORE AMIGA USERS FAIR in Valley Forge, PA, September 15 and 16,1990, and WORLD OF COMMODORE AMIGA in Toronto, November 30 to December 2,1990. SOLID PRODUCTS
P. O. Box 129 58 Noble Srreet Kutztown, PA 19530 1-800-638-5757 Outside the USA (1-215-683-5661) 24 Hour FAX Line 1-215-683*8567 Customer Service 1-215-683-5433 Technical Support 1-215-683-5699 SXTISJACTICfti gWW& EXD! In-House Technical Support A No-surprises Shipping Policy Our FIFTH Year in Business No Surchage for Charge Orders No Holding of Personal Checks A Fair Return Exchange Policy NEWTEK’S Dynamic Duo Algebra Plus $ 33 Leisure Suit Larry 3 39 Algebra Pitts VoI2 $ 33 l ife X Death* 34 Hamey Bear Goes To School 23 Loom* 41 Barney Hear Goes To Farm 23 Manhunter - San Francisco 33 Discover Alphabet 13 Might A Magic 2 41 Discover Math 13 Mutant Priestess 30 Distant Suns (Galileo 3) 46 Neiiromuncer 31 Linkword: German 20 Night Hunter* 27 The Briwall Package $ 485 Digi-Paint 3, Digi-View 4.0, Panasonic WV1410 Camera, 16mm Lens w variable iris and Copy Stand w lights Advanced Amiga Busk SI5 Amiga 3D Graphics Programming 17 Amiga Basic lnsidc&Out+ 20 Amiga C for Beginners15 Amiga C for Advanced Progs+ 25 Amiga Companion 2nd Edition 15 Amiga DOS Inside & Oul+ 17 Amiga Desktop Video Guide 17 Amiga Disk Drives Inside &. Out+ 24 Amiga Graphics Inside and Oul+ 27 Amiga Hardware Reference Review 18 Amiga Machine Languagc+ 17 Amiga Priiilt'rsiInside&Oul* 28 Amiga Programmer's Guide 15 Amiga System Prog's Guidc-t- 27 Amiga Tips &l Tricks* 17 Amiga for Beginners 15 Dungeon Master Hint Itnok 11 Inside the Amiga with C 21 Kids and the Amiga 13 Making Music on the Amiga 28 Programmer’s Guide to the Amiga 22 ROM Kcmal Rcf:Excc.Lib&Dcvs 28 ROM Kcmal Reflncludes&AutoDoc 27 64 Emulator S52 Anitrac II rack hall) 68 Cables call Camera Lens 16mm - No Iris 22 Copy Stand with Light Fixtures 64 Covers call DigiView Adapter Gender Chang.. 16 Disks-3.5’ DSDD box of 100 77 Flicker Master 14 Ink call Joystick - Gravis 35 Marcus R112-109 Track Ball 45 Maxx Yoke Flight Cnirl 79 Mouse Master 29 Paper call Ribbon call Safeskin Keyboard Protectors 20 1 BOOKS Pace Stream v 1,8 129 Pen Pal 99
P. H.A.S.A.R V4.0 59 Professional Draw 2.0 129 Professional Page 1.3 189 Proscript for Prow rite 32 Prim rite V3.ll 114 Saxon Publisher 279 Scribble - Platinum Edilion 72 Service Industry Accounting 252 Word Perfcci v4.1.11 149 Avorks - Platinum Ediiion 140 Barney Bear Goes to School & Barney Bear Goes to the Farm Two early education, preschool games for children ages 3-8. Goes to School includes both English and German versions. Briwall Price - $ 23 each Advantage (The) 129 IK i rap hies 126 HUMAN V 2119 Desktop Budget 52 Excellence V2.0( I MB) 150 Family T nee t Your) 35 KKS Accounting v2.0 195 MttxiPlan 3 161 NAG Plus V3.1 52 GENERAL BUSINESS ACCESSOR IKS EDUCATION Dragon's I air II: Singe's Casllc 46 Dragonvcape 27 Drakkhcn 39 Dungeon Master 26 Dungeon Master 2* 27 Earl Weaver Baseball 35 Karl Weaver Stats '89 Disk 14 Falcon 33 Falcon Scenery : OpcrCountr Strike 17 Federation 34 Flood* 27 Kind's Krrand 34 Fran lie* 27 Future Wars 33 Ghost Busters II 27 Go 28 Halls of Montezuma* 3(1 Hardball II 33 Heat Wave; Offshore Racing 3(1 Hern’s Quest 39 Ice Hockey: Wayne Gretzky 35 Impcrium 27 li Came From the Desert 33 It Came From I lie Desert II 14 Jigsaw I'u zlemania 2(1 Kecf the Thief 14 Kings Quest 4 39 Knights of Legend 33 Legend of William fell 27 688 Alluck Sub S34 A1KXI) • Champions ol Krynn 35 A DAD * Dragons of Flame 17 AD&I) - Pool of Radiance* 35 Altered Beast 34
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31) Brain Blaster 27 Bride of (he Robot 26 Bridge 6.1) 27 Budnhuii 27 Damocles 30 Dark Cenlury 30 Day of the Viper 33 Distant Suns Distant Suns is a planetarium that lets you view the stars and planets from any vantage point on the earth, and for anv date from 8000BC through I2.000AD. Features include: realistic color, authentic, astronomically correct sky, 2,200 stars, and 450 deep space objects. "I'm tutitlls iiHctl by nihil )>>n luo c ilnticf " -- Ai lliur C (- Uit hc Briwall Price -- S46 DRAGON LORD In ihis intense strategy game you must haich. Raise and train up to nine dragons, using your com- plele magical laboratory, to form a battle force against your enemies. Dragon Lor J. from Cinemaware, includes arcade-siyle dragon living sequences and much more. Coming Soon! Briwall Price - $ 34 Little Red Hen - Talking Story 13 Math Blaster 33 Mavis Beacon Typing 34 Mixed Up Mother Goose 20 Mvpuint 33 My Paint Data Disk 1 17 Nursery Rhymes - Talking Story 13 Rhyming Notebook 29 Talking Story Book 20 World Atlas 2.(1 39 World of Whales - Talking Storv 13 ENTERTAINMENT Overrun* 41 Pirates! 3(1 Planet of Lust 24 Populus 34 Project vie 27 Puli’) Saga 27 Puz nic* 23 Rings of Medusa 33 Sexliniates 33 Sex Vixens from Space 25 Shadow of the Beast 33 Shark Attack 26 Shoot'em Up Kit 13 Sim City 30 Sim City Terrain Editor 15 Surcerian Spherical 17 Space Rogue 33 Star Trek V* 33 Siarflighl 34 Storm Across Europe 41 Sirred Rod* 27 S wort I of Aragon 27 Teenage Mutant Ninja Tunics 30 T ennis Cup 27 l est Drive 2;Eurnpcan Chalenge 13 Tetris 25 The Gume of Harmony 30 Their Finest Hutu*:Battle Britain 41 Third Courier 33 Treasure Trap 27 Triad 2 (Menace. Tret is. Baal) 27 Tunnels of Armageddon 27 Turbo Out Run 34 I ureal* 34 Waterloo 41 tl iris 23 AS here Europe is Carmen San Diego 33 Where in USA is Camien SanDiego 33 Where in World is Carmen SanDiego 30 Wings of Furv 27 3D Professional*
321) ACAD Translator 135 Animation Soundtrack 88 Art Department 59 Autodroid 50 AuloScript 84 Credit Text Scroller 27 Deluxe Paint Version 3 99 Deluxe Photo Lab 99 Deluxe Print 2 54 Deluxe Video 3 99 Digitiuik- 3 27 Digipainl 3 69 Digivicw v4.0 (for 500 2000) 139 Director 49 Director - Toolkit 29 Disney Animation Studio* 12(1 Graphics Starter Kit 65 Interchange 33 Intro (’At) Pins 111$ VISTA Photo-realistic landscape simulation software for personal computing! Explore actual landscapes (such as Mars. Yosemite. And Crater Lake) based on real USGS data, using a fast 3D engine and up to 130,000 polygons per landscape! Features: camera target positions in 3 dimensions, rivers and lakes, saves as IFF file and Turbo Silver object files, and much more! Briw all Price -- $ 65 WINGS Experience the action, glory and fear of a WWII fighter pilot in this easy-to-play simulation. You get to sirafe aerodromes, bomb enemy installations and match your wits against the infamous Red Baron in this new game from Cinemaware! Available Soon! Briwall Price - $ 34 (:RE ATI V1TY GRAPI I ICS Digi-Paint 3 The Ultimate Paint Program $ 69 HAM painting package for the Amiga written in 100% assembly language for a fast, powerful, easy-to-use program. Kara Fonts call Media l.inc Dxktp & Video Package 24 Palette Printer 20 Pro ideo Post 224 Scene Generator 33 Sculpt Animate 4D 389 Show maker 275 Turbo Silver 139 Turbo Silver Terrain 30 TV Text Professional 109 Ultra Design 255 Video Scape 3D 2.0 129 Video Tiller vl.5 106 A Talk III $ 65 A max - Macintosh Emulator 129 Amax - Trumpcard Utilities 79 Ami...Alignment 39 Amiga Workbench 13 24 Arexx VI.O 35 A tec C Dev Pah A 5 w SI.Debug 195 A tec C Prof Pak A 5 w ZF.rlilur 129
B. A.D Disk Optimizer 32 Baud Bandit 33 Buddy .System fur Deluxe Paint Can Do 89 CroxsDOS 2(1 Diskmasier 33 DOS-2-DOS 39 I at Trucks 39 Bars & Pipes 192 Deluxe Music Construction 65 Dr T Keyboard C. S. Level 11 225 Dr I Key Iniiird Sc |. A 3.0 177 Dr L Tiger* 97 Dr 1 1 igvr ’lib 65 llyperchord 104 Music Mouse 52 Perfect Sound A500 V3.0 65 Phantom 161 Pixound 65 Sonix 52 Nvnthia 11 81 G V & UTILITIES LANGUAGES SOUND & MUSIC Imagclink 2.11 177 liuagelink CINE module 264 Imagelink TGA module 2 >4 Janus Libraries A 2.0 27 Lattice C++ 259 Lattice V5.04 Dev Paeakagc 205
1. 04;() 7 Paragon BBS 107 Pow er Window s 2.5 59 Project D v 1.1 33 Quarlcrbuek V4.0 49 Raw Copy VI.3E 39 Super Card Ami 11 79 UllraCard Plus 65 We maintain an enormous * Digi-View Gold 4.0 Simplythe Best! $ 139 Digitize images with complete software control of color saturation, brightness, sharpness, hue, resolution and palette. Titles marked with * were not yet released when the ad was prepared. Please call for firm price availability, Titles in BOLD are new items Australian Customers can order software locally from Briwall Australia at:
(062) 88 0131, or FAX (062) 88 0337 DOCTOR AMI.. The most complete memory' and drive diagnostic utility available for the Amiga! Use it to evaluate and recover bad memory, floppy disks and hard drives. Briwall Price -- $ 33 inventory of software. If you I don’t sec what you want, CALL! ;
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51. 038 $ 882 S 1.005 84MB-24ms Seacate-3.5 .$ 473 S626 $ 58 3 $ 657 $ 656 $ 641 $ 698 $ 684 $ 628 $ 819 $ 852 $ 696 $ 819 100MB- II ms Ouantum-3-5 $ 712 S865 $ 822 $ 896 $ 895 $ 880 S937 $ 923 $ 867 $ 1,058
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* . V'KvJ $ 124 SI 63 5205 $ 283 S439 n a . ICD 520 5 25f?KsJ SI IU $ 154 $ 1% $ 274 n a n a ® Xtc F-wram 0 1 MB SIMM $ 210 call call $ 368 $ 512 call Mcta4-Kitse 1 MB SIMM $ 249 call call $ 428 $ 600 n a Tlie two next boards arc for owners with cases, For Xclcc Owners S90 cull call S254 S398 call For Meta4 Owners $ 155 call call S347 5519 call ACCELERATOR BOARDS A3001 w A130-882 28 4MB 0 SI 899 A3001 w 030*882 28 4MB 40Q S2354 A3001 w 030-882 28 4MB 80Q S2667 4IHII u ¦IJ.10.JUt: 4IN II 0 £3479 A4IHII w Il3ll-S82'4b 4Mil 40Q $ 3M4> 41H)I w 1311-882 40 -IMil K(l() 4135 Hurricane 2800 wfl)30-882 25 UK S1016 Hurricane A500 w AJ20 S449 MegaMidgei Racer Bare S585 MecaMidgelRacer33MHzw 5I2K SI495 Midget Racer wiih 6.8020 S349 Midget Racer Pkg w 68( 120-881 16 S449 CHIPS 4MB iSIMMl fur (JYP Acc Hd $ 7.17 4MII xMbit SIMM 497 4MB x I bit 100ns $ 95 DRAM - I MB x 8 bits SIMM $ 99 DRAM - I MB x I bit I00n> SI 2 DRAM - 256KB x 4 bit 120ns ZIP $ 16 DRAM - 256KB x4bit 120ns Sli Math Chin 68882 - 25Mhz S349 Micro Priv Chip 68030 - 25Mhz $ 276 SCRAM - I Mil 4 hit 80ns .IP >08 SCRAM • 250k 4 hit 80ns 7.111 $ 13 DRIVES (FLOPPY) E High Density 3.5" ext. $ 210 Applied Engineering 3 5" e , $ 109 ( ulif. Access KK0 3.5" ex!. $ 125 FD-2B Dual 3.5" external S259 Master 3A 3 5-inch external $ 124 Master 5A 5.25" external $ 198 DRIVES (Hard) 84MB Seacate 5.25" ST296N $ 449 100MB Connor 3.5'' CP3100 S847 158MB Micropolis 5.25" 1674-7 SI 125 EXPANSION CHASSIS A1000 loo I Bus w pow cr $ 227 A500 Subsystem $ 249 A500 Subsystem with Drive $ 329 A5IK) Toolbus w power $ 227 GENLOCKS Ami gen S99 Magni 4010 & 4010S $ 1629 Minigcn $ 209 Ncriki 1IS7YCS $ 2039 SupcrGcn S669 SupcrGcn 2000s $ 1869 Vidtech SctmLock VLS-I SS59 MEMORY A500 Amtek Clone(501 tvpei SI05 EXP-8000 2MB ' S434 RAM50Q Supra (501 Tv pe > $ 75 W i RAM ’ $ 288 MIDI SOUND
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The program provides all the necessary drawing and manipulation tools, but if you prefer, you can import IFF files for use as images and backgrounds. It is simple to use (easy enough for my youngest son, who cannot yet read), and vet the program has enough features to make it functional. It oilers vocal help for those who cannot read. You can also add speech to animations, but the speech synthesizer stops the Hipping of pages, so you must use speech carefully. Though the resulting animations are a bit jerky, they are nonetheless good enough to please the budding animator. I he program would benefit from an expanded manual and. Perhaps, a voice- guided tutorial. But as a parent who sometimes worries that the longer my child spends in front of the computer, tlie more his brain will resemble cottage cheese. I am pleased by software such as this that exercises creativity and encourages him to pursue his interests. Oh, Magnificent Oz. .. . . .What do I wish for in Amiga educational software? I wish lor more applications designed for c hildren word processing and desktop publishing, for a start along the lines of Talking Animator. I would also like to see programs that exercise and combine the Amiga's animation, sound, and graphics capabilities to actually teach and not just drill a subject such as music theory. As the market now stands, there exists far more for us to avoid than to buy. ABZoo MichTron 3285 Lapeer Rd. W. Auburn Hills, Ml 48075 313 377-8898 $ 39.95 So special requirements. Barney Bear Goes to School Free Spirit Software 58 Noble St. Kut .town, PA 19530 215 683-5609 $ 34.95 So special requirements. One to One Match Computer Sight 4522 Santa Rita Rd. FI Sobrante, CA 94803 4 I 5 222-2038 $ 39.95 So special requirements. 1490 N. 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S106 SupraModem 2400zi (internal) S117 40MB SupraDrive-A2000(Qtm) $ 524 BaseBcard NEW OK $ 115 512K- $ 154 2MB $ 271 School PO's welcomed Hardware PETE Superior Software 33813 E. Market Rtl. C res well, OR 97426 503 895-4575 $ 29.95 No special requirements World Odyssey Math Odyssey The Other Guys PC Box H Logan, UT 84321 801 753-7620 800 942-9402 $ 49.95 each. A'o special requirements. The Talking Animator 2.0 JMH Software 7200 Hemlock Lane Maple Grove, MN 55369 612 424-5464 $ 49.95 No special requirements. DigiMate III Shell we animate Digi-Paint files? By Joel Hagen LAST YEAR SAW the release of the first two Amiga paint programs with animation capabilities. Electronic Arts* Deluxe Paint 111 offers powerful and extensive animation features, while Photon Paint 2 (Microillusions) provides more rudimentary functions for animating HAM files. Now, with DigiMate III, Mind ware International gives users of NewTek’s Digi-Paint 3 a multitasking animation companion. DigiMate provides animation capabilities that fall somewhere between those of Deluxe Paint and Photon Paint, plus some handy tools for processing standard ANIM-forinat animation files outside of Digi-Paint 3. DigiMate requires one meg of RAM, Amiga 1.3 or higher, and Arexx, the in- terprocess-control protocol that is part of AmigaDOS 2.6, but also available separately from William Hawes. DigiMate comes on a nonbootable disk, but an icon on the main screen lets you create a bootable version containing all necessary DigiMate. AmigaDOS, and Arexx files. Another icon similarly installs the program on a hard drive. For most operations, DigiMate runs from Workbench as a multitasking interface to Digi-Paint. Its screen can be raised or lowered to reveal half of the Digi-Paint screen, and front and back gadgets allow you to move between the two programs. DigiMate lets you build an AN IM-standard animation one frame at a time by painting or rearranging each one using Digi-Paint tools. With the completion of each frame, the program automatically compresses it into the AN 1M file. Unfortunately, DigiMate offers none of the dynamic animation tools found in DcluxePaint III: For example, it cannot automatically animate a brush across space, or spin, zoom, or warp a brush. Instead, it requires you to finish every aspect of each frame bv hand. 1 can do this kind of HAM animation with the public-domain program MakeAnim and*- Make AMIGAs With Other Amigas. The largest group of Amiga" users in the world shares its problems and solutions online every day in CompuServe's Amiga Forums. And you can join them. Whether you're an Amiga novice or a professional user in broadcasting, film special effects, animation, or music production, you'll find support from thousands of Amiga users and nearly every third-party Amiga software and hardware vendor. Looking for a solid CAD program? Want to make the most of your Amiga's multitasking capabilities? Ask somebody who's been through it all. There's no better way to get more out of your Amiga. To join CompuServe, see your computer dealer. To order direct or for more information, call 800 848-8199. If you're already a member, type GO AMIGA at any ! Prompt. CompuServe a list of IFF files; DigiMate is more convenient, blit not more powerful. Adjusting and Linking DigiMate contains a library of eight effects, including Circles, Wipe, and Fade, that automatically build an ANIM of the transition between two images (although I am unclear as to the value of such an animation). You can add or delete frames, or process entire ANIMs in a number of ways: changing HAM to other resolutions, reducing the screen size or expanding it to overscan, reducing color to black and white, or performing edge detection. DigiMate can play ANIMs not only from RAM, but also directly from a hard or floppy drive (playback from floppy is inherently slow). Through Arexx, one application can control aspects of other applications, and in the case of DigiMate, Arexx provides Bars and Pipes, the first icon-based, object- oriented music package for the Amiga, is no ordinary sequencer. With its pipeline metaphor, you can actually see your music and interact with it in real time. A host of professional features provides total control of your musical composition at any stage during recording, editing and playback. Listen to what other people are saying: 'Bars and Pipes has the flash and dazzle of Amiga sounds, graphics and multitasking anchored on the serious underpinnings of professional musicianship.”
- Amiga Resource "IBars and PipesJ is certainly powerful and well programmed, but as you use it you become aware that it is not just a sequencer; it is a compositional tool which actually gives you the freedom, and the incentive, to be more creative with your music."
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(41) 32 87.2429 Decatur, GA 30030 USA (404} 377-1514 Raise or lower this screen to reveal Dlgl-Palnt. A control link to Digi-Paint. DigiMate also uses Minclware’s T.A.S.S. applica- tion-support system an interface to the interprogram communication. Thankfully, Mindware has done a good job of keeping Arexx and T.A.S.S. transparent. You don’t have to understand a thing about either to use DigiMate, but with them, you can customize DigiMate to better suit your own ideas and needs. They constitute a powerful option. The 52-page DigiMate manual includes easy-to-follow tutorials for just about every feature of the program, which is straightforward and simple to use. Following the examples, you can quickly learn to make and play a HAM animation, generate transitions, or process an ANIM. The on-line help feature lets you position the pointer over any button or window on the screen and press the Help key to summon a screen full of valuable information about that item. Unfortunately, however, this feature is not fully implemented on the bootable-disk version. An Imperfect Mate I found some annoying hugs in DigiMate. For example, pressing the CRTL-C key combination does abort a looping ANIM, as stated in the manual, but if you inadvertently press a mouse button while the ANIM is playing, the system freezes up, and there is no way out hut to reboot all four programs: Workbench. DigiMate, Arexx, and Digi-Paint. Also, a Read Me file on disk warns that without a meg of chip RAM, running DigiMate and Digi- Paint simultaneously in other than lo-res can cause a crash. To help solve this, Mindware provides a second version of the DigiMate interface, which runs from a ? If you ever wondered just how smart you were when you bought your Amiga, get AmigaVisiori! Remember your original reasons lor getting an Amiga? Of course you do. Silly question. Well, fast-forward now to April 24th, 1990, the day Commodore introduced Am ha Vision. ? AmigaVuion u* an authoring system for a mere $ N9 that allot iu the Amiga to tee tip to tto fall potential. The easy-to-learn, easy-to use iconsyou see up on the screen and on this page call up music, animation, text, video in whatever order or even simultaneously and % create, well, any type of presentation or courseware. Also, AmigaVision takes lull advantage ol Arexx, your Amiga's file format standards and its multitasking capabilities. As you might imagine, you don't have to be a programmar to turn your abstract ideas into reality. All you have to be is you. Mrj Can it extend the use of' application software you already own? Is there multitasking interaction with other programs? Is it dBase III™ database compatible? Yes...yes...yes, to all these queries. For business people, it can create presentations that persuade. For people in education and training, it can help create interactive instructional programs. For anyone, anywhere, it can liberate the way they communicate, whether they are delivering information or entertainment tm Call 1-800-627-9595 soon to find the location of your closest Amiga dealer. For you, its another confirmation of what you knew before most people: namely how smart Amiga is and how shrewd its owners were when they bought one. Amiga* The computer for the creative mind. C-Commodore*
V. 1990 Commodore Business Machines, Inc. Commodore and (he Commodore logo are registered trademarks ot Commodore Electronics. Ltd. Amiga is a registered trademark ol Commodore-Amiga. Inc. AmigaVisinii and The Computer lor the Creative Mind are trademarks ol Commodore-Amiga. Inc. dBase 111 is a trademark, of Ashton-late, Inc. K i; t I F. YV s small, memory-conserving window. This Tiny DigiMate is not covered in the manual, but is well documented in a file on disk. A ReadMe file recommends that you use Tiny DigiMate whenever possible unless you need the ANIM-processing features not found in it. Among telltale signs that this product was rushed out the door before it was finished is the fact that the DigiMate screen pictured on the box does not resemble the screen in either the disk or the manual. As another example, the manual promises a more sophisticated version of the mediocre edge-detection feature in the future. In testing DigiMate, 1 had the feeling I was using interesting hut klugey beta software. DigiMate III gives Digi-Paint users a basic animation builder with some interesting options and extras. I think Mind- ware is on a good track, and 1 applaud the company for supporting Arexx and a philosophy of integrated applications. If you are not in a hurry for HAM animation tools, however, I suggest you wait for a more sophisticated and better- tested version. DigiMate III Mindware International 110 Dunlop St. YV. Barrie, Ont., Canada L4M 5R3 705 737-5998 $ 39.95 One megabyte and Arexx required. EZ-Grade Help in making the grade By Neil Randall GRADES ARE IMPORTANT. Despite the best efforts of some educators and pedagogical theorists, students continue to look to their report cards to see how they have performed. Keeping track of grades, of course, is the teacher’s responsibility, and doing so can occupy a great deal of time. But it’s for the students’ sake, not the teachers’, that educators should strongly consider using EZ- Grade. .After all, there's nothing like an easy means of analyzing grades to keep teachers thinking about them, and when teachers think about grades students are bound to benefit. EZ-Grade offers a relatively simple, almost elegant solution to the chore of keeping large numbers of class grades. 1 say “relatively" and “almost” because EZ-Grade is not without minor flaws and annoyances. For the most part, however, ? WHY BUY AMI-II YOU ASK? SUPER CARD AMI-II 100% Back-up! M (tj Transparency Option I V (Invisible when not in use)! Available for all AMIGAS! Quick & easy to install! Works on NTSC & PAL systems! KICKSTART BOARD When using KICKSTART 1.4 (WB 2.0), approximately 37% ol the existing software will not work. Some programs still require KICKSTART 1.2 to work. This board takes care of the problem. Simply remove your existing KICKSTART ROM and plug our board into the KICKSTART ROM's socket. You can install up to three KICKSTART ROMs on our board, so you can have 1.2,1.3, & 1.4 all at the flick of a switch! Works with ALL ¦ ¦¦ - ¦¦ - Amiga computers and ac- £ m m Q C cesories such as processor accelerators. Please specify which AMIGA you have when ordering A2000 250013000 using two internal drives, A500 1000 i 2000 2500 3000 using one internal & one or more external drives. UTILITIES UNLIMITED has them all covered. No other hardware copier can do that! BOOT DRIVE BOARD Everwanted loboot from your DF1 drive before? Whal are you going to do if your DF0 drive dies? Tired of thal annoying “ctick" caused by unused drives? Eventually, lhat clicking will wear out your drive! The BOOT DRIVE BOARD installs INSIDE your Amiga computer (alt models supported), and allows the disabling of your DF1 drive. II also allows you to "swap’ the use of your DFO and DF1 drives wilhoul removing them! You can boot your £ A QC system on your DF1 drive. $ J LI V O i1«l M IH» ami lumllni}: • Aikl s I An ('. )!) In I S o»l VISA ami NtiMoit'anl ;kW|2CiI • ll>>« 3 In 4 wtvkv liv ildivciv All viU". Arc Him I wiilo«. Authw iaM h hi.iii.i-V mcni KilKtWAKE AND IIAKIW K| M IIMJSStOVS VV Ntf |) UTILITIES UNLIMITED OF OREGON, INC
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(213) 427-1227 Circle 75 on Reader Service card. This is an extremely easy-to-use package, and for teachers it could prove indispensable. Call the Class to Order Anticipating that teachers may not be Workbench aficionados, Integral Software made EZ-Grade self-booting. The single disk is noncopy-protected, however, so duplicating or installing the program on a hard drive is easv. Once the program has booted, it asks you to choose a class list from the file selector. This is one of the few places where firsttime users could become frustrated: There is no indication here of how to start your own list (a button labelled “Start new class list" would be helpful). A sample list is on the EZ-Grade disk, hut it is actually easier to learn the program by starting from scratch. Entering a class roster is easy. First, you cancel the class-list selector and choose New Class from the File menu, (iive the course an identification number (the manual suggests using the period during which the class meets), type in a title (e.g., English 251), then follow the AMIGA Programmers Wanted! The AmigaWorld Tool Chest has created a fantastic opportunity to publish new, uncirculated Amiga programs. If you’ve written something special for the Amiga, and would like to earn some extra money, please contact us for our Tool Chest Author Guidelines Perhaps you’ll be the next Tool Chest Star! AmigaWorld Tool Chest Submissions Dept. AmigaWorld Magazine 80 Elm St. Peterborough, NH 03458 prompts to type the last and first name of each student. EZ-Grade also gives you the option of including die grade level for each student. Because many schools now group students of different grade levels in the same class, this option can produce very useful data. Your next step is to decide what kinds of assignments you will he grading, and how much each is worth (i.e., its “weight”). Here, EZ-Grade is Ilexibile. The disk includes several assignment types (homework, laboratory, and so on), but you can change any or all of these, and have different ones for each class. When allocating weights, it is best to have a different assignment type for each separate weight. For instance, you can assign laboratory work to he 50% of the total grade, and the program will add up all the laboratory-type assignments and weight them accordingly. But if three of those lab assignments are worth 30% of the grade, while the rest are worth 20%, you are better off having two different categories of assignments, calling them, say, Labi and Lab2. EZ-Grade also includes options for eni tering data about the students themselves. You can include a couple of comment lines about each student, and phone numbers as well. A password system lets you keep inquisitive students, principals, and department heads from sifting through your files. Entering grades is easy and. Once again, flexible. Select New Grade from the File menu, then click on the appropriate assignment type. You can enter a line ol information about the assignment (an extremely useful feature if you have several assignments), and choose to enter grades either in order (usually alphabetical) or randomly (by selecting individual students). Alter you've finished entering grades for all students in the class, EZ- Grade performs its calculations and returns you to the class-list screen. Look Report At this point, the program takes off. Willi even one set of grades entered, you can request statistics and graphs about individual students or the entire class. Click on a student name, and you get a history of that student’s performance throughout the course. From here, you CP can alter grades if you wish. Even more impressive are the means by which you can examine the grades you have entered. The View menu offers six ways of doing this. First are two simple screens showing your class list with the students’ letter grades or percentages to date. Next is a histogram, with a bar chart showing how many students have achieved each grade scale (As, B + ’s, etc. vou can alter this scale to suit your j institution's standards). This chart demons! Rales, perhaps more quickly than you wish, your grading biases. More colorful si ill is the Class Data option, which yields a pie chart showing letter-grade breakdown, another showing grade composition. A bar chart recording absences, and a line graph displaying the class history across the number of grades recorded. The Grades menu lets vou set grade categories and weights. It also lets you curve one or more grades, which is particularly useful if you want to experiment with the implications of raising or lowering a specific grade. From here you can also drop low scores, if that is your preferred method of balancing grades. The Prim menu offers another host of ? This incredible Naval warfare
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You can print blank grade sheets to keep at your desk, and comment and phone lists, too. You can also print gradebook pages, on which you can sort grades in different ways. A printed class summary includes absent days, grade level, and the grades themselves, while printed grade summaries give information about specific assignments. Finally, EZ-Grade allows a printout of a complete progress report for your class, and lets you set up and define as many as ten comment areas. If I were a principal or department head of a school that had access to Ami- gas (or if I could buy some), I would insist that my teachers make full use of EZ-Grade. Apart from the fact that EZ- Grade lets educators keep detailed records of any number of classes, the program makes them look at their grading practices and biases. Dedicated teachers will want to know this information; those less dedicated should be forced to look at it. EZ-Grade has a few interface difficulties, and its manual is unspecific about several commands and reports, but the program itself is highly useful and easy to operate. If you are a teacher, you should take a look at it. CENTER Fonrerly Tlie 64 Store CALL TOLL FREE 1-800-388-2700 10 AM to 6 PM Mon - Sat EZ-Grade Integral Software 2721 Embassy Row Indianapolis, IN 46224 317 297-7369 $ 59.95 One megabyte required. The Art Department 24-bit processing power By Mitch Wells THE ART DEPARTMENT is an image- processing program that, unlike other similar Amiga software, processes 24-bit color and 8-bit gray-scale images. The Art Department (dubbed TAD by developer ASDG) works directly with IFF images containing 1 to 24 bits of color (including those in Sliced-HAM, A-HAM, A-Res, and ASDG’s own 24-bit IFF formats). With the help of loader programs that ASDG sells separately at various prices, the program also accepts 8-, 21-, and 24-bit files such as those created with Digi-View (NewTek), Sculpt-Ani- mate 4D (Byte by Byte), Turbo Silver (Impulse), Caligari Rendition (Octree), the MS-DOS version of DeluxePaint 11 (Electronic Arts), and other products, plus GIF- and TIFF-format files. A main function of the noncopy-protected TAD is to give you complete control over how these various images are displayed on screen. One way it does this is by storing the picture information in 24-bit format regardless of how many bits are in the original. Then, when you perform scaling, it reinterprets the picture and renders ii again, giving you results that are amazingly free of jagged edges. I AD s dithering technology (there are six dithering modes) can make a 16- color image appear to have hundreds of colors. This is a boon for animators who must trim 24-bit or HAM images down to fewer colors to achieve a smooth flow. Palette-control features include palette matching between pictures and selection of the number of colors that make up an image. TAD can also alter a picture’s orientation and color balance (brightness and contrast). These features, combined with TAD’s link to Microillusion's Transport Controller and support of A-Res (4096 colors in hi-res) and A-HAM (4096 colors without fringing) modes, make TAD an inexpensive alternative to external frame buffers. TAD’s rendering engine interprets and optimizes 24-bit data according to your specifications (such as screen size, number of colors, and dithering type) to produce results that are, in theory, the best possible within those parameters. 1 compared HAM images created with Sculpt-Animate 4D, Turbo Silver, and Impulse’s VD-1 digitizer with the same image files saved in 12- and 24-bit formats rendered in TAD’s A-HAM mode, and found the FAD images noticeably cleaner and crisper. In some cases, TAD graphics even compare favorably to the 24-bit images displayed on a frame buffer. TAD cannot replace a frame buffer, but can be helpful for single- frame recording. Hot on the Presses Three further TAD functions are geared toward desktop publishing: the abilities to do professional color separations, to ? Circle 61 on Reader Service card 84 September 1990 Technical Excellence POWER HUNGRY? WANT TO CONTROL YOUR AMIGA? 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Saveyourwork either as a musical sequence or a screen. PaBioPicasso'ThrouMusicans" Us6s MIDI sncl internal voices. Great fun for the beginner; endless challenge for the virtuoso. HC)„ Also Available... I'm HYPERCHORD The Dynamic Riff Sequencer Hologramophone Research 638 Summit Avenue St* PauI' MN 55105 11161 2*228*91 42 Circle 339 on Reader Service card AMIGA Programmers Wanted! The AmigaWorld Tool Chest has created a fantastic opportunity to publish new, uncirculated Amiga programs. If you’ve written something special for the Amiga, and would like to earn some extra money, please contact us for our Tool Chest Author Guidelines. Perhaps you’ll be the next Tool Chest Star! AmigaWorld Tool Chest Submissions Dept. AmigaWorld Magazine 80 Elm St. Peterborough, NH 03458 Bgraphics does not accept data in standard spreadsheet formats such as Lotus 1-2-3, or in any .Amiga spreadsheet formats, in most cases you will wind up typing it in. Once it is in Bgraphics, you can transform your data into 2-D or 3-D pie, line, column, or bar charts. Pie charts can be hollow or lillcd, with either the value or the category (such as months) charted. Line charts can be in xy, xy area, scatter, or regression forms. Columns can be sin- gle, stacked, absolute (showing negative values), overlapping, or stepped (as a histogram). Bar charts can be single, stacked, absolute or overlapping. You can scale a chart simply by sizing its window, and even combine two charts on one screen by sizing both to half their u original widths. 1 also like the fact that you can create an exploded pie chart by clicking on the pie pieces and dragging them into position. The quality of these charts is adequate, but the 3-D mode is disappointing. Edges are not shaded (even with a limited palette, this is easy to do by dithering two colors together), and you have no choice of perspective views. You can put value labels on your chart, but the text is almost illegible because die labels display in the same color as the outlines of the chart and often overlap those lines. Both the labels and the outlines are assigned to the same position (color) on the palette, so there is no way around the problem. A requester lets you control x and y axes, setting the minimum and maximum values and the intervals for the tick marks. You can also enter the number of decimal places and minor tick marks. The program displays graphs in linear or log scale, and values in integer, floating point, scientific, or dollar format. Tick marks can he placed inside or outside the axes. Bgraphics supports two resolutions, 640x200 and 640x400. It does not support overscan, however, a major failing for video applications. You can load IFF images, including HAM, as backgrounds, but Bgraphics can display only the first 16 colors in either resolution. This level of graphics support is disappointing. A Brush with Disaster You can also load brushes, and because they are independent objects, you can move them around at any time without disturbing the background or the chart. This feature is wonderful, except for the fact it does not make color 0 transparent. This means that the background part of your brush, which should be invisible, is not, so it obscures the chart and the chart’s background. This is an appalling problem, which makes the use of brushes nearly pointless unless you use no background or carefully position the brush away from the chart. 4 You can also use a brush to make a bar or line chart, although the manual fails to point out that brush size is very limited for this purpose. After repeated flashing of the “Brush too big” message, I figured out that they must be less than 40 pixels wide and 30 pixels tall. Mere again, you have the color 0 problem, so you cannot effectively place a brush over a background. 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Amiga is a registered trademark of Commodore-Amiga Inc. words. The print requester’s optimal- spacing setting alleviates this problem, but does not cure it. Other printing enhancements include an ability to scale output in V'A increments. This feature lets you enlarge a document to create banners and posters, or reduce it to improve its resolution or make it lit into small layouts. You can also adjust line spacing in single-point increments. T hose who create newsletters, reports, or other bound documents will appreciate the adjustable margins, headers and footers for odd and even pages, and the ability to print in a variety of sequences, including hack-to-front, separated odd and even, and collated. A generous 300,000-word thesaurus now complements Pro Write’s 100,000- word spelling checker, and a word- lookup function helps you correct badly misspelled words that the spelling checker cannot identify. A document- analysis feature calculates and reports the average word and sentence length, and the number of characters, words, lines, pages, sentences, paragraphs, and pictures. Wholly Macro A macro-programming facility has been added via an Arexx port and Arexx directives that match most ProWrite functions. Using these facilities, you can create Arexx scripts to automate Pro- Write tasks, either from within the program itself or from external applications. Yon can execute macros from within ProWrite by using the Macro menu, which includes slots corresponding to function keys for ten macros, and an- other slot into which you can type filenames for other macro scripts. While using Arexx to provide macro programming gives ProWrite enormous potential (particularly for intertask communication), there are some philosophical and practical drawbacks inherent in ProWrite’s implementation of Arexx. First, vou must own Arexx, which is not yet a part of Workbench, in order to create or use ProWrite macros. Also, you must know how to use Arexx and the ProWrite directives. This can he intimidating. Particularly if you want only to create a simple macro. A solution to both problems might be an easy-to-use feature for recording ProWrite operations, storing them in Arexx-scripl form, and playing them hack without Arexx. I bis would make it easy for those lacking Arexx or those wanting to create macros in script form to use macros without sacrificing all the power of Arexx, As an added benefit, this feature would make an excellent script starter for those wanting to create more complex macros with Arexx. Also plaguing the macro system is the fact that although macro directives are provided for most ProWrite functions, lull automation is not always possible, because you cannot program these directives to set values and adjust gadgets. Say, for instance, that you need a macro to change margins and typefaces to set oil a long quote. Because ProWrite employs requesters to set both margins and typefaces, and because the program does not include directives for setting these values externally, the best your macro can do is to call up the change-font and layout requesters. You must still set the values manually. Although you can emulate this appli- ? Investors! Traders! Brokers! Analysts! |: I Trade Profitably Through the 1990’s .. M | !!i: Jf%. With MicroTrader ® Sales ? Video Systems ? Graphics Systems ? DTP Systems ? Amiga Hardware ? Amiga Software ? Printers Plotters ? Video Hardware The tool kit for market followers. Purchased as a basic unit with optional upgrades. Basic Unit: Technical analysts on stocks, options, commodities and indices. Data base of prices volumes and updates from keyboard or commercial data base of your choice. 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3. 0 now ships in a hardcover slipcase, and its spiral-bound manual is well written, fully indexed, and nicely illustrated. I commend New Horizons for its commitment to continually improve ProWrite, and despite my minor criticisms, 1 highly recommend version 3.0. In tlie future, I hope New Horizons will spruce up the macro and resident-font-printing features and complement the excellent graphics facility by adding full- and fac- ing-page screen previews and simple tools for drawing lines and boxes. ProWrite 3.0 New Horizons PO Box 43167 Austin, TN 78745 512 328-6650 S175 No special requirements. Update! At press time, we learned that New Horizons has just improved Pro Write's much maligned f ile requester. This new beauty lets you select device names by highlighting, cycling (backward and forward), or typing. Other enhancements we witnessed; An ability to speak text in various voices, and a customizable font submenu. Editors TAKE YOLK Tl K ! We want to know what vou like and r don’t like about your new Amiga hardware and software. Some products we are looking at for upcoming issues are: 3-D Professional (Progressive Peripherals) DEB 2000 (MicroWav) excellence! 2.0 (Micro-Systems Software) Fracta I Pro (Megage M) Math Vision (Seven Seas Software) Migraph Hand Scanner Touch-Up (Migraph) Two Against Three 1 am much put out bv Deluxe- Video III! (reviewed May '90, p. 12). How can Electronic Arts call this a professional program when it will not do true overscan? Everything 1 do is in 352x480, and for recent work I have used ANIMagic; DeluxeVideo III supports neither. I agree that the interface is nice, especially for those with CLI phobia. Without delivering professional results, however, it is as useless as Mindware’s Page Flipper Plus FX, which produces professional output but has an interface that is meaningless to anyone unfamiliar with the CLI. John C. Emery Melbourne, TL Before buying DeluxeVideo III, I explained my requirements to an Electronic Arts representative, who wrote if) assure me the program would fiifill my needs. I had a series of problems, including system errors and lock ups, and found the customer support unresponsive. Deluxe Video 111 is good if you want to sync sound to video, do animated brushes, and pm together interactive presentations and you have the patience to do it on your own. But if you simply want to string a few graphics together in a professional-looking manner, you Professional Draw 2,0 (Gold Disk) Saxon Publisher (Saxon Industries) SketchMaster (Dakota) Synthia II (The Other Guys) TV*Show (Zuma Group) Vista (Virtual Realities) To comment on these, write us (Your Turn*AmigaWorld Editorial, 80 Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03458) or call (800 441-4403, ext. 346) by August 17, 1990. Write or call at any time concerning other new releases. Won't believe how something so simple can be made so complicated. Matthew Caldwell Knoxville» TN Get it Brite ‘’ The Great Software Weigh-In” (Apr. '90, p. 24) is a great incentive to think multiplcxicaily. The paint program stats chart, however, shows that Extra Halfbrite mode is not available in Deluxe PhotoLab (Electronic Arts). In truth, PhotoLab can handle it. Kurt F. Faasse Milton, AT Oops.. . In the PageSelter II review (June ’90,
p. 14), we editors made a couple of boo- boos. Not only did we misspell the name of the reviewer, Chris Dic.kman, but we introduced an error, referring to the utility that outputs Page Set ter files in PostScript formal as Cold Disk, which is actually the name of the manufacturer. The program is called iMserScript. Sony, Chris. Also, in our review of Progressive's FrameGrabber 256 and the Datel Video Digitizer (May '90, p. 78), we switched captions under the two screen photos. Send your comments on reviews to Back Talk, AmigaWorld Editorial, 80 Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03458. ¦ Dm WB38: Plotting and Graphics - Plotxy is the most powerful full featured plotting package. Used by many colleges and universities. A welcome addition to our library! Highly recommended. Plans - a incredibly well done Computer Aided Drafting program, very full featured. Tesseialor - a program that helps generates fantastic looking, recursive M.C. Ecsher type pictures New Disks FD32: Game Cheats and Flight Simulator ¦ Includes an instrument flight simulator for a DC10. Also Cheats and Hints lor the following games. Shadow of the Beast. Earl Weaver great s. Falcon, It C-f-t-d.. SimCily, SpaceAce. Space Quest, Test Drive hd install, and Extract a program that gets all of the text from within a game (or other) which helps cheating easier Also several football teams ( team files).. FD33: Arcade Games Ftreddy a mano brothers type of game. Gerbils a target practice game. PipeLme a germany interpretation of Pipe Dreams. Iron a fight cycles version, and wetroids a wondertul version ot asteroids with a hilarious twist FD34: Games - Includes WellTrix a derivative ot the addictive game of tetris. Dot2Dot - the connect the dots to make a box game, and new version ol BackGammon Also inc uded are several new "Schwabie type Hacks'. FD35 Omega = v 1.3) - A new outstanding dungeon and outdoors adventure game in a similar vain as hack, rouge, and moria. This version is considerably faster and better that all previous versions Play time several weeks or months. Wb37: Educaiional ¦ Educational games and puzzles that cover math, geography, spelling, and books. Ages 6 15 WB39: Music ¦ tntuitracker is an german offer of an exquisitely well done program that allows you to play Amiga music as ii trom a CD like controls. Lets you strip out music frcm your favorite games or others and include them in your music library Strongly recommended for Amiga music lovers WB40: Music - "CD on a disk", 90 minutes of modern music on this well presented collection. WB41: Music - MED an incredibly well done, full featured music editor. Create your own stunning music directly on your the Amiga. Similar to SoundTracker Put better. Very powerful easy to use program. DD64 Amiga Programers Manual - The fully comprehensive Amiga programing manual with source code examples and easy to understand tutorials1 DD65 C Tutorials • Several well done tutorials on how to program the Amiga. Includes tutorials and working examples on Device drivers. IFF reads and writes .Sound implementation. Arcade game design and implementation. Double Buffering, and others. A must have for any serious Amiga Programer, DD66 Programing ToolBox - Many programs to help in your development efforts (most for C, some for basic) Includes programs to generate requesters, an incredible spritemaker toolbox, to greatly aid compiling, convert Dpamt brushes to C structures, a great library manager, and many more woderful time savers! Other Great Disks FD5: Tactical Games - BattteForee = 3 0) see MechForce on FD2Q BullRun - a Civil war battle game, Metro - you play the role of a city planner Build wisely and your system will be a success, but poor planning will lead to disaster and financial ruin. Very good Amiga version of Kingdom, Golden Empire, Etc. Ve'y very habit forming, FD6: GAMES! - This disk is chalked ful of games including: Checkers, Clue, Gold • A new slide the pieces puzzle. Jeopard - An enhanced version of Risk, RushHour - Surprisingly addicting, and SpaceWar - Best described as a cross between Combat-Tanks and asteroids FD7: PACMAN This disk contains several pacman lype games including: PacMan87. Ma2Man and Zonix. FD9: Morla • a very well done port of an UNIX based character adventure game. This has great graphic controls, multiple spells, similar to Lam and Hack, Takes up the whole disk. Play lime several weeks! FdlO: HackLite - A dungeon adventure game Considered a must have classic. This is the second release of this game on the Amiga. Originally a UNIX game. Great Amiga graphic interface. Fills the whole disk. Play time several weeks! Please sencTme theloHowing: Enter disk id (Ex. DD17, FD5, WB3 FD12A.FD12B: Star Trek, The Game • This is by far the best Star Trek game ever written tor any computer It features mouse control, good graphics, digitized sound effects and g'eat gamepfay Counts as 2 disks. Rea 1 Mb and two drives (or hd) FD13: Board Games contains multiplayer Monopoly. Dominoes, Paranoids, and others FD14: Dungeon Master Hints and Arcade Games DM maps, spells, item location, and hints and more, also on this disk. Hball - an arknoid break out type game. Trix ¦ a Qix type clone. FD16: Strategy Games - includes Diplomacy and Empros. Both great conquer and rule multiplayer games similar in concept to Simcity and Populas. Also includes blackbox, hearts, and others FD17: Educational Games - This disk includes several games for the younger memebers including geography, malh, science, and word games, also includes Wheel of Fortune, FD2G: Tactical Games MechForce = 3.65); A game that simulates combat between two or more giant, robot-lke machines. Simple words can t begin to give you the teel of piloting a 30 - 40 foot fall, fire breathing, earth shaking colossus that obeys your every whim. This game is the full featured update to BattleForce = 3.0) on FD5. FD22: Arcade Games - This disk has MoonBase ¦ The best lunar lander game we have seen in a long time, very challenging and addicting. Also BoingGame - a maze type, donkey kong type game FD24:Strategy Games and Others ¦ Includes Dicey, a yathzee type clone. MM a master mind type clone. Flipper an othello type clone. China an great implementation ol Shangi, CircutWars a challenging game based on electronics, and Etrain a computer based model train set construction set for the enthusiast FD25:Tac1lcal Games - Empire (i33w)Empire is a rich simulation of international politics, economics and war, which is played over a period of a few of montns by 2 or more people. Players can run their countries from the normal Amiga keyboard, or via a modem at 300 to 2400 baud. DevWare,11835 Carmel Mtn Rd., 1304-Ax, San Diego, CA 92128 Orders Only! 800 879-0759 Support & Questions 619 673-0759 FD26:Arcade Games - Marble_slide. Truly this is a commercial quality game. Similar to a Lucas game named PipeDreams, excellent piayablilly and entertainment. Mutants . A small version of the arcade game of the same name, also SuperBreakout a pong arknoids type game. FD27; Arcade Games This disk is loaded with some great games Includes. Raceorama a great racing car game with ten different courses. MimBtast a helicopter gunship type clone. Shark in the same class as froger FD28: Games'. This disk contains several great games including, QripGame - Sort of belongs to the PacMan type clone category but not exactly. This is truly a new ana great original gaming idea. Very addicting, excellent playability, highly recommended. Pyramid - a Q-Bert type clone Also, KingOii ¦ a challenging board game were you are the leader of a wild cat oil team. Object - try and became another Exxon. FD29: Shoot'em up’s - WWII - your the pilot of a world war ft plane flying through enemy territory, you've just been spotted, good luck on you mission, SpKiiier • try and penetrate enemy lines with this game, and Retaiiator - another great game. FD31; Games! - Air Traffic Control ¦ a good ATC simulation game, Black Jack Lab • a lull featured set of card games. ChessTel • ptay chess with your friend in distant and remote places with this game and a modem, abyrmh • a well done text adventure game (like an infocom game), and MouseTrap - a 3d maze game. WB4:Telecommumnication • This disk contains several excellent pd communication programs designed to get you. On line quickly and easily. Access (1.42) A very nice ANSI term program based on Comm vf .34. but with the addition cf transfer protocols. Comm (t .34) • Last version of one of the best public domain communications programs ever made on the Amiga. Handsnake
(2. 12a) Handshake is a Full featured VT52 100 102 220 terminal emulator, and JRComm (0 94a) another great com program WB5 • Fonts 1- Several fonts (35) for the Amiga, also included are five PaqeStrean fonts.and ShowFont - a font display program W87: Clip Art * This disk is loaded with black and white clip art Art includes, trees, watches, tools. L)S and State maps, and more. WblCkVirus Killers - The latest and best VirusX(4.0), Kv(2.1). and ZeroViruS(1.3). WB11: Business ¦ Clerk(4.0), finally a full featured business accounting PD orogram for the small to medium company. Includes receivables, payables, end of month and much much more. WB12: Disk Utilities This great disk is loaded with woncerful utilities for everything including making disk labels, disk cataloging, disk optimizing, disk and tile recovery archive and organizing, and all sorts off file manipulation A real must have1 WB13: Printer Drivers and Generator - over 70 different drivers, and if these don't do it, PrtDrvGen an easy to use program to make your own. WB15: Business ¦ This disk contains a spreadsheet, a database, a project time management program and financial analysis (stocks). Wbl6: Business - This disk contains an inventory manager, a loan analysis program, a great calendar schedular, a rolidex program, and pennywise a good 'Cash Book" accounting lor home or office WB18; WordTexf Processors - This disk contains the best editors that we could find Includes, WordWnght(v6.2) a full feaiured word processor with mad merge and outlining capacity, Dme(v1.35) a great prograners editor with strong macro features, and TexED(v2.8) an enhanced Emacs type editor. WB20: General Interest ¦ On this disk is. DiskSalv Vi 42 a disk recovery program for afl Amiga fife system. FixDisk V1.0 another file recovery program with features DiskSalv doesn't have. 3DLcok a program that gives a 3D appearance to your WorkBencn. Clean VI .01 a program to de fragment memory. Tracer - trace any part of that image. WB22: Fonts 3 - Several more great fonts These, like (he other font disks work great with Dpaint and WYSIWYG word processors, WB23: Graphics and Plotting - Plot (20b) a three dimensional mathematical function plotter. Can plot any user defined (unction, all aspects controllable,, BezSurf2 Is a program for producing tezier surfaces of revolution. It produces awesome pictures of objects one could turn on a lathe. Can also map iff image files onto any Payment Enclosed Please charge my Visa Master charge Account Signature Name Address City_ ST Zip. Surface that it can draw. Now compatible with most 3D packages and vScreen makes a virtual screen anywhere. For you DTP people this is a absolute must have, it allows full page editing without redraws! WB25:Educatlonal • On this disk are two programs that can generate maps of differing types. World Data Base uses the CIA's data base to generate detailed maps of any enter user global coordinate. . Also Paradox a great demonstration of Albert Einstein General Theory of Relativity. WB26: Disk Utilities 2 - MrBackup. KwickBackup - two well done utilities to help with harddisk and (loppy disk backups, FileMast ¦ a binary file editor much like NewZap, Lableprinter - a brand new Disk label printer with some of the most powerlul features we have seen to date, each designed to give maximum control over what shows up on your labels. $ 5.95 ea 1-9 Disks mmikm $ 4.95 ea 10 or more WB27: Nagel • This disk contains 26 Patrick Nagel pictures of beautiful women. WB28: Scientific - On this disk Is MATLAB or MATrix LABoratory. This provides comprehensive vector anc tensor operations. WB29: Graphics and Sound ¦ This disk has several different Mandelbrot type programs for generating stunning graphics, includes, MandeJMountains - a realistic terrain generator, Fracgen - generated recursive fracteis from user input, Mandelbrot and Tmandel - two fast mandeibrot generators, also Most-a - the best IFF display program to date, will display ALL IFF's including Dynamic HAM, and Sound - a great IFF sound player, will play anything Try this disk, you'll love it! WB33:Circult Board Design - several terrific routines for the electronic enthusiast, Including PCBtool ¦ a circuit board design tool. LogicLab - circuit logic tester, and Nlcad (t 26) a well done new release ol this PD cad program, now comes with predrawn common circuit components lor insertion into schematics. Public Domain Library We are the Offical Public Domain Library of Antic Amiga Plus, we have been the Offical PD library of Amiga World. Find out why these magazines choose us! 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• RS-232 serial interface with passthru from five recent additions to Taito's lineup: Beware of the danger that awaits you in Castle Eternity; it wants your essence. Castle Master compels you to rescue your twin from the evil within. Or, cross over to ancient Egypt as the chosen prince in Day of the Pharaoh. Success depends upon your ability to accumulate great power while building an empire and a merchant fleet to trade with and explore distant lands. On the lighter side, Kiwi Kraze, promotes non-violence while promising action and adventure. Tiki, a brave and lovable bird, needs your assistance to run. Swim, leap, and scuba dive through 5 worlds and 20 levels in a madcap race to keep his companions off Wally the Walrus* dinner table. Operation Thunderbolt, the sequel to Operation Wolf, features 3-D scrolling graphics and two-player capability. !t pits you against the leadership of a hostile African nation. You must free 23 hostages to win. For a strategic challange, Puzznic encourages you to piece geometric shapes together in any one of 144 different puzzles on 8 levels. As you advance, match multiple cubes for higher scores and faster action. (Taito Software, 267 W. Esplanade, N. Vancouver, B.C., Canada V7M 1A5. 604 984-3344.) RS 507. Connect with Pre'spect for either a VGA-Y Switch Cable, which allows interchange between the Amiga Video and VGA ports, or a TTL-Y Cable, which can connect both a standard Amiga monitor and a TTL monitor to one Amiga. Both cables are available for $ 79 each. Do you need RAM expansion for your A2000? Could you also use a SCSI controller? You can have your cake and eat it, too, if you get SRC4000 ($ 574) with 4MB of FtAM. (Pre’spect Technics, PO Box 670, Station H, Montreal, Que., Canada H3G 2M6, 514 954-1483.) RS&508. Programmers, it is time to ADAPT ($ 119.95)! ADAPT the Amiga Developer's Assembly Programming Toolkit is a 68030 assembler that features a collection of tools for the assembly-lan- guage programmer. Included are an optimizing 680x0 macro assembler, a highspeed single-pass linker, an execution profiler, and a program analyzer. The assembler and linker are equipped with Arexx ports. (Lake Forest Logic, 28101 Ballard Rd„ Unit E., Lake Forest. IL 60045, 706 816-6666.) RS 509. It all adds up. If you want to get a good foundation, you have to go Back To Basics, which, by chance, is the name of a series of skill-building drill programs in math and language. The five-part set, including Long Multiplication ($ 35), Long Division ($ 35), Long Addition Subtraction ($ 30), Say N'Spell ($ 30), and Word Construction Set (price unavailable), aims for step-by- step progression. The series features visual and aural assistance along the way. For those of you who appreciate the finer things in life, Rne Art Paintings introduces you to Early and High Renaissance works, The Quattrocento, the Impressionists, and Venetian art. A two- disk set ot musical accompaniment (S20) includes Gregorian Chant, Plain- song, Renaissance Dance, and Palestrina tracks. (Lascelles Productions, PO Box 959, Hastings, New Zealand. 070- 89652, fax: 070-89652.) RS&510. MathVlslon ($ 197), a math- and sci- ence-visualization program, offers a panorama of gadgets, controls, and functions to help you explore mathematical objects and scientific data sets. Features include data input graphics output, HAM. Overscan. Halfbrite, and Arexx support, and it hooks to access external programs. Upgrades for owners of Doug's Math Aquarium are available for $ 30. (Seven Seas Software, PO Box 1451, Port Townsend, WA 98368, 206 385-1956.) RS&511. If writing high-speed graphics applications is your game, Blitz BASIC was written with you in mind. The compiler features support for all Amiga graphics modes and control over Blitter and Copper co-processors. Features include menu access to program sections, autobackup options, full control over compiler parameters, and a new, interleaved bitmap structure requiring only one blit for a 32-color shape. (MAST 139 Greg St. 106, Sparks, NV 89431. 702 359-
0444. ) RS&512. ACAD Translator 2.0. an enhancement to the DFX file-conVERSION utility, includes full AutoCAD (AutoDesk) release 10 support, extrusion direction other than in the Z axis, mesh, standard, and spline support. The stepped-up version also allows you to directly enable or disable all layers beyond 16. Access Technologies promises increased ease of use, with support for MS-DOS-file carriage-retum line-feed format and an improved window requester color scheme. (Access Technologies, PO Box 202197, Austin, TX 78720, 512 343-9564.) RS 573. Pilot an F6F Hellcat fighter bomber through a series of bombing and fleet- defense missions over the Pacific. You may be prevailed upon to storm enemy bunkers and machine-gun nests, or attack enemy warships while fighting off swarms of nimble enemy fighters. Wings of Fury ($ 39.95) features digitized sound effects for bombs, gunfire, and airplane engines. (Broderbund Software, 17 Paul Dr., San Rafael. CA 94903, 415 492-3200.) RS 514. ¦ HORS D’OEUVRES Hints, tips and techniques from your fellow Amiga users. Less Typing = Less Pain SOMEONE RECENTLY ASKED on a In- cal Amiga BBS if there was a way to use the CL1 to copy a file and its accompanying filename to the current directory without typing the filename twice. To my surprise, no one seemed to know how to do it, but there is a way. If you need to copy a file from DF1 to DFO, instead of typing: COPY DF1 :A_Lengthy_Filename ’FO DFO:A Lengthv_Filenamc make certain the current directory is J DFO and type: COPY DF1 :A_Lengthy_Filename TO This process can be used to copy entire directories to the current directory, as follows: COPY DF1 :My_d)irectory TO Of course, the "TO” in all of the above examples is optional. Robert Bequette Fair Oaks, CA Lighten Up DOUBLF-PASS PRINTING, favored by many Amiga computerists for darkening their printouts, doesn't work well with dark screen images, because lighter colors are indistinguishable. By making use of NewTek’s Digi-Paint 3, you can make a dark image lighter in these few easy steps:
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4. Draw a box over the selected area of the image and it'll lighten when the mouse button is released. As an alternative, a bright screen image can be made darker by substituting Digi-Paint 3 s Darken Mode in the above process. Campbell Lee East Ryde, NSW, Australia Commodore to Amiga Magic WITH MORE AND more Commodore 64 and 128 owners upgrading to Ami- gas, I thought I’d pass along a few tidbits for making Amiga-compatible files from those created on Commodore 8-bit computers. To convert any files created on the 8- bit machines, you must first save them as sequential files. Most word processors offer the option of saving files in sequential format. In the case of Basic programs, remove all embedded cursor-control codes and screen codes, and then save them to disk using the command line: OPEN 8,8,8,“filename,s,w’’:CMD8: L1 ST: PR 1 NT 8: C LOS E8 If you have two modems, upload these files from your Commodore 8-bit to your Amiga. If you don’t have two modems or a Commodore 1581 disk drive, find someone perhaps in a local user’s group who's willing to lend you his 1581 drive so you can copy the files to
3. 5-inch Commodore format. You can then use an Amiga disk utility such as ReadySoft’s Transfer program to copy the Commodore 8-bit format files to Amiga format. Transfer also allows you to convert Commodore text files into ASCII text files. With practice, you’ll be able to get all of your important documents and many Basic programs into Amiga-compatible files. Chuck Brouillee Andover, MA CD and DIR Shortcut CHANGING TO A new directory and displaying its contents from within the CLI or Shell usually involves a considerable amount of typing. You must first change the directory via the CD command and the name of the new directory, and then enter the DIR command. To reduce typing, I used a text editor to create the following script file that not only changes the directory, but also lists it: .key DIR CD DIR> DIR You can then save this file to your Workbench’s C directory as “CDir’’ and make it into an executable file by issuing the following command: Protect Cdir -f s To use Cdir, just type: Cdir:directoryname:pathname This displays the name of the selected directory, followed by a directory listing of its contents. If you specify no directory name, Cdir will display the name of the current directory and its contents. Craig Buchek St. Louis, MO Editor’s note: This is the last edition of Hors d’oeuvres, which is about to die a sacrificial death so that a new department may he born. To better serve our readers, we will introduce in the October issue a new column devoted to public domain software. Stay tuned for a lot of useful information on available free programs and shareware! ¦ HELP KEY As the very OS shifts beneath your Workbench, cling to Lou to cany you through. By Louis R. Wallace Display and Edit Q: I heard that Workbench 2.0 can have much larger screensT even bigger than the new Productivity 640 X480 and Super I lilies 1280-hit wide modes. Is that true? Can the Productivity and Super Hi-Res modes be gen- locked? I understand Productivity mode is only jour colors, just like the regular Workbench screen. Can I use the other screen modes as Workbench displays and have more than four colors? Also, has Commodore dumped ED, that horrible text editor?
J. Wilton Topeka, KS A: Yes, you can define very large screens for Workbench, Called virtual Workbench screens, they are much larger than what your Amiga can display on the monitor. Their maximum size depends on how much regular RAM and chip RAM you have. (For example, I created a 1024 x 1024 display on my A3000.) If you select the AUTOSCROLL option, the Workbench display automatically scrolls to show another portion of the virtual screen whenever you bring the pointer to the edge of the display. Virtual screens allow you to have many windows open, as well as enlarge the work space of applications that run in the Workbench environment, such as desktop-publishing programs. While you cannot genlock Productivity mode, you can use Super I li-Rcs mode with a genlock. In fact. Super Hi-Res is perfect for such video applications as titling, because the large horizontal resolution almost eliminates the "jaggies” so common in hi-res mode. Productivity and Super Hi- Res modes are limited to two or four colors and have severe palette restrictions, as well. Because of the way the displays are generated, their palette consists of only (54 possible colors, instead of the normal
4096. If, however, you decide to use one of the regular display modes, such as hi-res (either 640x200 or 640x400), you can use from two to 16 colors for Workbench. All resolutions work in overscan mode. As for ED, I have good news. The old ED is gone, replaced by a new and improved F.D that offers full mouse and menu control. It isn’t a word processor, but it certainly is not a dinosaur like the original ED. I suspect lots more people will find it useful. For more information on 2.0, watch for our series of articles starting in the November 1990 issue. Video for Vision Q: AmigaVision sounds great, but do you need a genlock and a lose r-disc player to use it? If you do, it's useless to most of us! Will it work under 1.3, or does it require Workbench 2.0? Also, how much does it cost, where can I gel it, and does it have a player program (such as The Director's Projector utility) that lets people who don't own A miga Vision use the applications created with it ?
A. Cottrel Marietta, OH A: No, you do not need a laserdisc player or a genlock for Amiga Vision. Am igaVision works just fine without them, allowing you to create incredible interactive applications in
1. 3 or 2.0 using standard Amiga graphic, animation, sound, and text files. If you do have a genlock and laser-disc player, AmigaVision fully supports their use. It does not have a player program, however, so you need a copy of AmigaVision to use its applications. This isn’t as bad as it sounds, because Commodore expects most people to get AmigaVision. It comes bundled free with new machines and is available separately from Amiga dealers for a suggested retail price of $ 149.95. Never fear, it will probably he heavily discounted. No Change Q: Do I have to use a multisync monitor with the A 3000, or can I use my old A1080 monitor? I was thinking about upgrading from my A2000, hut I don't want to buy a new monitor.
S. Adams New York, NY A: The multisync is optional. The A3000 has a standard RGB port that you can use if you want. To take advantage of the flicker-removing display enhancer or the new Productivity mode, however, you will need a multisync. Don t Believe It Q: don't plan on buying an A3000, but I do want the new OS for my A 500. My dealer told me that Commodore doesn't plan on releasing a version of Workbench
2. 0 for A500 owners! Is that true? If so, why are they limiting it to the high-end machine? Can't the A500 use at least part of the new Workbench?
N. Zakora West Palm Beach, FL A: I, too, had heard those rumors, which conflicted with what I was told by Com mo- dore earlier. So, at the June Consumer Electronics Show, I caught up with Jeff Scherb, who heads CATS (Commodore Amiga Technical Support). According to Jeff, the rumor has no truth. The new Workbench
2. 0 will he available to both A500 and A2000 owners. To take full advantage of the upgrade, however, you need more than a new Workbench disk. You need a 2.0 Kickstart ROM (512K instead of 256K) and the new Super Agnus and Super Denise chips. This means the 2.0 Enhancer package will probablv mean a trip to a service center. No release date or price for the upgrade yet, hut I’ll let you know as soon as I find out. ¦ larness the power of your Amiga Learn to use ArnigaDOS and the CLI Become an Amiga Power User with... The Amiga Compani Second Edition Send me YES!
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No, this is not last night’s nightmare it’s an Amiga-generated accident reconstruction being pre- sented as evidence in court. Miami-based Rick Rodriguez and his Amiga were hired by the plain- tifT to try to demonstrate that the Railroad was negligent: The crossing gate did not warn the driver of the oncoming train. As in all court battles, there is another side to the story. The Railroad claims the driver went around the closed crossing gate. But, if he did swerve around the gate, Rodriguez argues, surely the car would have hit the train from at least a thirty-degree angle. Using his Amiga and the accident report, Rodriguez attempts to demonstrate that the car and the train hit at about a ten-degree angle; therefore the car went straight through the railroad crossing, Rodriguez began reconstructing the accident with Turbo Silver (Impulse) and spent two weeks inputting the geometry of the accident site. He drew each street, building, intersection, and vehicle from three perspectives. From one vantage point, the jury is placed behind the wheel with as much time to react as the driver had. The other two shots are aerial views spotlighting the angle of collision. These three perspectives recreated the seconds before, during, and after the collision. Though Rodriguez used Turbo Silver to reconstruct the accident up until the moment of impact, he drew the crash frame by frame using DeluxePaint III (Electronic Arts). To animate the crunch, he used Animation Station (Progressive Peripherals). Rodriguez also switched from Turbo Silver to DeluxePaint III to draw a countdown clock. With DeluxePaint III, he merely typed in each 100th of a second. Using Animation Station he then superimposed the countdown onto the Turbo Silver animation. Rodriguez's animation w as both detailed and fluid because each frame lasted .003 seconds and each second contained thirty frames of animation. 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