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Just read The Last Word each month and see for vourself. Lake I.any Lack, for instance. 1 his Jerry Pournelle John Dvorak (two famous computer columnists who don’t write lordmigaWorld) quasi-clone writes a great column called Digital Dungeon for The Amiga Users of the Heartland, in Omaha, Nebraska. Now Larry never knew I read his newsletters until, that is, he gave Atniga World, and me in particular, both barrels. Larry blasted us about an article that had an error which was die vendor’s fault and levelled a scurrilous attack on me lor my sudden discovery of the Amiga, saying I knew nothing about it and only liked it for the money I made as Editor. Sure, I was a little offended, especially since some of the points were oil target. But I have to admit that Earn' did it with stvle and lutmor. * I had to call. Heck, any guy who can write about “Personal Computer Hygiene" and the “I-Vana Trump Card" is well worth talking to. Besides, the people who are the harshest critics sometimes have the best ideas. So I tried to track him down at home. I tried him at work. Since our schedules clashed, I stayed late one night and nailed him as he walked in the door. “Hey. What’s all this rotten stuff you’re writing about us, Larry?” I asked. “You mean you read our newsletter!” "I read ’em all, Lany." “Oh.” For the next ten minutes, I laid out my side of the story; with Larry taking copious notes. For the next twenty minutes, we talked about everything else. Commodore, the machine, the magazine, his column. Minds met. Friendship began. And now the first thing I do when 1 get the Heartland newsletter is turn to Digital Dungeon. People like Lam Lack are the soul of the Amiga. They take the lime to help organize a group, keep a newsletter going, and give a hand to their fellow users. These groups get involved in the market by voicing concerns to Commodore, keeping mainstream computer publications aware of the Amiga’s existence, and keeping us Amiga magazines on our toes. Ding Dong, You’re: Wrong There are also guys like Paul Metheney, former editor of The Miami AMIGAs newsletter, i got a note from Paul after another publication launched a vicious (we don’t mind that) and inaccurate (now that really bugs us!) Attack on Amiga World because of our aggressive coverage of new products. To his tremendous credit, Metheney churned out a very reasonable defense ofAmigalVorld's attempts to cover the big products first. And it was really well written. So I called him, too. Unfortunately, the publishing crew in question hasn’t so far had spine enough to publish a correction, let alone any of the many letters from users complaining about the attack. As a result. Paul’s letter may never get published. Anyhow, 1 happened to pick up Metheney’s latest newsletter, and there was a quite articulate, funny, and honest description of our conversation. I’d better he careful with guys like Lack and Metheney around. Sooner or later, they’ll come after my job. After I had written the first few paragraphs of this column. 1 got a call from US Army Sergeant Marney, who is stationed in Garlstedt, Germany, We talked about a lot of tilings, such as how he used his Amiga to create presentations about the Gulf War for the 5000 or so concerned relatives of those serving, and how he uses Russian fonts from Classic Concepts in his work as a Russian linguist.
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o 74470 65948 Nl8 DIGI’VIEW GOLD $ 199.95 D ¦ ril1 rn FROM THE CREATORS OF THE VIDEO TOASTER THE AMIGA MULTI MEDIA TASK FORCE Keeps Getting Better Digi-View Gold is the most award winning, best selling, most used Amiga hardware product of all time. Simply focus your camera on vibrant colors and stunning clarity. Only the new Digi-View 4.0 offers Dynamic HiRes (4096 colors in high resolution), advanced image processing, Gold turns it into Amiga graphics that glow with and powerful graphics tools never before avail any object or picture and in seconds Digi-View The Best Digitizer able. Images can be modified and enhanced with Digi-Paint 3 and easily displayed with Elan Performer. AmigaWorld Magazine says, "Digi-View is the best value in Amiga digitizers and delivers the best images. N wT h DIGI-PAINT 3 NOW WORKS WITH THE AMIGA PERFORMER 2.0 The Most Successful HAM Paint Program Of Ail Time NewTek pioneered 4096 color painting on the Amiga. With Digi-Paint 3 we enter the next generation of advanced HAM painting.Powerful features such as Rub-Thru,Colorize,Variable Transparency, and Warping put Digi-Paint 3 in a class by itself. Don’t be fooled by HAM newcomers. Only Digi-Paint 3 has the speed, ease-of-use, high-quality HAM display, and direct Digi-View interface that make it the best paint program for your Amiga. In a head-to-head paint showdown AmigaWorld found a clear winner; "If you are really serious about owning only one paint programme would have to recommend Digi-Paint 3." The Hottest Presentation Graphics Tool Ever For The Amiga Before Elan Design joined the NewTek Video Toaster design team they created Elan Performer
2. 0. Now available exclusively from NewTek CLAN ; P E R F 0 It M E it' H w * M I'm NOW AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY FROM NEWTEK Performer brings high-end presentation power to the Amiga. Performer is the power tool Digi-View and Digi-Paint users have been waiting for. Now you can easily combine your images in presentations that spring to life with animation and excitement. Whether you’re doing presenta tions, video, multi-media or animation, Per former will make your graphics the star of the show. AmigaWorld says, Elan Performer is a flawless performer. Digi'View Gold. Digi-Paint 3. Dynamic HiRes and Video Toaster are trademarks of NewTek Inc. Dynamic HiRes requires 2 megs of RAM. Amiga is a trademark of Commodore-Amiga. Inc. Elan Performer is a trademark of Elan Design $ 99.95 Digi-View Gold. Digi-Paint 3, and Elan Performer are available now at your local Amiga dealer or call 1-800-843-8934 or 913-354-1146. WT=k INCORPORATED TURN YOUR AMIGA INTO A VIDEO PRODUCTION SYSTEM! ShowMakeris the first package that turns your Amiga into a complete desktop video solution, providing sequencing of video, animation, and Toaster effects together with mattes', wipes, titling, and multi channel soundtracks. In short, ShowMaker lets you quickly and easily assemble full video productions on yourAmiga. VIDEO PRODUCTION MADE EASY Integrate video, animations, music, effects, and more with the ease of the mouse. ShowMaker's unique Time-Line Production Interface gives vou sim- pie graphic controls to "layout” the order and duration of your elements. ShowMaker lets you assemble your whole production, from animations and video to Toaster effects and sound effects. VIDEO CONTROL ShowMaker gives you control over genlocks, videodisc players, and VCRs. Just tell ShowMaker when to cut in your video, and it will automatically search to the correct position and cut or fade in the gen locked signal at exactly the right lime.* Video sequencing has never been this easy! TOASTER POWER If you have a Video Toaster, you need ShowMaker. Only with ShowMaker can you sequence a series of Toaster effects directly into your production, making for spectacular video. And ShowMaker makes it easy! AUTOMATIC PRE-LOADING needed, without interrupting the playback. This means you can create long running productions, limited by disk space, not RAM. BUILT-IN TITLING ShowMakef s built-in video tiller gives you dynamic scrolling titles. And with ShowMaker you can run lilies over video and animation, even adding special effects like drop shadow and outline! ShowMaker also includes a collection of high c quality video fonts and exciting backgrounds. EXCITING TRANSITIONS ShowMaker features dozens of built-in transitions, including wipes, fades, and dissolves. You can create exciting professional- style transitions with just a click of the mouse. DYNAMIC SOUNDTRACKS Add dynamic stereo soundtracks just as easily. Simply position segments on any of the music or sound effects tracks with the mouse. ShowMaker supports MIDI output. MIDI files. SMUS files, and IFF samples. And ShowMakef s unique auto-sync feature** ensures that your production always remains synchronized to the music! EDITING POWER With ShowMaker you can preview and refine your production at any time during its development. Then quickly and easily adjust, cut. Copy, and paste tracks until your show is perfect. ShowMaker will even gen- erate storyboards and cue sheets to help you visualize and fine tune your production. IT'S A WRAP! Hit the play button and ShowMaker plays back your production in real time, automatically synchronizing the video, animation, soundtrack, and titling. A true multimedia presentation. Then record your production to videotape for a 1 generation Master Tape! REACH YOUR AUDIENCE Business, education, presentation or entertainment. Whatever your message, video brings it to life. There is no easier way to combine graphics, animation, video, sound, and titling into exciting and effective productions. ShowMaker turns your Amiga into a video production system. Join the video revolution by seeing your dealer or calling us at 1-416-602-4000. By tfie way. This entire ad was created with Professional Page
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- -- " *r~'T ' *-.!)¦. j iiiw J~. ---_- • ‘ t : Ready Soft, Inc. * 30 Wertheim Ct. 2 * Richmond Hill. Ontario Canada L4B IB9 (4!6) 731-4175 ¦ FAX (416) 764-8867 N FEATURES Good Vibrations By Eric Daniels, Kelly Day, Steve Segal, and Mark Swain. . 22 I I ere are some concise pointers and sage advice from loin leading Amiga animators to help make your creations sparkle. Visual Alchemy By Tracy Sabin... 29
I. earn the secrets of 2-1) "morphing," which is as close to magic as you can get in the animation game. IMAGINE Animation By Steven Blaize .3 J Here's a step-by-step guide to mastering Imagine. Impulse’s powerful new program that's capable of producing amazing 3-D animations on the Amiga. N n Around the World in 80 FRAMES Byjoel Hagen ...39 Create an entire world of your own and set it spinning gloriously in space with this planet-building animation tutorial. ARTICLES Accent on Audio By Geoffrey Williams ..42 Music and sound are key ingredients for spicing up your multimedia presentations. Try this mix of useful tools and tips. Creation by Evolution By Gene Brawn 49 II vou haven’t vet made the leap liom 2-1) to 3-1) graphics, here's a good introduction to help you do so. COLUMNS .6 Chief Concerns By Doug Barney , Lasers’ groups and their newsletter columns are on Barney’s front burner this month. Accent on Graphics By joel Hagen ...36 This month [oel joins the impressionist school, using DC’IY lor some incredible painterly effects. Video Suite By Louis R. Wallace ... 38 Recording full-screen 2-1-hit sequences to tape requires single-frame control. We look at a low-tost option: Panasonic s AC« 777)0 SCI IS TR with its time- code card plus Nucleus Electronics' Personal SEC. Like our covn (inset above) suggests, the Amiga is a "mighty" fine machine for doing animation. This month's features focus on a wide variety of animation lifts and techniques both 2-D and 3-D ndled from some o] the best Amiga animators in the business. Whether you'tv an old hand or just slut ting out, whether you use animation for video multimedia presentations or fust do it for fun, we thud: you'll find something here to "animate" your imagination. And, Iry the way, the creator of "Mighty Mouse” (who also did the illustration for the cover) has hern using an Amiga to create some of the recent comic-book adventures of MM. Tor a profile of Ernie Colon, see page 11 5. DEPARTMENTS Overscan .....8 This month Amiga World expands its recently added column to bring you even more news, new products, and on-line developments. Help Key ...86 Lou’s all over this month, fielding the usual barrage ol technical leasers. AW Product Information ... 11 8 For contacting the developers of products mentioned in this issue of AmigaWorld. AW Profile 1 13 Meet Ernie Colon, the creator of “Mighty Mouse" and this issue's front cover illustration. The Last Word 128 Fhe Iasi page is always yours to shoot Irom the hip on any topic that happens to strike vour lancv. REVIEWS Superbase Professional 4 (Precision) ......16 I lie best of the database hunch updated. Real 3D Professional (Activa International) .17 3-D object modeling made easy. Pelican Press (Pelican; ...90 Making posters and banners isn’t just kid's stuff. NORGEN (Norris) AND YOUR Family Tree (MicroMaster) 92 I wo programs to trace your genealogy*. RxTools (TTR) ...102 An elegant interface solution for Arexx script writing. PROTEXT (Amor Michtron) 1 06 Full-featured word processing -but without the Amiga look and feel. INFOFlLE (The Disc Company) 107 Competent file manager at a low.price. SOUNDMASTER (Oxxi Aegis) AND Audio Engineer Plus (RamScan MicroPace) ..109 Tune in on the eight-bit market for some slick sounds. BackTalk ..113 Spirited views on AW reviews. (i A M E S Crib Notes By Peter Olafson 74 Masterful tips on top Amiga games such as Beast II, Elvira, Indiana Jones, I'he Immortal, and more. Centurion: Defender of ROME (Electronic Arts) ......74 Ancient world to reconquer in this new strategy offering. WONDERLAND (Virgin Mastertronic) . 7 6 "Alice” revisited in a graphics adventure. The Secret of Monkey Island (Lucasfilm) ..80 Swashbuckling adventure, with plenty of humor thrown in. Battle Command (Ocean Electronic Arts)...... 80 File long-awaited follow-up to Carrier Command. New! Redesigned and Faaaster Stephen C. Robbins, Publisher Douglas Barney, Editor-in - Ch ief DaNIEL Sullivan, Executive Editor SWAIN PRATE* Managing Editor BARBARA GffvfKT. Senior Editor JANINE L. Jackson. Review Editor 50MHZ 68030POWER LOUIS R. WALLACE, Senior Editor. Technology; Special Products Manager Linda Barrett LaFLAMME, Editor, The AmigaWorlcl Tech Journal Now Expandable to 32MB of 32-bit RAM! Optional 3.5" IDE AT hard disk up to 340MB capacity (13ms). Built-in Autobooting IDE AT hard disk controller. ' V? 2 3 4MB to 32M8 of 32-bit wide High Performance memory. « SOMhz 68030 CPU and 50Mhz 68882 Floating Point Unit. 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McClellan, PETER OlaFSON, Contributing Editors TlM Walsh, Technical Editor Mar E-ANNE Jar VELA, Special Products Coordinator Our new faster and more expandable A3050 SOMhz accelerator kit will turbo-charge your Amiga 2000* beyond your wildest dreams. Check out these features: V Uses GVP’s new custom designed 4MB, 32-bit wide, SIMM32'“ memory modules with state-of-the-art 4MB, 60ns, DRAMs. V ZERO SLOT SOLUTION! Even with a full-blown 32MB, 50Mhz, A3050 kit installed in the A2000's “CPU" slot, ALL ZORRO n expansion slots are left free for unlimited future expansion! V Exciting new 3.5" hard disk "bundles". Choose between the 1" high, 120MB (15ms) model or the incredible half- height 340MB (13ms] model. •F V Converts an A2000 into the fastest Amiga in the world. There is truly NO competitive product. V 68000 fall-back mode for timing sensitive applications (e.g: some games). V GVP is the world's leading manufacturer of accelerator products for the Amiga. 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111. .... ¦¦¦I. I . I. i "*li['~'-lT ~ Amiga. A500 and A2000 are registered trademarks of Commodore-Amnia. Lie. '-1 - GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS INC 600 Clark Avenue, King of Prussia, PA 19406 For more information, or for nearest dealer, call today. Dealer inquiries welcome. Dealers C:rcle 23 on Reader Service cart Tfel. (215) 337-8770 * FAX (215) 337~9922 Cor.dum.rd Circle 24 on Reader Serves card CHIEF CONCERNS Behind the users’ group scene. I'VE GOT A BOX under the table in mv office that overflows with newslet- ters from users’ groups around the country, and I’ve read every one. Some are pretty sparse, focusing on minutes and dues and such. Others, though, have an editorial bite that would make Bat Buchanan and Eel Anger look like angels. This level of literacy is one of the things that is different about the Amiga market. Many of vou combine great
• j o creative skills with emotion, and the result is plenty powerful. It’s not just in the newsletters, but also in the letters we receive from individuals. Just read The Last Word each month and see for vourself. Lake I.any Lack, for instance. 1 his Jerry Pournelle John Dvorak (two famous computer columnists who don’t write lordmigaWorld) quasi-clone writes a great column called Digital Dungeon for The Amiga Users of the Heartland, in Omaha, Nebraska. Now Larry never knew I read his newsletters until, that is, he gave Atniga World, and me in particular, both barrels. Larry blasted us about an article that had an error which was die vendor’s fault and levelled a scurrilous attack on me lor my sudden discovery of the Amiga, saying I knew nothing about it and only liked it for the money I made as Editor. Sure, I was a little offended, especially since some of the points were oil target. But I have to admit that Earn' did it with stvle and lutmor. * I had to call. Heck, any guy who can write about “Personal Computer Hygiene" and the “I-Vana Trump Card" is well worth talking to. Besides, the people who are the harshest critics sometimes have the best ideas. So I tried to track him down at home. I tried him at work. Since our schedules clashed, I stayed late one night and nailed him as he walked in the door. “Hey. What’s all this rotten stuff you’re writing about us, Larry?” I asked. “You mean you read our newsletter!” "I read ’em all, Lany." “Oh.” For the next ten minutes, I laid out my side of the story; with Larry taking copious notes. For the next twenty minutes, we talked about everything else. Commodore, the machine, the magazine, his column. Minds met. Friendship began. And now the first thing I do when 1 get the Heartland newsletter is turn to Digital Dungeon. People like Lam Lack are the soul of the Amiga. They take the lime to help organize a group, keep a newsletter going, and give a hand to their fellow users. These groups get involved in the market by voicing concerns to Commodore, keeping mainstream computer publications aware of the Amiga’s existence, and keeping us Amiga magazines on our toes. Ding Dong, You’re: Wrong There are also guys like Paul Metheney, former editor of The Miami AMIGAs newsletter, i got a note from Paul after another publication launched a vicious (we don’t mind that) and inaccurate (now that really bugs us!) Attack on Amiga World because of our aggressive coverage of new products. To his tremendous credit, Metheney churned out a very reasonable defense ofAmigalVorld's attempts to cover the big products first. And it was really well written. So I called him, too. Unfortunately, the publishing crew in question hasn’t so far had spine enough to publish a correction, let alone any of the many letters from users complaining about the attack. As a result. Paul’s letter may never get published. Anyhow, 1 happened to pick up Metheney’s latest newsletter, and there was a quite articulate, funny, and honest description of our conversation. I’d better he careful with guys like Lack and Metheney around. Sooner or later, they’ll come after my job. After I had written the first few paragraphs of this column. 1 got a call from US Army Sergeant Marney, who is stationed in Garlstedt, Germany, We talked about a lot of tilings, such as how he used his Amiga to create presentations about the Gulf War for the 5000 or so concerned relatives of those serving, and how he uses Russian fonts from Classic Concepts in his work as a Russian linguist. But mostly we talked about his users’ group, which was kinda torn apart when so many soldiers were moved to Saudi Arabia. Marney is now Hying to get the group back together, so if you're near Garlstedt, call him up. Users’ groups, if properly managed and motivated, can do members a world of good. 1 hey provide access to good, cheap public-domain software. They can wangle deals out of a local dealer, or even out of Commodore. They attract good speakers and give meat demos. They act as an informal n (lea market. They solve problems. They keep users abreast of the latest news and gossip. They provide a social bond between users. And they help keep Amiga users off the street. Maybe that's wliv some 30ft of Amiga World readers belong to users’ groups. II you have ideas about how such groups can be improved, send ’em our wav, and we’ll do our best to pass them along to that active, committed 30%. ¦ m HAT HAS 16M COLORS,24-BIT FRAME BUFFER +GENLOCK+FRAMEGHABBER+FLICKER-ELIMINATOR +PIP+VIDEOTITLER+3D MODELLING Introducing the IMPACT VISION 24 from GVP The All-In-One Video Peripheral for the A3000 and A2000 press a (configurable) "hot key" to acti* vate any feature. At GVP, we wanted to make a major impact on the use of the A3000 2000 by professional video enthusiasts. With the Impact Vision-24 we have! For more information on how the Impact Vision 24 can have a major impact on your video productions, call us at 215-337-8770. I soitware imran visions GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS, INC. 600 Clark Avev King of Prussia, PA 19406 For more information or your nearest GVP dealer, call today. Dealer inquiries welcome. Tel. (215) 337*8770 • FAX (215) 337*9922 ? Realtime Framegrabber Digrtner. Freeze, grab and store (in standard 4096 or 16 million color IFF format] any frame from a "live" incoming RGB video source. Optional "RGB splitter" required to grab incoming composite or S-VHS video. ? Fficker-Ominaton. Duplicates and enhances the A500O's display enhancer circuitry'. It even de-interlaces live external video! A must for any A2000 owner. Ask about our A2000 "genlock slot trade-up" program (in case your genlock slot is already used by something less exciting!] ? Simultaneous Component Video (RGB) Out, Composite Video Out and s-vhs Video Out. Now, anything you can see on your Amiga ¦ monitor can be recorded on video tape, ? Separate Composite and Component Video (RGB+Sync) Genlocks. RGB genlock operates in the digital domain, for digitally perfect production studio quality mixing: no color bleeding, no ghosting, no artifacts ,..! ? 1.5MB Frame Buffer, Display 24-bit, 16 million color images on your Amiga monitor. On a multi-sync monitor, you can even display 16 million color images in non-interlaced mode! If you're into video, IMPACT VISION-24 is truly a dream come true for your A3000 or A2000. It is the first multifunction peripheral specifically designed for the A3000ss video expansion slot With the optional A2000 genlock slot adaptor kit, it also perfectly complements and enhances the A2000. Check out these features, all packed on a single Amiga * expansion board! Including animations, ray-traced 24-bit images and more! ? Plcture-ln-Picture (PIP) Display. Freeze, resize, rescale and or reposition live incoming RGB video just like any workbench window at the double click of a mouse or the pressing of a "hot key". With a multisync all this can even be in rock steady de-interlaced mode. Unique "reverse-PIP" feature, even allows you to place a fully functional Amiga workbench (or other application) screen as a SCALE-ABLE (shrunk down!] and re-positionable window over full-screen live video. To make sure you can take full and immediate advantage of every feature of your new Impact Vision 24 video-station, we even include the following software with every7 unit:
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• SCALATrtfing, Easy-to-learn, video titling package complete with lots of special fonts and exciting special transition effects. Turn your Amiga into a character generator. Creating or manipulating any 16 million color, 24-bit image.
• Control Panel. Provides full software control overall Impact Vision-24's numerous features. Use your mouse or simply
• MACR0PAWT4V24. A 2D, 16 million color paint program that lets you have fun Amiga is a registered trademark of Commodcre-Amiga, Inc News, New Products and Networks At Cal Arts, Computer Means Amiga Where do you go to learn Disney-style character animation? To the school founded by the Disney family, of course: the California Institute of the Arts. Located just outside of Los .Angeles, Cal Arts’ Character Animation Department uses only Amigas to teach animation. Several successful animators have put their careers on hold to brush up at Cal Arts. It is generally considered the finest school in the world to learn character animation, and the Amiga has become a pivotal part of the curriculum there. While the 1(35 students in the program also learn traditional aniamtion techniques, they are required to take a compute]' class in which they use DeluxePaint III (Electronic Arts) and Disney Anirna- tion Studio (Walt Disney Computer Software). From there they can move on to Con I in uni on j). 14. OVERHEARD WordPerfect Corporation is now doing feasibility studies to determine whether enough people are clamoring for WordPerfect Amiga version 5 to warrant its release. According to Amiga World reader Diane Carter, the company encourages interested folks to call or write with requests for the muhiplatform word processor (1555 N. Technology Wav, Orem, UT 84057 801 225-5000). If WordPerfect gets enough response, you will see the update. Little Big Show ORLANDO "It's not fair to compare a market like Orlando to that of New York or LA ' said one exhibitor. And she was right. Summer AmiEXPO in Orlando was about half the size of the spring show in New York City. But given the location, the state of the economy, and the increasing number of shows Amiga developers must consider (Siggraph began just days later), it was not bad. Many of those who doubted that good things come in small packages were pleasantly surprised. Exhibitors treated the enthusiastic attendees to some interesting displays and announcements. As with the last EXPO, this show offered no games, but instead a good amount of video gear and software. JVC (RS 120) showed off a range of cameras and equipment, and IDEN (RS 121) demonstrated its line of TBCs. The biggest news of the show was the 24-bit graphic board from GVP (RS
122) . The A3000 A2000 Impact Vision 24 board (S2199), which occupies both a Zorro II slot and the video slot, offers PIP (Picture- in-Picture) capabilities. This lets you display video in a resizable, movable window on the Workbench. The hardware will be bundled with a version of Octree's (RS 123) 3D mod- eler renderer Caligari and GVP's MacroPaint and Scala programs. Another couple of surprises from GVP came in the form of music products. Representatives demonstrated a new 8-bit sound sampler = Digital Sound Studio, S125) and spoke of a 12-bit sound board that's slated to sell for $ 399. Drawing a crowd disproportionate to its booth size was Blue Ribbon SoundWorks (RS 124). Professional guitarist Mike Torres provided both entertainment and a demonstration of Bars&Pipes Professional. Blue Ribbon worked with a prototype of SunRize's (RS 125) 12-bit sound sampler (which promises direct-to-disk recording) and Blue Ribbon's own SunSet supporting software. The company also announced Jam ($ 99). Due out before the holidays, this composition software is for people who "know nothing about music and can't carry a tune in a bucket." It is designed to easily integrate music into multimedia productions. Next door in the Axiom (RS 126) booth was Pixel 3D 2.0, an upgrade to the popular 2-D bitmap to 3-D object converter. This new version supports more 3-D formats and has a wealth of new features. Programmers were also there demonstrating the 2.0 version of 3D Professional (from Progressive Peripherals 8 Software (RS 127) that's scheduled for fall release ($ 399, or $ 100 for registered owners of the earlier version). Interestingly, it was running on an A3000 with Progressive Peripherals' 68040 card and the Rembrandt high-resolution 24-bit card, 3D Pro now provides new animation features, full-point vertex editing, extensive texture mapping, and Boolean object functions. 3D Professional retains support for X-Specs 3D, the liquid-crystal stereoscopic glasses released three years ago by Haitex. In case you ever wondered what happened to Haitex (RS 128), it is back with X-Specs TV, which allows you to view 3-D images from videotape (using X-Specs, of course). Continued on ). 14. For information about the vendors of products, see “Manufacturers' Distributors Addresses” list on p. 118. 68030 Power.; Up to I ITS LIKE AN ENTIRE FACTORY ON ONE BOARD Optional External SCSI Peripherals SERIES IIA2000-C0MB0 +SCSI Drive Installed I fust look what you get from this I workhorse, powerhouse: All A2000 Expansion Slots Free IV33 or 22Mhz 68030 Accelerator Supto 16MB of fully DMA-able 32-bit I wide memory expansion (I3MB on I 22Mhz model I High Performance, Auto-Booting, I DMA SCSI Hard Drive Controller able to DMA directly into ALL memory SCSI Connector for External SCSI Peripherals Screen Icon-Based 68000 Mode Switch Optional “Hard-Disk-Card” Conversion Kit Converts the SERIES IIA20OWOMBO board into a “Hard-Disk-Card” as weS! Drive mounts on the back of the board, saving even more space! Built-in GVP Series II DMA SCSI Controller SCSI Connector for external SCSI peripherals 1MB (22Mhz) or 4MB (33Mhz) Surface-mounted 32-bit wide Memory Ask your dealer for the GVP A2000-C0MB022 OR 33 bundled with a Hard Drive Kit SIMM32 and GVP are trademarks of Great Valley Products, Inc Amiga. A2000 and A3000 are registered trademarks of Commodore-Amiga, Inc. Video Toaster is a trademark of NewTek Inc. GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS INC. 600 Clark Avenue, King of Prussia, PA 19406 For more information, or for nearest dealer, call today. Dealer inquiries welcome Tel. (215) 337-8770 • FAX (215) 337-9922 CIS France Europaro • 14, Avenue Gustave Hertz - 33600 Pessac
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T. (41) 32-87-2429 * F. (41) 32-87-24-82 Consumers Circle 28 on Reader Service card. More Power! Continuing with its popular Power Up program, Commodore is offering cost savings on Amiga 500 bundles. Until October 31 r owners of Commodore 16, 64, 64SX, 128, Plus 4, PET and VIC computers as well as students and educators can upgrade to the one-megabyte A500P computer software bundle for up to $ 300 off the usual price of $ 799, or choose an A500S assemblage for $ 200 off the S599 suggested retail. Several documents can serve as "coupons" at Amiga dealerships. For Commodore owners, the CPU serial number of your qualifying computer written onto its original manual cover is your ticket to savings. Students need to present either a high-school diploma, a college ID card, or college acceptance letter. Educators must show a school ID or a business card to receive the discount. For more information on the program, call 800 66-AMIGA or contact an authorized dealer. BG Musical Scores Jagged, bitmapped printouts are what you get from Electronic Arts’ Deluxe Music Construction Set (DMCS). Unless you have Copyist Companion (S30, NerveWcire), that is. Copyist Companion converts DMCS files into a format compatible with Dr. Ts musical-iiotation program The Copyist, which delivers high-resolution, professional-quality output. (RS 105.) In case that won’t help and you are just not happy with any of your music soft- The Mediator Will a PC AT keyboard work with your Amiga? Now it will, with The =KB- TALKER = ($ 69.95) by Co-Tronics Engineering. This device promises to work with all IBM PC AT-compatible keyboards (not XT-types), and all Amigas although the A500 requires a special adapter cable and a modification of the case. The =KB- TALKER= is compat- ware, consider Blue Ribbon Sound- Works' upgrade oiler. Until December 15, you can trade in any Amiga music program for Bars&Pipes or Bars&Pipes Professional for just $ 99 or $ 199, respectively, Sencl in vour payment plus the manual cover ol die program you would like to trade, or contact Blue Ribbon customer service for more information. (RS 106.) BG ible with bar-code UPC-reading keyboards, such as the Cherry G80-1600 keyboard and bar-code reader. It provides full "Num Lock" support, requires no changes or additions to software and no additional power. Purchasers are entitled to free uprades for the first year. (RS 102.) Sometime in late June, American People I.ink, the network that knowledgeable Amiga enthusiasts had come to revere for both its files and helpful social atmosphere, quietly succumbed to mysterious woes, Unfortu- nately, one of the problems with the demise of Plink was that there was little warning. Despite having logged on daily, 1 wouldn't have gnessed that anything was amiss had I not received the inside word in advance from the sysops. After the shutdown occurred, a call to the local Tymnet number for Plink would produce a forlorn screen message that read "PCI -call cleared (c 19,d 81): local procedure error,” ON-LINE SCAN By Tim Walsh Without missing a beat, many of the frequent attendees, sysops, and personalities of Plink's AmigaZone swifitv moved to the network svstern called Portal, headquartered in Cupertino, California. Lead by Plink's former AmigaZone Chairman Harv Laser, these PL inkers went to work like crazed roustabouts and in a remarkably short time, installed a multitude of Amiga files, arranged conferences, scheduled events, and generally made the Poital environment a new home for displaced Plinkers. Signing on to Portal has been made easy, too. If you’re a former PI.inker interested in checking out Portal, you can sign up on-line. Just use your modem-equipped Amiga to call your local Telenet or Sprint net number and instead of entering “C PLINK” at the final connect prompt, enter “C PORTAL’. Once you’ve lugged on as a new member, enter "GO REFUGEE” to join the other displaced Plinkers. Be forewarned, though. I hat Portal differs in appearance from most other national networks. Some long-time Plink Amiga users are not nearly as nice in their descriptions of Portal, either. Coddled bv Plink's forgiving and relatively effortless user interface, complaints arc commonplace within Portal’s Amiga message boards. Personally, 1 disagree with the faultfinders, including those of stature and expertise in the Amiga community, who have found Portal cumbersome to navigate. Sure, a few more keystrokes are needed to maneuver about the system, but after a dozen or so sessions, I have committed most instructions to memory. Looking at Portal more as a BBS and less as a network, experienced telecommunication users will know it’s a matter of programming some function keys, setting up some macros, and changing settings on Portal to a shortened command line. Admittedly, it takes time to become accustomed to unusual screen prompts containing such terms as edit, logout, adcl_article, and unsubscribe, hut you can get explanations for these and other mystifying commands simply bv typing “HELP BEGINNER” or “HELP” followed by the command name in question. Also, all inductees receive a New Users Guide from Portal, which goes a long way in helping beginners to comprehend the system. One of the first Amiga files I encourage everyone to retrieve from the Amiga file area is called HOWTOPORTAL.LZ11, written by Rick Plavnickv. Al- though he is not a Portal employee, Plavnickv has taken the time to write an 1 I-page reference document designed to help former Plinkers through the transition period. Be certain to check out the other Amiga files on Portal. It’s the only national network that stocks the entire Fred Fish Disk collection of fieely-distributable Amiga software. If you’re interested in a Portal account, here is the necessary information: Portal Communications Co. 10385 Cherry Tree Lane Cupertino, CA 95014 Voice: 408 973-9111 Data: 408 725-0561 On an aside, a Federal Communications Commission form letter 1 recently received sets to rest the question of a modem-lax proposal that was posted on GE- nie and mentioned in the July isssue (p. 10). According to the letter, no such proposal exists. ¦ '* OUR COW*" If you wish to enhance your Amiga 2000* with no more GVP has the solution for you T1 Choose GVPS Series II f SCSI Hard Disk Controller I SllA2000SCSI“Hard-Disk-Canl": I Specifically designed for those users I who don't need memory expansion but I still need maximum hard disk I performance at a budget price. 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3. 5" Hard Disk Drive GVP Custom VLSI Chip Up to 8MB FAST RAM Expansion Series II. And GVP are trademarks of Great Valley Products he Amiga and Amiga 2000 are registered trademarks ot Commodore-Amiga. Inc. GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS INC. 600 Clark Avenue, King of Prussia, PA 19406 For more information, or for nearest dealer, call today. Dealer inquiries welcome Consumers Circle 30 on Reader Service card. Tel. (215) 337-8770 • FAX (215) 337-9922 Animation 101 All Business For those interested in taking a course in real-time Amiga animation for video, Myriad Visual Adventures offers Animation 101 ($ 35). The one-hour VHS tape is a two-part course for beginners. It covers animation and motion study, and has a brief section that aims to clear up some of the confusion about video editing. (Part 1 won second place the Industrial Video category ar the ‘91 New York Ami- EXPO). The animated sequences on the tape were recorded in real time using ba- sic software and hardware. (RS 101.) DH Commodore Goes To Washington WASHINGTON, DC Imagine how exciting history would be if you could actually witness the events that shaped our world. While technology does not currenty support time travel, you can see the next best thing to being there at DC's Smithsonian Institute. Commodore teamed up with Pioneer Electronics and Scholastic Books to donate three systems for presenting "Visions of American History: Struggles for Justice Volume 1: African American, Native American, Latino," an interactive exhibit. Scholastic designed the courseware for this educational extravaganza to run on an AmigaVision- Mouse Alternatives Perhaps you use your mouse hour after hour, day after day. Perhaps you're tired of moving your arm and wrist into precarious positions, and are suffering from finger cramps trying to get the precision you need. Perhaps you haven’t heard of Mouse-trak. Moused rak, by ITAC Systems, is what you get when you place a two-inch phenolic ball on hardened stainless steel shafts and bearings for precision, and add a wrist pad for cushioning the hand. It comes in two models, the MQ2 ($ 159) and the MQ3 ($ 169), This stationary device, designed for precision and comfort, offers a toggle mode (press to start, move the cursor, and press again to release) to reduce hold-and-drag finger cramps. It also offers user-definable-keys, and cursor- speed control, (RS 103.) Another option for mouse opponents is TriMedia s Amiga Wiz digitizing tablet ($ 249). The Wiz hardware, manufactured by Calcomp, oilers a 7.5x7.5- inch active area and 1000 lines-per-inch resolution. A two-button pen comes with the package, but if you need a more precise method of tracing, you equipped A2500 30 connected to a Pioneer laser-disc player. The exhibit draws you into the material with historical footage, simulations, maps, charts, biographies, and time lines in an attempt to make history lessons as close to personal experience as possible. According to Commodore's Director of Educational Marketing Paul Calkin, Scholastic hopes that the course will give students not only a more accurate account of history, but also a feel for the sacrifices made by the ground- breakers in our past. -u can opt for Calcomp's six-button mouse-siyle cursor with cross-hairs ($ 75). TriMedia provides a five-year warranty and control software for all Wiz options. The Amiga Wiz attaches via the serial port (the A1000 requires a gender changer), (RS 104.) DH LabelDex! ($ 74.95, EasyScriptI) promises to solve the problems of organizing and managing the name address phone lists, floppy disk libraries, and electronic mail addresses that you are now accumulating in disarray. LabelDex! Is compatible with dBASE, the popular MS-DOS database manager, and supports Arexx. Not only can it search, sort, and dial the phone, it can also log floppy-disk information straight from the disk, and automatically format and print professional-looking disk labels. (RS 113.) Small, fast, and memory-resident, Contact 1.2 ($ 59, Desktop Utilities) is a person- al-contacts manager and database that you can summon with a hot key. Like LableDex!, it can search, sort, and dial the phone. It can also send entries directly to your current document or to a printer (PostScript included). The program is compatible with Workbench 2.0 and customisable through Arexx. To prevent accidental losses, Contact automatically saves new entries whenever you press the Return key. Registered users are encouraged to send their Arexx scripts to the developer any script that is included in the next release of Contact will win its author a free upgrade. (RS 114.) Designed specifically for special-events videographers, the Video Escort [Mr. Hardware) management system provides eight computerized forms to cover all aspects of the business. The program works with Precision's Superbase Professional 3.02; you can purchase both packages for $ 399.95 or, if you already own Superbase, you can buy Video Escort alone for $ 299.95. Video Escort's efficient data-entry system reuses previously entered data whenever possible. Not only can the software help you track client needs, special requests, phone calls, deposits and payments made, and balances due, but you can also print job contracts, receipts, crew schedules, editor's sheets, and over 20 other reports, including a sales-tax report. Video Escort can also keep track of crew and event scheduling, and you can modify all variable information. For security, Video Escort is password-protected. (RS
115. ) For file security in networked computer systems, Intercore Development has released InterLock ($ 59.95), a programming utility. InterLock promises to give Amiga- DOS an advanced set of file-locking routines that are flexible, fast, and efficient. The utility is implemented as an Exec-style resident library. You can call it from any language; the program suports both the Manx and SAS C compilers, along with various 68000 assemblers. With InterLock, programmers can create multiuser applications that allow simultaneous access to a single file. (RS 116.) BG Put Design Works To Work For You If you’ve been looking for a fast, easy-to-use, high quality structured drawing program, look no further. Now you can unleash the artist within with Design Works, the structured drawing program designed for the Amiga mind. Creativity In The Fast Lane DesignWorks is built for speed. No longer are slow and cumbersome programs needed to achieve professional results. DesignWorks is the ultimate in simplicity, with a responsive interface and design set. The Highest Form Of Self-Expression Is Now The Least Expensive DesignWorks costs far less you would expect from a structured drawing program with this much speed and flexibility. With a Bezier smoothing algorithm, unlimited numbers of drawing layers, flexible text handling system and user-definable multi-color patterns, you don’t need to be a professional engineer or CAD programmer to achieve quality results. And high resolution printing means you get near-PostScript quality output from your dot matrix printer. Stop by your local Amiga dealer to sec DesignWorks in action. Fast and intuitive structured drawing Create lines, rectangles, ovals, polygons, and freehand objects Smoothed (Bezier) curves Optional arrows on lines Duplicate, rotate, flip, and scale objects Text with multiple fonts, sizes, styles, and colors Import export IFF pictures Automatically align objects relative to each other Automatic grid snap Group objects together Variable line thickness Customizable multi-color fill patterns Multiple drawing layers ARF.XX port Macros, when used with AREXX Magnified and reduced views Drawing up to 100 inches by 100 inches in size Up lo 10 drawings open ai the same time Inch or centimeter rulers Near-PostScript quality priming on dot-matnx printers, full 4096 color printing Complete printer control, including sideways printing Fully customizable Full support for Kickstan 2.0 Requires Kickstart 1.2 or later and 512K of memory Suggested retail price: SI25.00 Interface Lift Having trouble creating software with the “look and feel’ of the Amiga? Your friends at Commodore-Amiga have written a book that can help, Amiga User Interface Style Guide (S21.95, 224 pages). This addition to the Amiga Technical Reference Series details all the standard elements of die Amiga user interface, and documents the conventions that you should follow when writing applications. It provides definitions, descriptions, and illustrations of the Amiga's three built-in interfaces the graphic user interface, Cal Arts, from p. 8. Advanced techniques with such 3-D programs as Imagine (Impulse). The 2000-square foot computer lab, open 24 hours a day, the lab was funded primarily from a grant from Disney. It holds nine A3000s, three 2500s, and an assortment of A500s and AlOOOs, all of which are cabled to AproDraw (R&DL) drawing tablets. The computers are linked via Ethernet to a Sun workstation that contains all ol the lab’s software, freeing up the hard drives and disks for the students' work. Two Video Toasters (NewTek) and an assortment of frame grabbers, slow-scan digitizers, and other peripherals are also available. One area is devoted to single-frame animation and video transfer. Teaching Talent An important part of what makes the lab work is the knowledge and enthusiasm of Amiga experts Dale McBcath, Assistant Department Director, and Sean Schur, who is not only an instructor, bur a student as well. Both are artists and programmers; they have written custom software for the lab and even modified such programs as Animaiionjourney- man (Hash). Dale is also a hardware guru, having built and designed an Amiga-based switching system. Sean's background is in film directing. He has extensive knowledge of computers, being involved with the Computer Research Institute. He is also an experienced teacher of advanced 3-D courses, wherein he pushes the state of the art in Amiga animation. Besides its regular Amiga animation courses, Cal Arts has a Visiting Artists Program that has tapped the talents of such well-known Amiga animators as Gene Brawn. Joel Hagen, Jody Giller- man, ancl Brad Schenck, This program provides a two-week focus on each artist's area of expertise. At the end of each year, the Cal Arts the Shell, and Arexx and depicts such graphics as gadgets and windows. The Amiga User Interface Style Guide is designed for all interface designers, from novice to expert. (RS 107.) If the software you generated with an authoring system needs a better look, you may be interested in INOVAtronics' Interface Design Kit (.$ 54,95). A four- disk collection of button and icon clip art. The kit is for use with such authoring systems as Commodore's Amiga Vision and INOVAtronics’ own Can Do. It students present their work to producers, some who come from as far away as Japan and Germany. At least a third of the students are hired on I lie spot, even before they graduate. The Simpsons television show, for instance, employs Cal Arts graduates almost exclusively, and you'll find large numbers of alumni working for all the major animation production facilities. A new room is now being added to the lab, and pending additional grant tittle Big Show, from p. 8. Down the way. Centaur (RS 129) demonstrated the Colorburst 24-bit graphics board. Jaded by previous demontrations of it, I was not excited until I saw the box the board is finally shipping! Programs Plus b Video (RS 130) showed an upgraded version of Real 3D
(1. 4), now designed to take advantage of an '040 accelerator. ICD (RS 131) showcased Prima, its new internal A500 hard drive, available in sizes of up to 105 megabytes. Because Prima needs the space occupied by the A500's internal floppy, ICD also now offers the Shuf- fleboard (S25), which allows you to make any external drive DF0:. The company's Novia internal A500 hard drives now come in 30- and 60-megabyte capacities and do not require removal of the internal floppy. New hardware under development by INOVAtronics (RS 132) will give A500 owners a video slot and lots of room for expansion in the form of a 'Tower." The unit will be available first as a kit. The company also showed a slick, easy-to-use directory utility called Directory OPUS ($ 59), which has scores of configurable features. Those wanting to further configure their system speed have just one equation to solve: 2.0 + x = 68040. (Hint: x is the time Commodore needs to release AmigaDOS
2. 0.) Among exhibitors holding 68040 boards until the 2.0 release were PCS (RS 133), Progressive Peripherals & Soft- contains over 500 readv-to-use images (in hi- and medium-rcs brushes) dial represent functions frequently used in multimedia applicat ions: videodisc, music, sounds, trashcan. Mouse, printer, animation, pic, clock, document, floppy disk, and more. It also provides mathematical symbols, many styles of arrow buttons, and generic round, square, and rectangular button images. A -50-page manual directs you to each brush's location on the disks. (RS 108.) I)H money, Cal Arts hopes to expand iis capabilities dramatically. Staffers arc also doing experimental work with virtual reality. Dale has written custom soli wait.* for the project, and with Scan lias designed and built a helmet and glove. N n 'The two hope lo soon do more with 3-1) interactive sculpting, linger painting, and character design -and to allow viewers to interact with a three-dimensional environment. Geoffrey Williams ware, GVP (which now promises a clock rate beyond 25 Mhz), and CSA (RS 134, with its 40 4 Magnum hardcard, which also provides serial, parallel and RS 422 ports and accepts 64 megs of RAM). Picking up the slack for NewTek, which was not in attendance with its usual farger- than-life display, was BreadBox (RS 135), the Video Toaster users' group. BreadBox displayed some of the latest Toaster tapes and demos. In addition to its usual schedule of keynote addresses, seminars and master classes, AmiEXPO offered a series of novice classes. Show representatives also announced AmiEXPO's Fourth Annual Art and Video Contest. Submissions will be accepted for seven categories, and winners will be announced at the spring 1992 show. For details, entry forms, or more show information, contact AmiEXPO, 465 Columbus Ave., Suite 285, Valhalla, NY 10565, 914 741-6500. The next AmiEXPO is scheduled for October 4-6 in Oakland, California. Following that will be Amiga '91 in Cologne, Germany, which runs October 31-November 3. BG Overscan is compiled by Barbara Gefvert, Janine Jackson, and Tim Walsh. Send your news, new products, and network information to Overscan, AmigaWorld Editorial, 80 Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03458. ¦ Before you pirchase a new word processing program ask for character references (and then ask the price!) Say goodbye to rough, jagged letters on all of your printouts. Until now, quality output was only possible from expensive desktop publishing programs or PostScript1'' printers. Now any printer supported by Workbench™ printer drivers can be utilized to its fullest capabilities. Final Copy™ is the first and only word processor on the Amiga to offer high- qualitv outline fonts. And that's not all...Check out the rest of Final Copy's1" great features. Never before has a program like this been available. Check out the price. If you are interested in a quality word processor, you will not find a better value than Final Copy.™ Outline Fonts:
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• Insert date, time, and page number*.
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• Print and edit documents simultaneouslv Workbench 1.3 and 2.0 compatible REVIEWS Superbase Professional 4 Look! Up in the sky! By Loren Lovhaug IT’S FASTER AND more powerful than its Amiga competition, and it's able to leap beyond traditional database applications into the realm of multimedia. It's a relational database... it’s an object-oriented programming environment... it’s Superbase Professional 4 (SB4)! Yes, one of the prime defenders of productivity software the “Amiga Way,” Precision Software has released another blockbuster sequel. Before we take a look at SB-1 ($ 495). Let’s review the Supcrbase story. From its earliest Amiga release. Superbase earned the title of “king of the hill" as far as Amiga database-management programs are concerned. Even as the product evolved into a fully programmable and relational database- managemenl system, its designers have O J o never lost sight of their goal to make the product’s powerful features accessible and straightforward. This is why Superbase is one of those rare products that is equally attractive to the novice with minimal needs as well as to the experienced user who demands power and performance. Sensitive to the diversity oi its clien- j tele, Precision split the evolution of Superbase into separate tracks. Superbase Personal offers an inexpensive, nonprogrammable version of the product, while Superbase Professional affords a full-blown implementation that stands up to databasc-manage- ment systems available on anv » * platform. Up, Up, Upgrade SB4 for the Amiga addresses several of the minor deficiencies of Supcrbase Professional 3 (see July ‘89, p. 14} while adding legions of new features so many, in fact, that editorial space and postal weight regulations prevent me from covering them in detail. To give yon an idea of this upgrade's scope, consider that the program’s documentation grew from around 550 pages to more that 900 pages. Within you will find over 250 new DML programming constructs, several new menu choices, and a multitude of other enhancements. Thankfully, the new version is fully J1 J read-compatible with previous versions of the program, but if you reorganize your database under SB4, you will need to export the data for use with earlier versions. Since the introduction ofSB4 for Windows, manv of us have been clamoring for the enhancements found in the MS-DOS version. 1 am happy to report that our calls have been answered, In fact, other than the areas where the platforms involved diverge, SB4 for the .Amiga and Windows are data-compatible and operate alike. The operational similarities between these two versions of SB-1 mean applications written in DML (the Supcrbase programming language) require only minor or, in many cases, no modification to run under either version of Superbase. This gives Amiga Superbase owners the ability to lap into the wealth of applications created for use on M3-IK )S machines. Perhaps even more exciting than the compatibility with the MS-DOS version of SB4 is the enhanced Forms Designer, Previous versions of the program allowed you to create custom data- entrv screens and define relationships for multifile applications. SB fs Forms Designer, however, now includes a more efficient design and a number of new features. Of the Forms Designer’s new features, I was most impressed with its three new object types. These add a higher degree of automated and interactive control to on-screen forms and DML applications. The CMD object makes it easier to add embedded automatic commands as well as to create on-screen push buttons that execute DML commands. Your push buttons can be either solid or transparent rectangles with titles in the colors of your choice. The program gives you the option of defining hot spots over IFF backgrounds or other Forms-Designcr objects. Two more objects allow you to define graphics-based data-entry constructs. You can create a set of specific responses for a field with radio buttons that a user can select via the mouse or by pressing the Tab or Spacebar keys. Likewise, using check boxes, you can create a graphical means for selecting binary choices
o J such as yes no or true false. Another benefit of SB4’s new Forms Designer is that now it is much easier to define relationships among multiple files. 1 his was once a confusing and tedious chore, hilt now you can define these relationships simplv bv choosing a primary and secondary file and drawing a line on screen linking the fields in question. The same holds true when linking and replicating fields to define one-lo-many relationships = transactional processing). One problem that plagued pre-SB4 versions of the Forms Designer involved fonts. Although previous versions allowed you to display informational texl and Field names using any screen Ibni von wished, you could not display vour field data itself in anv font other than the system font. This stumbling block has been removed, so that when you use the desktop-publishinglike tools provided, it is very easy to construct attractive dala-enlrv and For information about the vendors of products reviewed, see "Manufacturers’ Distributors’ Addresses" list on p. 118. H0B1 HUIS hUIHPH ind With Superbase Professional 4, boring database screens are a thing of the past. Information system Hflintteng Use the mouse or prvss one pi ihe highlighted letters to choose lo select which function you warn toianaiciiniBainualDiiHi : Klark:Sup rba*»Pr.v* »nva*e« ''INVOICE ¦
- • • ¦ I processing screens. In addition to these facilities are a number of new options for importing non-IFF graphics, scaling images, and working with image palettes. DML control is another benefit of the new Forms Designer. DML now provides a complete complement of high- level commands for dealing with every sort of mouse, pull-down menu, control panel, and kcy-press event occurring in conjunction with screen forms and their new object types. Further enhancing DML’s form-control facilities is a new set of commands for actually defining a new form and adding form objects completely under DML, thereby allowing you to bypass the form designer itself for applications where it might be desirable to do so. What’s in Store? .Although you may care little about MS- DOS compatibility or the Forms Designer, there are still plenty of reasons why you may want SB4. To begin with, Precision optimized Superbase’s internal storage format in order to provide better performance and increased storage capacity. Precision asserts that Superbase can now store, index, and retrieve information Irom a one-bil- lion-recorcl database. In addition, SB-1 now includes a single-character logical field type as well as virtual fields. Precision extended Superbase’s Arexx support and provides adequate documentation. Overall, the manuals are greatly improved. We no longer have to live with the fascinating trivia on installing the Atari ST version of Superbase, the easy-to-lose stapled addendum booklet, and the 27K readme file. Replacing these rough edges are two well-written, beautifully illustrated, tab-divided manuals in D-Ring binders. Precision improved both the Super- base label-clialog and report-generation facilities which now incorporates many new options and is substantially easier to use. And finally, Precision opted to make SB4 noncopy-protccted right out of the box. So do I have any gripes about SB4? Just two. First, SB4 comes with only slightly better than Prefcrcnces-based printer support. While 1 realize this meager support reflects mostly on Commodore, given a package of this price and stature, I would like to see better support for resident and soft printer fonts. Lastly, I think that the indexes of die new manuals are a bit skimpy for 900 pages of text. Overall, however. SB4 carries on the Superbase tradition of excellence. The enhancements, particularly those made to the Forms Designer, expand Superbase’s potential considerably. SBTs interactive on-screen-button support and programmable nature make the program ideal for multimedia applications, especially when you need database accessibility on a grand scale. These new-found talents combined with the product’s success as a traditional relational database manager, truly make it super. Real3D Professional Closing the gap betweeen reality and imagination. By Kelly Day IF NOT A SCULPTOR, an artist requires the imagination to translate 3-D reality into what is essentially a 2-D medium. Photography gave us a relatively simple means to convert a 3-D world into 2-D form, blit in many ways it left out the imagination or inner vision so close to an artist’s heart. The advent ol computers, coupled with 3-D modeling programs, gave us the opportunity to get back some of that, however, by providing us with a kind of camera of the imagination. The trouble is that this new medium has been too complex and 3-D software has required too much tedious calcn- ? Linking your data base files is as simple as drawing lines on screen from one file to another. A miga I Vorld 1 R 1* V I K W S lation an tinkering. That’s where programs WhcActiva International's Real3D Professional (§499) are ready to make a (inference. The idea behind Real3D is to minimize the model-huild- ing process that more often than not hinders a designer’s progress rather than helping it. Rcal3D accomplishes this bv eliminating the process of working directly with points or vertices. To create designs in Rcal3D, you ? «¦ combine wireframe representations of simple primitive objects (cones, cubes. Spheres, etc.). Initially, I balked at this approach, because I always liked the detail that direct control over vertices gives me, hut some of’ Real3D's built-in features present a very convincing counter argument. At the Count of Three Real 3D is divided into three basic sections. First, you create and edit your scenes and objects. In the second, you rotate these objects and make adjustments to their positions so that when you put the third section the rendering mode to use, the observer’s point- of-view is precisely the wav von want ii. J * *• Real3D s tri-view is similar in some respects to Byte-hy-Byte s Sculpt 41) environment.. Not only does it provide three views of your scene, hut ii also provides markers For your observer position (camera), aim point or target, secondary pointer, and lamps. As mentioned previously, von build vour models bv continuously adding primitive objects to a hierarchical structure. There are three reasons why this process is more accessible than any 3-D program I’ve previously used. First, because what you see is a simplified wireframe of each primitive and not all of its constituent surfaces, the tri-view is kept very clean and clear of extraneous lines. In addition, the color that you select for each primitive object is reflected in r i I 1 i tlas J ¦ . >v - £ ii . ¦¦ V'
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You can select auto-refresh for just the object currently under scrutiny from its immediate parent ondown. You can even set it up so that only the component you are currently moving will be constantly redrawn. II all this still is not enough to speed things up or clarify the scene for you, then you can also hide objects by name from the hierarchy. Glass Watermelons Through a variety ol controls, you can whip up just about any material or texture that you can imagine. With the material creation requester1 s sliders, you can control various aspects of the physical properties ol light on the surface of an object. The program also lets you map pictures and textures including a rippling-water effect called bump mapping onto surfaces. Using a set of “Boolean logical operations’1 (a complicated term for a cookie cutter), you can quickly ancl easily create intricate objects. It’s like having a tool set made out of thin air: If you need a drill or a scoop or a saw, you just make one, use it, and then toss it out. You can overlap any two objects in space and then combine them in one of six trays to produce a new object. If you link objects with the AND function, only the parts of the original two objects that were overlapping will remain alter the operation is complete. If you use the AND NOT function, the tool or object will leave a hole of its own shape in the object it intersects similar to the way a cookie cutler works. FOR, the opposite ol AND, leaves only the parts that did not overlap in space. DIVIDE behaves the same way as AND NOT, except that you get to keep the cookie, too. The remaining two functions (called AND WITT I PAINT and AND NOT WITH PAINT) behave the same way as AND and AND NOT, with the slight difference that the attributes of the tool that you used to cut are left on the surface of the resulting object. This feature intrigues me because it is one of those things from the realm of imagination that you cannot create in reality. What this means is that, for example, you can cut tigei-stripe holes in a watermelon or glass-lined scoops out of a piece of wood or carpet. The light sources in Real31) are superb. By placing a lamp in a tube and then aiming the tube at my model, I created a spotlight. I agree with the philosophy in use here: this light source is like a filament around which you place some sort or opaque object to make lamps. Rcal3D's Wireframe mode provides a perspective rhrough-thc-camera point of view of a model or scene. With it. You can manipulate a series ol controls to move your point of view around almost in real time for proper framing ('.ontinned on p. 90. Fast, error-free communication has never been so affordable! 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What is it that makes you sit up ancl take notice when one cartoon starts to roll but sends you drifting oil'to dreamland when the sequel comes around? W To be successful, your animation must be clear in both [impose and execution. It’s also got to be believable. Exaggeration side, you must take into account the rules of physics when producing an animation. Further, your animation should have personality; tiny characteristics are key. But th-th-th-thafs not all, folks! Sometimes, a touch of razzle-dazzle is in order (see opposite page). Aj We asked a group ol professional animators to share some oi the techniques they use in their work. While these techniques are basic, they are not necessarily obvious. They can, however, make a tremendous difference in the impact of your animation. Although the tips these experts provide may be exemplified in terms of a particular program, these pointers can apply to 2-D and 3-D animation alike, so everyone can benefit. So now, without further ado... let's get on with the show! CLARITY IS KEY BY ERIC DANIELS As an animator, the most heinous crime you can commit is to bore your audience. You’ve got to grab them by the eyeballs and make them want to watch your animation! Fhe best way to get and hold people’s attention is to clearly communicate an entertaining idea. Here is a four-point plan for doing just that: Create definite characters: Know who your characters are and make them known early to your audience. Stereotypes can help communicate personality quickly. Your audience must have a set of expectations built up about the character, which you can then follow or break depending on your mood. This goes for inanimate objects as well as characters. If you are animating a spaceship or a car, let the audience see it and become familiar with its shape before doing anything fancy with it. Keep your story simple: Don’t try to animate a Dostoevsky novel; simple ideas make the best animations. One of my favorite short animated films, called Sysiphus, depicted nothing more than a man pushing a rock up a hill. What made the film ? Special was the beautiful simplicity of the idea and the skill with which the animator portrayed it. The more complicated the idea, the more the audience will want to wander away. Stage dearly: This is where your story-telling abilities get tested. You have to break the action down into poses, all of which advance the action. Strong posing is a mysterious art, but there are a few rules: Try to create strong silhouettes, with important objects or gestures held away from the body, surrounded by “clear air.” Don’t clutter your story with too many poses; use just enough to convey the idea clearly. Use the character’s whole body with every motion, and try to caricature attitudes that die audience is familiar with. For sadness, throw the head forward into the hands and slump the shoulders forward. For pride, arch the back until the chest swells out like a sail. Isolate the important motions and objects, and make them fill the screen if possible. Keep the tempo interesting: If you introduced new poses at exactly one-second intervals, it would not matter how interesting they were; the animation would he lifeless. You must break up the timing into fast-slow-fast sections, with an eye toward what the character is thinking. If you want a mischievous character to have a brainstorm. You might show him rubbing bis chin slowly while looking skyward. Then, you might slow his hand to a complete stop for a second, and make his eyes widen as the idea formulates. Then, he might have a sudden look of anticipation and switch to a delighted expression with his finger raised. With him looking into the camera, his “Eureka” expression might slowly change to a devilish one, after which he might zip Figures 1-7 show the key frames of this se* quence. Figure 8 shows you various options for laying out the animation white keeping the pace varied. Quickly off screen. In every ease, the speed of the motion helps to communicate what the character is thinking. So remember, clarity is essential in communicating your ideas and in making your animation succeed. Eric Daniels, a traditional animator for 13 years, has worked on such feature films as An American Tail” and “The Rescuers Down Under,” and he did all the animation on Disney's Roger Rabbit game for the Amiga. He currently works for Baer Animation in Hollywood. EASY EASES BY KELLY DAY Aside from good story-telling and image composition, I think one of the most important aspects of good animation is accurate easing in and easing out. Unfortunately, most computer animation to date has overlooked this phenomenon. 1 think this is largely due to the analytical “one-ihing-at-a-time” nature of most computers. But we smart people who own Ami gas already know the value oldoing more than one thing at a time (multitasking), so here is a lip for how to get good "eases" in computer animation. Several 3-D and 2-1) animation packages for the Amiga are able to perform in-betweening that is, taking two keyframes that you provide and drawing transition frames between them. Rarely, however, do such programs provide a good method for accurately accelerating between key poses. It’s as though things in the computer world had only two states of being stopped and full-speed movement with no smooth transitions between the two. In the real world, that is not the case. Except for clocks, not many things move at a constant rate of speed. When you lift your arm from your side, for instance. It starts out slowly, gains speed, and then rapidly slows down before stopping or changing direction. Here is a technique that I use to adjust tweens and make the motion look more natural. While I do this mostly with Sculpt-Animate 41) (Byte by Byte), you should be able to apply it to any program that generates only precise, even in-betweens for key-frame-type animation. What I do is save oIT two key frames that I want to ’tween (see Figure 9), and then load them into a second, multi tasked Sculpt environment. There, 1 set up more in-between frames than I will actually need. Then 1 generate only some of the new key frames between them not at regular intervals. I skip a few frames progressively. For instance, if I wanted to have a car accelerate forward and then stop, all in ten frames, I might actually design the sequence in the second program to generate 20 frames between my starting and ending points, for a total of 22. Then I’d have die program generate new key frames for frames 2, 4, 7, 11, 15, IS, 20, and 21. It helps if you can visualize the frames getting further apart and then closer together, so sometimes I actually draw little hash marks on my monitor with a ftne-point Dry-Erase (erasable) marker. The marks look something like this: This helps me get a feel for how an object is going lo move. In Sculpt 4D’s Keyframe Fake mode, I draw these lines on the glass right over the key frames so that I can look below and see exactly which frames I need to generate (see Figure 10). Once I have the ten new key scenes I need, I go back to my original animation and insert them all in succession between the original two by renaming them (see Figure 1 I). Now what I have is a key-frame animation where all ten in-between frames are key frames. The result is that instead of an even stop-go-stop animation, the car accelerates and decelerates -just like real life! Kelly Day is Computer Animation Director for Walt Disney Television. He was the leader of the crusade to introduce AMIGAs to the company. ? GIVE IT PERSONALITY BY STEYE SEGAL It’s easy to create an animation on the Amiga. If you use DeluxePaint III (Electronic Arts), you can just move the mouse around and voila instant animation! But to connect with an audience, you must give your animation personality. That does not mean your character must be a person or an animal; anything can move with person al i tv evet 1 ty pt >grap I ly. There are lots of ways you can give an animation personality, Here are a few things to consider: Speed: I low fast an object enters a scene affects how we react to it. Fast-moving objects denote youth, energy', excitement. Slow motion, on the other hand, implies old age, stateliness, or heaviness. Squash and stretch: An age-old animation convention, the squasli-and-stretch principle says that when a moving object makes contact with a surface that stops it short, the object shrinks in the direction it was moving and expands in the other directions. As an example, a bouncing ball gets shorter and latter when it hits the floor. Keep in mind, though, that the volume of the object should stay constant at all times. Anticipation: When you throw a punch, you draw vour arm back so you can pack more power. This is anticipation in action. In animation, you can use this principle to direct your audience and make the action Jsj Ksm AFTRE AFTRE AFTRE AFT? AFT*. AFT% AFTER after AFTER Figure 12. Personality helps AFTRE to become AFTER. Clearer. When a character prepares to run to the left, he should first rear to the right. This makes it easier to realize what is happening, especially when he runs off quickly. Follow-through: Just as follow-through helps your tenuis swing, it can benefit your animations. I he idea is to go past your destination point and then pull back. For example, if a car screeches on its brakes in an attempt to stop, the top of the ear will keep going forward a little bit and then move back. T he faster the action is, the more pronounced the follow-through should be. Anthropomorphism: Animation can and often does bring inanimate objects to life. You can add life to a car, for instance, with something as simple as a funny sound or by turning its headlights into eyes and the grillwork into a mouth. Don’t go overboard with this technique, however; there should be some reason why an object comes to life even if only for gag purposes. Exaggeration: If Fopeye flexed his arm and a muscle of ordinary size popped up, boy would we be disappointed. Why do you think Arnold Schwarzenegger is so popular? He’s bigger than life! Don’t stick to exag- geratingjust characters, though exaggerate their actions, too. A miming character should take bigger steps and jump higher than humanly possible. Overlapping action: When a character moves or comes to rest, not all parts of him move at the same time. For example if a rabbit turns his head, the tips of his ears should start moving alter his head starts, and stop after his head stops. Ignore all rules: As long as you consider the possibilities inherent in these techniques, feel free not to use them if the animation works better without them. Animation is, after all, a medium of creativity. The Application To demonstrate some of these principles, let’s consider a before-and-after example. In the first instance, we’ll have all the letters in the word BFFORK move onto the screen at a constant speed and then stop in the center. Now this is about the most boring presentation imaginable. .Although you could make it more impressive by adding some flips, spins, and highlights, it still would not have personality. Sometimes dazzle is what the client wants and expects from computers, and I'm a sucker for it myself. But it can get tiring alter a while, and it’s not likely to cany an animation by itself. In the revised presentation, the word AFTER starts at the left of the screen and zips to the center. On the approach, the letters are skewed to look streamlined, with the top bent to the right. When the word jerks to a halt, the tops of the letters keep going as a follow- through, but then bounce back. You can add some choreography by having the letters enter at different times, and even some humor by making one letter late and having it run to catch up with the others. This is one example of anthropomorphism. Another is my de- cision to transpose the last two letters (this gives the spelling AFTRE), so that the R can use its legs to kick the E. While the E is (lipping overhead, the R runs to take its place. When the E lands, it squashes and then settles back to its original shape. The accompanying storyboard (Figure 12) shows the key elements ol the AFTER sequence. This example is just a simple introduction of letters, but by adding some humor and taking advantage of some of the possibilities of animation, the action is more memorable. Starting Tips Once you have created a character or object that you want to animate, try to determine its weight and mass and imagine how these factors will affect its movement. A rubber ball and a bowling ball react completely differently, so you must decide what kind of material the object is made of before you move it. Also, liming is critical, but very difficult to perfect. I often use a stopwatch to try to create the action in my mind. While you are working, don't be afraid to act out the motion of your characters and don't be embarrassed to make sound effects with vour mouth. J It is a good idea to work as roughly as possible at first, so you can keep the motion in your mind and not worry about details. I draw very quickly in DeluxePaint III to get the rough shape of the character; then I draw over my roughs in another color. In that way, I can use the Stencil option to lock the new color in and then clear all the frames to get rid of the rough drawings. With Disney Animation Studio, I insert a blank frame after the rough one, draw the cleaned-up version, and then delete the rough frame. Finally, studying tapes of animation will help you appreciate the imagination and expertise that has gone into those wonderful works of art. Once you pick up on some ideas, you will be able to apply them to your own epics. Steve Sega! Originally became famous in the Amiga community fur his "Dance of the Stumblers” animation. He has also done animation for ABC's "Into the Night with Rich Dees.” SHOCK THERAPY BY MARK SWAIN You’ve seen them on television: animated electric bolts that blast onto the screen, etching and singeing sparking life into still graphics and titles. These effects are not difficult to produce on your Amiga. All you need are a paint-and-antmation program and some imagination. To set up for these effects, start your software in any resolution I tend to use lo-res interlace. (For the purposes of illustration, I will reference DeluxePaint III.) Create a pallcte containing a dark base color, a lighter version of the base color, and white. For electric effects, use dark blue for the base, light blue for the highlight, and white for the hot electric Hashes. Other color combinations produce different effects: using shades of orange, for instance, creates fiery sparks. For a plasma or ray-gun blast, try a combination of purple and green, with white for the tips. To create an electrified title sequence, begin by choosing a large font with which to make a template for your effects. Using a color that is not in your effects palette, type in your title (if the text is not large enough, grab it as brusji and resize it), and place it where you want it on the screen. Then create ten frames. Now that your template is in place, click on the base color you defined for your effects. Then select the smallest (single-pixel) brush and the continuous freehand-drawing tool. (You can also use the smallest square brush for the base color and the single-pixel brush for the highlight colors.) Jiggling the mouse slightly, trace through the letters with a continuous stroke, giving the appearance of random electricity (see Figure 13). When you finish with frame 1, advance to each of the following frames and repeat the process. Make ? Ami go World 21 your bolts random, but try not to make drastic changes from frame to frame. In other words, if you have a large flare or electric branch in one frame, it should not suddenly vanish in the next, but move or change slowly throughout the following frames. With all ten frames traced using the base color, create a stencil that locks all of the colors but that of the text template. With the stencil on, clear the frames to remove the template. It may sound too simple to work, but you will catch yourself listening for the thunder when you run the sequence! Now, using the base color as a guide instead of tlie template, select the highlight color and trace over the top, leaving some of the base color visible. While yon are drawing, just wiggle the mouse as before. The final step is to add the white heat. You can do this in one of two ways. T he first is simply to trace the letters as before, this time using white. The result of this option is that all three colors are interwoven together. The second method gives the effect of electrical surges streaking through the text. To get that result, first determine a path that the surge will follow. For example, in the word “Therapy,” the surge would crawl down the T, over to and through the center of the H, and then through the other letters. Find your starting location and begin to draw the white surge as you did with the other colors. Once you’ve created a short surge, simply advance to the next frame (by pressing the 2 key) while you are drawing. In the following frames, continue the surge on its path by drawing and advancing to the next frame. It is best to keep the surge lengths approximately the same. Once the surge reaches the end of a word or title, you can repeat the process to add two or three more surges to the animation. If you want to add electric effects to an existing title or graphic, you can use a similar approach. To finish a title with crawling electric shocks, clone the original screen as before to produce 10 frames. With the word Shock in Figure 14 as an example, use dark blue to draw the short electric shocks on the left sides of the S in the first frame. Then advance to the next frame while continuing to draw. It is best to keep the path short, limiting the shock’s movement to one curve or surface. Make the shock grow larger as it travels around the graphic, and then have it shrivel back when it reaches the end. With the base color completed, add the color to each frame. The final step is to add a white tip to the front of the shock. If you want, you can add surges, but beware of cluttering the graphic. The final animation should have several shocks spaced evenly throughout the graphic. What's an electric effect without a few lightning flashes? You can add lightning to any of the above examples, or to other animations where they would lit in. Simply find the spot where you would like the flash to occur, and select the Add Frame command from Dpaint’s Animation menu. Next, select the Filled Box tool and the color white, and fill the entire screen with a white box. Then skip two frames ahead in the animation, and do the same thing. It may sound too simple to work, but you will catch yourself listening for the thunder when you run the sequence! ¦ Mark Swain is a California-based freelance writer who does video post prod net ion and computer animation. He has shown work in the Siggraph Electron ic Theater '90 and the 3rd Animation Celebration. Saps Visual These tips on 2-D morphing techniques may not make you rich, but they will certainly acid a lot more pleasure to your animation e[forts. By Tracy Sabin wi ike the dream of medieval alchemists, the whole idea of metamorphosis is intriguing. While some of’those old-timers were in it just lor the dough a "get-rich-quick" scheme J to walk away with the gold when the experiments were over others had more lofty jmmmmam Sr intentions. They were fascinated by the very idea that all matter might essentially be composed of one substance that appears in different forms, and that it should be possible by physical treatment to cause one form to change into another. They weren’t talking about DNA molecules, either; no, they were dealing with some pretty heavy-duty natural magic. We animators can also feel our imaginations stirring when one u O considers the possibilities attached to taking images and transforming them into something entirely different from one scene to another. That’s what “morphing” specifically 2-D hand- drawn (mouse-drawn, really) morphing is all about. Now, there are more and more Amiga programs that perform morphing automatically, so why would anyone want to draw a morph by hand? But that’s like saying the goal of alchemy was only to turn base metals into gold, period. Those medieval wizards and magicians were up to a lot more than just that. Besides, most of the programs that morph automatically are 3-D programs. Ifyou arc interested in 2-D morphing, a 3-D program is not the optimal tool. Further, most 2-D programs that have a morph function can deal only with simple shapes. Even if a practical program did exist that could automatically morph between two complex, unrelated IFF images, there are compelling aesthetic reasons why you might want to draw the morph frame by frame. It's simply not true that “a morph is just a morph is just a morph A Morph by Any Other Name... The fact is that there are myriad ways to morph from one image to another. Consider my elephant-into-a-horse example, several 2 - I) l 0 frames of which run along the bottom of the pages of this article. Instead of the rougher, but more creative (and fun) transitional frames that 1 morphed by hand, a program that morphs automatically would deal with these images as lines or shapes, and it would create a nice, smooth, but quite mechanical metamorphosis. There’s more than one way to turn an elephant into a horse, however. For instance, you could consider the fact that the two animals share common characteristics and morph individual body parts from one animal to the other. The eye could remain intact and travel to its new rest- ing place, the legs of the elephant could elongate and narrow, and so on. Or, perhaps you would like to play with shapes, instead. You could transform the body parts into balloons. The head, each leg, the tail, and the body could all become balloons. The balloons then might lloat around and transform back into body parts. Mavbeyou would like to add more animation to the morph: Instead of balloons, you could have butterflies that fly around before they transform into the new image. You could even combine a morph into the action of a scene. The elephant starts walking, runs into a wall but continues walking, while at the same time slowly squashing into a big lumpy wad. When the wad is finally a big amorphous mess, it could start walking hack away from the wall, becoming the horse in the process. The point is not simply that die possibilities are endless, but that a morph can have some meaning. You can use a morph not only for its visual appeal, hut also to help tell your story. .An elephant that morphs in a mechanical way into a horse has a different meaning than an elephant that turns into butterflies that fly off and transform into a horse. Morphing: Means and Methods Well, if our “elephorse” example got you interested in trying 2-D morphing, what kind of animation program should you look for? There are two basic requirements. First, the program must let you move from frame to R I* II 1 (i frame, backward and forward, with ease. Second, it would be helpful il it allowed you to see previous and subsequent frames as you draw the so-called ‘'onionskin’' effect. The Disney Animation Studio (S17‘T Wall Disney Computer Software) is a good choice because it fulfills both requirements. You can also work with DeluxePaint III ($ 149.95, Electronic Aids), although the program docs not allow you to see previous and subsequent frames. ( Flic soon-to-be released DeluxePaint IV supposedly will include an onion-skin elfect.) With ideas in mind, and software in hand, just how does one go about morphing? The three approaches described below should put you on the right track. Standard Key-Frame Morphing key-irnme morphing begins with the creation of such key frames as the elephant and horse discussed above. For the purposes of illustration, let's use simpler key frames. The left half of Figure I shows two kev frames, a circle and a square, both visible on the same screen. In the Disney Animation Studio, the frames appear in different shades of gray, becoming more faint the further they are from the current frame. If you have several kev frames loaded, you mav want to use the bracket t 4 4 key (|) to eliminate from view all but the two key frames you are currcntlv working on. If vou are using a program such as DeluxePaint 111 that does not provide an onion-skin effect, vou will need to insert a blank frame between your kev frames and then skip back and forth between the two ke frames to determine how to draw your morph. Using your key frames as a guide, draw a morph frame that strikes a middle ground between the* two key-frame shapes. It might look like a square with rounded corners (the right half of Figure 1). II vou are using the Disney Animation Studio, you need to place your morph drawing in its proper position between the two key frames. Because the onion-skin images are the frames immediately preceding the current frame, your x ymz Imaaine ANIMATION Imagine animation. It’s easy if you try (and if you have a little help from your friends!) Nimation is not what John Lennon had in mind when lie sang liis ballad “Imagine.” It is, however, what Amiga users have in mind when they enter the Stage Editor in Impulse's powerful ‘1-D program of the same name. Too often, though, the objectives of would-be animators appear as elusive as Lennon’s vision. That’s because Imagined animation module can lie difficult to grasp, and the program's documentation is of little help. To help you harness Imagine’s elusive animation power, I’ve worked up an exercise that demonstrates how to use some of its features. The project employs techniques for rotating objects, moving objects on paths, creating spotlights, following objects with both lights and camera, and even changing (morphing) one object into another. The finished animation contains a revolving pyramid that changes colors (from red to blue, green, yellow, and then back to red). The focus is on a gold rotating object illuminated by a spotlight as it circles the pyramid. The project takes about an hour to create, but tendering time varies according to the speed of your computer. To hasten the production, I have indicated with square brackets where you can use default function keys and hot-key combinations. For example, [FI] is the FI key and [A-4] is the Right Amiga key plus the 4 key (press both together). Keep in mind that numbers or By Steven Blaize names entered into a held must be tollowed by the Enter key, or the data will not be retained. ? This tutorial is designed to run on a 1MB machine with one floppy disk. If you plan to work further with 3-D animation, however, I recommend you add a hard disk to your system. Don’t Forget the Plans Before you start the program, you should have a good idea of what you would like to do with your animation. This planning step cannot be overemphasized. Even a storyboard representing key frames with stick figures can point up potential problems. Because I outlined above the concept for this project, you can proceed to load Imagine (all of the references in this article are to version 1.1). Planning cannot be overemphasized. Select Project- New [A-N] from the menu; then indicate which disk drive you want to work from and enter MY3D for the name of the project. Imagine will automatically create drawers for storing pictures, objects, and animations. In Imagine, renderings are controlled with subprojects, which let you render an animation at one resolution for testing, and at another for production. Create a subproject by clicking on New (your project’s disk and drawer should be indicated). Then type First requester into the file box and press Enter; the parameters for the Rendering Subproject screen will appear (Figure 1). Click on Presets, and then choose Laced HAM Quarterscreen for this project; the rest of DFB:Hy3il Rendprma Subpro jrc t : First I Heu | | Open ! [ Delete 1 | HodiFy _ File Format Amga VieuModes 123456 Path Cor Hocic File Fornat 0 nnppfi port r~"i CS Generate Mew Cells Only Au to D i ther or Hire O Scanline or Shade CD Trace
- IDFB :My3d . 1 Ml» F il*5 t . |> I H I 12bit CD 12b *t CD ED HAM RGB8-24bit CD ILBH-24bit ED HIRES Separate F . G . B C8 bits file) CD LACE |DFH : Hy 3d . 1 np F i ps 1 .pi x CD Irtagine CD AMI C Alic LLJ Use Finecracker24 Howie I Brqp I I Edit 1 | Maki Figure 1. Return to Render: The Subproject screen. The defaults are fine. This selection is based on time and space requirements. Click OK. The Cast of Characters The Detail Editor, one of three editors in Imagine used to create objects for animation, lets you set the specific surface characteristics (attributes) of each object. If you are unfamiliar with object creation, read each step carefully and examine other references (see sidebar). Use the menu’s Editor-Detail [A-2] to enter the editor. The first object will be the gold orbiter. Select Functions-Add-Primitive from the menu, and click on Sphere. Change Radius to 30, Circle sections to 5, and Vertical sections to 2; then click OK. You should notice that this ten-sided object looks nothing like a sphere. Don’t be afraid to change the numbers in these requesters to obtain unusual shapes. The menu’s Pick Select-Pick Select [FI] will pick the object so you can change the color of the surface. Then select Object-Attributes [F7], which brings up the Attributes requester. This provides the controls to set a multitude of combinations for your objects. These attributes interact with each other to provide infinite control and you may need to experiment to gain a complete understanding. For now, just enter the values indicated For the specific attributes. You set a value by first clicking on a specific box; then either enter numbers or move the sliders. Values on the top left can be from 0 to 255 for each of Red, Green, and Blue, providing a selection of 16.7 million colors. The approximate color is indicated in the box on the top right. To enter the attributes for gold, click on the following boxes one at a time and enter tiie indicated values. Color: Red 255, Green 180, and Blue 75 sets the surface color to a gold tone. Specular: Red 255, Green 250, and Blue 220 produces a natural gold tone highlight. Dithering: use Value 50 to help blend the colors. Hardness: Value 190 gives a medium-size highlight spot. Shininess: Value 255 makes the surface very slick. The Index of Refraction at 1.75 enhances the metallic look when ray-traced. Phong should not be checked. When you finish, click OK. Save your object to the disk with Object-Save [A-S] from the menu. Click on Disks, select your disk, the drawer named MY3D.IMP. and the objects drawer. Enter Sphere in the filename requester and dick OK. Using the menu’s Objects-Cut [A-K] will dear the work space. The objects saved to disk arc not specific to this project. As you create objects, save them into a library, which you can then use for other animations. Now for the next actor, the first pyramid. Again, use Functions- Add-Primitive, click on Cone, change Circle Sections to 4, and click on OK. Now choose Pick Select- Pick Select [FI] and then Object-Attributes [F7]. This time you will not need to change as many items. Change Color to Red 255, Green 0, Blue 0; the Specular to Red 255, Green 255, Blue 255; Hardness to Value 255; and Shininess to Value 255. Remove the check from Phong and dick OK. Again, save the object with Object-Save [A-S], call it Red and click OK. With the object still picked, select Object-Attributes [F7J, click on Color and change Red to 0, Green to 255, and Blue to 0. Also click on each box in the first two columns and click OK. This will keep everything the same except that you just changed the surface color from red to green. Select Object-Save [A-S], enter Green and click OK. Repeat this procedure, blit change Color to Red (), Green 0, Blue 255, and save as Blue for the blue pyramid. You make the yellow pyramid by changing the Color to Red 255, Green 255, and Blue
0. Save tliis object as Yellow. These four objects will be used to morph the pyramid from one color to the next. Select Object-Cut [A-K] to dear your work area. The last object is the floor, which is essential because we want to see the spotlight as it follows the gold object. If the lloor is not in the scene, the light continues into an empty space. Select Function-Add-Ground, Pick Se- lect-Pick Select [FI], and then Object-Attributes [F7]. Set the floor to a medium blue finish by clicking on Color and entering Red 0, Green 0, Blue 150; set Specular at Red 0, Green 0, Blue 255, and Hardness at Value 255. Remember to click on the specific box before entering the values. Save the object with Objcct-Save [A-S] and call it Ground. Use the menu to select Pro- ject-Stage, and click Yes to quit the Detail Editor. Now for the Action The Stage Editor is for creating animation movement and viewing perspective. It has the same types of orthogonal views: Top, Front, Right, and Perspective. Select Display-Camera View and Display-Coordinates. The Perspective window now shows the viewer’s perspective and cursor positions in the top right-hand corner. Brielly, positions in this 3-D space are defined by coordinates on the x, y and z axes. The x axis runs side to side when viewed from the front. The y axis extends front to back when seen from the top, while the z axis is vertical when viewed from the front or right. The center of this space is point 0, 0, 0. Negative values are to the left (x axis), the from (y axis), or below (z axis) the center point. The coordinates displayed at the upper right indicate your pointer position on the x, y, and z axes. Zoom in or out with Display-Zoom Out [A-O] and Displav-Zoom In [A-1] at anv time. Clicking on a title bar (TOP, FRONT, RIGHT, or PERSP) will provide a full-screen view. Click on the bar again to return to the quad view mode. First, you will create the number of animation frames. You can change this number at an)- time, but you will need to make fewer adjustments if you set this number first. This is where planning helps. Mine determined that 28 frames would fit on the disk and provide sufficiently smooth motion. Select Object-Action [A-A], the Action Screen, and enter 29 in the Highest Frame requester. One extra frame will be used by some of the Imagine controls. Click on Done, and you will be back to the Stage views. Load the first object into the Stage by selecting Object-Load [A-L]. Now select Red and then click OK. Next, create the path for the gold object to orbit the pyramid with Object-Add-Closed Path from the menu and click OK. Enter Path for a filename in the File requester. This object is used only to create movement and is not visible. A few changes are needed, so use Pick Select-Pick Select [Fl | to pick the path for modification. If you clicked anywhere before picking the path, use Pick Select-Hnd [A-F], click on Path, and then press FI. ? Help! Impulse has an outstanding reputation for quality products such as Turbo Silver, Imagine, and Firecracker. To date, however, documentation and support have been questionable. Fortunately, Imagine has a good deal of after-market support. Below you will find some products and groups that can help. Support Group Turbo-Sig (international support group for 3-D graphics and animation; membership includes monthly newsletter) 1341 Ocean Ave., Suite 349 Santa Monica, CA90401 213 398-7649 Books The Imagine Companion by David Duberman, author of the original Turbo Silver documentation Motion Blur Publishing 915A Stambaugh St. Redwood Citv, CA 94063 7 Software Hot Key Authority (configuration files and utilities) by Victor Osaka and Tim Donley 3-D Specialty Catalog 1341 Ocean Ave., Suite 349 Santa Monica, CA 90401 213 398-7649 The Buddy System (on-line help system) Help Disk 6671 YV. Indiantown Rd., Suite 56360 Jupiter, FL 33458 407 694-1756 Instructional Videotapes Imagine the Possibilities by Rick Rodriguez, author of the Imagine manuals Impulse 6870 Shingle Creek Pkwy., Suite 1 12 Minneapolis, MN 55430 612 566-0221 Imagine - A Guided Tour by RGB Images Centaur Software PC) Box 4400 Redondo Beach, CA 90260 213 542-2226 Scale the path larger by first pressing S and dragging the mouse slowly up to the right until the box is slightly larger than the pyramid when viewed from the top. The bounding box approximates the size of an object. Any object can be scaled [S], moved [M] 01 rotated [R] interactively in ibis editor. Press the space bar when satisfied. Press M to move the axis of the path to the center of the pyramid in either front or right views. Press the space bar to retain the new position. Do not be concerned about exact placement, for you can scale or move this path at any time you wish. While you still have the Path picked, choose Mode-Edit Path [A- 2], The path now has three axes, the two on the path being control axes. Click on the axis to the far right of your screen in the right view, press M to move, and drag it down so that it is just above the bottom of the pyramid. Press the space bar to keep the position. You can scale or move a path at any time. Now click on the left axis, press M. move it up slightly, and press the space bar. Use Mode- Pick Groups [A-1 ] after you are satisfied with your path. Click Yes to save the path and then OK. The difference between the two modes is that in Pick Group you are scaling, moving or rotating the entire object, white in Edit Path you are modifying the axes that control the path's slope, angle and pitch. Use Object-Load [A-L] to add the Ground. 1 hen choose Pick Select-Pick Select [FI ], press M, and move the ground down slightly in the front or right views so that it is below the base of the pyramid. Now add your lighting, first a fill light. Use Object - Add-Light Source, then press FI to pick it. This time you can move the object to a specific location with Ob- jcxt-Transformation [A-T]. The Transformation Requester allows you to enter specific values for rotations, sizes, and positions. Click on Position and enter 100,
- 300, and 250 in the respective x, y, and z boxes. T his places it in the left (negative x) foreground (negative
v) and slightly above the pyramid (positive z). Click on Perform. Now add another light the follow spotlight. Using the same procedure, enter Position 50, 0, 250, click Size and change x to 20 and y to 80, click OK. T he x value sets the radius and the v sets the local length of your spotlight. Spotlights begin at the point set by Position, ameter size of the light. You can now add the last actor. Once again, use Object-Load |A-L] and select Sphere. Don’t worry at this point that the objects do not seem to he in position. You will set this up in the Action Screen. When you select Object-Action [A-A] to enter the Action Screen, you'll see your list of objects on the left side of the screen. The first two. Camera and Globals, are always in the list and will exist in every frame of the animation. Each object has six channels listed on the riiiht side of the screen. The color bars indicate timelines (frame counts) of the specific channel. Ehe frame numbers are along the top edge of the list of objects. Click under the frame numbers. Your position is the cross section of the red indicator on the frame numbers and the one on the channel names. Use these to select the proper frame and channel you wish to modify. The scroll bar to the far right scrolls through to the other objects. T he buttons on the top permit you to select the type of modification you will make to a particular channel. First, make the camera automatically point to the gold object by clicking Delete and moving the pointer to the Camera with the red indicators on Frame 1 and t he Align channel. Click once. 11 you delete the wrong channel, click the Undo button. Now click on Add, move hack to the (kunera Alien channel, click once on n Frame I, move to Frame 29 and click again. Non should get a Specify Type requester. Select Track to Object, enter Sphere in the Object Name box, press enter, and click OK. You should now have a Ions' time- o line on the Camera’s align channel. You can also adjust the local length of the camera lens. Click on Info and then on the Camera Size channel at Frame I, change X to (>()(), press Filter and OK. Yon now have a wider viewing angle. T he Global actor sets general (ambient) light, the horizon, and colors above and below the horizon, as well as adding star fields or an IFF for global reflectance. Click on the Global Actor channel. Frame I. enter 40 in each of the Ambient color boxes, and click OK. This helps to add general lighting. When you enter different objects on the same channel, they will change from the first into the next and take the transition frame count to make the change. T his is how you will change the colors of the pyramid. So click on the Cone Actor channel, change End Frame to 1, press Enter and OK. Click Add, click once ? The DMI Resolver'''1 graphics coprocessor board offers a new dimension in Amiga display capability. Shown above is an unretouched 8-bit display, illustrating the 1280x1024 resolution color work environment provided by the Resolver. The DMI Resolver boosts the display and graphics processing capabilities of all Amiga A2000 and A3000 series computers, under both AmigaDOS and UNIX operating systems. Not to be confused with a frame buffer or grabber, the Resolver is a lightning fast 60MHz graphics co-processor. Whatever your application - desktop publishing, presentation graphics, animation, 3D modeling, ray tracing, rendering, CAD - let the Resolver move you into a new realm of resolution and workstation quality display. DMI Resolver
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8. Select Green from the objects, and change Transition frame count to 6. Repeat this for Frames 9 to If) using Blue, 16 to 22 lor Yellow, and 28 to 29 for Red. The one limitation is that you can do this morph only if the objects have exactly the same number of points and faces. While you still have the Add button selected, add a timeline on the Cone's F X channel on Frames 2 to 29. You will use the Rotate F X, but other F Xs provided with Imagine produce even more stunning animations. A File requester will default to your Imagine drawer. Enter Im_ElTects in the Drawer box, press Enter, click on Rotate and OK. To create one full rotation about the vertical (Z) axis over 28 frames, set the Start Frame to
2. The End Frame to 29, an x next to the . Axis, and Degrees to 360.0000. Click on OK. Use the scroll bar on the far right to move down your list of Objects until you see Lightsource and
I. ightsource.l. The first light you added is called Lightsource, and each subsequent one is numbered in order. The first light is the fill light and the default values will work for this animation. Lightsource. I will be the follow spotlight. Click the Inlb button, click the Actor channel of Lightsource. 1, select Conical and Cast Shadows, and change each Intensity value to 700. Click OK. A conical light begins at a single point and reaches the radius (X size) at the focal length (Y size). Using the same method as for the Camera, you can make the spotlight follow the gold object. Click Delete, select Lightsource. 1, Frame 1, and the Align channel. Click Add and add a timeline in this same channel for Frames 1 to 29. Click Track to Object and enter Sphere in the Object Name box. Press Enter, then OK. If any timeline is not the correct length, click on Info, then click on the specific timeline and adjust the frame numbers within the requesters. You make the last movement changes to make the gold object (Sphere) rotate and follow the path around the pyramid. Click Delete, move to the Sphere, Frame 1, and the Position channel and click. Click on Add. And on the same channel add a line for Frames 1 to
29. Select Follow Path, enter Path for Path Name, press Enter and OK. (Please note that Imagine has controls for acceleration and deceleration along a path, hut these are not covered here.) For the last bit of variety, add another F X timeline for Fugues - to 29, using the Rotate effect with default values. Refer to the specific instructions above for adding the F X channel. This will make the object rotate about its x axis as it orbits. Click on Done and you will be returned to the Stage Editor screen. The sphere should now be on the path, with the camera focused on its central axis. Now test the animation in wireframe mode. Select Animate- Make from the menu. A requester displays the Start, Stop, and Step frame numbers. Change 29 to 28, and then press Enter. The reason you use Frames 1 to 28 is to work around an Imagine quirk. Closed Paths begin and end at the same point. If you render every frame, the animation will have the object on the path in the same spot for both the first frame and the last. A similar thing is done for the Rotate F X. Imagine begins the rotation in the very First cell and ends in the original position. The effect starts in the second frame and ends with one extra. This gives you the original position in the first frame and the correct ending position in the next-to-last frame. Use the Animate-Play Loop to view the test . T he Animation Control requester allows you to slow the animation down or even to step through it frame by fiame. If the animation does not look like the design concept, make notes of errors, go back to the Action screen and review the settings for each of the objects with the above instructions in mind. When the wireframe animation looks correct, use Project-Save Changes [A-S], then Projeci-Prqject Editor to exit the Stage Editor. Lei ’s See It It is now time for the computer to work instead of you. While in the Project Editor, click on Range in the middle of the screen, change the End number to 28 and press Enter. The frame numbers should he highlighted. Click on Make near the bottom of the screen. Select Yes to let Imagine create a temporary Movie file. Yes for a looping movie, and Yes to Delete picture files. The status of the render process is displayed ar the top of your screen. It is complete when the Cancel requester disappears. Now there is time for a break. When the Amiga finishes cranking out its calculations, click on Load. When the cursor returns, you are ready for viewing. Click on Play Loop and use the FI to F10 keys to speed up or slow down the animation as it plays. Your spotlight will not have the shadow you see in the illustration because shadows are generated only when rendering in full rav-trace, which takes longer to render. To get these shadows, render vour animation again, but change the subproject parameters to Trace. You can either create a new subproject or modify the parameters of the current one with the Modify button. Now go ahead and modify other things in the animation, saving new versions and rerendering to your heart's content. As you experiment, you will learn more about the program and the types of things vou like best. Imagine offers infinitely more than we can cover in one article, but there are many other resources you can turn to. Your imagination is the only limit! ¦ Steven Blalze is owner of Creative Fire, a multimedia presentations company. He is an author,; lecturer, and consultant on Amiga and PC-DOS platforms, as well as the Assistant Director of the Amiga Video-Graphics Guild. Write to him c o Amiga World, 80 Elm St., Peterborough. A77 03458. IN 8° It took eons for our earth to evolve, but with DeluxePainl III and a little imagination, you can create your own world in considerably less time. On the theoretical level, “world building” is a fascinating thought cx- periment. Building your own planet using an Amiga, however, can he an exciting practical endeavor. While this article shows you how to do it with Electronic Arts* Deluxe Bail it III, I will also give you some ideas that go beyond mere technique to make it more rewarding. At the annual CONTACT conferences which bring together prominent scientists, artists, and science-fic- tion writers participants create a set of interesting cosmological parameters. Using scientific principles, they then evolve a planet and biosphere within those constraints. Disciplined world building is hard play, and I find the Amiga an ideal visual tool to aid in such projects. For our experiment here. I will show you how to use Dpaint’s animation and painting features to create a planet and set it spinning in space. (CON FACT s address is 1412 By Joel Hagen Hotomic Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20003.) In the Beginning... The first stage in constructing your planet is to paint its surface features on a map representing both hemispheres as though a globe were unwrapped onto a rectangle. The result is much like a Mercator projection (named for the 16th-century Flemish cartographer who revolutionized early navigation methods), which renders the planet on a rectangular latitude-and-longi- tucle grid, with the navigational advantage that any straight line represents a constant compass course. The problem with this type of map is that it radically distorts land masses near the poles. (As countless school children might attest, the ubiquitous classroom Mercator projection of the world gives one the impression that Greenland is larger than Africa and that Antarctica is shaped like a long, wavy stripe.) This distorted map, however, is ideal for our purpose of wrapping a brush to a filled circle. In the finished animation of your spinning globe, only one hemisphere will be visible at any given moment. To plan for this, make your map a rectangle of two adjacent squares. Set Dpaint’s Prefs to FastFB and Be Square, Select the Filled Rectangle tool and hold down the Shift key while you drag out the box. This constrains the box. To the dimensions of a square. Pick up the square as a brush and press SH1FT-X to double it horizontally. Then stamp it down on a cleared screen and get ready to paint. You might want to make your first planet similar to Earth, with oceans, continents, and islands. If you need some ideas on the processes in nature that shape such a planet's features, do a little reading on planetary geolog)' and plate tectonics. On an active planet such as our Earth, the same tectonic shifting of plates that produces earthquakes also builds mountains, as one plate separates from or crumples into another over millions of years. Thus, mountain ranges do not occur as random lumps, but as harmonious lines ol reliel that clarify the dynamics of the crust. These mountains, in turn, form barriers and channels to meteorological processes that affect the landscape colors you choose. For example, wind-driven clouds pile up on steep slopes (white and brown), unload their rain in that region (green), and may leave land beyond quite arid (tan and ocher). Color Your World There are any number of ways to paint the surface features of the planet. Try this quick technique to give a convincing appearance of contour and elevation with natural transitions of colors. For best results, build a range of 16 to 24 colors in the Palette requester and use the Spread feature to create a smooth sequence of gradation. An easy range to create is verv light yellow- O n O J brown at one end and dark brownish-green at the oilier. (See Figure 1.) Color a color outside of the range vou have made as a background. Make a half-inch round brush and press F5 for Shade mode. Fill the map with the darkest color in the range, and, with the left mouse button, choose any other shade within that range as the foreground color. Then, using the right mouse button, choose the surrounding screen Painting in Dolled Freehand mode, you can brighten the map with one mouse button and darken it to the base color with the other. Ifyouwill think of the lighter colors as representing high elevation and the darkest color as the ocean, you quickly begin to see convincing contours appear. Use a very small brush for such final details as river valleys, Ijorcls, and islands (enlarging and shrinking the brush with the -F and - keys). If you do not want to shade an area all the way to the darkest or lightest color, change the range settings occasionally to control the ellect ol the Shade operation. Many artists forget that the range settings can he adjusted again and again during a painting session to control the effect of the tools. You can use the Blend tool to reline contours after they are roughed in with Shade, and you can fill die darkest areas with blue to turn them into oceans. In my illustrations, i've used a more complex series of palette spreads to color landscape and give variation to terrain. You can make such changes even after the painting is complete. Make It Go ’Round The left edge of the map must perfectly match the right il it is to have continuity as a globe. This is easier than it appears. Simply cut a one-inch vertical strip from the r ight edge of the map with the right mouse button, removing it from the background. Careful I v stamp it down at the left side of the map and use Blend to smooth and adjust the resulting seam. Because they are edges of the same cut. The new left and right sides of the map make a perfect match. When you are satis- lied with your map, save it to disk. For the next phase, you need to make a couple of measurements and place some markers. To mark the middle of the map, use the Brush Selector to pick up a lull strip of the top edge of the map. Press the h key to halve that brush and carefullv stamp it direetlv above the map. Aligned with the left edge. Use the Straight Line tool to make a mark above the middle of the map for future reference. Turn on Coordinates from Prefs and. Using the Straight Line tool, stretch a horizontal line precisely from the left edge of the map to the right edge. Now, make a note of the x coordinate at the top of the screen and undo the line. Bring up the -Move requester from the Anim menu and enter the map width (262 in my example) in the Distance box under “X." (You must use an even number for the width, or vou will see gaps in your animation.) Exit the Move requester for the moment and pick up the map including a piece of the line you drew as a halfway mark as a brush. Clear the screen and go to the Anim menu to set the number of frames. Ten frames will do, but if you have enough RAM, 30 to 60 will make for a smoother animation. Returning to the main screen, you will be on frame l of the animation a blank screen. Stamp the brush down in the center of the screen to let the Move requester locate it, then select L’ndo to remove the image. Return to the Move requester, where the horizontal movement oft lie map is already entered. Make sure that the entry in the Count box equals the number of frames in the ANIM. And clic k on Preview ro verify that all is well. You should see the map, or a box representing it, move frame by frame off the right side of the screen. Now select Draw, and Dpaint will create the ANIM frames. Play the animation to verify that the map slides smoothly across the screen. Eventually, you will pickup a square ANIMbrush to enclose that portion of the screen occupied hv t he right half of the map as it appears in frame I. Envision that brush as a window on a hemisphere of the planet. Run the ANIM a few times and see how the map slides put of the imaginary window, leaving space behind. A second copy must fill this space to provide continuity as the globe rotates. This is why the left and right sides of the map must match. Globe Trotting Made Perfect You can use the Move requester to make a second copy of the map follow the first (see Figure 2). Start the second pass on frame 1. You may need to shift the brush handle with ALT-X. Carefully stamp the map brush at the left edge of the map that is showing in the frame, click Undo to remove the image, and return to the Move requester. Using the settings already in place, choose Preview to confirm the motion and path. As shown in Figure 3, the second map will join seamlessly with the first and trail it across the screen. Select Draw to complete this phase. Return to frame 1 of the ANIM and select Anim Brush Pickup from the Anim menu. The next step has to be precise. You must cut out the right half of the map with no background beyond the edge of die brush. Use the midpoint mark for reference in starting at the upper-left corner of the brush, and drag die box over the right half of the map. 'Flic lines of the cutout box must be placed exactly on the edge of the map not even a single pixel beyond. Release the mouse button to pick up the ANIMbrush. You will see the map advance through the window of your ANIMbrush box, and, at just the right moment, the second copy of the map will appear and follow the other along. Return to Frames in the Anim menu and select Delete All. (dear the screen and select the Filled Circle tool. Make sure you are in Solid mode in the Fill requester and drag out a filled circle the size you want the planet to be a bit smaller than die height of the map. (io hack to the Anim menu, select Frames and reset the number to what you originally had (30 in my example). You now have that number of frames containing the blank circle. Next, summon the Fill requester by pressing SHIFT- F and then select Wrap. Return to frame 1 of the ANIM, hold down the Left Amiga key, and fill the circle. I he O J • ANIMbrush will automatically advance with the ANIM frames. You can take your hands off the mouse and key hoard while DeliixePaintwraps the map window to each ANIM frame. Press the 4 key to play the ANIM in a continuous loop and adjust the speed with the Cursor-Up and Cursor-Down keys. At this point, you can pick up the planet as an ANIMbrush and save it to disk. You can put the planet into a “tech noframe,” as 1 have done in the illustration on the opening page of this article, or use the Move requester to move it through space or to zoom in and out. You can add the planet to other animations, or bring in 3-D or ray-traced spacecraft. (The same ANIMbrush wrap technique is also useful for rotating text effects, titling, and a host of other applications.) Figure 3. A look at the second pass from preview mode. You might also use the planet animation as part of a larger project, including detail maps, landscapes, dioramas, and paintings of alien life forms. With the help of a sound digitizer, you could add alien animal sounds or speech. Such a project can be as whimsical as you like, or it can be the core of a rigorous exercise in creative interdisciplinary play- A family, class, or scout troop can use a world-building project as a connecting thread to explore astronomy, biology, geology, anthropology, art, and physics. In fact, the Smithsonian Institution recently granted the CON FACT organization funding for just such a special curricular project at the junior-high level. Flie arts and the sciences link in powerful ways. World building is fun and provides an example for young students of how everything they learn interrelates. Further, as a world builder, you discover that in order to build a great alien planet, you must first understand vour own, ¦ Joel 11a gen is the author oj Amiga World's regular column,‘'Accent on (iraj)hics. ” Write to him at 10512 Sawyer, Oakdale, CA 95361. Hove D i s t: An fl e Direction: Hove Music and sound can be just the spice to liven up your multimedia presentation. Here's some good advice about the utensils’ and recipes’ you’ll need to get the mix right. Ccent on By Geoffrey Williams BRECHT WITHOUT WEIL? Lerner without Lowe? Johnny without Doc Severenson? No way... it just wouldn't “sound" the same! And if you’re creating multimedia presentations without using sound or music...well, it just isn’t multimedia. While you may have a good handle on your graphics, text, animation, and video, if you neglect the potential that sound and music offer for enhancing your production, your show may turn out pretty flat. Let’s examine some tools and tips to help make your multimedia presentations as pleasing to the ear as they are to the eye. (For information about contacting the developers of products mentioned in this article, consult the uManufacturers Distributors' Addresses" list on p. 118.) Digitize and Synchronize Your Amiga docs an excellent job of manipulating and playing back digitized sounds. It accomplishes this through a process called "sampling." Simply put, the computer can "listen" to any sound and turn it into digital information a series of bytes it can store. This data is then fed back through a digital-to-analog converter (DAC), an amplifier, and speakers to turn it into sound again. The first part of the process is performed with the help of a sound sampler or audio digitizer. Ordinary analog sounds are converted to digital information through the sampling hardware’s analog-to-digital converter (ADC). There arc several very competent audio digitizers available for under $ 100, the most popular of which is probably SunRize Industries' Perfect Sound 3,0 ($ 99.95). Most audio digitizers come with some type of sample-editing software, but, in my opinion, you arc much better off using Aegis Oxxi's AudioMas- ter III ($ 99.95 see Mar. ’91. P. 13, for a complete review). It is a full-featured audio editor with a host of capabilities, and it supports a wide variety ol other sampling hardware (in addition to Perfect Sound). It allows you to add real-time echo and Hanging, and it uses a low-pass filter to remove noise and aliasing distortion automatically. You can also perform all the * ILLUSTRATED BY STEPHEN TURK Valuable utility programs can save you time, money and, in the case of catastrophic errors like hard drive failure, possibly months of work. Quarterback Tools - Recover Lost Files Fast and easy. 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N r suits in a very large sample, which, if you are using several samples in your presentation, may quickly exceed your system’s memory capacity. You are breaking o the law. The best solution to this problem is to use AudioMaster’s “resample” capability. This reduces the sample size without reducing the sound quality (up to a point) by resampling the sound in memory. Many samples recorded at 20,000 samples per second (sps) can be reduced in AudioMaster to 8363 sps dramatically reducing the sound-file size without appreciable loss in quality. This method provides superior quality to sampling at a lower rate in the first place. Another memory-saving feature of AudioMaster III is its ability to build sequences from a single sample. Using its Sequence mode, you can set up to 999 loop points for any given sample and have the sequence play the loops in the order you set them. When using long samples, such as continuous music where a great many phrases are usually repeated at various points in the sequence, you can simply loop them at the appropriate points and cut down significantly on the length of the sample. Unfortunately, this looping capability is not yet a part of the IFF sound standard, but you can still use it with programs such as Commodore's AmigaVision ($ 149.95 or bundled free with some new Amiga systems) and other multimedia-authoring programs that allow you to run external programs. Because AudioMaster III comes with a player program for playing looped sequences, you can run this player as a background task from within Amiga Vision by using the ex- tcrnal-program command option. One potential problem (and another AudioMaster solution) to keep in mind is that if you are playing music and want several sounds to play simultaneously, you may not have enough sound channels (there are only four). It is possible, however, to make a digitized sound track that contains all of the sounds by using only two sound channels (or just one, if vou are not using stereo). This also permits you to synchronize sounds (although not to frame accurately) with animations in programs that let you start a sound and an animation at the same lime, but in which vou cannot play the I sounds on a specific frame. Mere’s the trick: Load your animation into your multimedia software and carefully time it from the moment it starts to the points at which you want your sound effects. Load the sound elfects into AudioMaster III by appending the sounds together. Add the appropriate amounts of silence from the beginning and between the effects by using the Add Workspace option. Turn on the Tunc Coordinate display so that you can edit the length of these silences with better than a hundred i h-of-a-second accuracy. You now have a sample that starts playing silently until the time the first sound effect should be heard. More silence ensues until the next effect, and so on for each effect. You can even add additional sounds that can overlap those you have already added. When you arc finished, you will have a single sample that uses only two channels but includes all of your audio in stereo for an entire sequence. You may have to tweak it a couple of times to get the timing just right, hut the method docs work. Another excellent tool for editing sound samples for use with animation sequences is Hash Enterprise's Ani- mation:Soundtrack (SI 19.95). Combining full-featured sample-editing and synchronization capabilities, it simply can’t be beat for synchronizing sound with animations. It lets you edit and synchronize your sound while you play your animation. This not only speeds up the process of audio syncing considerably, Inn it also makes such complex tasks as lip syncing a snap, because you can both edit and choreograph the sounds from within the same program. Soundtrack allows you to load your samples into memory, and it then assigns them in whole or in part to he triggered at specific frames. You can plav hack the resulting sound track and dub it onto video, or you can play it simultaneously using the program's own ST player program. The latter is also fully multitasking, so that you can actually drag and pull down the screen to get to Workbench while the animation is playing. This feature is a favorite of mine for demonstrating the power of the Amiga. (Editors Note: Another promising stand-alone sample editor mas announced just as this article was going to press. SunRize Industries' Audition 4, $ 99.95. is reported to hax }e an impressive list of features, including sequenced loops: such real-time effects as echo, fade, find flange: and such editing functions as cut, copy, paste, filter smooth, and notably resample. Also, Audition 4 supposedly will allow you to record directly to floppy disk.) Borrowing vs. Making Your Own Music Often in your presentations you need only a short bit ol music to act as a bridge between sequences or as a flourish for an animation. In this case, it makes sense to digitize the music and incorporate it as a digitized sample. Keep in mind, however, before you start sampling your favorite records, that il vou use copyrighted music without licensing it, you are breaking the law. 1 he American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASGAP) is cracking down hard oil those who abuse these copyrights. 1 know of one multimedia ? 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- Amiga Action - 93% H producer who recently was nailed at a conference with a client at a major hotel, and he wound up paying some substantial penalties. There are many music libraries that you can license on a yearly basis, and there are also buy-out collections i i J where you can buy the music and use it indefinitely for your projects. Look in any video magazine for ads for production-music houses. Remember, too, that buying music at a record store does not give you the right to use that music, even if the production you are doing is being offered for free. If you want to use prerecorded music, you must pay a licensing fee for it. AW on Audio FOR MORE INFORMATION on Amiga sound capabilities, audio-digitizing hardware and software, sampling tips, audio-synchronizing techniques, or MIDI, consult the following articles and columns that were published in past issues of Amiga World. References to previously published reviews of individual products are contained in the article itself. “Talkin’ Electronic Music Blues,” May ’91, p. 18. “Sound Design,” Mastering Multimedia, Mar. ’91, p. 72. “MIDI and SMPTE Compatibility” (time codes), Jan. ’91, p. 76. “MIDI Sequencers" (buyer’s guide), Dec. ’90, p. 43. “Now Hear This!” (sampling tips), Mar. ’90, p. 20. “Play It Together. Sam” (audio syncing), 1990 Video & Animation Special Issue, p. 68. “SfzzlingSounds”(audiodigitizers sample-editing software), Oct. ’89, p. 48. “The Sound of Music” (Amiga sound MIDI music), May ’89, p. 16. If you can write your own music, or know people who can, you may be better off. If you do not own MIDI- compatible keyboards or other instruments, though, your choices are limited (we will discuss MIDI later on in this article). Deluxe Music Construction Set ($ 99.95, Electronic Arts) and other composition programs that use standard IFF instruments do not provide professional, high-quality sound. But if you want your music to come straight from the Amiga, there is really only one choice: Sonix ($ 79.95, Aegis f Oxxi). Sonix is a poor composition tool lacking such important features as the ability to create triplets but it is capable of creating outstanding sound that is as good as many MIDI instruments. Using its custom-instru- ment format, you can obtain amazingly good quality that does not sound “computerized.” You are limited to the standard four-channel audio, but with the help of AudioMaster, you can create Sonix instruments that are composed of more than one sound so that a single note can be playing two or more different instruments using only one audio channel. One particularly nice touch about Sonix is that you can tune any sound in AudioMaster to use as an instrument in Sonix. For example, my group turned an explosion into an instrument that was played as a single note within a Sonix sound track. You can also incorporate samples of vocals into your Sonix scores. You can even create very long scores with several instruments and vocals without consuming large amounts of mem- on'. Such a score will sound like one long digitized sample, even though it is made up of digitized bits and pieces. As awkward as Sonix can be at times, it can create some very impressive music. Amiga Vision and most other multimedia programs, however, do not support the Sonix file format. But, again as with AudioMaster you can use Amiga- Vision’s external-program command to run the Sonix player program. This will play the music in the background while the rest of your show continues. I did, however, encounter one problem worthy of note. In some cases, it may take a second for the sound channels to be released before a sound effect can be played. Even though the music had stopped, the sound channels were not released immediately. J Maximize with MIDI Although programs such as Sonix are very versatile, they are still bound to a large extent by the recording and playback limitations of the Amiga’s native sound architecture. This does not mean, though, that the Amiga is not capable of producing high-quality audio. It can... with the help of MIDI, While there is not enough space here to go into a full-scale discussion of MIDI, we can take a look at how it can contribute to your multimedia sound solutions. (See the "AW on Audio” reference box for AmigaWorld articles and columns covering MIDI in more depth.) MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) is a serial interface that uses five- pin black-ancl-silver cables to carry a wide range of MIDI data back and forth between the computer and MIDI- equipped synthesizers or sound modules. It acts as a standard protocol to let your Amiga (or any computer) talk to and control electronic musical instruments. MIDI specifications provide for 16 discrete address channels, each of which can send a separate set of information to its own synthesizers and samplers. This means you can have 16 discrete performances occurring simultaneously a significant boost over the Amiga’s native four-note capability! Another advantage of the MIDI standard is that there is also a MIDI music file format.. You can load music created on an IBM or Macintosh into your Ami- ga if that program and yours both support die MIDI file standard. There are many other advantages in having the Amiga play music through MIDI, and most of them are of particular interest to multimedia producers. These involve a variety of ways to accurately synchronize the music to the visuals (or vice versa). A number of MIDI sequencer programs for the Amiga can synchronize music to both MIDI time code (M FC) and SMPTE time code (the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers standard). ’These include Blue Ribbon SoundWorks' Bars&> Pipes Professional ($ 379 reviewed Jul. ‘91, p. 66), Dr T s KCS 3.5 Level II ($ 400 reviewed Jul. ‘90, p.
80) , PassPort Design's Master Tracks Pro 3.0 (S395 reviewed Jan. ‘90, p. 62), and Microlllusions Music- X ($ 299.95 reviewed Oct. ’89, p. 18). (Also consult the “MIDI Sequencers” buyer’s guide referred to in the “ 4 I F on Audio” box.) ? The Evolution of Publishing: AmigaWorld called PagcSrream 2 the “Amiga desktop publishing king of the hill.” Amiga User International ' • named it the “heavyweight champion ’ But we weren’t satisfied. We wanted to create the most advanced publishing system for any computer, so we added a new interface, HotLinks, and a host of new features to create PageStream 2.2. HotLinks lets text, graphics and publishing applications talk to each other in real time, on one computer and across networks. So, instead of spending time importing text and graphics, you can spend more time being creative. PageStream
2. 2: The evolution of publishing is complete. Soft-Logik Publishing Corporation PAGESTREAM 2.2 HOTLINKS BME PAGELINER WE GIVE YOU THE TOOLS TO DREAM Camhiu Soon, I Because Bars&Pipes Professional (through its S59.95 add-on Multi-Media Kit) also supports Arexx, you can integrate it into a multiprogram environment -which opens even more possibilities for the multimedia produce]-. You can load, play, start, stop and synchronize music with such Arexx-compatible programs as Amiga Vision, CanDo (SI 49.95, INOVAtronics), and even Elan Performer 2.0 (now hard to find). Or, you can control such Arexx programs from within Bars&Pipes. Also, because Bars&Pipes will keep track of SMPTE time code if you have a time-code reader, you can have AmigaVision use Arexx to read a time code number from Bars&Pipes and synchronize a sound, graphic, or event to a specific frame of video. Arexx control is particularly important if you arc using the current version of AmigaVision, which supports only four channels of MIDI. This makes MIDI applications useless, because very few compositions use only four voices. The true beauty of multitasking and Arexx is the ability of one program with limitations to be able to control another that will make up for those limitations. Rims, Bars&Pipes does nicolv as a companion music player for AmigaVision. Bars&Pipes is a visually oriented program that uses a pipe metaphor to graphically show the flow of the music. You can drag special effects icons onto certain points along the pipeline. These effects include a keyboard splitter, event and note filters, randomizer, transpose]; harmony generator, quantizer, and many more. You can even create your own effects each with its own icon and then drag them into place at the appropriate points. The program is very flexible, so it is possible to work with music that has nonstandard key signatures. It also has high-resolution timing, with 192 clocks per quarter note, as well as standard MIDI timing. You can even print out a lead sheet and hear notes as you edit them. While there are many excellent sequencers for the Amiga (and I do like Music-X very much), Bars&Pipes’ strong visual interface and Arexx capability put it at the top of the list for multimedia producers. There are a lot of very good sound and music tools available to the multimedia producer. Most multimedia packages do support digitized sound. Many have a problem with music, however, as they cannot load and play standard MIDI files. Software publishers are working to increase the audio sophistication of their multimedia packages, and these programs should soon catch up with the power of the current batch of sound- editing and MIDI composition software. When they do, it will move Amiga multimedia presentations onto a very exciting next level. ¦ Geoffrey Williams is Executive Producerjor Creative Business Communication and head of the Amiga Video-Graphics Guild. Write to him cfo AmigaWorld Editorial Dept., 80 Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03458. Vistapro is the graceful flow of color and form at vour J control... it is landscapes and animations of power, bright impact, and striking realism. It; wouLd di 'Vista Pro pulls out all the stops... Its output is pure eye candy gorgeous stuff... by far my favorite of the programs discussed here." Review of landscape generators July 1991 AmigaWorld pp 64-65 ‘ 3 megs NTSC, 3.5 megs PAL Overscan, interlace, 24 bit color; list S149.95 1 meg Vista 1.2; S59.95 list Makepath and Terraform tools now available Olympus Mons, Mars Terraform ])u'ludt 'Rcot 11 o L iibovd tri'i('>, 17C (805) 545-8515 itwn 3-D GRAPHICS FOR 2-D THINKERS If you’ve dabbled with straight 2-D paint and drawing programs but shied away from 3-D modeling and animation software here’s a trail-blazing introduction to help you get in the right mindset to make the evolutionary leap. By Gene Brawn FROM THE EARLIEST cave-wail drawings at Las- caux and Altamira 20,000 years ago to abstract impressionism and post-modern pop in the late 20th century, the artist has struggled with the same dilemma: How do you go about the task of representing a three-dimensional world on a two-dimensional surface? Power to sculptors, architects, and junkyard impressarios for answering the question. But how do the rest of us deal with the basic problem despite whatever advances, or just plain tricks, with trompe foeil, the-medium- is-the-message 3-D canvases, or computer-generated 3-D object modeling? Focusing on the computer side of things, at First the new medium was easy for artists to understand because it mimicked the way they normally worked. Although they were painting with light, not pigment, the tools were familiar and the computer could even automate some of the more tedious tasks. Painting and drawing programs were welcomed as great boons to the artist. The digital wizards were not Finished yet, however, and soon 3-D modeling was unleashed on an unsuspecting art world. This new technique produced amazing, alluring, and compelling images, but the processes and techniques used to create them were so arcane that even programmers had problems understanding the concepts. Eventually, improvements in software design and user interfaces made this powerful new medium a practical tool for the artist...at least we think so. Contemplating the Digital Canvas For most traditional artists, it is a rewarding process to see the mind’s image pass directly to the canvas. 3-D computer images, on the other hand, while appearing to break a dimensional barrier, are electronic, not tactile; your canvas is inside a glass tube, and worse yet, you need an apprentice the computer- to guide the mindless electrons painting the image on your screen. You might call this “art by remote control.” Relinquishing control to a machine is difficult, if not repugnant. For most traditional artists, but no matter how much you wish for it, computers cannot read your mind...yet. You will have to learn to speak the machine's language if you want to create images in this exciting new medium. Far from arcane, in many ways the new medium is easy to understand and use, but first you must step - ;• - T-- j ¦ , drawing. Out ofyour 2-D straitjacket and adjust to the new point of view. To ease your journey, I will provide you with some examples that better illustrate what is going on behind the screen. Because the Amiga boasts so many different 3-D software packages, 1 cannot possibly cover all the Polygon ¦ v-' Lightwave 3D, like many modeling programs, offers the famil- ri-view plus a 3*0 representation in the lower-right corner. Different variations on the theme. This article, then, is necessarily an ovemew of the topic, and while the terminology and methodology of a particular program may vary from my general explanations, the underlying ideas are valid across the range of products available. So take off your beret, put down your brush, and prepare yourself for a wild ride through the brave new world of digital art. (Editor's Note; If this article whets your appetite for further, and more specific, 3-D exploration, we heartily recommend that you take a look at two features we've published recently on Amiga 3-D graphics software to get a feel for the individual programs out there on the market: “7 he AW User’s Guide to 3-D Software," Men: '91, p. 22, and ‘The Slate of 3-D A rt, ” May ’91, p. 26.) The Creative Director Now that you have surrendered yourself to this strange new way of making art, it is time to meet your crew of new assistants and to examine the role each plays in your multidimensional productions. (Although we are not talking multimedia or video here, think of yourself for this section more in terms of film production than traditional painting or drawing try it!) First off, you arc like a producer. Initially, you need some objects, the foundation of 3-D imaging. Think of them as your actors, but unlike in Hollywood you cannot just call a casting agent and order them up; instead, you must create them either from scratch or from primitive shapes from your program's library. Once your cast is assembled, you assume the role of a scene designer. You define the size of your set and whether it is indoors or outdoors, and then add the props and paint. Next, as the lighting designer, you light the set and determine who gets the spotlight and who stays in the shadows. Then, as director, you place your actors on the set and rehearse their moves. Finally, as the cameraman, you choose the best lenses and shooting angles and prepare for that fateful moment when you shout, “Ready when you are, C.B.!” Artist’s Models and Architects Just as in a paint program, you use points and lines to define the shape of your three-dimensional object, usually in a separate part of the program called a modeler. Unlike its 2-D cousin, however, the 3-D modeler adds a third, z, axis to the standard x and v dimensions. In other words, besides the left-to-right horizontal (x) and top-to-bottom vertical (y) lines, the modeler has a third
(z) direction perpendicular to both the x and v axes (see Figure 1). The addition of this third axis is the key to 3-D software. (While some applications orient these three axes differently, the perpendicular arrangement never varies.) Some 2-D paint programs, such as DeluxePaint, also offer this third dimension, but with limitations. For example, if you create an image of a cube and then rotate it on the y-axis, it is instantly apparent that the cube is an illusion and has no depth. The program is designed to know about 3-D space, but the objects in it are always flat. Changing metaphors fora moment, think like an architect while creating a 3-D object. Working from your “blueprints,” the first thing you must do is to construct a skeleton, or wireframe, for your object. This framework resembles the unfinished steel skeleton of a high- rise building before the walls are hung from it. Many 3- D software packages use polygons to define this structure, and although lacking color or texture, the basic outline is apparent. Polygons can assume any shape as a group, but are always composed of triangular or rectangular facets. The drawback to tfiis technique becomes apparent when you try to create smooth curves. The polygons ah ? "It is indeed a winner" "There is simply no other Amiga program that comes close to it in terms of out-of-the-box useability, speed, or level of features." AMIGA WORLD August 1991 Professional Computer Aided Design and Drafting for the Amiga DynaCADD is a 2D and 3D general purpose design and drafting software package for electrical, mechanical, architectural and civil applications. Fully interactive 2D and 3D capabilities to both North American and European standards. 16 decimal places precision. Math coprocessor support. Pull down menus, mouse, keyboard, function keys and user definable macro keys. Online context sensitive documentation. On screen command help line. Extremely user friendly icon based interface that sets the program apart from all competitors.
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• Printer Support Epson and compatible printers, both 9 and 24 pin. Laser printers, HP LaserJet series, PostScript compatible and Encapsulated PostScript. The suggested retail price of DynaCADD, on all platforms, is US S 995.00. Germany CRP: (07531) 56265 England Expressworks: (0252) 726 255 Denmark Nikita: 75 65 37 88 Sweden Bremberg: 503 40330 Finland IDEAL: (9)0*755 5500 Italy Studio: (02) 26 14 38 33 Spain MAD: (91) 250 9040 Korea Union Systems: (02)533 6213 7 Singapore 2000+: 65 265 3300 "Installing DynaCADD onto a hard drive is effortless" "One of the more logically laid-out CAD programs I have seen" "The manual is thorough, well organized, and easy to understand." "DynaCADD's menu system, with its excellent range of commands and modifiers, is unmatched by any program I have used to this point" AMIGA WORLD August 1991 "The best CAD program for the Amiga currently available" AMIGA Markt&Technik May 1991 DynaCADD received the highest rating for application software ever awarded, 11.2 out of 12, by the German AMIGA Markt&Technik publication.
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• File Transfer HPGL, DMPL and Calcomp (Out), PostScript®, Encapsulated PostScript® (Out), Xerox Ventura IMG Files (Out) GEM® META Files (Out), IFF ILBM, Sculpt 3D, VideoScape, Lightwave and Imagine (Out) and DXF 2D 3D (In Out).
• Vector Font Editor A designer's tool to create and edit high resolution vector fonts. Editing aids include: Bezier curves, B-splines, Unlimited number of vector cut and paste buffers, Rotate, stretch, mirroring horizontally or vertically, move, copy, distort any character or vector. Each font can contain from 1 to 255 characters.
• 100’s of additional features © DynaCADD® Version 2.0 AMIGA® Systems Requirements: All Amiga systems with a minimum of 1 Mbyte RAM, OS 1.3 or later. A 68020 30 with at least 2 Mbytes of RAM, a math co-processor and a hard drive is recommended. DynaCADD® is also available for the MS DOS 80286,386,486. PS 2 and 100% compatibles and the Atari ST TT. Features may vary between platforms. DynaCADD DEMO versions are available. DynaCADD® is a registered trademark of Ditek International. Other computers or software names are the trademarks or tradenames ot their respective holders. Specifications are subject to change without notice. ©1991 Ditek International Ditek International 2651 John Street, Unit 3 Markham Ontario, L3R 2W5 Canada Tel (416) 479 1990 Fax (416) 479 1882 Genie: ISD CompuServe: 76004,2246 i; v o L u r i o wavs have straight edges. In order to create a smooth O O surface, the polygons will have to be very small and numerous. Adding, or subdividing, thousands of polygons can gel tedious very quickly. (Very few Amiga applications based on this approach can oiler you any help here.) .As a result, some new 3-D modeling programs using algorithmic splines, not polygons, were developed to alleviate this time-consuming procedure. Instead of building your shape from little triangles, you use splines to draw the shape as if you were drawing it freehand, and the software does the rest. Not everybody, 7 however, jumped on this bandwagon, perhaps because they felt that they were sacrificing the power and precise control inherent in the earlier method. Whatever the program’s approach, the typical interface of a 3-D modeling program can take some getting used to il'vou are not a draftsman. Figure 2 shows a
* o fairly representative “tri-view” screen from NewTek’s LightWave 3D modeler program (bundled with that company’s Video 'lousier haul ware). Although, internally. The computer is manipulating a true three-dimensional object, so to speak, the image is usually represented two-dimcnsionallv on your monitor. The program generally provides three views of the object: a front or back view, a top or bottom view, and a side view. In the lower-right corner of the screen is a true 3-D representation of the current object. Il'vou modify one of the views in the tri-view, the olh- i t ers are instantly updated to reflect the new configuration. While it may seem more intuirive to manipulate the three-dimensional representation directly, many artists find the 2-D tri-view essential for the exactness it provides in allowing them to observe the precise relationship of planes and points that is so difficult to see in the 3-D version. Adventures in the Skin Trade Now that you have completed your object’s skeleton, it is time to flesh it out. In 3-D modeling, this binary skin is called a surface or facet. Depending on the package you are using, this fleshing out is accomplished within the modeler or in a separate module (as in LightWave 3D’s Surfaces module). Again, using the skyscraper analogy, this is similar to adding the stone facing, window glass, and decorative trim to the build-
o n ing. Although the concept is simple, the options are so numerous as to be often overwhelming. The simplest technique is to digitize, say, a real marble pattern and then use the software to wrap this texture around your object. Called surface mapping, this is quick and painless; the hardest part is to get the edges of the image to meet without a visible seam. Potentially more powerful, but more complicated, is the algorithmic texture map. In this variation, the program uses software to generate the pattern (as in Figure 3, where the simple spherical object whose wireframe representation you can see in Figure 4 has been texture mapped so that it now appears to be a planet or globe). Because the computer generates the texture, the variations are, theoretically, infinite (depending on the software, of course). Texture mapping is one of the more exciting areas of 3-D modeling, with new variations appearing almost daily. The beauty of mapping the texture to the object is that you do not have to worry about contouring, shading, or highlighting; the computer handles these automatically. As there are so many possible variations in a texture, you may spend a long time arriving at one that pleases you. Nevertheless, it is much easier to instruct the computer to modify a setting and rerender the object than it is to draw the surface by hand, only to find that you took a wrong turn somewhere and have to start over from scratch. The Digital Director The next stop on our journey is the digital studio. This is where you build what is known as a scene, or the artificial universe in which your objects exist. For this phase, put away the drafting table, take out the director’s chair, and treat the scene as the stage or movie set we discussed earlier complete with actors and props (your objects), lights, backdrops, and, of course, a camera lor recording your brilliant staging. 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Other brand and product names ere registered trademark's or trademarks of their respective holders. Circle 31 on Reader Service card. Modeler, the ideal scene module allows you to work in either a 3-D or 2-D environment (see Figure 4). Once again, this may lie necessary to ensure the precise placement of your objects in the dimensional space. First, decide how large your set should be and then place your actors and props within the boundaries of this space. It is often helpful to position your software camera, then orient the objects while viewing the scene through your digital 'lens." You may, of course, view the scene from whatever position you wish from on high or even from below, as if you were looking through a glass floor. You get to define “reality” here; you are the digital deity. Now vou are readv to light j i n the scene. Depending on the software you are using, you will have from one to an infinite number of lights with which to work. The number of lights your 3-D package provides is one of the most important aspects in the success or failure of your images. If you are working with a single light, your images will lend to have a monotonous sameness. As you gain confidence and your scenes become more complex, multiple light sources are mandatory. For best results, put on your photographer’s fiat while you are lighting a scene. Think in terms of the standard three-point setup: a key light, a fill light, and a hack light. If you are fuzzy on this concept, a basic photography manual is invaluable. Keep in mind that 3-D software mimics the laws of physics. Even though you are manipulating little figures on a monitor, the computer treats the lights and objects as if they were in the real world. For example, if you want a shadow on the left side of the character, you must place a light of sufficient power at the proper angle and distance to the right of the subject. I cannot overemphasize the importance of good lighting technique; it will make or break your final image. Depending on your needs, you may want to consider 3-D software with “ray-tracing” capabilities. The principles behind this technique are simple in concept, but complex in execution. Ray tracing takes the simulation ol the laws of physics to their extreme by applying them to each simulated ray of light in your scene. The software calculates the path of a ray of light from its source to your eye bouncing off reflective surfaces, passing through water or glass, casting shadows, and defining textures. The drawback is that this process requires literally millions of calculations and a lot of rendering time. But if realism is paramount to you, there is no belter way to go. And Choreography, Too! 3-D software is unquestionably revolutionary, but no aspect of it is as impressive as its power to animate. Although the holy grail of perfectly realistic character animation is not vet a reality, j desktop 3-D software puts this marvelous art form nearly within the reach of every artist. Not only that, bul you can create striking animations even if vou are * not a gifted artist. Your skill at drawing, while not unimportant in terms of composition, color, and style, is not so crucial in the creation of individual 3-D objects or characters. In traditional 2- D animations, such skills are essential if you are going to draw the same character bund reds or even thousands of limes. With the help of powerful software routines built into 3-D programs, however, once an object exists, you’ll never have to draw it again. If vou are not O J satisfied with something, simply tweak a few settings and command the software to do the grunt work. If your animation is in an Amiga screen format, you can replay the 3-D animation frames in real time, using any number of standard animation packages. On the other hand, if you create the images in one of the new 24-bit, 16-million-coI- or formats, you will need a way to save the individual frames, which usually involves some expensive hardware. If price is a problem for you, low-cost solutions are available via such hardware software systems as Digital Creations’ DCTV or Black Belt System’s HAM-E, These “black boxes” use conventional Amiga-formatted files to simulate the 24-bit display, and they allow you to play back your animations in real time. Computerized 3-D modeling opens up a new world to both the traditional artist and amateur graphics fan. Accomplished artists can use this powerful software to indulge their most outrageous fantasies and to push their talents to the limit. The novice, too, will be able to create beautiful objects in a much shorter time than the traditional period of art apprenticeship usually dictates. Of course, mastering the power at your fingertips does require tackling a steep learning curve. 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* ACCENT * ON GRAPHICS 32 A continuing series of tips, techniques, and tricks for creating more imaginative Amiga graphics. By Joel Hagen AMIGA ARTISTS ENJOY an increasing number of alternatives to 32-color or HAM images. In fact, with a new generation of 24-bit or near 24-hit imaging devices (with their accompanying software) making it possible to create up to 16.7 million colors, even the Amiga’s original 4096-color display seems a little passe. One of the more interesting of these new products is Digital Creations’ DCTV ($ 495), the Paint module of which allows painting with millions of colors on a IV image. DCTV is a small box that plugs into the RGB video port on the Amiga. I plug the Video Out cable from DCTV into the Video In jack on my monitor and set the Video Mode switch to Composite when I use DCTV. In addition to the Paint program, other software modules Digitize and Convert allow you to capture images from a video source and to process and convert them into any standard Amiga format and resolution (as well as saving them in DC I A' "raw ” or 24-hit IFF file formats). This month’s column details an easy first project with DCTV Paint that yields results I cannot achieve with HAM or 32-color paint programs. Natasha’s a HAM, but More Was Needed The object of this project is to give a digitized photograph the look of a painting. Even a nonartist can achieve interesting results with this technique. I started with a photo taken on a trip to the Soviet Union of a friend, Natasha, in the birch woods near Moscow. I had previously digitized the image in HAM mode, but with poor lighting. I liked the composition, but it was grainy and indistinct and soon relegated to the scrap drawer. Ironically. However, this gra ini ness made it a perfect candidate for my DCTV idea. Loading the image, I selected Hide Pointer under Paint Options. Doing this makes the crosshairs disappear when a stroke is begun. Using the n n Brush icon to put me in Paint mode, I selected the dotted-line drawing tool for a faster response than that obtained with the solid-line tool. Beneath Palette are the live buttons of the Panel selector. Opening the Brush panel reveals an assortment of modes, controls, and shapes. I selected Solid, then Blend mode, as niv primary tools Ibr this project. Blend picks lip colors the brush passes over, smearing them along the stroke. You can control the behavior of a Blend brush with the Flow slider. A Flow of 1009F lays down heavy, opaque color. Lower Flow rates give a subtler, more gradual effect that fades over the length of a stroke. I used a Flow of 25% for this project. I chose a round brush, changing its si e with the + and - keys as needed. More often than not. I used a size 5 brush. This provides good control and responsiveness, even on a stock Amiga 1000. This basic setup is quite easy: Simplv load an image, select Blend, slide Flow- down to 25% and start painting. When the Blend brush passes over an area of the loaded HAM image, pixels vanish, to be replaced hv a soli brush stroke of smooth colors. The “feel” of painting with DCTV is quite different than with a program that lays down a tile of colored pixels. 1 started with Natasha’s hair, smearing the colors out in smooth strokes as though 1 were using oils. The graini- ness of the original HAM image helped me see which areas I had not yet retouched with the Blend brush. I planned to go over the entire image, making the final picture look as though it had been painted with brush strokes. I was careful to follow contours and lines in logical ways. As I stroked the brush along the wrinkles in the jacket, pixels blended and became soft shapes. In the hair, I followed lines in the underlying image. The Blend brush pushes color from one area into another. As I painted, I revised the original image extending the line of the collar, painting out extraneous detail, and refining lines and edges with careful brush strokes. I saved the face for last. Using the millions of colors available in DCTV’s 24-bit paint software can yield some impressive results. Learning the behavior of the tools on less critical areas. Giverney in the Moscow Woods As the image developed. I wanted more color in the background For an impressionistic tuood of sunny woods in the distance. 1 switched to Tint mode, which colors an area while retaining the detail. Setting Mow to 50%, 1 selected the Draw Filled icon from the tool bar. Front the Fill panel, I then chose the Point highlight. Using a light-blue color, I outlined areas of sky in the background, specifying the area of maximum tinting by clicking the cursor at that highlighr point. Because Flow was set at 50%, the tinting effects were subtle and cumulative. The Point highlight kept the edges soft. I added warm color to earth in the middle distance and brightened the greens of the foliage. Returning to the original Blend mode settings, I worked the colorful background heavily, breaking up the photographic detail, but preserving the feel of organic forms. Moving to the face, I took care to control the brush strokes so that areas of light and dark colors did not intermix to destroy the modeling of the features. At the time of writing this article, DCTV Paint does not have an Undo function (such a feature is promised in the upcoming
1. 1 version), so I made frequent use of the Quick Save Quick Load feature as a safety precaution. In the original HAM picture, a vertical slice of busy background cluttered the image to the left of the large tree. As my blended image neared completion. 1 decided to fill the left side with dark color to strengthen the composition. I used the Draw Filled tools again, but this time with Solid color and the Vertical hotspot. With the Shift key, 1 was able to select a dark color directly from the screen. I then returned to Blend mode, adding brushstrokes to the dark area to finish the image. While the file size of my original HAM image size was about 95K. The 24-bit IFF version of my blended picture was over 500K. The DCTV version, however containing all the color of the 24 bit version was only slightly larger (105K) than the original. With this DCTV advantage, the artist can enjoy the benefits of the millions of NTSC colors in addition to the small file size of standard IFF images. No special software is needed to display DCTV images, because they are stored as standard IFF files. Almost any display or presentation software can use them. Remember, however, that you must keep the DCTV box plugged in to see full video color; if you don't, von won’t see anything. ¦ Joel Hagens credits include work in art, astronomy, science jiction, and software development. Write to him at 10512 Sawyer, Oakdale, CA 95361. Please include a stamped, self addressed envelope for a reply. Video for Animators At'last there’s a low-cost solution for single-frame recording. By Louis R. Wallace THE AMIGA HAS been a consistent leader in both animation and video, offering advanced animation software at a fraction of the price of other platforms. While animations could be played in real time, they were, however, limited to the standard Amiga display modes and palettes. Although these screen resolutions have been useful lor on-screen demonstrations, educational use, and other such applications, in most cases the resulting animations are not suitable for professional output. In the past year there has been tremendous progress in the twin areas of Amiga graphics and animation. With the new generation of animation soft- ware such as Caligari (Octree), Lightwave (NewTek), and Imagine (Impulse), Amiga animators have tools equal, and in some cases superior, to many of the professional software tools currently used for commercial animation. New graphic hardware gives the Amiga animator access to lull 24-bit graphic displays. NevvTek’s Video Toaster is a composite video-output display card with a video signal perfectly suited to broadcast applications, while Impulse's Firecracker 24 is a powerful, 24-bit RGB device capable of displaying pixel resolutions of 1024x482 on a standard Amiga RGB monitor. Figure 1. The Personal SFC's main control center. .Affordable tools for creating professional animations are only hall the equation, however. Obviously, you cannot haul out your Amiga on any and even* occasion to display your animations; you must be able to transfer them to videotape. Currently however. No personal computer has enough power and mcmorv to animate full-screen 24-hit sequences in real time. You must create and record your animations to videotape one frame at a time, a process called single fra me recording. Home VCRs and the bulk oi industrial editing M Rs (such as Panasonic’s AG 19(50, NEC’s PC-VCR, and Sony’s EVO 9700) are not suited to the task. Abu need a more sophisticated video deck, with absolute frame accuracy, that you can control from your computer, and that has the ability to read and write some form of time code, usually one of the SMPTE formats. In addition, you need a transport controller, a computer-controlled device that in turn controls the VTR. This type of equipment is generally quite expensive. The Sony VO9850 SP VTR with time code ($ 8100) and BCD 5000 transport controller (S3000) that AmigaWorld purchased for single-frame recording was an effective solution. ? It’s Time Our Family Met Yours. Play games that take full advantage of your Amiga and your imagination. MicroProse games are synonomous with innovation, excitement and challenge from sophisticated simulations to fascinating role-playing adventures. And each one is designed to thrill you not just the day you buy it, but weeks, months and years later. Create and develop an industrial empire in Railroad Tycoon, pilot the world’s most versatile jet fighter in F-15 Strike Eagle II, or travel back to the glory' days of dogfighting and aerial gallantry in Knights of the Sky. Sail the Spanish Main in search of treasure and adventure in Pirates!, or fly the world’s most sophisticated jet deep into enemy territory with P-19 Stealth Fighter. PROSE The options are endless. In MicroProse games, the only limit is the power of your imagination. For the latest information on release dates and availabilities, call MicroProse Customer Service at 301-771-1151,9 am lo 5 pm EST, weekdays. © 1991 MicroProse Software, Inc. Circle 80 on Reader Service card Combined, however, with the price of the computer, memory, disk storage, graphic display device, and software, their cost is beyond what many prospective animators can afford. February’s InfoCOMM multimedia show and April's NAB convention brought good news for the price conscious. At the former, Panasonic showed a new SVHS VTR called the AG 7750, which representatives promised would be “perfect” for Video Toaster users. According to Panasonic, the deck has a built-in TBC, SMPTE time code, an RS-422A interface, and frame accuracy. Just as important is the price S6500 for the deck and $ 650 for the time-code card option (AG F700). You should he able to find street prices that are considerably lower. At NAB, Nucleus Electronics took a step towards fulfilling Panasonic's promise, announcing an extremely low- priced transport controller for use with the Toaster’s Lightwave animation package and (you guessed it) Panasonic’s AG
7750. Instead of costing thousands of dollars, the Personal SFC (Single Frame Controller) lists for only S425, Theory into Action While somewhat dubious about the effectiveness of anything so inexpensive, I decided I had to find out if the claims were true. Shortly after the shows, I added the Personal SFC and the AG 7750 to my Video Toaster- equipped Amiga 2500. Hardware installation was extremely simple: For video, I connected a video cable from the Toaster’s Video Out to the AG 7750’s Video In connector. The AG F700 time-code card went in equally smoothly. I loosened a couple screws on the top of the deck, lifted the lid, and inserted the card in the easily accessible slot. The Nucleus controller was also simple to set up, because the hardware component is merely a cable that runs from the Amiga’s serial port to the AG 7750’s RS-422A port. Unlike other transport controllers, which are usually large boxes that connect to the computer via cable, the Nucleus controller supposedly has circuitry embedded in its connector that, with the accompanying software, replaces a great deal of the traditional unit’s “unnecessary” electronics. When starting the SFC, you are presented with a fairly clear-cut interface (see Figure 1) that is segmented into groups of related controls. The upper-left cluster powers standard VCR functions (Play, Pause, Rewind, Fast Forward, Stop and Record); the middle set consists of a timc-code readout and a jog-shuttle dial; and the upper-right group sports six special-function command buttons. The bottom of the main screen is a status display, where the software keeps you informed of its actions. To begin single framing with any system, you must first stripe a tape that is, write time code and a black Figure 2. In the VTR Animation Decision List screen, you can specify your recording settings. Video signal to the entire tape. The system subsequently uses this time code to access specific frames on the tape. This is an absolute necessity for singleframe animation work. Striping a tape on some systems is an overly complex chore, but the Personal SFC makes it a breeze- Clicking on the Anim button brings up the VTR Animation Decision List screen (see Figure 2). From here, you set the starting time-code value you want on the tape, and you are prompted to make the proper control settings on the AG-7750 before it begins striping. Keep in mind that you should supply a good video black signal; there arc two easy methods of doing so from the Toaster, The first is to select a black background from the Toaster switcher and BKG For the Program output. This will work, but you can obtain a better black directly from Lightwave. From the Lightwave Scene menu, clear the scene to remove any objects, images, or backgrounds, and then select Render. This creates a veiy good black that you can use for striping your tapes. Once the black screen is rendered, you can reenter the switcher, make sure your program output is DV1, and then use the CTRL-CTRL-ALT-ALT key sequence to return to the Amiga display, and the SFC software to start the tape striping. Custom Control Once you stripe the tape, you can configure the SFC for use in Lightwave. Return to the Anim menu and indicate by selecting Set Start where on the tape vou wish to record your animation. In the resulting requester, enter the position on the striped tape, using the hour, minute, second, and frame number at which you want to begin recording. You can also specify the number of frames of tape you wish to record for each animation frame, although normally you’d want only one frame apiece. By clicking on the number in the Count column, you can change the number ol recorded frames for why frame, independent of t he others. Selecting Fill Range lets you set an entire range of frames with the same frame-count number. This is veiy useful for animations in which vou don’t need a different scene every frame and are willing to settle for recording two frames of video for each frame of animation. I use this feature to record multiple video frames of the first frame of mv animations. I normally j write 30 frames (a full second) of video for the first animation frame to use later on when I edit the sequence onto another tape. The final set-up phase begins by choosing the Auto option from the main menu. In the resulting requester, select the Toaster Render option. A final requester then asks you for the frame at you want to start recording. Normally you indicate the default value of I, but there will be times when you need to restart an unfinished animation from where you left off. 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o i Lightwave control mode. Returning to Lightwave, select the Record menu and enter the Record command, *1' . Now, when you render your scene = if you have enabled Lightwave’s Record mode), each frame will be recorded to the videotape at the position you indicated in the SFC software. Beyond Toast As you can see, the Personal SFC is a powerful and extremely easy to use addition to the Toaster Lightwave animation system. Even if it did nothing more than I have described so far, I would heartily recommend it. But it has a number of other features that make it desirable for uses besides 1 oaster-based projects. For example, the Animation Sequencing feature (see Figure 3) lets you build a list of filenames of disk-based images. Then it displays and records the images to tape, one frame at a time. It supports a great number of display output devices, including Firecracker, Framebuffer (Mimetics), DCTV (Digital Creations), HAM-E (Black Belt Systems), Colorburst (M.A.S.T. Ccn- taur), Toaster framestores, and standard IFF images. Once you create a sequence list, the Personal SFC software loads and records the images in the designated sequence. Or. You can create a small black-and-white Amiga animation that the SFC! Software will play on the normal Amiga display. For those who would like to experiment with stop-motion animation, the software includes an option to manually record incoming video one frame at a time. So get out your tiny dinosaurs, clay models, and the kids’ toys and become the next great stop-motion animator. For me, an even more fascinating option is time-lapse photography. With this option and a video camera, you can compress a long time sequence into a fraction of real time by recording a single frame front the camera every n seconds. As a test, I recorded a Mower outside niv window for ten hours, at a rate of one frame every 30 seconds. The result was a 40-seconcl Mint that clearly showed the plant moving in response to the sun, a phenomenon that impressed me as much as the younger members of my family. While the Personal SFC! Was originally designed for use with the Panasonic AG 7750, Nucleus has greatly expanded the number of Trs the SFC! Controls. Current support includes such other Panasonic models as the AU 60, AU 65, AU 640, AU 650 and AU 660, as well as Sony’s BVU 800, BVU 820, BVU 850 SR BVU 870 SP. BVU 950 SP, VO 9850 SP, BVH 3000, BVH 3100, BVW 70 Betacam SP, BYW 75 Betacam SP, and the DRV 10 1>2. Support for others is under way. 'There are a number of animation transport controllers on the market, but none have the price performance combination or the software features of the Nucleus single-frame controller. Few products come along that offer a real solution to a need, do it far better than the competition, and for a fraction of the cost. The Personal SFC! Is one of those lew. ¦ Continue the Winning Tradition With the SAS C' Development System for AmigaDOS" Ever since the Amiga’ was introduced, the Lattice* C Compiler has been the compiler of choice. Now SAS C picks up where Lattice C left off. SAS Institute adds the experience and expertise of one of the world’s largest independent software companies to the solid foundation built by Lattice, Inc. Lattice Cs proven track record provides the compiler with the following features: ? SAS C Compiler ? Macro Assembler ? Global Optimizer ? LSE Screen Editor ? Blink Overlay Linker ? Code Profiler ? Extensive Libraries ? Make Utility ? Source Level Debugger ? Programmer Utilities. SAS C surges ahead with a host of new features for the SAS C Development System for AmigaDOS, Release 5.10: ? Workbench environment for all users ? Additional library functions ? Release 2.0 support for the ? Point-and-click program to set power programmer default options ? Improved code generation ? Automated utility to set up new projects. Be the leader of the pack! Run with the SAS C Development System for AmigaDOS. For a free brochure or to order Release 5.10 of the product, call SAS Institute at 919-677-8000, extension 5042. 55 ¦55 There's a reason DeluxePaint has been the leading Paint and Animation program throughout the evolution of the Amiga' We've consistently overcome obstacles as large as pyramids to bring you the most intuitive, up-to-date graphics programs available. That's why our list of satisfied customers is as long as the Nile. So, forget about using those other programs with the hieroglyphic interfaces and enter the next era of paint and animation with DeluxePaint IV. DeluxePaint IV features
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• Sometimes a clue will generate as many questions as the game itself. Witness the torrent of notes I've received asking for more details on the solution to the crane puzzle in Shadow of the Beast II (Psygno- sis, S59.95). The writers typically have successfully picked up the stone pillar and dropped it on the spike, but cannot push the shard over to the teeter-totter as instructed. Seems there’s this little matter of an acid pool in the way. The problem is that you're getting ahead of yourselves. Most of the puzzles in this game are chained; that is, one must be solved correctly to complete the next. Unfortunately, the puzzle you have to solve to make the crane puzzle solvable is among the toughest in the game. (I suspect people are skipping it just out of frustration.) Let's backtrack a bit: Heading left from the start, before you even reach the teeter-totter, you'll come across a rope. I'm not going to hold your hand all the way up there, but suffice to say the rope leads to an elevator and the elevator to a pit with a chain hanging down into it. Down in the pit, there's a beast in a cage (to the left), a creature dozing at a table = in the middle), and a wall with two switches (at the right), You want to hit the lower switch to create the bridge over the acid pit in the crane puzzle. Above all, this requires caution and fast reflexes. Drop carefully off the left side of the rope without disturbing the creature whomp the dreamer as though he just accidentally reformatted your hard drive, and while he's shaking it off, hit the bottom switch and leap for the chain. Upon returning to the crane, you'!! Find the bothersome acid ? To locate developers of the games reviewed, see the "Manufacturers Distributors Addresses" list on p. 118. IMAGE COPYING". THIS IS THE METHOD THAT COMMERCIAL DUPLICATORS ACTUALLY USE TO MAKE THE ORIGINAL FROM THE MASTER DISK. DATA IS TRANSFERRED AS RAW DIGITAL INFORMATION. J UNMATCHED PERFORMANCE!! It's hard to draw comparisons between Syncro Express and old fashioned Disk Copiers. Because they use parameters, they are almost guaranteed NOT to copy your latest purchase since parameters are not made available until several months after the release. But with the Syncro Express image copy method you can get a backup of all the latest programs, including blockbusters and utilities, quickly & easily. Start protecting your software investment NOW!! _i Menu Driven Control Program couldn't be simpler!! Select Number of Tracks, and that’s it!! Don't be mislead by outrageous claims for "Nibbler” programs. This system can guarantee success by using the very Hardware Software techniques that made the original!! _j Now with a SUPER POWERFUL "SYNCRO" MODE that actually synchronises your Disk Drives for even greater accuracy!! _i Can be switched OUT when not in use - totally transparent, j Make up to 2 copies simultaneously1, j At least one External Drive required. PjI'ZCS many new features including ... _i DRIVE SPEED CHECKER - now you can check the speed of your drives • DF0-DF3. Easy and very accurate. _i DISK TOOLKIT - Syncro III now includes a range of Disk Tools - Fast Format, File Copy, Hard Drive File Copy, Ram Disk, Disk Rename etc. etc. j Some programs now have very sophisticated protection including long tracks, Incryption, etc. But remember, whatever the programmer comes up with, the disk then has to be commercially duplicated. That’s where Syncro Express beats all others - it transfers data at MFM TTL level, just like the BUT THAT'S NOT ALL,,. AMIGA ACTION REPLAY GOES EVEN FURTHER BY PROVIDING AN UNBELIEVABLE RANGE OF TOOLS FOR BOTH THE HACKER AND PROGRAMMER ALIKE j Syncro Express is designed In Europe where "Digital Image Copying" is the present sensation. This device, with it’s own custom chip, goes even further by offering a complete system for under $ 70!! Show end edit eg AMIGA 500710007f 500 2000 301 WHEN ORDERING ¦ CALL TOLL FREE- ¦RS 1-800-062-0494 1 COAST TO COAST TECHNOLOGIES INC 1855 S. R.434, SUITE* 208 LONGWOOD, FLORIDA 32750 TECHNICAL CUSTOMER SERVICE (407) 767 - 0779
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• Last time, I promised help with the two big sticking points with Elvira: Mistress of Dark = Accolade, $ 59.95). Since then, a few more have turned up. One is the cook in the kitchen. Definitely an unpleasant character; what's to be done with her? Well, think about her job. There's one particular condiment that will throw her over your shoulder. Have you checked out the Torture Chamber? (Appropriate spot! Don't neglect it as a resource for other items as well.) It's tempting to play Elvira as a graphic adventure and neglect the role-playing elements, but you can do that for only so long. Magic will work wonders for your progress, and you need to collect ingredients in the herb garden and dungeon whenever possible. So, on your first trip to the kitchen, be sure to prepare the Herbal Honey spell. (The honey is here, and the hay is at the stable.) It'll allow you to see what's what when tapping chair!), and the small-sizc format makes them more intense. The game also has terrific music, all in the appropriate places. While the game is based on Lewis Carroll s Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, it's not at all glued to it. You may find the level of play difficult in spots, but generally it is easy enough so that vou won't feel you’re stum- j v bltng blindly from trap to trap. (I am curious, though, to see how a trio of earlier Magnetic Scrolls games, scheduled to be converted to this system, will bear up.) Wonderland, however, should have taken a cue from the rushing White Rabbit in Carroll's story, flaying it from hard disk on a 68000-basetl machine (its you go herb-shopping in the Great Outdoors. Another problem people are having killing the werewolf in the stable isn't so cut-and-dried, as it's not just a matter of finding something in one place and using it in another. You'll need to prepare your weapon first. For starters, get the crossbow from the armory just inside the castle entrance. You should find crossbow bolts in one of the upstairs bedrooms. Take them all, for you'll need them for other tasks (notably for killing off the Gray Knight.) Are we there yet? No, I said werewolf. Think silver. Out in the garden there's a shed with some very nasty contents. Don't neglect them you'll need the maggots for your spellcasting but do be sure to collect the cross. You're almost ready. Now, get thee to the foundry. In the box beside the wall, you'll find a crucible. Put the cross in the crucible and the crucible in the fire and a crossbow bolt in the melted silver. Ta-dah! Now go hunting, and be sure to check out the stable thoroughly afterward. That last stall conceals a vital item. I've also heard from a few people stuck in the endgame. They've finally opened the trunk and taken the scroll and dagger, but don't Continued on p, 80. Four disks make having a hard drive a big plus), I found the game decidedly turtle-ish in doing just about eveiy111 ing resizing windows, pulling up graphics, pulling down menus, or just giving vou a look at vour
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Patterned after Lucasfilm’s earlier adventure games, Loom and Maniac Mansion, Secret serves up an entertaining helping of swashbuckling adventure. From p. 77. The Secret of Monkey Island Once you deal with Se- cret’s code-wheel copy protection, the game begins with a flourish of excellent opening music, a fusion of Caribbean swing and pirate ditty, that exemplifies the quality of music offered throughout the entire game. After the introductory » fanfare, you’re off to enigmatic Melee Island with vour adventuresome alter- J ego, young Guybrush Threepwood. Guybrush’s goal in life is to become a pirate, a quest facilitated by Lucasfilm’s “SCUMM” point-and-click interface. Used in Loom and Maniac Mansion, SCUMM involves selecting from a list of verbs at the bottom of the playing screen that form sentences telling Guybrush what to do. After giving Guy brush a command, you see the animated results of your behest displayed in the remainder of the screen. The action starts by chatting with a comically myopic island lookout, who informs Guvbrush that he must speak with three "important- looking” pirates in the local tavern to begin his quest. Once located, this trio ol buccaneers explains that Guybrush must complete three trials before he can he considered worthy of being a pirate. These trials, which consist ol mastering the skills of swordsmanship, thievery, and “treasure-hunterv,” take Guy brush from one end of Melee Island to the other, where he encounters a variety of colorful characters and humorous situations. Unfortunately, Secret is obviously an IBM-port, with lackluster graphics and sluggish screen animation (at least on a stock A500). In addition, Secret offers no capability to allow the user to turn off the music other than manually adjusting the speaker volume. But good game design always seems to overcome the problems of format conversion, and Secret docs have a lot going for it. The slow animation and screen scrolling seen when running on an A500 disappear when played on an accelerated Amiga or on an A3000 running Am fra- DOS 2.0. The dialogue between Guvbrush and the colorful characters he meets can provoke anything from smirks to bcllv laughter. You guide J o o Guvbrush through encounters with nutritionally conscious cannibals, curmudgeonly shopkeepers, timid pirates, and absent-minded castaways. Guybrush even gets the opportunity to banter with an animated head. Secret boasts some of the wittier and more humorous pixelized patter that this reviewer has ever had the pleasure to read. Throw in a surprise ending and a little romance, and Secret begins to develop into a fairly entertaining adventure. If you can live with Secret's shortcomings, you'll he rewarded by a lengthy and involved four-disk adventure of sailing under the Jolly Roger, trading insults with unwashed ruffians and haggling with used ship salesmen. You need at least 1MB to run Secret, and it can he installed into vour hard drive. If you’ve enjoyed any of Lucasfilm’s earlier game offerings, Secret just might he your mug o’grog. Know how to use them. As you may have gathered, the catacombs is the final stop. Find the recess in the floor, and use the stone you took from the monster you killed in the catacombs earlier. (Killing him is also a sore point for some, but as far as I can tell, it just requires perseverance and good swordfighting.) This'll open a hidden doorway. Check your health you will need lots of it and go on in. Emelda herself is at the end of the the passage. (She's been sitting down here waiting for you for the whole game, so she's plenty ticked.) There's just one way to handle her First, put inside the pentan- gle the sword you found beneath the chapel altar. (If you're looking at your copy of AW as though I'd just told you to go swim in the moat, go back and use Elvira's ring in the cross.) 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• You knew we'd eventually get around to The Immortal (Electronic Arts, S49.95), right? Some people are stuck on Level 2; they've learned how to get out from the head goblin, but they don't have quite the means. They're missing a gem. Instead, they have this gross rock. Well, perhaps it’s not a rock. Could be just a dirty gem. Maybe if you let the slimes in the level entryway kill you once or twice you'll get the idea, eh? Battle Command By Peter Olafson The much-delayed follow-up to Carrier Command, Battle Command (Ocean Electronic Arts, $ 34.95), has finally made it over the Atlantic. While it may not be as spectacular as the original, it still offers a lot of excitement and realistic action. You guide a futuristic supertank (a “mauler”) through 1(3 missions behind enemy lines, using an assortment of weapons (don’t neglect the radar-guided missiles) and go up against a number of spunky and aggressive enemy units all rendered in solid-3D. Movement is speedy and quite smooth the clearest carryover from CC and designer Realtime Software used geometric shapes well to create a fireball effect when a vehicle or installation explodes in shards. These moments achieve a sort of vicious reality. I like it! (There are lots of installations, by the way, so you’ll never he at a loss for some- ?
• Here's a leftover from last issue's hints on the graphic adventure version of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Lucasfilm, 549.95), Yes, you do need to pull that giant cork in the catacombs, as it's the only way to get past the water-filled room above. You'll need to borrow something from a skeleton to get a grip on it, though. Then whip it, whip it good. (However, before you do so, be sure to note in inscriptions in the room at the far end of the bridge, as you'll need them for the endgame.) ? «* A source of technical information for the serious Amiga professional. Introducing The AmigaWorld Tech Journal, the new source to turn to for the advanced technical information you crave. PLER Whether you’re a programmer or a developer of software or hardware, you simply can’t find a more useful publication than this. Bitch big, hi' monthly issue is packed with fresh, authoritative strategies to help you fuel the power of your computing. Trying to get better results from your BASIC compiler? Looking for good Public Domain programming tools on the networks and bulletin boards? Like to keep current on Commodore s new standards? Want to dig deeper into your operating system and even write your own libraries? Then The AmigaWorld Tech Journal is tor you! Our authors arc programmers themselves, sea- soned professionals who rank among the Amiga community’s foremost experts. You’ll benefit from their knowledge and insight on C, BASIC. Assembly, Modula-2, Arexx and the operating system in addition to advanced video, MIDI, speech and lots more. Sure, other programming publications may include some technical information, but none devote every7 single page to heavyweight techniques, hard-core tutorials, invaluable reviews, listings and utilities as we do. Ever}' issue includes a valuable companion disk! And only The AmigaWorld Tech Journal boasts a technical advisory7 board composed of industry peers. Indeed, our articles undergo a scrupulous editing and screening process. So you can rest assured our contents are not only accurate, but completely up-to-date as well. PLUS! Each issue comes with a valuable companion disk, including executable code, source The AmigaWorld TECH JOURNAL code and the required libraries for all our program examples plus the recommended PD utilities, demos of new commercial tools and other helpful surprises. These disks will save you the time, money and hassle of downloading PD utilities, typing in exhaustive listings, tracking down errors or making phone calls to on-line networks. In every issue of The AmigaWorld Tech Journal, you’ll find...
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B. Trevaro Phoenix, Ariz. A: It sounds as though you need Commodore’s A2300 genlock. The video and computer graphics output can be displayed directly on your RGB monitor in RGB mode, making it perfect for interactive multimedia. It is also relatively inexpensive, as far as genlocks go. Finally, even though you don’t plan on recording your applications to tape, the A2300 also has an NTSC output that enables you to send the signal to a composite monitor or television for display, or to a VCR for recording. A Running Start Q: I understand that it is possible to add statements to the Amiga's Startup-Sequence in order to run programs and utilities when the computer first starts up. Em really not very good at using fhe Cl.I, but it seems .that some programs that work just fine when I double-elich on them from Workbench don't work as well when started from the CAJ. I have an A3000, and part oj the reason I bought it was that it supposedly had a more advanced Workbench. Isn't there some easy way to start Workbench programs automatically?
W. W. Smith Denver, Colo. A: As long as you are using Workbench
2. 0, there is a very easy method to do exactly what you want. On your Workbench drive is a drawer called WBStart- up. To have Workbench programs automatically executed when the machine boots, just place a copy of the program in that drawer. If you have more then one program in WBStartup and want them to start in a particular order, you can use the STARTPRI command in the program’s Tool Types. To do this, click once on the program's icon to highlight it, and then select INFORMATION from the Workbench Icons menu. To add a Tool Type, click on the button labelled NEW. This will place an active cursor in the small text input field to the right, from which you can enter the Ibol Type you require. In the case of STARTPRI i, you would set the i to any number between -128 and
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* * that it appears placed at the correct angle. After you have framed your object, you can record its placement so that when you go back to modeling or forward to the next section, which is rendering, the observer position will correspond to the new location. In Wireframe mode, you can also record vour movements around an object to create limited animations. While Real 3D provides no computer in-betweening or ease-ins, you can, however, create some basic animations with macros and by drawing paths in tri-view. The third and final section is where you set up your rendering. This area has a very nice layout with lots of con- J trols for overlighting, base lighting, background color, antialiasing, aspect ratios, recursion depth, screen size all of which are amply explained in the comprehensive, easy-to-read manual. Rea!3D lets you determine what level of rendering complexity you desire, allowing you to start at a low (fast) mode and working your way up to a higher (slower) mode so that you can make sure that everything is how you want it before committing to some- tiling that may take a lot of time. The images that you can create directly with Real 31) are in HAM. If you * want images in an Amiga format other than HAM. You must render them in 24-bit format first and then convert them with a program such as Art Department Pro (ASDG) to another resolution. You can import Sculpt 41) objects using the utility provided, but since Real3D is not a vertex-based program, you cannot export objects to other 3-D programs such as Sculpt or Imagine. ReaI3D provides support for 24-bit IFF.ILBM formats. 1 am very impressed by the overall logic of RealSD. It is a well-thought-out program that adheres to its concepts. You do not get the feeling that anything was just stuck in at the fast minute. 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Pelican Press It's going to be a banner year! By Rick Manasa BY ITS LIGHTHEARTED name, you may guess that this banner- and poster- generating program is geared toward the home and school set. That doesn't mean, however, that you cannot use it lor more serious projects. Queue's Pelican Press ($ 99.95) packs some pretty powerful features into what might otherwise he dismissed as kids’ stuff. 1 he program comes on one bootable disk, with two disks of dip art, and it is both Workbench 1.3- and 2.0-compati- hie. The manual makes no assumptions about your previous experience, and describes almost everything you need to know to get rolling with a minimum ol fuss. The hard-disk install program is Spartan, hut efficient. After performing the suggested assigns, I was up and running in no time. Pelican Press runs on a 512K Amiga, but I strongly recommend 1MB of RAM. Some of the larger formats may u j limit the amount and size of the clip art and text you can use. You can monitor the amount of memory available by means of the miniature traffic light located in the upper right-hand corner of the main screen. The manual provides a section of hints and workarounds on how to get the most out of a standard Amiga when running Pelican Press. In fact, a great deal of care is taken throughout the manual to anticipate any problems you might run into, including everything from the possible consequences of using the program on a 512K system to the basics of using the Amiga operating system. Shorts There are many hot-key equivalents to the menu commands. Some are of the key-combination variety, while others are single-key equivalents, like those found in DeluxePaint (Electronic Arts). As you become familiar with the program, you will appreciate this more and more. The ability to access menu functions from the keyboard leaves the mouse positioned for editing or drawing, where you need it most. 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If you decide you want to touch up a piece of clip art, you can do it with the program's extensive array of drawing tools. Conversely, J o ’ if you save all your projects as IFF files, you can use them with other paint and graphics programs. These are tremendous advantages over the First versions of PrintMastcr (Unison World) and Deluxe Print (Electronic Arts), the two Amiga programs most similar to Pelican Press. Pelican Press’s Tool Box comes with a full complement of paint-box th awing and editing tools for working on backgrounds or clip art. The program also includes other features that lend credence to the claim that Pelican Press is a publishing program. You can move or copy a piece of clip art, position various clips in front of or behind other pieces, and delete those already in place. While you would expect to see these features in a desktop-publishing program, they are not normally found in a paint program. 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This is a strong point in YFT’s favor, because the data is easv to enter, and J every screen shows you whether von J J J have completed the information for the subject's family, parents, notes, and pictures. A click of the mouse lets you move to the next or previous individual. And a menu item permits you to jump to the record of any person in I f 'h?3i t. ; mi *1 I y** the database. Who, What, When, and Where Entering dates is frequently a problem area, and each of these programs expects you to use a standard date format. With Norgen being especially picky. YFT will warn you if a date does not match the format, but you can disable this function if you wish. Norgen insists that every date follow the pattern dd-mmm-yyyy, but it accepts question marks for digits about which you are unsure, and it will accept years without months or days. This is hdpi ill, but not nearly as useful as the before-about-after dates that can be used in YFT. YFT accepts tip to eight marriages per individual, and up to 40 children per couple. I entered more than 20 marriages and more than 40 children in Norgen and still found no limit. Both programs place length restrictions on names: Norgen allows 30 characters each, but you can use a function key to get more space. YFT permits three separate first names, each up to 20 characters, and allows 60 spaces for place names. Both programs provide unlimited note space for each family or individual. Both Norgen and YFT rely far too heavily on the use of ID numbers. J While YFT will permit you to assign any number you wish to any person, including Ahnentafel and Henry numbers, you must know the ID before you can link records. With a database of thousands ol names, this is ridiculous. At least each program prints alphabetical lists of names from the database, with corresponding ID numbers. (YFT allows you to search by birthdatc, as well.) 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* 69 From p. 96. COM at some future date, neither program has it now. Had it been available, I could have moved my own database of a couple of thousand names into these programs, and could have tolcl vou much more about how J the programs perform with large amounts of data. Instead, I had to type records into each program as though I were beginning from scratch. GEDCOM is an invaluable aid to those who exchange data, which almost all genealogists do. Without it, one must manually enter every record obtained from colleagues. Norgen actually has a menu item for GED- COM, but it is not yet implemented. YFT merely lias a questionnaire asking if purchasers would be interested in buying it as an extra utility at a later date. These programs must have GELT COM if they are to he of service to truly serious genealogists. Comparing a program to an ideal wish list is tough, for no program will have all of the features on the list. Their lack of some desirable features, however, should not discourage you from using either of these programs if what they can do meets your requirements. For beginning genealogists, for those who do not plan to publish, and for those who prefer working with entire families at one time, Norgen would be a good choice. For those who demand more, and who do not mind a higher learning curve, YFT is more powerful and dependable. Each of these programs answers various needs, and your choice should be determined by your own preferences and expectations. RxTools Puts a spin on Arexx. By Dave McClellan AREXX APPEARED ON the scene when the Amiga was badly in need of a good scripting language. Back then, the CLI was only slightly better than MS-DOS batch files (not good) for- writing intelligent scripts. While Arexx provides excellent program communication facilities, flow control, and variable string processing, its own user interface is somewhat primitive. With Arexx, you use the SAY command to display strings on screen and PULL or PARSE PULL to read strings in. This is a far cry from Intuition, but if vou are only writing
* O macros, aesthetics are not important. Because many of us use Arexx for all kinds of scripts not just, for editor’ macros there really is a need for a more elegant interface. This is where RxTools ($ 54.95) from TTR Development comes in. As a function host for Arexx, RxTools provides methods for creating Intuition-like windows that feature menus, gadgets, requesters, editing functions, File requesters, and the like. The object-oriented RxTools lets you pass messages and call functions through windows and other objects you create. Strung Out The RxTools’ function host implements four Arexx functions: _send, send, kill, and self. The multipurpose _scnd and send functions implement RxTools functions by transmitting j o messages to RxTools classes and objects. For example, to open a window and place a string into it, you first create a window by sending an OPEN j o message to the rx_consoie class. Then you send to the new window object the message: “PUT_STRING" and a string: new_win = j»end( ‘rx_consolc OPEN, 10, 10, 200, 100, “Win”, rny_port ) call send new_win, _PUT_ST RING, ‘Some string text’ The _send function, which sends messages to classes, here sends the OPEN message to the rx_console class with position, size, title and message port parameters. Flic send function on the other hand (no leading underscore), sends messages to objects created from RxTools classes. In the preceding example, it sends the _PUT _STRING message and a string argument to the window object new_win. Using these two functions, and knowing which messages return useful values, you can use most of Intuition from Arexx. The other two functions are rarely used in ordinary programming. SELF returns a pointer to the RxTools function host and carries special messages. KILL tells the function host to exit and free up all script-created RxTools objects. The following Arexx script demonstrates more available functions and implements a window for deleting or editing files. I* Beginning of script * rx_tools_inii = gelclip( T x tools inil' ) interpret rx_tools_init * Create and open window * fwin = _send( ‘rx_console _OPEN, 10, 20, 200, 100, , "Files”, rny_j)ort ) number_of_open_yvindows = 1 * Create button gadgets * call send fwin, _ADD_HIT GAD- GET. DEL HDLR, 20, 60, ‘Def call send fwin, _AD1)_H1T_GAD- GET; EDIT JTDLR, 100, 60, ‘Edit1 event_handler = getdip( ‘rx_tools_event_handler ) interpret event_handler * Event Handlers * D E L_HDLR: pne>ced ure parse arg fromjwin f_req = _send( Tile_nequester _CREATE, from_win ) the_iile_name = send( f_req, _POST ) il the_llle_naine ~= ““ then DELETE* thejilejiame call send f_req, FREE return EDIT _H DLR: parse arg ft om_win f_req = _send( Tile_requesler, CREATE, from_win ) ' the_file_name = send( f_req, POST ) if the filename ~ = ““ then Ttcmacs' the_file_nanie call send l_ret|, _FREE return CLOSEWINDOW: procedure expose number_of_open_windows packet parse arg f_win call send f_win, _CLOSE call send f_win, DELETE number_ol _open_windows = nuin- ber_of_open_windows - 1 ilnumber_of_open windows = 0 then do call reply packet, 0 exit 0 end else return end * End of script DelEd.rexx * ? The Software Shop, Inc. Orders Only Call 1-800-752-0050 WE ACCEPT MASTERCARD & VISA. 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After installing the buttons, the next two lines correspond to event processing, which means watching for gadget selects and CLOSEWINDOW events. You must provide a CLOSEWINDOW procedure for any window with a close- button located in its upper left-hand corner. RxTools can selectively remove any system window gadget as long as you tell it to do so before you open the window. The interpret event handler line loops until one ol the procedures exits the Arexx script, which is what the CLOSEW INDOW procedure does at the end. It uses my_port, established in the _OPEN window call, to receive events. The first procedure is DELHDLR. It is called whenever a user clicks on the “Del” button, with one argument a “pointer” to the window containing the button. When it’s called, DEL_ HDLR pops up a file requester (via the _CREAVE message to the file_ requester class, followed by the_POST message to the new requester). If the file requester f_req returns a name, DEL_HDLR deletes that file; if the user selects the CANCEL button on the requester, it returns no name, and DEL_HDLR does nothing except free the file requester. Alter it finishes, DEL_HDLR returns to event loop processing so the script can wait for the next event. The EDIT_HDLR procedure basically does the same tiling, substituting a call to the etnacs editor. The final procedure, CLOSEWINDOW, is called when the user hits the window's clos- button. It lakes care of shutting down open windows and exiting the script. The Full Course Installing menus in a window is a little more involved up front, as you must name each menu-bar item and then describe all the menu choices belonging to it, including their respective procedures and shortcut keys. Processing menu events works exactIv the O J same as the gadget event handling above. Simple requesters are not much more complicated. To build your requester. You merely CREATE it and add each gadget to it (with its own procedures), along with two more procedures to be called when the requester appears on screen. The “req clear” procedure, which is called when the requester completes, is the one you use to extract the string or number or whatever your requester asked for, for use in the rest of the script. But if you get complicated, it can be a lot more work; more on this later. Briefly, the rest of RxTools provides classes and methods for all sorts of gadgets such as boolean, string, integer, and proportional. These include notification boxes; borders and some simple drawing methods; console windows with accompanying page-viewer and editor methods (cursor move, cm paste, search and replace, etc.); custom-screen and window methods; file-requester and directory-listing methods; and methods for managing the RxTools function host and RxTools classes. There are also some nice data structures present that you can use as well a doubly-linked list class, an AVL tree, and bag and stack classes. These come wiili a minimal “class browser” to help determine all the messages these classes and objects accept. Not everything, however, is rosy with RxTools. The manual is not nearly thorough enough to describe the product, and it counts on the browser and your own intuition a little too much. The 80-odd page booklet is full of program iner-ese (the imp lenten ter wrote it), and while it starts off with a couple of acceptable tutorials, it finishes with an incomplete reference section that lists only the commonly used messages of most classes and their parameters, Not nearly all the messages are present, nor does it go into some more complex programming, such as that needed for calling hand-built requesters from within gadget-hand- lers I hung up a script a few times doing that. 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• SiSiT Iafwwtir 5«t»« With Protext, you can draw boxes around text to make flowcharts. Bench printer drivers in favor of Pro- text’s own drivers may seem redundant at first, the developers actually provide a great sen ice by including even' option available for each of the 150 popular printers that Protext currently supports (with more of them under development). The manuals supplied with Protext are among the most complete and easy to use of any I’ve worked with. Thev are arranged logically, include an extensive table of contents and index, and are simple to read and understand. The occasional use of “whilst” and similar words reflects the program’s origin, but the User Guide as a whole is an excellent document. All manuals were created using Protext, and they provide further proof of die quality output possible when using this program. Following Intuition guidelines, Pro- text provides the usual Amiga menu line and includes a large number of pull-down menu items. Nearly all menu selections are accessible to experienced users by way of keyboard shortcuts. Protext provides a file-menu selection called Catalogue Files, which, when selected, displays a full screen showing the contents of the current director)'. From this screen it is possible to open, view, erase, rename, and copy files. You can change the director)’ being shown at any time. It is also possible to display a graphic directory tree from this screen. Using this feature, you can manipulate files may in almost any manner you wish. If you need to produce a simple box around text or to draw lines (with or without arrows), within a document, Protext provides the tools. Pressing the proper function key allows the cursor keys to double as line-drawing keys. This option makes it easy to box items and set them off from the text or to produce simple organizational charts. Printed lines are clean and smooth, without jagged edges. Using Protext’s Programming mode, you can write source code for assemblers and compilers or set up auto-indenting routines. Auto indent modifies the action of the Return key so that instead of going back to column 1 in the normal way, the cursor will return to the column that contains the first nonblank character in the line above. Not Picture Perfect Protext does have a problem or two. Primary among these would be the lack of true WYSIWYG text layout on the monitor. While the program takes advantage of nearly ever)' resident font available on whatever printer you happen to be using, it limits the text shown on the screen to just one size making it difficult to visualize what the final product will actually look like. Protext does offer one unusual feature, although its implementation falls short of being useful. It can look up anagrams (words in which the letters are transposed to form an entirely new word), albeit slowly. Another drawback Amiga owners may find hard to do without is Protext’s inability to incorporate graphics or clip art with text. Today, most of the top Amiga word processors provide this feature, and this alone could influence R E V I E IV S some Amiga users to shun the program. InfoFile Less for less money By Greg Morris DO YOU FIND yourself buried under a mountain of papers and notes that somehow have if) be organized in a reasonable manner? InfoFile ($ 69.95), a database program from The Disc Company, attempts to create order from disorder. Whether you are dealing with budgets, phone numbers, mailing lists, or even a video collection, InfoFile can help you organize your information for easy retrieval whenever you need it. You define your database by setting up columns and rows containing numbers, text information, dates, or calculations, depending on your need. Called the “Fist” screen, this arrangement of columns and rows gives you a total view of the database and allows you to display selected information. Via simple mouse movements, you can easilv make changes in your Fist ? N screen van' column widths, reorder columns, and so on although certain more complex revisions may involve Although Protext provides excellent spell-checking, it docs not include a built-in thesaurus. Many word-processing programs now have such a feature, and I find myself using a thesaurus more and more each time I write. While you could use a stand-alone thesaurus program with Pmtext, this is not a verv convenient solution. Protext does not have the “look and feel” of a native Amiga program. Because it is available on a number of other systems including MS-DOS machines and the Atari ST von can transport documents created on one system for use 011 any other platform i supported by Protext (either directly or by use of a conversion program). Such portability will be of value to many, but it is also reflected in the program design. The value of any word processor lies in its ability to easily produce attractive, quality documents. Protext does this, using the fonts and options available on any printer you happen to be using. If you can put up with the lack of certain features that most Amiga users have come to expect, Protext is an excellent word processor. Additional intermediary steps. A variety of column formats is available for displaying financial and date information, which increases the flexibility of the j program. The ’‘Form” screen is used to enter data into the database. Unlike the Fist screen, it shows just one entry in the database and its associated fields. For instance, in a mailing-list database, you would see such fields as “Name,” “Street,” and “City” for a particular person. The Form screen offers the same kind of flexibility as the Fist screen in that you can adjust each field’s position, increase or decrease its size, and more. Just point and click with the mouse on any field, then enter or modi- ty information from your keyboard. Once your data-entry phase is complete, you can return to the List screeu and manipulate the data you just entered. InfoFile allows you to perform various operations on your data, including sorting and searching of information. For example, if you create a mailing list and want to see only those people from Los Angeles, you would first click on the column that represents the city, then proceed to the ? True digital photography for your Amiga computer Through a special arrangement with Quintar™ Co., Liquid Light is now offering the Bell & Howell CDI-IV™ color digital film recorder for use with all Amiga computer models. The CDI-IV offers true color capability for all your Amiga images including IFF and HAM. 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Vou can search not only lor exact matches, but also lor those that are “greater than,” “less than,” “nor equal to,” and so forth which is especially useful when you want to display numerical items within a specified range. In a real estate database, for instance, you could use this feature to display onlv those houses costing between $ 200,000 and $ 300,000. You can save each Info File request to display specific criteria to disk as a “View.” One View might always show a sorted list of names, while another could display only people named Jones who live in Los Angeles. Views make it easier to use the same database for displaying different aspects of information without having to select the vari- ous options every time you need them. Info File allows you to print information in two ways. In List mode, it prints your information in row-aud-column format, much like* the List display you see on the screen. In Form mode, however, the program prims labels in whatever format you choose according to the way you move the fields around on the screen wiili the mouse. Picture and Sound Refererences In addition to more standard database functions, Info File provides some unique features, including the ability to store references to picture or sound files in the database. When you click on a reference to a picture file, InfoFlle displays that picture on the screen. Similarly, by simply clicking on the name of an audio file in the database, you can hear the actual sound produced through the Amiga’s audio port. This capability adds new dimensions, for example, to databases set up for music collections, because you can store not only text information about the music, but also the actual digitized sound. InloFile’s user interface works well, and its response to keyboard input is fast because the program keeps the entire database in RAM as long as there is enough memory available. While InfoFlle functions well for its intended purpose, it lacks the sophisticated features of a professional database program. It works best as an electronic index-card file system. For the price, you can hardly expect the power and features of a Superbase, but the fact remains that InfoFlle is a generation behind current database programs. An example ol' its backwardness is its option to “set system date time,” a useless function unless you have an Amiga 1000, which does not have a battery-backed internal clock. The 70-page manual covers the product in a satisfactory fashion, including a tutorial as well as several examples. The program provides several sample databases and Views on disk to get you started, while also detailing some of its possible uses. If you want to organize data in a simple fashion without a lot of bells and whistles, InfoFile could fit your requirements, especially if you use picture and sound files that you would like to retrieve directly from the database. 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p. 13, for a complete review, and also “Accent on Audio,” p. 42 in this issue). Suffice it to say that by using Audio- Master III, you can do virtually anything you wish to the sample with the utmost precision and speed. For the purposes oi this review, we will focus on the hardware capabilities of each sampler. In a strict sense, a comparative review of the two packages is not quite fair, as Audio Engineer costs quite a bit more than SoundMas- ter. While the former holds a narrow performance edge, the latter represents good quality at excellent value. SoundMaster SoundMaster is a Ix4x6-inch box that attaches to your Amiga’s parallel port with a meter-long cable. The unit’s inpul-level slider and the overload LED are located on die top panel along with the microphone-level inputs. The slider’s long, smooth track controls both microphone- or line- input channels simultaneously. You can easily make software adjustments to the balance after recording a sample, but you will get the best results by using a mixer. The actual sampling is done by one analog-to-digital converter, rapidly switching between channels to achieve stereo. Sound Master’s line inputs are actually RCA jacks, the kind found on virtually all audio equipment from CD players, tape decks, amplifiers, to camcorders. L iie microphone inputs are high-impedance mini-plugs, which I found to be somewhat noisy. Both sets of inputs automatically produce mono samples when you make a connection to the right channel only. You activate the internal microphone by pressing a hot-key combination before sampling. The internal microphone can remain active simultaneously with other inputs, which makes it possible to produce, for example, a voice over a stereo sound effect. In practice, however, I recommend avoiding the internal microphone as it is low-fldelity and omnidirectional. The microphone's proximity causes it pick up computer noises. It would be far better to use an external mixer or even one of the microphone inputs. All in all, SoundMaster functions quite well. T he long cable makes desktop placement and control easy. I he Continued on j). 113. FAST 9 6 0 0 FAX BAUD CUCKFAX FULL RECEIVE AND TRANSMIT FAX SYSTEM FOR THE AMIGA Introducing the extinction of the manual FAX. ClickFAX is a feature-packed, full-spectrum FAX svstem for all Amiga computers. The system includes an external modem, cable and complete support software. SUPER FAST CONVENIENT THREE COMPLETE USER INTERFACES ECONOMICAL ClickFAX supports both sending and receiving FAX documents at up to 9600 baud, with 1D or 2D compression-Up to four times faster than other Amiga FAX modems. The standard telecomm modem capability supports 300,1200 and 2400 baud with MNP level 3,4 and 5 support. You never have to disconnect ClickFAX to get onto BBS systems, networks and other services. ClickFAX can read ASCII text files, IFF graphics files and precompressed ".fax" files created bv itself or the AE "Send FAX." You can utilize all of the system's features from the WorkBench using the mouse, from your CLI or Shell using simple typed commands, or via Arexx from any application, script or macro. All the speed, versatility and convenience of the ClickFAX system, including modem, cable and software, is onlv 5449.95. FREE DEMONSTRATION Hi Us * is s . I For more information, call (406) 367-5509, and well FAX you all the specs and an example of the high quality transmission you can enjoy with ClickFAX. BLACK BELT SYSTEMS 39S JOHNSON RD, GLASGOW. MT 59230 SALES: (800) TK-AMIGA INTERNATIONAL SALES (406) 367-5513 BBS: (406) 367-ABBS FAX: (406)367-AFAX Amiga’* Commodore Business Machines; ClickFAX'* Black ImtSvstems Order Toll Free 1-800-477-7706 M4NTk Computers & Software Call for current price quotes & latest releasesl Many more items in stock at the lowest prices! Graphics and Video Department Productivity Fonts Video Toaster Let MANTA upgrade your Amiga system to take full advantage of New Teks Video Toaster... - GVP Accelerator Boards 22-50 MHZ * Memory Upgrades • Hard Drive Packages * Removable Media • T.B.C. • Training Tapes... MANTA's video consultants will tailor a package for your needs Call For Best Package Prices Kara Font 1 8G1 Video Fonts 2 Mapmaster for Light wav e $ 59 Pixel 5D .52 Fro Conversion Pak....50 Pro-Video Gold... 147 Fro Video Post ..147 Scala .....239 Scene Generator 2B Scenery Animator 47 Showmaker ......2 19 Spectra Color CALL Tiller II ..219 Turbo Silver .59
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If you use the LED with the software's sampler controls, von can get samples with as wide a dynamic range as the original. The hardware lias a dynamic range of about 48 (IB and a wide frequency response (20-20,00(1 Hz); this is plenty of leeway for capturing sounds in all their fidelity with a minimum of cross talk. There are, however, two questionable items concerning the hardware design. While an uncommon feature for samplers, parallel-port pass-through really should he provided. Without pass- through, you arc forced either to power down and change connections or purchase a switch box (which can add noise) in order to use a printer. The second design feature ol which I became war)' concerns the input plugs located on top of the unit. Because titese are facing up, they have the potential to become dust catchers (if unused). Audio Engineer Plus The CiSQFT Audio Imager, the hardware part of the Audio Engineer Plus package, offers a much more rugged and feature-packed design, at a higher price. The main controls, left and right input level knobs and mic iine selector switches for each channel, are on the front panel of a G’ aXlVaxG' a-inch metal box. It attaches to and gets power from the parallel port with a cable 1 xh feet long. The front panel also provides mini-plug, niic-level inputs (high impedance) and an LED overload indicator. Audio Engineer s line inputs are located on the rear panel, along with a parallel-port pass-through that's controlled by a switch on the J front panel. Since each channel can accept mic or line-level inputs independently, it is easy to combine and control sources without a separate mixer (although they are helpful when sampling). There are two analog-to-digital converters, one for each channel, yielding noticeably better sample fidelity and less cross talk. The level-control knobs have a large adjustment range to accommodate a wide variety of input levels. While these produce some noise during initial use, it disappears alter they rotate a few times. If you need to adjust the DC offset (bias adjustment), you can do so with a small recessed screw on the real panel. This operation is part of the set-up procedure, done with a supplied program, to prevent residual line noise as a result ol excessive preamplilication. Audio Imager’s dynamic range is more than 48 dB, and frequency response goes way beyond the usual 20- 20,000 Hz. Witti Audio Imager, you will get samples ol a quality that very likely surpasses most requirements. Even the most complex stereo samples arc clear, well-defined and accurate, with virtually no cross talk. Even when resampling, yields are very small and very clean. Pick a Sample, Any Sample It's an interesting exercise to be able to compare two different pieces of hardware designed to work with essentially the same software. The software is excellent, and you won't he disappointed with either piece of hardware. Both are very good in design and performance. The Audio Imager is superior by a notch in engineering, design, and results, although 1 found SoundMas- ter’s extra cable length convenient. Sound Master does an almost equally excellent job and costs less. Consider your needs and your budget. ¦ BACK TALK CANDID RESPONSES TO AMJGAWORLD REVIEWS Image Manipulation Gone Haywire 1 must bring to your attention statements appearing in the September issue which are inaccurate and or misleading to your readers. Additionally, 1 call into question the journalistic ethics of printing clearly skewed comparison articles under the guise of objective reviews. The "review" of Rastcrl.ink by Mitch Wells is one example. An objective review does not normally begin with several paragraphs describing the f ailings of other products. In fact, responsible journalists tend to limit references to other products (good or had) only when writing comparisons. When these ill-placed paragraphs contain falsehoods, they reflect very poorly on your publication. To wit: ‘Besides all that, ADPro will not display 24-bit images," ADPro, in fact, directly supports 24-bit display devices that arc mentioned in the article (Firecracker and Harlequin) as well as a number of others. Another error occurs when the author says that he cannot work with an image larger than a single screen even though he has 7MB of memory. Well, with only 5MB of fast memory, ADPro owners can manipulate true color images larger than 1024x1024 pixels. Tbis is considerably larger than “a single screen" size of 768x480. Another misrepresentation occurs in the veiy next paragraph (beginning “Thankfully...”) where Mr. Wells suggests that for $ 199.95, the Raster- Link purchaser gets the ability to directly control Targa display boards and film recorders. Checking with the "Amazing Computing Buyers Guide" reveals that TGALink (sold separately) is an additional $ 299.95, and Cine- Link (sold separately) is another additional $ 299.95. Mr. Wells specifically states that these are included capabilities "not found in other imagc-conver- sion packages.” The review points to the ability to process images in small chunks as being an unmitigated advantage of RasterLink. The article fails to point out that disk-based processing is slower in performance. Fast performance is something which animators require and other products deliver. Further, the reviewer does not mention anv of J RasterLink’s memory failings. In summary, your magazine stands as one of the front running publications in the Amiga market. Your editorial policies should also he first rate. Unfortunately, they are not. You instituted a policy of "fact checking" when you join ed Amiga World. Clearly that policy is not being carried out as checking with either Active Circuits or ASDG would have alerted vour editors R E V I E VV S y as to the serious deficiencies in this article. Perry Kivolowitz ASDG Editors Notes: Perry makes a number of very valid points. Some of our statements about AD Pro could be misinterpreted. Our fad checking sometimes fails, and when it does, we admit it. In this case, since the review was not of AD Pro, the Amiga World staff did not check these fads with ASDG. In the future, we will check fads with manufacturers even if they are not the focus of the review. Doug Barney Due to space constraints, several lines of text were cut from Mitch's introductory material including 7-1 Dpro will allow display of 24-bit files provided you have the proper hardware combination like the Mimetics FrameBuffer of the Impulse Firecracker 24). While editing, too much was cut thereby changing the meaning. This is unfortunately the case with this review. My apologies to Mitch. J. Jackson On Time We take issue with several parts of August's Video Suite column, where the I T-7 and IVT-9 Plus TBCs are concerned. The first prominent error in the article that both the IVT-7 and IVT-9Pliis have their Proc AMP controls located behind the front panel. Tliis is incorrect. Only the IVT-7 has the Proc AMP control behind the front panel. Then, die article states that the Proc AMP controls would not eliminate fuzzitiess. Eliminating fuzziness is not the function of the Proc AMP. Fu .zi- ness is sometimes caused by mis- adjustment of the noise reduction pot VR-10. Correct adjustment ofYR-10 and R-Y, B-Y balance should remove fuzziness as indicated in the operational manual of the unit. Joehan Tonhingkeo
I. DEN Videotronics Note: The placement of the Proc AMP controls became a bit confused in the re- writing process. Concerning the fuzziness. I did not mean to imply that the Proc AMP controls would eliminate f uzziness, we tested all the units without opening them up and fiddling with the internal sellings. We did perform all the phasing and timing adjustments externally. If the noise reduction circuitry is that in need of adjustment, perhaps they should consider designing more access- able controls. All in all, the VRT-7 amd II T-9Plus performed quite within reason, they just performed on the lower end of those tested. Mike Hanish Yakkity yak...do talk back! Send y your comments on reviews to Back Talk, AmigaWorld Editorial. 80 Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03458. Letters may be edited for space and clarity. ¦ DON’T MISS A BEAT! Send for your missing back issues and complete your library today! July 1991 _June 1991 May 1991 April 1991 _November 1990 October 1990 _September 1990 August 1990 S_ S- $ - $ - S_ S_ S. S American Express Discover Exp - AWBI1091 July 1991. Annual Review Issue. Expanded coverage of the hottesi hardware and software products. Plus debut of AmigaWorld's monthly column, "Video Suite. June 1991. Special on CDTV with comprehensive Buyer’s Guide to CD titles. Plus tips-and-techniques features on animation and optimizing your system resources. May 1991. Leading-edge Amiga graphics and the newest 3-D animation programs. Plus an “Amiga- World Special Report" on the A3000 Tower machine, a “Beginner’s Guide" to Amiga music, and conclusion to A500 Upgrade series. April 1991. Power Hardware Special. Plus Part 3 of A500 Upgrade Series. March 1991. Tips and Techniques on using seven Amiga 3-D programs. Pius four hard drives for Ihe A500 in Part 2 of the Amiga 500 Upgrade Series. February 1991. Multimedia Special. Also debut of Amiga World's four- part A500 Upgrade Series. January 1991. 2-D Graphics Special: Buyer's Guide to Amiga paint programs. Plus tutorials on image-processing, portraits, slide- making, painting and 2-D to 3-D graphics conversion. December 1990. Buyer's Special: MIDI sequencers, telecommunications software and video font collections. Plus guide to mail order buying and a 25-page special Review section. November 1990. Annual Games Special: Top 20 games of 1990, plus 1991 previews and PD favorites. Also AmigaVision multimedia tutorial and guide to Amiga networking products. October 1990. An “AmigaWorld Exclusive" on the revolutionary Video Toaster from NewTek. Plus a desktop-video studio builder buyer’s guide and a hands-on preview of Workbench 2.0. September 1990. Animation Special. Plus tips and techniques on palette design and assembling AmigaDOS scripts. August 1990. Programming Special. Plus guide to maintaining hard-drive efficiency, safety, and performance. Each information packed issue of Amiga 11 or Id is only S3.95, plus Si for postage and handling* California orders add 6.25% stale lax Canadian orders add 7% GST = GST reg. 126038405) Add postage handling;
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500. We got an early black- and-white version. Which gave us a jump 011 the story, most of which we are willing it) share. Mighty Mouse, a computer neophyte, visits a school and confronts this new “educational tool.” Once alone with the Amiga, our fearless mouse is sucked inside the computer’s circuitry, which leaves a tell-tale burp on its monitor. Come to find out. Mighty Mouse has been drawn in by the wily Dot Matrix, who wants him to defeat a giant viral worm that threatens a huge computer network. The self-absorbed mouse has no interest in saving hank records or military codes, but when he hears that baseball statistics are in peril, the cartoon rodent springs into action. Before defeating the slimy intruder (had you any doubts?). Mighty Mouse confronts a huge pile ol worm parts in the shape of floppy discs, zips through a maze, and gets caught in a huge grid. Just as Popeye has his spinach, Mighty Mouse eats a special snack that gives him extra power. All’s well that ends well, and the kids' favorite mouse comes through unscathed and computer literate. Look for the issue wherever line periodicals are sold. And look for more Amiga art from the man behind the lines of Casper the Friendly Ghost in upcoming comics. He has already upgraded his A500 to 9MB of RAM, and has added a scanner, hard drive, Deluxe- Paint III (Electronic Arts), and Sketchmaster drawing tablet (Dakota Corp.). Colon’s ultimate aim is to create full color, high-res frames that are photographed and turned directly into the finished comic, leaving pen and paper entirely behind. Doug Harney Become a part of the AmigaWorld Programming Team We’re looking for quality programs to support the growth of the AmigaWorld product line and we need your help. We offer competitive payment and an opportunity for fame. ¦ GAMES ¦ ANIMATION ¦ 3D ¦ UTILITIES ¦ CLIP ART ¦ AMIGAVISION APPLICATIONS ¦ OTHER STAND-ALONE APPLICATIONS Send your submissions Amiga Product Submissions or contact us for Mare-Anne Jarvela guidelines: (603) 924-°100 80 Elm Street, Peterborough, NH 03458 THE AMIGA EVENT 2.0 OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA AmiEXPO brings the AmiealN! Event to Oakland Convention Center, October 4-6, 1991! Don't miss:
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Husker Du - Colors and pattern rather than shape in this Tetris-esque game; 5 screens and 3 levels ol difficulty. Requires Fat Agnus (1 Meg ol Chip) FD63: Quizzsho’; an interactive multimedia quiz game show program that tests your knowledge ol Dpaintlll. The questions can be changed so you may quiz on whatever topic you’d like. FD62: PomPom Gunner. An extremely smooth and well done World War II gunner simulation. Requires 1 meg chip memory. FD61: Games Solitaire; great graphics, plays two versions Klide; an interesting piece of eye candy. Extreme Violence: 2 player kill or bekilled game. YATC: A Tetris clone with Artifical Intelligence Genesis; create realistic 3d fractal worlds. FD60: Games In Nebula, race over a 3d world to destroy enemy installations. Interferon; a great Dr. Mario clone. Enigma: is it a gameor a puzzle? WB97: Molecule3D - An Interactive 3d solid modeling program for molecules; creates stunning 3D pictures of molecules. Disk also includes a mailing list manager. WB96: Dupers * Contains XcopyIII & Nib which will backup copy-protected programs. FreeCopy removes copy protection from several programs, and SuperDuper will crank-out fast AmigaDOS copies. WB95: Checkbook Accountant 2.0 This program is definitely commercial grade; we’ve seen many checkbook programs and Ihis is absolutely the best. Full budgeting, transaction recording and report generation. WB93: Workbench Extras 2 This disk contains the utilities that Commodore should have shipped with the Amiga; VirusX4.0. Snap, FixDisk (recover corrupt'deleted files). Disk Optimizer (floppy & hard). Machlll (screen blanker, hotkey, mouse accel.. macro, clock utility). GOMF (a gurubuster)and PrintStudio. DD80: Vfont System - A font rendering system that extends the Amiga so that it will be able to use vectorized outline fonts. Fast rendering, rotating, and sizing. Use in your own programs' Other Great Disks! FD5: Tactical Games - 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 rum Very very habit forming. FD6: GAMES! - This disk is chock lull 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 type games including; PacMan87. MazMan and Zonix. FD9: Moria -. This has great graphic controls, multiple spells, similar to Larn and Hack. Play time several weeks! FD10: HackLite - A dungeon adventure game. Considered a must-have classic. This is the second release ol this game on the Amiga. Great graphic interface. Play time several weeks! FD11: Las Vegas and Card Games • Las Vegas Craps - The best Las Vegas Craps simulation every written lor any computer. Contains extensive HELP features. Also Thirty- One, VideoPoker and more. FD12A.FD12B; Star Trek, The Game - This is by far the best Star Trek game ever written for any computer. It features mouse control, good graphics, digitized sound effects and great Pameplay Counts as 2 disks. Req, 1Mb and two drives (or hd). D13: 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 arkanoidbreakout type game. Trix - a Qix type clone. FD17: Educational Games - This disk includes several games for the younger members including geography, math, science, and word games, also includes Wheel of Fortune. FD20: Tactical Games - MechForce(3.72); A game that simulates combat between two or more giant, robot-like machines. Simple words can 1 begin to give you the feel of piloting a 30 - 40 foot tall, fire breathing, earth shaking colossus that obeys your every whim. FD25:Arcade Games - Marble slide, this is a truly commercial quality game. Similar to a Lucas game named PipeDreams, excellent playability and entertainment, Mutants , a small version of the arcade game of the same name, also SuperBreakoul a pong arkanoids type game. FD27: Arcade Games - This disk is loaded with some great games. Includes, Racearama a great racing car game with ten different courses. MiniBlast a helicopter gunship type clone. Shark in the same class as froger, and Sbreakout the original breakout with more. FD39a & b: Star Trek, The New Generation - This is ar completely different version of Star Trek than that found on FD12. This one was created by the German author Tobias. Now with English instructions. Very Excellent!!! Counts as two disks. FD29: Shoot'em up's • WWII - you're the pilot ol a WWII plane flying through enemy territory, you've just been spotted, good luck on you mission. SpKiller - try and penetrate enemy Tines with this game, and Retaliato' - another great game. New Disks Contains playable demos of ChuckRock FD31: Games! - Air Traffic Control - a good ATC simulation game. Black Jack Lab - a lull featured set ol card games. ChessTel ¦ play chess with your friend in distant and remote places with this game and a modem, labyrnth - a well done text adventure game (like an infocom game), and MouseTrap - a 3d maze game. FD32:Flighf Simulator ¦ Includes an instrument flight simulator lor a DC10. FD33; Arcade Games - Flreddy a mario brothers type of game, Gerbils a target practice game, PipeLine a German interpretation of Pipe Dreams, Tron a light cycles version, and wetroids a wonderful version of asteroids with a hilarious twist. FD35 Omega (v 1.3) - A new outstanding dungeon and outdoors adventure game in a similar vein as hack, rouge, and moria. This version is considerably faster and better that all previous versions. Play time several weeks or months. FD37a & b:Tactical Games - Empire (2.2w) This great game comes highiy recommended. With a full-graphic front end. FD38:Games • Cribbage Master - A great cribbage game and tutor. Spades - a well tJone card came, ChineseCheckers - A computer version of this classic. Puzz - a slide piece puzzle game and construction set. FD44: Game • Mechlighl is an out of this world role-playing adventure comparable to hack and moria. The setting, interplanetary colonies and space stations. In your quest to explore the world, take time out to liberate bad’guys of their most valuable possessions, engage in a mortal combat or two against robots and alien life forms, pick up a new amiga 9000. Most of all. Don’t forget to stay alive... FD49:Chaos Cheats - This disk contains an everything you wanted to know about cheat set for Chaos Strikes Back, including full maps, spells, object locations, super characters and more. FD50: Submarine Game - Sealance. One and a half years in the making, this is an outstanding submarine tactical game. Commercial quality, highly recommended. FD52: Classics Games • PetersQuest a well done Mario brothers type of game. Jymbc a two player missile command clone, and Vstank a tank commander game. FD53: Great Arcade - On this disk is a wonderful implementation of the ever popular classic arcade game Delender, Also contain Air Race a WWII Hying ace arcade game, and Psycoblast new creation idea game. FD56: Arcade - Includes SpaceWar, HueyRaid a well done helicopter arcade game, and PowerPong a great expanded pong game. FD57: Arcade Games Includes 2 true commercial quality games. MegaBall is the successor to Ball; features 5 full musical scores, multiple levels and addicting gameplay. Gravity Attack is a psychadellic trip through several different worlds-each distinctly different. FD58: GAMES! Includes Steinschlag: a great Tetris clone from Germany with music. Scombat: simulate battle between up to 40 players & monsters, Imperium Romanum; Battle up to 4 players for control of the Mediterranean in this Risk- esque game. FD59: Game Potpourri Xenon III is an almost exact done of the commercial game of the same name...a great shootemup. Crossword will take lists of words & automatically generate crossword puzzles for any Epson compatable printer. WB4:Telecommumnlcalion - This disk contains several excellent pd communication programs designed to get you on line quickly and easily, Access (t 42) - A very nice ANSI term program based on Comm vl.34. but with the addition of transfer protocols, Comm (1.34) - Last version of one of the best pubi c domain communications programs ever made on the Amiga. Handshake (2.12a) Handshake is a Full featured VT52 100 102 220 WB5 - Fonts 1- Several fonts (35) lor the Amiga, also included are five PageStream fonts.and ShowFont - a font display program. Public Domain Library Guarantee We believe so strongly in our product that we offer a full lifetime, complete satisfaction guarantee. No questions asked. We have been the official Public Domain Library of all of the best Amiga magazines. Find out why these magazines choose us! Each of our disks are jam packed with only the best programs. The first two letters on each disk indicate the orientation of the disk; DD intermediate to advanced - often contains source, WB general interest - most programs can be run from the workbench, and FD games and entertainment. Order our disk based catalog and receive a coupon for a complimentary volume with your next purchase. We have always used only SONY blank disks! WB6: Video Fonts 2 - ShowFont(4.0) This program allows you to quickly and painlessly view all 256 characters in a typical font. Large AmigaDos system fonts (many up to 56pts> WB7: Cnp Art - This disk is loaded with black and white clip art. Art includes, trees, watches, tools. US and State maps, and more. WB9:lcons - Truly a multitude of various types and kinds Also includes IconMiester. IconLab, and others great utilities to help generate icons. WB10:Virus Killers - The latest and best VirusX(4.0), Kv(2.l),and ZeroVirus(1.3). WB11: Business - Clerk(4 0), finally a full featured business accounting PD program for the small to medium company, Includes receivables, oayables, end ol month and uch more. WB12: Disk Utilities • This great disk is loaded with wonderful utilities for everything including making disk labels, disk cataloging, disk optimizing, disk and file recovery archive and organizing, and all sorts ol lile manipulation. A must have! WB13: Printer Drivers and Generator - over 70 different drivers, and if these don't do it, with PrtDrvGen you can make your own, WB14: Video- on this disk are several utilities for the video enthusiast. We have included multiple slates, video titling. Bars and Tone, Gray Scale, Screen fades and swipes. Interlace toggles, and SMPTE Calculators .Also on this disk is a full featured video cataloging program, WB15: Business - This disk contains a spreadsheet, a database, a project time management program and financial analysis (stocks). WB16: Business - This disk contains an inventory manager, a loan analysis program, a great calendar scheduler, a rolodex program, and pennywise a good "Cash Book" accounting for home or office, WB18: Word Text Processors - This disk contains the best editors. Includes,TextPlus (v2.2e) a full featured word processor. Dme(vl.35) a great programmers editor with strong macro features.TexED(v2 8) an enhanced Emacs type editor, and a spell checker. WB2Q: General Interest - DiskSalv V1.42 a disk recovery $ 4.95* ea 10-24Disks $ 3.95* ea 25+ Disks
* Anti-Virus Free on all orders with 15 or more disks! Program for all Amiga lile systems, FixDisk V1.0 another file recovery program with features DiskSalv doesn't have, 3DLookt gives a 3D appearance to your WorkBench, Clean V1.01 a program to de fragment memory, Tracer - trace any part of an image. Wl 'B22: Fonts 3 - Several more great fonts. These, like the 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 function. BezSurl2 - produce awesome pictures ol objects one could turn on a lathe, Can also map iff image tiles onto any surface that it can draw. Now compatible with most 3D packages, and Vscreen * makes a virtual screen anywhere, great lor DTP . WB25:Educa1ional - On this disk are two programs that can generate maps ol differing types. World Data Base uses Ihe CIA's data base to generate detailed maps ol any entered user global coordinates. Also Paradox a great demonstration of Albert Einstein General Theory of Relativity. WB26: Disk Ufilities 2 - MrBackup, KwickBackup - two well done utilities to help with harddisk and floppy disk backups, FileMast - a binary file editor. Labelprinter - Disk label printer with very powerful features. WB27: Nagel - 26 Patrick Nagel pictures of beautiful women. WB29: Graphics and Sound- This disk has several different Mandelbrot type programs lor generating stunning graphics. Includes, MandelMountains - a realistic terrain generator, Fracgen - generated recursive fractals from user input, Mandelbrot and Tmandel - two last mandelbrot generators, also Mostra - 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! WB33:Circuit Board Design - several terrific routines for the electronic enthusiast, Including PCBtool - a circuit board design tool. LogicLab • circuit logic tester, and Mead (1.26) a well done new release of this PD CAD program, now comes with predrawn common circuit components for insertion into schematics. WB34: Utilities - Several well done utilities, some will require moderate knowledge of a CLI or Shell for setup. Chatter Box - this one will play any user defined sound after any event (ie. Disk insert, mouse click, disk removal...), . Artm - The Amiga real time monitor, gives you full control of the Amiga OS. Very powerful program. Helper - help program to make Teaming the CLI easier, and morel WB35: 3d Graphics - This disk contains several neat programs to use with your 3d modeling raytracing programs 3dFonts - Full vector font set for use with 3d programs, FontMaker - make 3d fonts from any system font, Make3DShape - create 3d shapes from any image, DumptolFF - create 3d animations preserves pallet, and WB35: 3d Graphics Cont.- World3d * a demo program of a front end for use with DKBRender WB36: Graphics - On this disk are several programs to create stunning graphical images including. Mpath - creates swirling galaxy images. Roses - produce an unlimited number of variations of images that a symmetrically similar to a rose, SimGen - display those spectacular images as part of your workbenck screen, and RayShade - a very good raytracing program, create your own beautiful 3d graphic models with this one1 Wb37: Educational • Educational games and puzzles that cover math, geography, spelling, and books. Ages 6-15 WB38: Plotting and Graphics - Plotxy is the most powerlul full featured pfolting package. Used by many colleges and universities. A welcome addition to our library1 Highly recommended. Plans - a incredibly well done Computer Aided Dratling program, very full featured. Tesselalor * a program that helps generates fantastic looking, recursive M.C. Ecsher type pictures, WB39: Music - Intuitracker is a German offering of an exquisitely well done program that allows you to play music on your Amiga wi!h CD like controls. Lets you strip out music from your favorite games or others and include them in your music library. WB40: Music - "CD on a disk", 90 minutes of modern music on this well presented collection. WB41: Music • MED an incredibly well done, lull featured music editor. Create your own stunning music directly on your the Amiga Similar to SoundTracker but better. Very powerlul easy to use program. WB43:Business • This disk contains AnalytiCalc ¦ probably the most powerful spreadsheet program on the Amiga A lull featured spreadsheet with many features expecled in a commercial package Requires 1.2 MB of memory1 WB46:Clip Art - HighRes clip art with the following motifs • embellishments (borders, dodads ,...), people, and transportation. WB48: Ctip Art - HighRes clip an with the following motifs - Holidays, music, medical, and misc. WB49abc:Animation Sampler * On this three disk sampler set (counts as two disks) are some of the best animations that SONY Blank Disks DSDD 10 for $ 8.90 (.89 cents ea) 25 for $ 18.90 (.76 cents ea) 50 for $ 34.90 (.70 cents ea) 100 for $ 68.00 (.68 cents ea) No Shipping charge on USA blank d:sk orders. Canada and Mexico add S.15 each. Other foreign add $ 50 ea have been created over the last three years, Several examples of "Movie" type animations some with spectacular raytraced reality (coolroby, watch, spigot and egg). Also several european style or "Demo' animation with incredible graphics and outstanding electronic music (akrilight, copersine. Doc, dps2QlO. Impact, and logodemo). These truly show off the creative edge of an Amiga! WB50: Animation - Seven of the best european style animations or "Demos", including - scientific 451. Subway (a
U. S. entrant, also our lavorite). Sunride. Thrstdemo, might, waves, and woow. WB53:Graphics - Raytracing programs generate absolutely stunning realistic looking planes, rockets, buildings..., and surreal images often consisting of highly polished spheres and objects. C'Light is the most powerful EASY-TO-USE of it's kind we have seen to date. This is easily better, and more full featured, than similar commercial programs costing in the hundreds of dollars. Also, sMovie - a full featured video text titter similar to ProVideo. Broadcast Titter. Great video scrolling, wipes, special effects, and more... WB54:Printing - This disk contains several routines to help with the chore of printing. Includes Gothic * Finally a Banner printer for the PD! PrmtStudio -a well implemented all-purpose prinler-utiJity with a very comfortable graphic interface and many advanced features, Lila - with ease, print ASCII files to a PostScript printer, and many more. [ ] Payment Enclosed ] Please charge my [ ] Visa IJ Master charge WB55:Application - Xcopylll - a full featured disk copier, make backups of write protected disks. RoadRoute - find the quickest roule from one city to another, highway description included. Diary - a diary program like "Dougy Howard M.D", Cal - a calendar program, Magman - a database tailored to maintain records on articles and publications. WB57:Animation - This disk has several "Demo” style animations. Including, Blitter. Lolly. Sun5, vertigo, vortex, and xenmorph. Exp WB59:Business - contains a great, very full featured stock market technical analysis and tracking program, also an appointment calendar, and more. WB61 intermediate Utilities - Includes programs to help fo drasticaly decrease flicker in interlace and hi-res modes (antiflick), an Alari-st emulator, an eprom programmer, turn your arruga into an eight channel digital data analyzer or ocilloscope, anc more. WB62:Midi Utilities - Several useful midi utilities including, programs to transfer to and from several music programs to midi, a midi sysex handler, a midi recorder with timebase. DevWare, 12528 Kirkham Court, Suite 11-A19, Poway, CA 92064 Orders Only Please! 800 879-0759 Support 619 679-2825 Fax 619 679-2887 display m di info, file sequence player, and a few scores. WB63:Disk Utilities 3 • Several highly recommended programs to aid in removing duplicate files from your hard drive, performing file backups. Binary editing, fast formatting, file recovery, disk track recovery, and forced DISK VALIDATION of corrupt disks. WB66:lcons 2- Lot's of neat icons. Also, several wonderful programs that to let you create your own icons, modify and manipulate icons and info structures. WB68:Music Utilities - several good utilities lor the Amiga music enthusiast. Includes, Noisetracker - a great music crealion program, Sonix2MOD - converts sonix to .mod files which then can be used by noisetracker, soundtraker, and MED, SpeakerSim - a speaker design loot demo, Wondersound is an additive harmonic instrument design tool with a separate envelope design window and 16 relative harmonic strength and phase angle controls. WB69: Music - This disk has over 90 minutes of classical and modern electronic music for you Amiga. WB70:Desk Top Pub - Atop - transfer Macintosh screen fonts. Mac or IBM format AFM metric files, lo Amiga screen fonts and Ppage .metric files. With this program open door to the libraries of Adobe and PostScript type1. Calendar - month templates in PS form, Post - a full featured post script file display and print utility. WB71 :C64 Emulation - The A64 Package is a complete, very powerful, Commodore 64 emulator. WB75: Music - over 100 instruments files (.inst) and sample sound files (,ss) for your music programs. 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Get B&W clip art food images suitable for desktop publishing. TC16. Generate complex 3-D vector objects of a wide variety of terrain, from flat plains to rocky mountains. Plot out mathematical equations. Format your text files to print on both sides of the paper. Plus six digitized sounds perfect for animations and multimedia presentations and a mouse-driven graphic adventure game with excellent digitized sounds. Also includes Tinyball, The World's Smallest Baseball Arcade Game.n TC21. Battle your computer to take over the planet Circe. Assign RGB values to printer and screen output. Get a powerful database manager suitable for home and small business. Create animated sprites by editing up to 100 frames at once. Execute CLI programs, batch files and Arexx scripts with the simple click of a gadget. TC26. Generate word search puzzles. Join the war between the Allied Navy and the Empire Fleet. Search binary and or text files for a particular word or string. 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o j him in Russian, you’d no doubt make more than three minor spelling mistakes. And he’d probably have the good taste not to make fun of your errors, much less publish them in a mass periodical. Mr. Barney, take a look in the mirror you’re seeing the uglv American. N j David Dubennan Redwood City, Cali font ia A 900 Number, Yet! I just mailed off a red-hot letter to the president ofOxxi, prompted by unlearning that the company has now put its customci-service department on a I- 900 line! I'm writing this to AmigaWorld in the hope that some negative publicity might keep this odious practice from spreading to other companies. By the way, Sir. Barney, I alwavs read and enjoy your editorials, even when 1 don't agree with your stance. I find it positive that someone associated with the Amiga is not afraid to stir things up. I also appreciate AmigaIVor d's courage in printing negative reviews. In closing, let me pass along a comeback that a friend of mine uses when someone comes up with the usual sneer about the Amiga being a game machine: “Well, if the ability to do gorgeous graphics bla ingly fast makes it a game machine, then so be it.” This erases the sneer pretty quick, Dennis Schaefer Los Angeles, California The Human Side I've been reading Amiga I Vorld for almost four years now. The reviews are good, and the tutorials are helpful. All tlie information you jam between the covers has good reason to be there most of the time. But while there is plentv ol useful si nil'in AmigaWorld there is a void when it comes to the human side of the machine, I here are plenty of creative, intelligent people out there using the Amiga. That's why such a open-ended machine was developed. Why can’t we see a little bit of coverage on the people doing the neat stuff? I’d like to see occasional articles, not on celebrities, but on everyday individuals who use the Amiga to develop wild or unusual applications. I'd like to hear how they do it technically and how they got started on their projects. With more awareness of the possibilities, the rest of us might find some new directions, too. Wil Ha si up Ca rbonda le. Illinois Info Want to Know More About Products Or Services Advertised In This Issue? DIRECT TO YOU AT NO COST OR OBLIGATION Here's How. ? Print your name and address where indicated. ? Tell us about yourself by answering the questions. 4 Circle the numbers on the card corresponding to the reader service number on the ads for products or services that interest you. If you would like a one year subscription to AmigaWorld (12 issues) please check here. The cost is $ 24.97. Canada and Mexico S34.97, Foreign surface mail is $ 47.97. Foreign Airmail $ 82.97 (must be US funds drawn in a US bank). 4RSS1 ? Tear out and mail the card. ? Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of your subscription. NO OBLIGATION. Literature on products and services will be sent to you directly from advertisers, free of charge. If you would like a one year subscription to AmigaWorld (12 issues) please check here. The cost is S24.97. Canada and Mexico $ 34.97, Foreign surface mail is $ 47.97. Foreign Airmail $ 82.97 (must be US funds drawn in a US bank). AmigaWorld READER SERVICE CARD
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