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Moonlighter Software offered mass- storage options with Ami-Back and Ami-Back Tools data-backup and harddisk maintenance programs. Another product, TapeWorm FS. Lets you use your tape drive like a removable hard disk. (RS 138.) At the Digital Creations booth, renowned artist Jim Sachs demonstrated Brilliance 2.0. the versatile paint and animation program that supports al! Graphics modes on the Amiga. (RS 139. ) Rom bo, a Scottish company that specializes in video products, showcased its low-cost Vidi Amiga 12 digitizer and 24- bit Vidi Amiga 24 RT packages. (RS 140. ) At the Ixion booth, show attendees donned headgear for a flight through virtual reality courtesy of the VR-Sling- shot 3-D flight simulator game. (RS 141. ) Authors, Books, and More For anyone looking for an easy way to learn Arexx, noted expert and author Merrill Callaway (Whitestone) was available with his The Arexx Reference Disk. (RS 142.) Bruce Smith was on hand to display his extensive collection of programming reference hooks and user guides for all levels of Amiga users. (RS 145.) The Amiga Online Reference Manual from Area 52 claims to be the source for everything vou need to know about the Amiga. The reference disk provides hardware specs and helpful charts, tables, lists, and so forth. (RS 143.) Clear Skies Ahead w In praise of the show, a tip of the hat must go to the many users groups from the Toronto area that actively participated in it, including the Hamilton Amiga Users’ Group, Toronto PET Users’ Group, and the Amiga Based Users’ Group (ABUG), and to all groups worldwide whose loyally and dedication to the Amiga market is unmatched. This 11th annual show seemed to be a sorely needed booster shot for the Amiga industry after recent announcements of Commodore's sickly quarterly earnings. And judging from the enthusiasm of developers and show attendees alike, the forecast for the next quarter looks very bright, indeed. ¦ DB and TW Cjkay, so no kitchen sink, but it 5 the most comprehensive video toaster workstation integrator available. Free kitchen sink included on every box! Crouton Tools 4000 It's impossible to describe the incredible power of Crouton Tools 4000 within the limits of this ad. There isn't enough room. Simply put, Crouton Tools 4000 is slick

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* 21 rr'yt,"cc* ? K, k "iZV? *** ***> •"*»¦ . Ajuroob 'Jttci iCTKd noyx-rnj ,yiJ r*"*3-d 1cm V £££ S ISS sF Release 11 Final Copy II produces high quality, professional lookingdocuments.lt combines advanced word processing features, easy-to- use page layout capabilities, and state-of- the-art printing technology into one convenient program. While other programs claim to have quality printing, Final Copy II is the only word processor on the Amiga that will produce excellent quality printouts on any Workbench (1.3,2.0 or higher) supported graphic printer. If you have a PostScript printer, Final Copy II is the only word processor on the Amiga that has true WYSIWYG PostScript print capabilities - other programs limit you to a few fonts and a limited number of sizes. Final Copy II supports NimbusQ, Compugraphic, and type-1 outline font formats giving you access to thousands of commercial and public-domain fonts. IcftWoed Fl ntirinirtt if Hrt Final Copy II’s word processing features include: 144.000 word speller; 1.4 million response thesaurus; automatic hyphenation; named paragraph style sheets; master pages; mail-merge; multiple newspaper style columns; search and replace; header and footer support; left, right, center and decimal tabs; paragraph justification; and automatic date, time, and page number insertion. Final Copy Ifs graphic features include: aVuctiiixd (ools for tlrnwin d , S5e " si™w0rkin screens having up to 2j6 colors. Final Copy II now available in American English, British English, German, Fren , and French-Canadian versions is the best selling word processor for the Amiga in world. As stated in a recent AmigaWorld review, "FinalCopy II pulls into the lead of the Amiga word-processing pack. SoftWood, Inc. P.O. Box 50178 • Phoenix, Arizona 85076 1(800)247-8314 System Requirements: Amiga® with at least I megabyte of RAM and either a hard drive or ? Floppy drives To use Compugraphic fonts you must have a hard drive and WB 2.1 or greater Imported by: AmigaOberland (Germany), Gordon Harwood Computers (England). TUPsoft (Australia), and Essonne Mailing (France)
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By Dave Thomas ......22 I he Video Toaster's 3.0 software oilers impressive features lor creating :i dazzling arrav of top-notch diet is. Lei our'Toaster expert show you some iiill ledmi |ues dial w ill ]ielp von lake lull advantage ol litem. ARTICLES Put Your Best Print Forward By Bonnie Dalzell .28 ( heating inaivelous images on sc reen is onlv hall die battle for die Amiga artist reproducing those graphics as high-quality hardcopv can be a greater challenge. I lere are some prolessional tips that can make a critical diNeretice in your printed output. NET GAINS By Jim Dutton ...33 Simple iwn-Amiga setups, sophisticated telecommunications hookups, inn irate multiuser systems all are examples of networking designed to give your Amiga greater pinver and flexibility. (he k onl these networking strategies, hands-on examples, and prodtu is to help put you in the l > >p. Hidden AmigaDOS Gems PART 1 By Denny Atkin .....4 I A well-known AmigaIX)S expert begins a three-part series on exploiting the more unusual aspects >l the newest releases ol the Amiga’s operating system. Pari 1 uncovers secrets of the Shell. A CLASS Act By Michael Hanish .... 9 1 You ma he sm-prised to learn dial Amigas pla a significant pari in many kinds of educational programs throughout North America. We've profiled a lew ol iliem. Ranging Irom pi iman to medical schools. COLUlM S Editor’s Drawer By Dennis Brisson ..4 I he editor has some free marketing advice for Commodore on how to make its new C l >32 benefit the entire Amiga communiiv. The. I miga was I famous third-party (nod net ran u'hij) up some super special effects. Tty your hand with a little expert hand-holding from us at using the feat ares of Toaster 3.0. Greer credits: “Sports Gar Jet" image hy Dave Thomas: "Earth and Sun" and "Atrade"hy T.rih limn. “Anode” ©1003 !( i ': all imams t reated with I jghtWnve. Greer n background image by TPG International. Accen t on Graphics By Joel Hagen ...70 |oel borrows some lighting techniques from portrait photography and parlays them into tips that w ill help you better control light and shadow w hen working with 3-1) graphics software. Y I DEO SUITE By Geoffrey Williams ... I 2 Practical pointers from a commercial videographer about how to approach the business of video production. DEPARTMENTS Help Key .....3 I im’s very "up-lront*’ ibis month about dealing w ith your technical concerns. Overscan .....6 News ol the big Amiga show in Toronto, phis new products and choice PlVshare- ware downloads. The Last Word ..96 We’re all ears, so let's hear it from on. AWProduct Information .90 To contact the vendors of products mentioned in this issue of. ImigaWmld, consult our all-in-one "Manufacturers' Distributors’ Addresses" list. R E V 11; W S Performance Series II: A1230 Turbot and A1291 SCSI Kit (gvp> ...12 ’ I lie brand-new version of (A P's multifunction accelerator board accommodates a S( IS! Card lor added expansion options. Edge (INOVAtronics) 13 Flexible, lull-featured text editor. Toaster Toolbox 4000 (Desktop Video Systems) ...I O Expansion c hassis fhr'I ouster add-ons. Final Wri ter (Softwood) ..17 Final Copy’s big brother oilers full-scale, state-of-the-art word processing. MaTHVISION 2.4 (Seven Seas).... 19 1 be new incarnation of that delightfully oddball graphics program, Doug’s Math Aquarium. Magic Lantern (Terra Nova) 60 Real-time 21-bit animation player. AsiMCDFS 2.0 (Asinneare) AND CDX (Xetec) ....64 Tw o new versions of popular Amiga CD- ROM driver sof tware.
W. VVELiNK (Axiom) .63 A ParNEI’-based. Iwo-Amiga network lor the Video I 'oaster. GAMES By Peter Olafson Jurassic Park (Ocean) ....7!t Stxlisli reptilian arcade-adventure. Jet S TRIKE (Rasputin SeaScape). ... 80 Fancy flight-sim-likc arcade action. AMBERMOON (Thaiion) .....82 Role-playing sequel to Ambcrstar. AG A Games ..80 Brief reviews of games specially designed or adapted for the A1200. A1000. And CD32. Short Takes .82 Capsule reviews ol new Amiga games. EDITOR S DRAWER Here are some marketing suggestions for ...Commodore s launch of CDS 2 from an un- abashed gavies fanatic. The Top Ten I have a liule confession to make: I like to play computer games, so I’m rooting for Commodore to make a big splash in the games market with the CD32. I’ve developed the following ten steps for marketing the machine. My advice is free (and probably worth every cent!).
1. Commodore marketing an oxymoron? .Anv long-suffering Amiga owner will tell you: Commodore desperately needs to boost its marketing efforts. CBM recently hired PR consultant Ron Peterson to spearhead CD32 promotion a step in die right direction. Peterson, Commodore US general manager Geoff Stilley, and marketing manager John Dilullo recently revealed tentative plans that include 1A' infomercials, mailings, and competitive software development and advertising. It’s about time.
2. Warm and fuzzy. Develop a character that becomes identifiable with great game play on CD32. Nintendo has the Mario Bros., and Sega boasts Sonic the Hedgehog. Commodore has...Zoo!?
5. Gel some ink! Game machines translate into headlines nowadays, so whv shouldn’t Commodore share some of J j the spotlight with Atari Jaguar and 3DO?
4. 32 what? Sell the benefits, not the technical stuff. Better graphics, speed and memory, rather than bits, megahertz, and megabyte capacities.
5. Keep in touch. Re-establish a strong network of dealers, retailers, and users and keep it informed about product development and availability.
6. Quality, not quantity. You can dazzle 'em with numbers, but fora lasting impression, emphasize quality. New titles should take advantage of the strengths of the machine. Strive f or new standards of excellence in game design and development.
7. Cash in on the craze. Any Mortal Kombat fan will tell you that this year’s games sales were at an all-time high. Whal belter time for Commodore to push ils product into the limelight? Commodore needs to move quickly to garner a significant share of this market.
8. The Ugly American syndrome. The shrinking US market is last on the list of CD32 release locations, primarily owing to the fact that the machine has done so well elsewhere. CBM needs to revitalize its US market.
9. Tor non-gamers, too. You may be asking, "If I’m not a games player, why should I care?” CD32 may bring new users to the Amiga market. With a successful CD32 launch, Commodore is in a much stronger financial position to introduce new products. AmigaWartd(ISSN" 088*1-2390) is an independent journal not connected with Commodore Btisi- ness Machines, Inc. Amiga Wot hi is published monthly hv Tech Media Isiblishmg. Inc.. an DC* Company, 80 Klni St., Pelcrlamutgli. Ml 03138. I S subscription rale is 529.97. one veai:
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10. It takes a thief. Commodore needs to steal the thunder of giants Nintendo and Sega. CBM certainly has the technology to compete, but it’s up to manufacturing, marketing, and third-part)’ developers. With the price lower than the competition it’s possible to overtake the market. A Amiga World Dale Strang, Publisher Dennis Brisson, Editor-In-Chief Daniel Sullivan, Executive Editor Barbara Gefvert, Senior Editor Tim Walsh, Senior Editor Reviews Ann Record, Assistant Editor Peter Ohfson, Games Editor Joel Hagen f Contributing Editor Howard G. Happ, Art Director Laura Johnson, Assistant Art Director Anil Dillon, Designer Ajana Korda, Manufacturing Manager Michael McGoldrick, Advertising Director Barbara Hoy, Sales Representative Heather Guinard, Sales Representative Meredith Bickford, Advertising Coordinator Advertising: -800-441-4403; I-603-924-0100 FAX: 1-603-924-4066 Giorgio Salufi, Associate Publisher, West Coast Sales 533 Airport Blvd., Fourth Floor, Burlingame, CA 94010 1-415-375-7018: FAX: 1-415-375-7019 Wendie Haines Marro, Marketing Director Mary McCoIe, Promotion Coordinator Lisa Jail let. Desktop Publishing Manager Johanna Rivard, Circulation Promotion Manager Debbie Bourgault, Circulation Fulfillment Manager Subscription Sendees: 1-800-827-0877 or 1-815-734-1109 Tech Media Publishing Dale Strang, President William M. Boyer, Director of Credit Sales & Collections Kemco Publishers Services, Newsstand Circulation IDG INTERNATIONAL DATA GROUT HELP KEY Tim “the Toolman” takes a look back at the A2090A and offers a refresher on how to create autobooting disks. A2090A Dis(k)aster
Q. My A2000 is equipped with an Amiga DOS 2.04 ROM and its accompanying software. The HD'l ools program on my system does not seem to detect my 50MB Rodine RO-3055 hard drive or my Commodore A2090A controller. Must I upgrade the hard- drive controller? Also, I’m considering getting an A1200. Is it possible to use my external 213MB Maxtor IDR-tvpe hard drive with it? If not, can I install the Maxtor on the A2000? Ethan Vaughn Ogden, Utah
A. The A2090A sounds like the culprit. I consulted with several hard-drive experts who proposed two options. Von can scrap the controller and replace it with a newer, more up-to-date unit. Alternately, with some fiddling and luck, you can devise a new “HDTooIs” of sorts to get your 2.04-equipped A2000 to recognize the controller. The first choice requires nothing more than picking up the phone and calling some Amiga dealers and mailorder houses for prices. If you opt for the less-expensive plan, die experts suggest that you find a copy of the original A2090A Install software. While antiquated by today's standards, the A2090A apparently involves a complicated setup it was an update of the nonautobooling A2090, As such, it needs an autobooting Boot parti lion that uses the FastFileSvstem, and at J 9 least one other partition that requires the original file-system format. After conducting a fruitless search fora source of an old (circa 1988) set of A2090A Install disks, I turned to the public domain and quickly located several comparable programs; these are available in Amiga disk collections and on networks and BBSs. The first step in the process is to get a good hard-disk partitioning utility. The freely distributable RDPrep package By Tim Walsh from MicroBotics is a good choice. Not a formatting utility, RDPrep is an allpurpose Rigid Disk Block hard-drive partitioning program. It’s crucial that you have such a utility for the configuration process, as some versions of the A2090A B controllers required three (Boot, Workbench, and Work) partitions on the hard disk. The program conies with extensive documentation, including information on setting it up to recognize most Amiga hard drives. Next, you’ll need a good formatting program, one with more flexibility than the stock 2.04 Format command. Again, in the public domain, Olaf Barthel’s Formal program can replace the existing command. With it in place, a screen with a multitude of options appears on a command panel when you select an icon and the Format Disk option from the 2.04 Workbench. Another freely distributable formatting utility' to try is Bob Bush’s Bforrnat, a program guaranteed to format any device with the file system ol your choice. I If all else fails, and you have no access to the above programs and after you’ve backed up every last byte and hit of data worth saving on the hard drive try a quick prep that will clear everything from the hard drive. J o Open a Shell window and type: Format DRIVE (partition): name Work OUICK The hard drive's icon should indicate that it is busy for a few seconds; then, if the drive has been previously formatted (it sounds as though yours has been), you should he able to save files to it. Just try dragging a few files from the Workbench. If they copy successfully, try it low-level format by using the above sequence again, but without the QUICK command at the end. Finallv, van’ll need to devote a portion of the drive to an autobooting partition (see the following question) and insert the FFS designation in the above Format statement between the words (partition): and name. With Workbench 2.04 on the hard drive, the startup.sequence.HD located in the s directory of 2.04 might be suitable for autobooting the drive. As for your use of the IDE-type drive with the A1200, you’re all set it has a built-in IDE interface. On the A2000, any Zorro-II controller offering an IDE port (such as Expansion Systems’ DataFlyer 2000 or ICD’s AdlDE 2) paired with an IDE-type cable will allow you to use the Maxtor as an external drive. Partitioning and formatting the IDE drive is no more difficult (or easy) than setting up any other hard drive. These Disks Were Made for Booting
Q. How do I make an Amiga disk self- booting? Must I store a program in a particular location on the disk to accomplish it? Clyde Corson La wnda le, Cali lamia
A. I’ve addressed this question before, blit the answer bears repeating. The position of the files on the disk makes no difference. For Workbench 1.3, 2.x, or 3.0, just make sure you have the minimum requirements, such as the s directory for a startup-sequence, and any of the files that are called by the startup-sequence (C, System, Prefs, and so on). Then, with the disk in the drive, type the following: INSTALL dfO: That’s it. Now you will have a disk that will, when placed in drive dfO:, boot the computer after a reset or cold start. This process also works with some autobooting hard disks. ¦ Get aimers to your own questions by writing to Help Key, Amiga World Editorial, 80 Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03458. Games Galore There were plenty of opportunities to get a feel for the newest game system. If you didn't win one at the Commodore- sponsored CD32 drawing, then you could at least sample it in action firsthand at one of the many game stations that lined the show floor. Two arcade sections courtesy of host Commodore (RS 120) and giant North American distributor, BMD (British Magazine Distributors) allowed thousands to gel a peek at this exciting new game machine. The duo displayed a number of CD32 titles from European developers such as Mindscape, Millennium, Gremlin, Krisalis, Virgin, flair. 21st Century, and Ocean. The games attracted both young and old and included titles such as Pinball Fantasies, Sleepwalker, Robocod, Zool, Oscar, Whale Voyage, Nigel Mansell, Arabian Nights, and Joliny Barnes European Football. Initially, a promissory note will be included with the unit, which entitles you to two game titles. In the future, games will be bundled with the package. According to Commodore, NTSC versions of the game machine are available only in very limited quantities in North America; expect the supply to become more plentiful after the beginning of the year and especially after the January rollout at the Consumer Electronics Show. I lowever, you could take a Cl)32 unit home with you from the show for $ 499 Canadian (which translates to under S400 US). Lew Speaks In a keynote speech to a packed auditorium, Commodore Engineering VP, Lew Eggebrecht, attributed much of the machine’s initial sales success overseas to its low price, hardware design, software availability, and MPEG option. Unlike its predecessor, the CdrIV, it does not stiller from high price and lack of application focus. Commodore is working with overseas developers and distributors to get PAL- converted NTSC titles into the market. With 120 licensees developing titles, “we should see a llood of software soon,” noted Eggebrecht. He demonstrated CD32’s impressive VCR-like capabilities stills, slow-mo- tion playback, fast forward with the MPEG option. Two video titles Top Gun and Star I rek VI (demonstrated at the show) are available to run with the MPEG modules, which, Eggebrecht noted, are in production, but are initially slated for release only in Europe. Tech Prospects Without being specific about release dates (a marketing question, after all). Eggebrecht also discussed future Amiga tech developments, including the AAA chip set, the 4000 Power, a cost-reduced A4000 featuring a new design, and a Photo CD licensing agreement with Philips. Commodore lias endorsed the PCI bus standard (to better take advantage of future high-speed peripheral connections) for the AAA machine. Plans call for the first AAA machines to ship with the Motorola 68060 processors, contingent upon Motorola’s ability to supply the necessary silicon development. To upgrade to a RISC'. (Reduced Instruction The ImageFX Arts and Sciences Contest, co-spousored bv GVP and Nova Design, will award the best in new and original art. Animation, and programming. The deadline is March 1 and results will he announced at the World of Commodore show in April, Contest rules are available on CompuServe in die GVP section of the Amiga Vendor Forum and bv calling GVP at 215 351 -9195. World of Commodore Toronto Three months after its US debut, ancl five months after it was introduced in Europe and Australia, the CD32 was launched in Toronto, the city where the Commodore phenomenon began. Expectations for this product soared as high as the CN Tower, and the crowds at the show were not disappointed. Enthusiastic attendees could pick up a number of show bargains, including the CD32 game unit, at one of several dealers' and retailers' booths. OVERSCAN News, New Products and Networks Set Computing) processor, you would plug in a RISC CPU module. Since the design of the AAA chip set is such a radical departure, it is unlikely that you could make it compatible with older machines. The new AAA machine could be available as early as 1995. Commodore lias been rehiring personnel and resiaffmg its software and hardware operations to support AAA. According to Eggebrecht. The 4000 Tower machine, which CBM is “pushing to get out." Is an AG A machine with built-in SCSI-2 support. It features additional slots, two hard drive controllers, AGA, and two video slots. In other developments, Eggebrecht noted that CD-ROM drives for the A1200 and A4000 (the A4000 version would contain the MPEG module) may be available in early spring. Finally, he hinted that beyond the AAA machine, Commodore is looking at product development to support real-time 3-D rendering. Attention, Shoppers As always, the WOC Toronto provided a vast array of hardware and software alike for holiday shoppers. 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2. 0 and later, but the PD stuff is a few notches higher in sophistication.) Each of the programs included here is small (less than 50K) and new (from the last year) or a significant and recent upgrade. A word of caution: Like oil and water, some of these little gems don’t mix well. (For instance, don’t try to run two screen blanket s simultaneously.) Menufy 1.0 Menufy by Ewout Walraven clearly qualifies as a really cool utility for AmigaDOS 2.0 and later. To use it, decompress the archive, set the Tooltypes for a particular hot-kev combo, and drop it in your WBStartup. When you hit the hot-key(s), the active window will be instantly reduced to a selection under the t ools menu on the Workbench. To reactivate the window, you simply select from the menu. Despite the author's modest claims, Menufy seems to be 100% compatible with everything from an A2000 to an A4000 with 040 acceleration. NewPop 4.0 AGA There’s no mystery about Loren J. Ritile’s NewPop its name says it all. It lets you call
* 4 up a new Shell with a hot-key combination. The program also blanks the screen after a period of inactivity. New configuration options and a repaired SCSI- port bug promise to make this version more bulletproof than previous ones. ParM 4.4 Short for Parametrable Menu, Sylvain Rougicr's S10 shareware ($ 25 will yield you an accompanying utility called Browserll) lets you build your own menus for all of your disk- based executables. As impressive as that sounds, there are even more capabilities, including Sun Mouse support. PlCKSTARTUP Bill Pierpoint’s program lets you select any startup-sequence when rebooting. It is compatible with AmigaDOS 2.0 and 3.0. The author requests an exorbitant shareware fee ($ 1 million), but makes allowances for folks who choose not to pay. Qmouse There are several versions of Qmouse available, so be sure to get the latest (version 2.70). Dan Babcock’s program gives you snazzy Sun Key and SunMouse j screen-activation capabilities, mouse blanking, auto-window activation, pop-CLI capabilities, drive “click” silencing, and mouse acceleration. It is compatible with DOS 2.0 and later. Star Blanker 3.1 Some of the best PD screen blaukers for the Amiga are found in the public domain, but most are large (250K+) files that are brimming with options few users have the time to explore. Brian Neal’s Star Blanker
3. 1 is a small (13K) "star field” blanker that is perfect for those
2. 0 3.0 users who don’t have the time, money, or desire to down- * load the big guns. Switcher Khalid Aldosen’s Switcher lists all the current screens that are active on your Amiga and lets you select which ones to use. It doesn’t stop there, though; it also offers launching capabilities, hotkeys, and provisions for grabbing screens. There is even optional three-button mouse support. Last But Not Least In February's column, I nc- glected to include Jim Meyer’s Viewport in the roundup of online magazines. It is a popular bimonthly available in several for- mats (including AmigaGuide). And it can be found on Genie. Give it a try if you haven’t already, 4 4 * BIX 800 695-4882 617 354-4137 CompuServe 614 457-0802 800 848-8199 Delphi 800 695-4005 Genie 800 638-9636 Portal
• 108 973-9111 ? Paint AGA programs. (RS 127.) Warm and Fuzzy Logic's Light Rave drew much attention. With the module and the LighiWave 3.0 software, you can run NewTek’s program without the Video Toaster board. (RS 144.) Hey! What’s That Sound? At the SunRize Industries booth you could enter a drawing to win a music CD and preview an interesting demo of the new version of the Studio 16 16-bit, 8- track stereo audio card. It includes the soltware you need for digital nonlinear audit) editing. Using a full-length action adventure entitled Expert Weapon (the third full-length movie Cine Excel has produced using Studio 16), SunRize demonstrated how easily this point-atid- click-based digital audio editor can edit a movie featuring CD-qualilv sound. (RS 128.) Soft-Logik (RS 129) leased the masses with previews oi PageStream 3,0 (watch for an upcoming release), and TypeSmith 2,0. A professional font-editing system (an update disk with minor bug fixes will soon be available). At the Commodore booth, several companies shared floorspace, including Europe's Activa International (RS
130) , manufacturer of MediaPoint, a multimedia program. MediaPoint is an interactive graphics-editing package dial supports a multitude of both native Amiga modes and third-party hardware. A remote-access module promises transfer support via modems, networks, and even satellites. (Watch for a review in an upcoming issue.) What better way to show off the power of vour networking software than to i u hook up several exhibitors' booths? Interworks rendered Light Rave animations in a networked environment using the ENLAN DFS peer-to-peer networking and Toaster-Net software, and ASDG’s I-an ROVER on CSA-accelerat- ed A 1200s. (RS 131.) Asimware unveiled its latest wares, including AsimCDFS 2.0 a CD-ROM driver (see "Reviews,” p. 64) and its latest service conversion of anv data for- mat (hard drives, Poppies, spools of tape, and even videotape) to CD-ROM. (RS 132.) One of the busiest companies at the show was DKB, which recently picked up support of Commodore's 4091 SCSI-2 controller. DKB also introduced the DKB 1240 accelerator, a low-cost hoard for the A1200 that features a SCSI interface. In the works is an MPEG player for the Amiga. In addition, the Piccolo 24-bit graphics display card drew plenty of attentive onlookers, (RS 133.) Expert Services debuted its Picasso 11 screen blanker, Canvas, which includes fountains, fireworks, stars, and an assortment of other graphic effects. Its new DisplayMaker promises to be the definitive “application builder,” with a WYSIWYG user interface. The centerpiece of the booth, the Picasso II 24-bit display card (sec “Reviews,” Jan. *94, p. e Hn.HTSC - M.diiPoml™ 3.5 * 125 E @10 m SjSI 21 Imm J Si 01 u mm-3 12 El m ?i |t Pg«nt | t r*Lr gVj mmu" TjlCalilea.Dn icl0l:00r00;0 Start bhiu Bhtft" J*[j “Oisfc dfiw1* ___ y Peufr" HI "Graphics" _ ... MediaPoint offers a new look for multi* media presentations.
16) , features powerful retargettable graphics. (RS 134.) Stunning color printouts from Fargo Electronics' Primera color printer captivated the crowds. The thermal-transfer printer features a Photo Realistic dve sublimation option. It offers an affordable option for high-quality color output. (RS 135.) Lots to See, Hear Great Valley Products' booth was abuzz with activity. Dazzling graphics on the new EGS 28 24 Spectrum video board prompted chuckles from the crowds. There’s nothing terribly funny in seeing a swimsuit-clad couple stroll hand-in-hand towards the shore unless, of course, they're swapping bathing suits along the way, courtesy of EGS- SpectraPaint. Two new products for the A1200 were displayed: the A1230 Turbo-1- Performance Series II (an upgrade to their earlier 1230 Turbo) and die A1291 SCSI Kit, (See p. 12 for a review of these products.) GVP also gave demos of its new TBC Plus a slick new in fin it e-window time- base corrector. For a market that can never get enough corrections, TBC Plus offers a real-time framegrabber, 16.8- million color framebuffer, and transcoder. ImagcFX co-creator, Kermit Woodall, also showed the new features of the latest rendition of GVP1 s popular image-processing program. (RS 136.) Nearby, Utilities Unlimited’s president, Jim Drew, was showing the latest Emplant invention an Apple II emulator. Spectators could also witness impressive Macintosh graphics and Quicklime movies on an Amiga equipped with a Mac emulation board. (RS 137.) Moonlighter Software offered mass- storage options with Ami-Back and Ami-Back Tools data-backup and harddisk maintenance programs. Another product, TapeWorm FS. Lets you use your tape drive like a removable hard disk. (RS 138.) At the Digital Creations booth, renowned artist Jim Sachs demonstrated Brilliance 2.0. the versatile paint and animation program that supports al! Graphics modes on the Amiga. (RS
139. ) Rom bo, a Scottish company that specializes in video products, showcased its low-cost Vidi Amiga 12 digitizer and 24- bit Vidi Amiga 24 RT packages. (RS
140. ) At the Ixion booth, show attendees donned headgear for a flight through virtual reality courtesy of the VR-Sling- shot 3-D flight simulator game. (RS
141. ) Authors, Books, and More For anyone looking for an easy way to learn Arexx, noted expert and author Merrill Callaway (Whitestone) was available with his The Arexx Reference Disk. (RS 142.) Bruce Smith was on hand to display his extensive collection of programming reference hooks and user guides for all levels of Amiga users. (RS 145.) The Amiga Online Reference Manual from Area 52 claims to be the source for everything vou need to know about the Amiga. The reference disk provides hardware specs and helpful charts, tables, lists, and so forth. (RS 143.) Clear Skies Ahead w In praise of the show, a tip of the hat must go to the many users groups from the Toronto area that actively participated in it, including the Hamilton Amiga Users’ Group, Toronto PET Users’ Group, and the Amiga Based Users’ Group (ABUG), and to all groups worldwide whose loyally and dedication to the Amiga market is unmatched. This 11th annual show seemed to be a sorely needed booster shot for the Amiga industry after recent announcements of Commodore's sickly quarterly earnings. And judging from the enthusiasm of developers and show attendees alike, the forecast for the next quarter looks very bright, indeed. ¦ DB and TW Cjkay, so no kitchen sink, but it 5 the most comprehensive video toaster workstation integrator available. Free kitchen sink included on every box! Crouton Tools 4000 It's impossible to describe the incredible power of Crouton Tools 4000 within the limits of this ad. There isn't enough room. Simply put, Crouton Tools 4000 is slick . . . Control all of your major video applications directly from within your Video Toaster environment. With its 450 pre-defined video tools and 150 NEW synergistic functions at your fingertips, Crouton Tools 4000 greatly accelerates your pre- and post- production video. Crouton Tools fully integrates and supports ADPro, Video Tooster, ImageFX, ImageMaster R t, TV Paint, SFC, Studio 16, Pixel 3D, Bars & Pipes Pro, AmiLinlc, Personal Anim Rec.r plus many others. Give yourself a break Crouton Tools 4000 seamlessly handles data transfer between your favorite applications software packages. Our complete logging system allows you to grab frames directly from videotape and use them in the most comprehensive visual logging system of its kind. Oh yeah, it also logs audio, MIDI, CG elements, toaster projects, animation, frame store . . . We did n't ask a programmer to create Crouton Tools 4000 and it shows. Crouton Tools 4000 was created by Harold Russell, an award-winning working professional with over 20 years of video production experience. Darn, we ran out of space! Order Crouton Tools 4000 today. 1-800-8700759 Toaster ToolKit 4000 An indispensable collection of utilities for Video Toaster 2.0, 3.0 and 4000 users. • AnimToFX •
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(800) 879-0759 Circle 42 on Reader Service card. R E V E A1230 Turbo + Performance Series II A1200 68030 accelerator with RAM, clock, and optional FPU. SCSI-1 controller for A1230 Turbo+ accelerator. Great Valley Products A1200. 40MHz $ 599 with 4MB, matching Internal slot connection. FPU $ 199; 50MHz $ 749 with 3.0 compatible. 4MB, matching FPU $ 249 Installation: Easy. A1291 SCSI Kit Performance Series II Great Valley Products, $ 149 3.0 compatible, A1200 with A1230 Turbo+ Installation: Easy. Performance Series II. Are you seeking to speed up your Amiga 1200? Adding GVP’s A1230 Turbo + Performance Series II (PS II) accelerator and optional A1291 SCSI Kit to your system is like taking a Piper Cub and bolting on an afterburner-equipped jet engine. That's the level of a performance increase you'll get, except there’s no danger of your A1200 falling apart in flight. Hot-rod enhancements of the computer kind are possible with the A1230 Turbo + PS II, a multifunction accelerator board that plugs into the Amiga 1200’s expansion slot. It’s available in two models one sporting a 40MHz 68EC030 (a 68030 sans MMU) and another equipped with a faster, MMU-equipped 50MHz 68030. Also on the board are two SIMM sockets that allow the addition of up to 32MB of fast 32-bit RAM, a socket for a 50M11 . 68882 math coprocessor, and a battery-backed realtime clock, fucked away in the top corner of the board is something that makes it particularly interesting: a small expansion connector that can accept A1200 add-on boards, such as the A1291 SCSI Kit. More on that a little later. Faaast RAM! The two SIMM sockets on die board accept any combination of 1MB, 4MB, or 16MB GVP SIMM32 modules. The board won't accept industry-standard 72-pin 32-bit RAMs; GVP says it chose to stick with its proprietary RAM design so that owners of earlier CA P accelerators can move their SIMMs to this board. Although the custom GVP memory is a bit To locate the vendors of the products reviewed, see the "Manufacturers' Distributors' Addresses" list on p. 90. Pricey, it compensates in the speed department. Using the 68030’s burst mode, AIBB 6.5 tests show the A1230 Turbo-1- PS II is a staggering 3.35 times as fast as an Amiga 4000 at memory accesses. Overall CPU performance is excellent, with other .AIBB tests showing integer performance 4,66 times faster than a standard A1200, 1.85 times faster than an A3000 25, and even 1.21 times faster than an A4000 040. The review unit I tested didn't come equipped with a 68882 FPU, so although floatingpoint operations were 4.47 times faster than a stock A1200, they were much slower than those of an A3000 or A4000 with an FPU. If vou do any 3-D rendering, you’ll want to spring for the FPU chip, as it can give you a ten-fold increase in floatingpoint math speed. You can get an additional performance boost by copying your Kickstart ROM to last memory. Normally this requires that you have an Mml’- equipped processor, but GYP includes a special utility that remaps Kickstart to RAM even on the ECO30 version. The board is no more difficult to install than any other trapdoor board for the A1200. You just have to exercise a little patience, for it’s a tight fit. All the chips and sockets are on the side of the board that faces the inside of your A1200, so you have to remove the board if you want to add RAM or an FPU. Real SCSI The Al230Turbo+ PS II is a top-notch performer, but its edge stems from its expandability. A tiny expansion connector lets you attach a daughterboard for further expansion. The first card available for this slot is the A1291 SCSI Kit, This liny DMA SCSI card slides into your A1200 through the small The A1230 Turbo + Performance Series II can be combined with the A1291 for SCSI performance (top) or used as a standalone accelerator (bottom). Expansion door next to the joystick ports and connects to the PS II board already installed in your machine. The board looks simple it’s little more than an AMD SCSI chip, an edge connector, and a DB-25 SCSI connector lor plugging in external SCSI devices. But basic design doesn’t have to mean basic performance, as the interface provides superlative transfer speeds. Setting up and partitioning your drives is easy with GVP’s FastPrep software. The package includes both basic and advanced versions. The GVP-SCSI- Ctrl utility adds support for removable-media devices, SCSI tape-backup drives, and high-throughput SCSI devices. I tested the A1291 with an older Quantum external SCSI hard drive, a Bernoulli 150 rcmovable-cartridge drive, and a NEC triple-speed CD-ROM drive (using the shareware AmiCDROM driver). Each type of device worked flawlessly, t hanks to GVP-SCSIClrl, the Bernoulli drive even recognized cartridge changes automatically. The DiskSpeecl benchmark program showed that even my relatively slow Quantum and Bernoulli drives transferred at over 1.2MB per second using the AI 291 more than live times as fast as my AI2()()’s built-in Seagate IDE drive. The A1291 supports autoboot, so you can use it to boot your system if you don’t have an internal hard drive, or if you prefer to use your external hard drive. Documentation for the A1230 Turbo + PS II board is excellent, with the exception that it doesn’t specify what speed of 68882 chip you need. The A1291 manual is fine as far as installation and using the GVP software goes, but I would like to see more discussion about actually using the profusion of SGSI devices vou can attach to the board. With crash-free operation, breakneck speed, great performance from the SCSI controller, and competent, easy-to-use software, the A1230 Turbo+ and A1291 Performance Series II constitute a highly recoinmendable package for turbocharging your A1200. Denny Atkin Edge Not copy protected. INOVAtronics, S99.95 All Amigas.
2. X 3.0 compatible. Hard-drive installable. Highly customizable text editor. Accelerator compatible. Minimum system: I MB RAM, AmigaDOS 2.04 or later. Recommended system: Hard drive. Text editors are like religions and political parties most folks have a favorite and no amount of arm-twisting will get them to change. Well, INOVAtronics hopes to get Amiga users to switch to its new Edge text editor by offering what may be the best one on the market and it just might succeed. In a market as mature as the Amiga’s, most programmers are set in their ways with a favorite text editor. ASDG’s CygnusEd Pro, for example, while it has a non-standard user interface, offers incredible speed and solid operation. Oxxi’s TurboTexl isn’t as swift as CEDPro, but it conforms more closely to standard Amiga user-interface conventions and is easy to configure. But now here comes Edge, I NOYAt ionics' new text editor, in an attempt to offer the best features of both of those packages without the disadvantages of either. A Slight Edge Edge’s spartan manual is only 22 pages, with four of those devoted to an ASCII- equivalents chart. The bulk of Edge’s documentation is contained in a disk- based 330k AmigaCiuide help file; the p N O W H A THIS! At The Blue Ribbon SoundWorks, we’re dedicated lo the state-of-the-art. With over 20 .Amiga music products to choose from, you’ll find everything you’re looking for-and morel midi sequencing: Bars&Pipes, Bars&Pi Professional, Bars&Pipes Professional 2.0, MusicBox A, Music Box B, Multi-media Kit, Internal Sounds Kit, Pro Studio Kit, Creativity Kit, Rules for Tools, Power Tools Kit, Performance Tools Kit BLUE RIBBON DELIVERS THE amiga‘s FINEST MUSIC TOOLS EVER! Automated Composition: SuperJAM!, Classical Styles, Cutting Edge Styles, Dance Mix Styles, Movie Soundtrack Styles, Pop Rock Styles, World Music Styles Studio Hardware: Triple Play Plus, Sync Pro, The One-Stop Music Shop Studio Enhancements: Media Madness, The PatchMeister, The Miracle Tools For More Info: THE BLUE RIBBON SOUNDWORKS LTD 404 315-0212 404 315-0213 fax All Blue Ribbon products mentioned above are trademarks of The Blue Ribbon S(nmdWark. , Ltd., Atlanta. (Storviu USA. Circle 72 on Reader Service card. That concludes my sole complaint about this otherwise excellent program. After installing Edge a simple process you're ready to edit. Edge opens a standard Intuition screen, complete with a resizable editing window. You can open as many documents as you can lit into memory, a feature unmatched by the competition (CEDPro has a fixed limit, and TurbnTexl mysteriously runs out of memory while you still have plenty free). Paper Quickstart Guide contains only installation instructions, usage basics, and a features list. The AmigaCiuide file should supplement. Not replace, a conventional manual. It’s just not practical, since on-line help makes it tough to explore new features, and you cannot study the manual while performing your morning constitutional. You can, of course, print out the entire help file with a word processor, but it won't be indexed and nicely organized like a conventional manual. U Furthermore, you can also open multiple views on a document, which is great for comparing sections of code. Extensive window-ntanagement features allow you to tile windows and have them automatically resize. Edge’s autoscrolling feature, which lets you create a large virtual screen under AmigaDOS 3.0. allows for the use ol large fonts. Edge the Chameleon Edge doesn’t have hard-coded functions: rather, even' menu item calls either an 4 Arexx command or script. This means that Auexx-savvv users can tailor virtually even’ function of the program to their liking. With an afternoon’s work vou
o could reconfigure Edge to be command- compatible with any other editor. Edge provides not only all the standard items you’d expect in any good text editor such as bracket matching. Auto- Indent, bookmarks, and case correction but also many neat ex mas, such as Evaluate Block. This allows vou to high- ; o light a mathematical expression and have Edge replace it with the result. Vou can also easily search for large blocks of code by copying a highlighted block into the f ind requester. A number of handy Arexx macros are included, such as one that will automatically look up a highlighted Cl function in the Amiga AuloDocs. Vou can write vour own macros from scratch, or record sequences and save them as editable Arexx scripts. Having a complete refer- ence 10 Edge’s Arexx commands available at a Help-key press is a real boon when creating scripts. The EDGE: Device Edge has the ability to operate as a virtual Amiga DOS device. This process creates an assignment called EDGE: that works just like a disk device, complete with a Workbench icon. Any lile sent to the EDGE: device automatically opens on an EDGE screen for editing. You can redirect a program’s output to the EDGE: device for editing. If you have a directory filled with C source files and you want to edit five of them, simply select them in your directory utility and copy them to EDGE:. You can also load files by dragging them into an Edge window on the Workbench, or via an Applcon. Moving files around is a snap, either by using the keyboard or by dragging the mouse pointer oil the screen; you also have the option of configuring the numeric keypad for cursor control. Edge supports bookmarks, as well, and has a Fold facility that can hide sections of your text on the screen. Folds are particularly useful when programming; once a routine is finished, just “fold” it so that instead of all the code, you see only the name of the routine. Other options include both standard and columnar block selection; automatic case correction; short-cut dictionaries; user-definable fonts; and multilevel undo and redo (limited only by the amount of memory you choose to devote to the function). Also available are highspeed search-and-replace, with clipboard support for copying blocks of text to the search or replace buffers; automatic multiple backups with auto- numbering; word-wrap; and mouse- pointer blanking when you type. Edge supports both the system clipboard and a local clipboard. While no Arexx macros are included to link Edge with popular compilers such as SAS C 6.5, you can easily create your J j own. There’s nothing missing here that you can’t add yourself with a little ingenuity and patience. Programmers, writers, and anyone who frequently works with large amounts of plain text owe it to themselves to try Edge it’s a must-have for vour text toolkit. Denny Atkin Toaster Toolbox 4000 Desktop Video Systems, S369.95 A2000 A3000 A4000. Minimum system: Toaster-equipped Amiga or Video Toaster 4000. Recommended system: Same as minimum. Installation: Easy. Power-supply-equfpped expansion device for Video Toaster peripherals and accessories. Since the introduction of NewTek’s Video Toaster, Amiga users have enjoyed free-for-all shopping sprees for numerous internal video devices. The list includes low-cost internal time-base correctors, computer-based waveform monitors, vectorscopes, edit controllers, single-frame controllers and assorted devices and boards essential to the use of the Toaster. However, with downsized Aniigas, such as the 3000 and 4000, it’s easy to fill all the available expansion slots before ? Okay, Okay, So lt‘s A Digital Time Base Corrector, But can it...? TBCk A 2 0 0 0 A3000 j A4000 Without TBCPIus The Plus Means Yesi with TBCPIus Following GVP's philosophy of complete feature integration pioneered by our G-Foree Combo:v! Accelerators (used in a maiority of Amiga® Video Toaster™ Work- stations), we are proud to present a professional TBC with time and money saving features. You would demand a TBC to be 100% digital, have 4:2:2 throughput, and an integrated ProcAmp. You would want it to he under SI,000. We agree. What does the Plus get you? FotuA - Real-time 16.7 Million Color Frame-Grabber FrameBuffer for use as a digital video stillstore or signal generator. Included ImageFX™ modules allow direct editing and manipulation in the framebuffer.
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Personal Animation Recorder (Digital Processing Systems) owners will find that the Toolbox houses their TBC-IVs and also provides an additional serial link in the process. Furthermore, it is possible to use the Toolbox to mount a variety of hard drives that you can then connect via a SCSI cable to your Amiga’s SCSI controller, or directly to the A3()00 s SCSI port. The drives could be mounted on a card bracket, or placed in the 3.5-inch drive bay. T here is also a 5.25-inch drive bay that could hold a reniovable-inedia drive such as a SyQuest in a pinch. Sion slots. No bus link exists between your Amiga and the Toolbox, but any of the aforementioned cards that use an Amiga PC slot will work in the Toolbox. You'll also find that card-based peripherals like video delays, sync generators, and the Toaster Timer (PreVue Technologies) work well, too. Connections to your computer are made via video cables, serial cables, coaxial cables, and so on. Freeing up the Amiga slots carries some side benefits, as well. For example, installing Prime If you can turn a screwdriver, you have all the qualifications needed to install expansion cards in the Toolbox, Remove the cover by loosening a few screws and slip any desired cards into any available slots. After securing the cards in the Toolbox, reattach the case cover, make any necessary connections, and then plug the Toolbox into an outlet. Because most expansion devices you can install in the Toolbox do not require much, if any, physical adjustment once they’re in, you can place the Toolbox away out of sight. The Toolbox’s built-in, 200- watt power supply energizes all the cards inside. The separate power supply simply helps your Amiga run a little cooler and last longer by lessening the strain on the computer’s often overtaxed supply. Paperwork The documentation for the Toolbox consists of a warranty and FCC State- mem, a registration form, and a single page that describes how to remove the case cover and install expansion cards. Sparse documentation, to be sure, but adequate, as the Toolbox’s job is merely to house expansion cards and drives. In the end, the Toolbox selves an unexciting, albeit useful, function. Install the cards, make the connections, and move on to more important matters, like making R i; V I E v s money with your Toaster. Nothing could be simpler. I recommend the Toaster Toolbox 4000 for those who need more internal expansion room than their current Amiga prov ides. 1 hat list probably includes everyone who uses a Video Toaster. Dave Thomas Final Writer SoftWood, $ 199.95 All Amigas. 2,0 3.0 compatible. Hard-drive installable. Not copy protected. Accelerator compatible. Minimum system: AmigaDOS 2.0 or later, 1,5MB RAM, hard drive. Recommended system: Accelerator, 2 +MB RAM. Full-scale word processing or small- scale desktop publishing. Amiga owners who use advanced, high- end word processors on Macs and Pcs know similar pickings are substantially slimmer on the Amiga side of the fence. To fill the vacuum a bit, SoftWood, developer of Final Copy, has introduced its all- new Final Writer package. Form Follows Function Final Writer works like those upscale word processors, and you need to devote a big chunk (10MB) of your hard drive to house it. With a 68030 or 68040 accelerator in place, it's a very swift performer whose performance defies its bulk. An attractive poim-and-click interface relies heavily upon the use of the mouse and icon-laden tool bars for menu selec tions. The Final Writer tool-bar concept is augmented by the addition of a user- configurable "button strip” located at the Lop of the screen. Instead of restricting you to one fixed set of bullon-strip icons, Final Writer allows you to pick and choose icons by simply dragging and dropping them on a Preferences screen. If an icon doesn’t exist for a certain function, users can harness Final Writer’s Arexx port which includes roughly 200 Arexx commands to create the function manually. If you can’t get an icon to do what you want, the program thoughtfully provides a definable user menu for Arexx macros, menu commands, and other options. Final Writer fully supports the inclusion of graphics in documents. After loading an image, you can resize and reposition it, using several available text-flovv options to pour text smoothly around oddly shaped graphics. IFF, HAM (4096- coltir), and HAMS (256,000-color) graphics formats are all supported. You can also import EPS (Encapsulated PostScript) format images for display. (Ifyoifre looking for ready-made images, the program even includes 100 EPS images.) There are also provisions for importing Amiga ASCII, Fro Write, WordPerfect and Pen Pal formal text files. Creating lines, boxes, and ovals filled or unfilled is a snap with Final Writer’s limited, but useful, collection of structured drawing tools. The program also allows you to rotate text and graphics objects. Final Writer offers a number of management tools to facilitate the manipulation of large documents. Ii can also generate tables of contents, indexes, endnotes, and headers and footers. In 1 EGS-28 24 SPECTRUMv: YOUR AMIGA BEYOND AGA! Takes The EGS-28 24 SPECTRUM elevates your Amiga 2000, 3000, or 4000 Above and Beyond AGA and rockets you into the world of powerhouse workstation resolutions and real-time 24-bit true-color, at a mere fraction of the cost! Look at the colors and features in our SPECTRUM.
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• System conforming applications can use the EGS scrcenmodes directly from the Display Database! EGS requires Kickstart 2,04 or higher. Addition, you’ll find three powerful, less run-of-the-mill docunient-managemeni features: sections, master pages, and paragraph styles. Using the sections feature you can segment a document into separate portions, each with its own page-layout settings perfect for creating title pages, indexes, and tables of contents. Final Writer’s master-pages option should he familiar to veteran desktop publishers. W ith this feature, you can create a set of guidelines like a template to which all the pages in your document will conform. Master pages are ideal for books and other projects where stylistic cues such as page accents (lines and shaded areas) are repeated on each page. Finally, the paragraph-styles feature allows vou to define, name, and save formatting information for individual paragraphs. Extra! Extra! If you're planning to create a multi- column newsletter. Final Writer supports Using three dimensional data from the US Geological Survey, or its powerful, built-in fractal landscape generator. Scenery Animator 4.0 lets you create, animate, and explore places both real and imaginary. Position the camera in a landscape by clicking over a map on die screen. Then place redwood and oak trees, lakes, and 3-D objects in your scene. You can set the snow- level, add ray-traced clouds, or simulate a realistic night sky with all the constellations. Then render, or draw a flight path on the map and animate! "... I highly recommend this piece of software. Scenery Animator is a versatile, powerful, and extremely satisfying program that will bring you many hours of enjoyment." Amiga World. December 1991 Natural Graphics
P. O. Bos 1963. Rocklin. CA 95677 USA (9161 624-1436 PAX (916)624-1406 New in version 4.0 You can import, position and render user defined 3-D objects! Supports new AGA and standard Amiga modes. Manual or automatic tree placement. 2X faster preview! Undo button Requires 3 megs, and AmigaDOS 2.0 or higher up to six columns (although not those of the “non-snaking” variety). It also supports mail merge, letting you create large numbers of individualized form letrers quickly. Surprisingly, screen text appears rather coarse: serif fonts less than eight-point are hard to distinguish. Using a screen resolution of SOOxGOO mitigates this somewhat, and Final Writer oilers a screen DPI setting that produces a more readable display without affecting final output. On the plus side of fonts, however, Final Writer supplies users with enough typefaces and type styles to make even fussy typesetters content. Support for the Agfa Compugraphic outline-font format is standard fare, as is that for Adobe Type 1 fonts and SoftWood's variation on the NimbusQ outline-font format (more than 100 XimbusO-stvle fonts are
s. available). I found output for all outline fonts to be uniformly clear and sharp, even on a nine-pin dot-matrix printer. In addition to the normal variety of text styles (bold, italics, underlining, and so forth), Final Writer oilers an “oblique percentage” feature that slants text to the left or right ideal for special text effects. I o polish your prose before printing, Final Writer provides a complete I Tl,000-word spelling dictionary and a hefty 1.4 million-word thesaurus. Also included is a simple, but useful, clocu- ment-statistics option that reports on the number of words, sentences, and other information in a document. The program also incorporates a limited page- preview option, allowing you to proof your document before output. Final Writer uses a desktop-publishing-like system of different views (25%, 50%, 100%, and so on) for previewing. When you're forced to dig out the documentation to find some information, you’re not likely to be disappointed, final Writer sports a well-written instruction manual packed to the margins with reference material, tips, and tutorials. End of File Final Writer has few flaws, but it doesn’t have everything, either. The program contains no undo feature, and it does not support directly the creation of footnotes in a document. Its minimal support for text from other word processors is a tad annoying, too. With these improvements and increased support for graphics formats and perhaps AmigaGuide online help Final Writer would come pretty close to perfection. These few foibles aside, however, Final Writer does herald a new era in Amiga word processing. While it might not surpass the heavyweights in the Mac and MS-DOS domains, Final Writer is arguably the best word processor yet released for the Amiga. JeffJames MathVISION 2.4 Seven Seas Software, $ 223 (upgrade is $ 49 for current users; $ 79 for Doug’s Math Aquarium owners; Video Gold version, S750) All Amigas.
1. 3 2.0 3.0 compatible. Hard-drivc installable. Not copy protected. Accelerator compatible (floating-point and IEEE versions included). Minimum system: 1MB RAM, Recommended system: AGA computer or 24-bit display board, accelerator, 4MB RAM, hard drive. Special-effects generator using mathematical equations. Back in 1987, when I began using Doug’s Math Aquarium (DMA) from Seven Seas Software, I enjoyed the program’s intriguing, sometimes mystifying, visual displays. That program has evolved into MathVISION (MV), version 2.4, New features of this graphics-plotting program include AGA and 24-bit support. Serious users haven’t been left out, either, as there’s also a “Video Gold” MathVISION, which is the 2.4 program with one-and-a-hair hours of training, an 800 phone number, e-mail support, electronic newsletters, and free upgrades for a full year. Full View MathVISION creates dazzling, precise Amiga graphics using formulas plotted by the computer. A background in math (we’re talking sine, cosine, tangent, and cotangent functions here) is helpful, but whether you know exactly what you are doing or just use a trial-and-crror approach, the results are impressive. Arcxx support within MathVISION is exemplary, which raises its potential as a multimedia tool. While MathVISION
2. 4 does not come packaged with Arexx scripts, the Video Gold version does. While the thrust of this upgrade targets owners of AGA machines and 24-bit display boards, a unique feature that you can experience on lesser Amigas is its color-cycling mode, which is capable of Continued on p. 60. At 200 A2000 A 3 0 0 0 NOW SHIPPING TRULY INTEGRATED IMAGE PROCESSING...A REALITY, HERE AND NOW Imagefx TOE FT VERSION Full 1 Balance Icoppositgf Botate 1 Size | Scanner I Yen . Palette | mill mill Toolbox g Print 1 Erefsl Bdt ( The concept is simple: ImageFXis the only Image Processing package that you will ever need. Period. Some Image Processing packages make a lot of promises, but end up making you do all the work as they work on your pocketbook! But not ImageFX from GYP; we've done it right the first time, saving you Color j Convolve llransforwl Piter 1 Effect | Render I Load 1 Save f Suffer I Brush 1 Alpha I Book 1 flrexs 1 ImageFX. 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Perhaps other Image Processing packages will someday catch on to the power and flexibility of IinageFX is Truly Integrated Image Processing...a reality here and now! GREAT VALLEY PRODUCTS, INC. 657 CLARK AVENUE KING OF PRUSSIA, PA 19406 • USA PHONE 215*337*8770 • FAX 215*337*9922 01993 Greal Valley Products, Inc. ImaqeFX and CineMorpti are trademarks ot Great Valley Products Inc. ToasterFX Is a trademark ol Byrd’s Eye Sopftware,. Amiga is a registered trademark of Commodore Amiga, Inc. Buy one Timebase Corrector... ..and get a second one FREE!* The Kitchen Sync is TWO complete S-Video compatible infinite window time base correctors on one IBM AT Amiga compatible card. And at a price that you would normally pay for a single TBC. Completely synchronize not one, but two independent video sources for use with virtually any switcher or digital video effects system requiring synchronous video inputs. 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Inc Circle 63 on Reader Service card. Professional Paint & Animation DIGITAI Circle 16 on Reader Service card With a host of hot new features BY DAVE THOMAS the Toaster’s 3.0 software, opens up a dazzling new array of WHILE EACH NEW version of the Video Toaster's software lias brought enhancements, none can match the new features and improved performance you'll find in version 3.0. The latest release offers more options, operates more smoothly and easily, and opens up possibilities for marvelous new special effects. Perhaps no Toaster modules have undergone more significant revision than the 3.0 versions of the Character Generator (Cti) and LightWave. The tips and techniques presented here will show you how to make t he most out of some of the new features these two now offer. A basic knowledge of the 'Toaster and its software will be helpful here. It would also be a good idea to familiarize yourself with the introductory tutorials in the Video Toaster manual before trying these techniques. Besides providing you with more information about new Toaster features, 1 hope these tips will lead you to some creative new ideas of your own to experiment with.*- some 0 more impressive ones Amiga World 23 Character Generator N EW FEATURES OF the 3.0 GO expand the range of titling effects you can achieve. Besides offering mouse control for the first time (previous versions allowed only keyboard control), the CG now enables you to load Type 1 and Type 3 PostScript fonts, which provides for much greater flexibility in font choice and sizing. In addition, you can now incorporate oilier graphics elements, called brushes, into CG pages. We'll examine this latter feature in depth through a specific example. Brushing Up on Titles Brushes can consist of graphics images anywhere from Ixl pixel to 752x400 pixels in size. You can use bmshes from third-party suppliers, create them in paint programs such as ToasterPaint, or render them in Light- Wave. For our example, we'll demonstrate how to make a beveled box in LightWave and import it into the CG. Don’t worry if vou’re not very familiar Figure 1. Version 3.0 of the Toaster’s CG allows you to incorporate brushes into your titling. Here a beveled title box is being created in the Modeler module. And choose Marble, one of the preset surfaces contained in LightWave. After the surface loads, click Continue to return to Layout. Next click Camera View J to see where the object is positioned. When an object is loaded into Layout, it will default to a center position in the layout screen. If this is not where you want J the box, use the options under Edit to move and size it to your liking. (Be sure to make a keyframe for the object if you make any changes.) Once the box is positioned correctly, go to Record and select Save RGB Images. Choose a place in the file requester to save the image, click OK, then click Continue to return to Layout. Now go to the bottom of the screen and click Render. Make sure that Frame and Last Frame are set to 1 (only one image will be rendered), then click OK. Depending on the speed of your machine, it should take about a minute to render the picture. If the image looks fine, click the Switcher to return to the main Toaster screen. The rendered image will probably have a large amount of blank space around it, so it might be a good idea to use just the part where the box appears. To accomplish this, load the image into ToasterPaint. Click the Scissors icon and cut the box out of tlie picture. Under the Brush menu, save the brush (call it “Boxbmsh”) and click OK. Now return to the Switcher and enter the CG. Click the Load Brushes button and select your new brush. Position the cursor where vou want the brush j placed, and then select BoxBrush from the menu to make the brush appear on screen. Once you have the brush on the display, you can move it around to a new position, or add an outline or shadows to it. Using the .Alpha Channel, you can also adjust the transparency of the brush. The CG can hold as many bmshes as system memory will allow, so it is possible to put together complex pages. Remember that brushes don't have to be boxes the)' can be any type of image, from logos to grabbed video frames. Also, don’t forget to make use of the Shadow, Outline, and Transparency controls to add even more effects. For instance, you could make a logo transparent and place it in the lower-right corner to create one of those ever-present channel Ids that are popping up all over cable. With LightWave, as this is a particularly easy operation to perform. From LightWave, first enter the Modeler module. Create a box by clicking on Box under the Object menu and dragging it out in the Face window. Be sure to add some depth to the box by extending it in the left window. When the box appears to he the right size, click Make to create the box. Now go to the Multiply menu and click the Bevel button. Leave all the parameters set to their default values and click OK. After the operation is performed, the box will he redrawn on the display with a beveled edge around it (see Figure 1). Save the object (call it “Box”) and return to Layout. Under the Object menu in Layout, select Load Object to load the box and then move to the Surfaces menu. This is where the look of the box will be assigned. To keep things simple, click Load Surface LightWave THE 3,0 VERSION of LightWave is packed with new features, many of which were available previously only on very expensive, high- end animation workstations. In addition, the interface has been redesigned, making the program simpler to use. It would he easy to fill an entire magazine talking about the new LightWave, so we’ll confine ourselves to three examples that demonstrate the more impressive of the new features in action. Particle-Animation Tricks We'll start by showing you how LightWave can create one high-end effect that technically is not available within the program: particle animation. You've probably seen examples of particle animation in numerous commercials: flying snow, realistic-looking rain, objects dissolving into tiny spheres that scatter in all direct ions, explosions, and more. Some high- end 3-1) programs provide for the animation of groups of small objects (particles) in user-defined mot ions placing them under control of such variables as wind, gravity, and so forth. While Li gh t Wave O afraid to try new effects with the 3.0 versions of the CG and Light Wave. ” doesn't offer these yet, it's possible to simulate some simple particle animation with the use of one of the Modelers new tools: Arexx Macros. Simulating particle movement will require morphing, so you must create at least two objects: a beginning object and an ending object (which LightWave refers to as the target). First, create a target object. (Make it something simple, like a short word.) We’ll call this object "Final." After creating the object, access the Stats command from the Options menu. Make a note of the number of points shown in the object. Now select a different layer in Modeler because vou j will be creating a new object. Return to the Object menu and access Macros. (You’ll see quite a lengthy list of them.) Select the Point Distribution macro, and a dialog box will appear in the center of the screen (see Figure 2). Among the parameters for the point distribution are si e (how big an area the points will cover), basic shape (circle or square), and method of distribution (including linear, exponential, and random). To use this macro, enter the number of points in your original object in the Points box, select any other options you want, and click OK. The program will now generate an object that looks like a cloud of points. Call this object "Points." Save both objects and then load them into Layout. Once in Layout, select Points as the current object on the Object screen. The morphing options are located toward the bottom of this screen. First, select the Morph l arger of the object. (Otherwise the program defaults to None.) Accessing the list will displav the two objects, Points and Final. Select Final as vottr morph target. To create an animated morph, click on the E button next to the Metamorph Level. This displays the envelope controls for the morph (see Figure 3). For a simple morph, create one keyframe at frame 0 and another at frame 30. Make the Metamorph value 0% lor frame 0 and 100% for frame 30. You should see a rising diagonal line on the envelope display. Alter setting these values, the Points object will morph smoothiv between its original shape and that of the target over 30 frames. When finished, click on Use Envelope to return to the Object screen. Select Final as the current object, and then set the Object Dissolve amount to 100%. Since this is the target object, it should be made invisible to the camera in the Layout screen. Return to Layout and render a test animation. You should see the Points object taking the form of the Final object. Depending on what the Final object is, the morph may not look right at first, as tlie Points object lias no edges. To counteract this, set up an Object Dissolve envelope for the Final object with the amount at 100% for frames 1-29 and at 0% for frame 30. When the wireframe animation is rendered now, the Points object will lake the Objects 1 Hodify ]n-jUU»lvj 3olv«nT 'ools ]Display] About .! R i but i on Hunt*or of Point* Shape I Round Square Cancel Text Figure 2. Using Lightwave’s new Arexx Macros tool, you can now simulate high*end particle-animation effects. Here parameters are being set for the Point Distribution macro that will create the objects to which the effect will be applied. Scene Job Into [ Surfaces." Inject. [ _'qht1 J Cancra' Effects [ Record ' Options) | Clear ibv» I c‘|»o ) [ Load Eric el ope } j Envelope ) Franc Offset f End Uvtiavl>r Stop Shitt Keyi. Mhce flint tlin Plot Fean* Units Current Kev Trane ri.rrent Value Spline I nntroI % ally, . J t. or ore Figure 3. After creating your objects (Fig. 2), set up an animated morph via Lightwave’s envelope controls to complete the effect. Here, the sequence is set for 60 frames with three keyframes. Shape of the Final object, with the complete Final object appearing on the last frame. Sometimes this can look jarring, as if the Final object were suddenly “popping” into view. One way to work around this is to apply the Clone Object command to the Points object, making many copies. Then offset the clones slightly from the original object in the Layout ?
- ImigcilVorld 25 screen. This gives the particle cloud an appearance of greater mass. LightWave ships vviih a variety ol’ARexx Macros that you access from the Object menu. These range from the useful (Curve Text) to the silly (the random Haiku generator), but if you do not find one that suits your needs, you can create your own by programming them in Arexx or purchasing them from a third-party developer. Remember 1 hat while ibis is a simple example, you can use these techniques to create much more complex effects. Since objects in LightWave can have multiple morph targets, the particle cloud can change into many different shapes before assuming its final form. While the Point Distribution macro can create many different shapes, you can manipulate them even further with any of the Modeler tools. .Also, keep in mind that LightWave now supports surface morphing, so you can even do such things as having, say, a golden particle cloud form a glass object. And now for a previously high-end-only option that is now a part of the current LightWave: displacement mapping. Utilizing this feature involves a technique for deforming objects via texture maps. In doing so, the brightness value of the texture will cause a shift of the polygons on the object from their original positions. Displacement mapping has many uses, from creating objects with actual bumps (as opposed to bump mapping, which gives only die illusion of bumps), to making objects ripple, twist, or assume unique shapes that would be difficult to model. For our example, enter the Modeler and use Create Box to make a flat plane. Moving to the Polygon menu, create more polygons in this object by using first the Triple and then the Subdivide commands. Since displacement mapping changes the object's shape, the object should have many polygons so that it will not become too distorted. Repeat the use of Triple and Subdivide several times until you have what looks like a fine mesh. Save and export this object into Layout. Once in Layout, go to the Object menu. In the middle right of the Object screen is the Displacement Map button. Clicking this button brings up the Displacement Map control panel, which is very similar to the other Texture control panels in LightW'ave. First, select a Texture Type to be used on the object for our example we’ll clioose Ripples. Change the Texture Amplitude to .1, the Wavelength to .05, and the Wave Speed to .001. Leave all the other parameters set to their defaults. Click Use Texture to accept these parameters and then return to the Layout window. Generate a wireframe preview, and you should see the mesh ripple as if it were made of water. You’re also at a good starting point for more experiments with this particular texture. Changing the parameters gives you different looks, and using variables such as Texture Velocity can alter the motion over time. For another type of displacement mapping, try the Fractal Bumps texture. Make a tube in the Modeler and apply the default bump map texture to create a twisted object that looks something like a bone. Reducing the Texture Amplitude will produce calmer patterns more like rippled skin. The displacement mapping feature is what actually creates these "bumps” on the object, unlike in “bump mapping,” where changes in the object’s surface are merely simulated. (Sec Figure 4 for some of the examples cited above.) You can also apply images as displacement maps. The brightness value in the image will determine the displacement of the object’s polygons; the brighter the color, the greater the “height” of the displaced polygons. Height can he controlled further through the Texture Amplitude variable (with a default value of .5 being a pretty good starting point). L’sing texture maps, it’s easy to create a variety of different effects, including embossed objects. Also, try using a topographical image to create a landscape object. (An image used for this purpose should either be 24-bit color or 256-level grayscale, so that the maximum amount of brightness variance is available.) In addition, series of images can be mapped onto the object. It’s even possible to make a pattern move across an object. Displacement mapping can also be used for object creation alteration. Employing the Saved Transformed button on the Object menu, you can save the currently selected object in its altered state and then load it into Modeler for further manipulation. This can he useful for creating interesting targets for morphing or for creating objects that would he very time-consuming to model in a normal fashion (such as the landscape example mentioned above). As you can see, displacement mapping is an extremely powerful feature, and one vou can use to create many, many more effects than the few we’ve outlined above. 'Faking full advantage of the wide array of controls and capabilities available (particularly the ability to animate textures and to map series of images) can result in some truly spectacular imagery. Walk Dem Bones! One of the more complex effects to achieve in any kind of -5-1) program is realistic, natural-looking movement human or otherwise. Squashing, stretching, bending, and walking moving-around motions are generally difficult, liine-tonsuming sequences to create. LightWave’s new Bones feature makes this process a lot easier. Bone-shaped objects are added to an object from the Object menu in Layout, and once attached, they can be moved and rotated with the object following the movements accordingly. For our example, we’ll use Bones to make an object walk. First, we need to create an object in this case, simply the letter “M.” Create the M by using the Text button from the Object menu. Lightwave's default font (Olnova-Bold) makes a good M for this example. Type M into the Text field, click OK, and your M will be displayed in the Modeler window. Give the object some depth by accessing the Extrude option from the Multiply menu. Since Bones distorts the object, use the Triple and Subdivide commands under the Polygon menu several times to give the object a sufficient number of polygons. Save the object and return to Layout. Go to the Object menu, load the object, and then click the Object Skeleton button -which adds the bones to the object. Our example uses two bones, one for each side (or “leg”) of the M, so start by clicking the Add Bone button. The Bones In Skeleton box displays 1, and Current Bone shows the name “Bone.” Use the Rename Bone button to change the name to “LeftBone.” Now repeat the process, using Rename Bone to designate “RightBone.” Leave all the other parameters at their default values, and click Continue to return to Layout. -• Next, you must place the bones. Make sure Current Frame is set to 0. Click the Bones button under Edit, and then select Left Bone. Move the bone until it is positioned at the bottom center of the left side of the
M. The outlined bone will now appear, almost ghosted, in the Layout window. Once in place, press the R key to make the bone take on a more solid appearance. Pressing the R key [nits the bone into its “Rest” position the initial position where it can begin to exert influence over the object. Finally, make a keyframe for the bone. Repeat the entire process for RightBone, placing it at the bottom center of the right side of the M. We are now ready to animate our M. Set Current Frame to 15. Make sure the Bone button under M is still depressed. Position the Left- Bone to about -5 along the z-axis either using the Layout window or via the Numeric Input requester. Soon you will see the left leg of the bone thrust forward (when looking at it through the camera view). Now create a keyframe for die Left Bone (and another one for the RightBone it should still be in its original position). Set Current Frame to 30 and select RightBone. Move it to about -9 on the z-axis. Make a keyframe for the RightBone. The Layout window should show the right leg thrust in front of the M. (See Figure 5 for an illustration of these positions.) Now it’s time to see what we've created. Make sure you have the Camera Mew selected. Go to Preview and select Make Preview. Be sure to create the preview in Wireframe mode, as Bounding Box will not show any object distortion. After the preview generates, the Preview Playback controls will appear. Play the preview, and you will see the M marching toward you. If it appears that the center of the object has been distorted too much, you can add another bone to the middle of the M. Make this bone bigger than the others, since the larger the bone, the more influence it has over an object. You can also control a bone’s influence by selecting the Limited Range option. Using this parameter and setting a value in the Influenced Range allows for more precise control over object movement. There are many ways to make this simple example into something more complex. Add keyframes between the “steps” where the bones are moved higher, causing the legs to bend more. Viter the time between the keyframes to change the timing of the
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S. ,] EnJ Playback ] UiimvP :p ?-g Figure 5. Lightwave’s new Bones feature allows you to create objects that you can then animate with smooth, realistic movements. Steps. Add bones to the top of the M to make it twist and turn, as if it were “looking around.” You can also add bones to a displacement-mapped object setting up some really interesting effects. Remember, too. You can save the object in its altered state, using the Saved Transformed option, and then load it into Modeler for more editing. The possibilities are almost endless. The techniques outlined in the examples above should give you a better understanding of some of the new Toaster 3.0 software features. But don’t be afraid to try new ideas or techniques you haven’t used before. If you see an interesting effect on video or television, try to re-create it. You may be amazed at how simple some of these effects are. While, by themselves, the techniques presented in this article will not make you a CG LightWave expert, they should point you in new directions for further experimentation. ¦ Dave Thomas is owner of Moving Pixels, a computer-based production company. He creates music and 3-D animations for both broadcast and non broadcast clients, using the Video Toaster extensively. You can write to him c o Amiga Worlcl, Editorial Dept., 80 Elm St., Peterborough, Nil 03458, or contact him on Genie (D.Thomas32) or through the Internet (KDThomas@netcom.com). BY TRADITION, artists arc masters of their media. In trying ti transfer a picture from screen to paper, though, you may feel tlia you’re not quite in control. This translation is the biggest hurdlt a computer artist faces. While lighting the printer will onh generate a poor-quality result, you can produce belter hardcop) by learning the limitations of the primer and designing ; graphic that is rendered well in that medium. Of course, cost is one determinant of graphics quality: Tin best methods of printing are expensive, and most of the more affordable output devices on the market cannot reproduce th reaclih of color you see 011 screen. Perhaps more vexing still, le technology itself creates an additional, unexpected roblem: The process of printing actually introduces a iriety of artifacts into the hardcopy image. How can you take advantage of your Amiga printer setup as 1 artistic tool while judging its limits as a medium? A number of iriables affect the appearance of artifacts in a finished raphic. Let's examine them one by one, and discuss some of te hardware and software factors that can make a critical ifference in your printed output. Except for the image shown above, the figures illustrating this article were produced 011 a 300 dots-per-inch (dpi) Hewlett- Packard DeskJet 550C color inkjet printer connected to an Amiga 2000. The image-file principles we’ll discuss apply to any printer computer combination, however, and the printing information applies to all inkjet and dot-matrix printers. (1 have generated usable graphics on a 180-dpi Canon color inkjet and even an Epson nine-pin dot-matrix.) (Editor's note: Norwegian artist Jakob Thyness printed the opening image using Canon s FP510, an older, 160-dpi color inkjet.) ? ILLUSTRATION BY JAKOB THYNESS AD NOTAM Gyl-DKNDAL Amiga World 2l) True to Form What exactly are artifacts? In computer graphics, thev’re unintended horizontal bars, light or dark, appearing in the hardcopy. They’re usually most obvious toward the darker end of the middle tones of halftone (printed gray-scale) images. Artifacts are a result of irregularities in the printhead’s action, combined with the dithering process the way dots are applied to the paper in patterns that make up printed images. Only the artist really knows whether an image is supposed to appear dark or bleached out, but almost anyone can figure out that the image was probably not designed with streaks running across it. (See Figure l for one example.) To make things worse, artifacts may be enhanced In' additional generations of output, such as photocopying or screening lor halftone offset printing. What can you do to in Hue nee your printer’s mechanical operation? SuperDJC2, a printer driver Irom Creative Focus, expands your control over the HP DeskJet 550C by adding new items to your Amiga’s Preferences menu. Two of these important new variables are shingling, the number ol overlapping passes that the printhead makes (controlled by setting the Threshold level in the Printer Graphics requester), and depletion, the number of ink dots applied to paper (controlled by selecting either Letter for zero percem or Draft for 25 percent). Low levels of shingling produce prints with noticeable horizontal light and dark artifacts; high levels of shingling darken prints, especially those on clay-coated papers (formulated for inkjet printer graphics), owing to a great degree of lateral bleeding of the heavily applied inks. (See the accompanying sidebar “Paper Chase" for details.) Depletion affects only color inks. The two depletion settings did not produce noticeable differences in the test prints I created for this article. Note that how much you'll actually use these new Preferences settings, however, depends on your image-processing program. ASDG’s Art Department Professional, for example, controls most Preferences graphics variables. Black Belt's Imagcmaster, on dumber hand, accepts your adjustments of these variables to fine-tune all aspects of the final hardcopy, including density setting, which selects degree of black printing, and color correction, in addition to shingling and depletion. Optical Illusions Dithering, as noted above, is the pattern in which the little dots that make up a color or halftone image are set down. Most printed images, including magazine and newspaper photographs and fine-art prints, are made up of just such a scries of small dots of pigment placed close together. On the Amiga, dithering is controlled by both the printer driver and the- graphics- processing programs you’re using. W hen we view a printed photograph, our vision is normally not sharp enough to separate the tiny dots, so we see continuous tones. But our visual system is also equipped with a specialized scanning capability that makes us sensitive to edges and geometric patterns. (That’s one reason it’s easier to teach pattern recognition to a mammal than to a computer.) The net effect is that anv sort of regular grid used 4 O O in producing a halftone or dithered image is usually noticeable to the viewer unless it’s operating at a level of 300 points per inch or greater. Since most affordable printers operate at a resolution of 300 points per inch, the grid they use will be coarser and. If it is an ordered grid, noticeable. To mitigate this effect, a number of schemes that generate random-dot patterns in computer output are available through graphics software. The most common is called Floyd-Steinberg (F-S) dithering (see Figure 2). Note that the F-S picture looks like a stippled drawing, while the ordered picture looks mechanical. This is more obvious when an image contains large areas of relatively solid colors or many horizontals and verticals (as in the foreground sen ion of Figure 2, or the background of the top image in Figure I) than when it contains many small areas of color, as with the Mandlebrot background of Figure 2. But even F-S dithering can fall into a mechanical pattern if it's applied over a large area of a single color. In Figure 3. Note the lour gray rectangles printed with F-S dithering. On the computer screen, the upper left one was solid gray, the upper right had a few black dots scattered within, the lower left had still more scat- 30 Mmrh I99f (i R A P II ! C P R I T S tered clots, and die lower right box was a mixture of black and gray dots. When printed, however, a definite artifact pattern appears in the upper left and upper right squares a pattern produced by the F-S algorithm. As you can see in the lower left box, von can largely eliminate this bv scattering a few dots of a O ; O different color throughout the single-color area. It's also much less obvious in color than in halftone prints. Different software packages vary in the degree to which ibis problem aflects them. In my tests with the unicorn image shown in the sidebar below, F-S prints created with Art Department Professional were less artifact-ridden than those output through Electronic Arts' DeluxePaint IV. An Imagemaster color sample showed almost no evidence of artifacts. Color Me Blue Another problem in generating printouts is the change colors undergo when that gorgeous image on your screen winds up on paper. The accuracy with which your image’s colors are preserved depends on the type of paper you're using, the composition of the printer's ink, and the capability of your software. Because of color correction in the Commodore printer driver, prints often shift toward blue. And because of the different equations they use internally to translate screen colors to prints, two programs may render the same image in two very different sets of colors. The most difficult colors to render accurately are human skin tones and sepia and pale-brown hues. In general, when rendering people in “photographic” fashion from a scanned photo or a digitized video image, a straight print of an attractive screen image will result in too much red and too much contrast. You will have to reduce the red, brighten the image, and reduce the contrast and or gamma to get the skin tones into an acceptable range. This will result in paler colors throughout the rest of the image. If your primary goal is to produce photographically accurate pictures of people’s faces in full color, a less- expensive printer such as an inkjet won’t he satisfactory. For artistic interpretations of people, however, your computer and printer can generate some dramatic portraits. Touchups So maybe you can't get a single printout that’s perfect. Remember, you’re an attist the final image can he more than that piece of paper you pulled out of the printer! ? I I1 t II I! II I S I Papers vary in their ability to absorb ink as well as in their degree of whiteness. If a paper is absorbent, then simple lines, such as type, will "bleed" and appear blurry, losing their crispness. On the other hand, a multiple-tone image will appear smoother and brighter, because the lateral absorption of ink will lessen the horizontal artifacts produced by the side-to-side action of the printhead, inkjet papers formulated for graphics use take advantage of the absorbent properties of a light clay coating to improve the look of a multiple-tone picture. Typeset material will be unacceptable on such papers. This blurring woufd also detract from the quality of a tine drawing, since the lines and dots would close up and the image darken. To maximize the sharpness of lines, use a paper with an impervious or "hard" surface. Note in Figure A that the unicorn printed on color inkjet paper has lost a lot of detail owing to black-ink bleed. The gray version looks much better on hard inkjet cotton paper. This paper usually produces tight multicolor graphics. You'll get maximum graphics punch with HP's special plastic inkjet paper (Jet Series Glossy HP51636H). This material has no absorbent properties at all, though. You must handle these prints very carefully until they're dry, and you may see a higher level of printhead artifacting than with other papers. In addition, the prints aren't permanent (HP says an average life of three months before there's noticeable degradation of the image). Large stationery stores and business and computer superstores usually stock a wide assortment of papers. A number of companies such as Paper Direct also distribute mail-order catalogues and sell at competitive prices. I tested a variety of papers for this article to discover their effects on the final image. My advice: Don’t be timid experiment! The Legacy Strathmore recycled variety, for example, is not sold as an inkjet paper, but we achieved excellent results with it. Our workaday inkjet paper is Hammermill Laser Print white. It's a hard paper with relatively little lateral bleed, and it's inexpensive. ? BD Figure A. Top, black ink on clay-coated color inkjet paper; bottom, black and gray tones on hard cotton paper. Figure 3. Four gray rectangles printed with F-S dithering. Upper left, solid gray, showing artifacts; upper right, with a few black dots scattered within, showing artifacts; lower left, with many scattered dots, eliminating artifacts; lower right, mixture of black and gray dots. So what if different parts oi the image need different settings. Print one of each, cut out the relevant parts, and create a collage from the two images. Don't be afraid to use a few judicious strokes of a pen, pencil, or paintbrush to touch up some small irregularities created by the limited resolution of your 4 printer or primary image. You can increase the density of black tones dramatically by running your printout through a good photocopier. If you’ve got large areas of black, try photocopying them and making a collage with color output for increased impact. Another hint: Because color prints have fewer artifacts, the best halftone images are produced by printing the file as a red- or blue-tone image and then making a photocopy. A third technique that improves printouts starts with two copies of your image, one on clay-coated paper and one on inkjet transparency film. For the final exhibition print, align these two prints carefully, sandwich them together, and mount them to enhance the depth of the colors. As for basic design tips, remember that computer- printed images, like all other artwork, can be stark with strong contrasts or subtle with smooth transitions of tones and shades, linages that will be reduced in final output or that will be viewed at a distance benefit from enhancement of contrasts. Images that are going to be enlarged or viewed closely require special attention to smoothness and detail. As in any type of mechanical reproduction from original artwork, the process of moving from screen to paper will increase contrast and compress tones at the light and dark ends of the scale: Light areas will become lighter and lose subtle distinctions; dark areas will become darker and “close up,” also losing distinctions. The solution is to create the graphic so that these changes are pari of the final design. For example, render stipples in lower density because they’ll close up and darken in the final print. Roll the Presses No matter which particular hardware or software you use, knowing the pitfalls and the possibilities can help you achieve the graphics output you intend. And that's what being master of the medium is all about. ¦ Bonnie Dalzell, AlAt is a published natural-histon ami science-ficlion artist who has taught anatomy to medical and veterinary stadmits. Write to her c o AmigaWorld Editorial, 80 Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03-158. Ii r e m i s i i ii [ mi m s i One advantage of digital images is that you can copy them over and over with no loss of quality. Through the ages, however, artists working on paper, canvas, and film have had to deal with the problem of fading pigment and deteriorating physical media. Much of the training of a fine artist is in the physical properties of the medium he or she chooses. Colors are usually the products of either pigments or dyes. Dyes disperse in liquid and soak into the medium of reproduction (such as paper, gesso, and so on), while pigments are particles of material carried in a binder that stays on the surface. The intensity and stability of dye colors is a science in itself. Bright yellows, purples, and reds are usually the least stable dyes. Blacks, sepias, rust reds, and ochres of natural oxides are among the most stable pigments. It's no surprise that these are the colors we see in ancient cave paintings; the painters may also have included bright purples and reds, but those colors have long since oxidized to invisibility. What about printer inks? Inkjets and dotmatrix devices use dyes; laser prints use pigments. Although I couldn't get exact statements as to the permanence of the DeskJet inks, HP did tell me that the more thoroughly the ink soaks into the paper, the longer the colors will last, as they are less exposed to air. The gorgeous prints made on HP'S special glossy plastic paper must be protected from exposure to air and sun if they are to last. Treat them as special images printed for a particular purpose. Keep them in a protective envelope and don't hang them where light will fall directly on them. General principles for protecting water- color images from fading should be applied to color inkjet and dot-mtrix printouts. Use a covering; don't expose them to direct sunlight. If they're framed, seal the back to reduce air circulation; use ultraviolet screening glass on the front. Special paper coatings, such as the fixatives used by artists working with pastels, may also help, but I haven't experimented with them very much. If your final artwork is a halftone or black- and-white reproduction, consider making a high-quality photocopy. As with laser printers, the pigment used in photocopiers is carbon heat-fused to the paper. This is considered an excellent archival imaging process. A carbon- toner photocopy should hang in there as long as the paper. Pick an acid-free, high-rag-content paper and you'll have a long-lasting print. ? BD Increasing power and flexibility by sharing peripherals and resources is what networking is all about. We’ll show you. What’s involved and the products you ’ll need to hook up to all kinds of networks. EXAMPLES OF NETWORKING are all around us: telephone service, broadcast media, lending libraries, even your own central nervous system and, of course, computers. Whatever the network, the basic idea is the same: the connection of related components for the purpose of sharing information. If you want to use your Amiga to communicate with another computer or to obtain information from it, you’ll have to become pari of some kind of network. To show you how to make the right connection, we ll explore a variety ol network types that can accommodate your Amiga, and how each kind may benefit you. We’ll also take a look at the products that can help you get involved ranging from public- domain programs to sophisticated, specialized third-party equipment. In addition, we’ll examine specifically how some of these products were used to set tip the trial networks presented in this article. Finally, we’ll discuss some of the changes that are underway, because Amiga networking is expanding even as you read! ? BV JIM DUTION E T It, along tlit* way, von come upon terms von clo not understand, look to tlie accompanying sidebar glossarv "Net Wording," For details on the hardware and software mentioned, see the "Product Specs" sidebar; to contact the vendors of these products, see the "Manufacturers’ Distributors' Addresses” list on p. 90. The Basics The world of computerized information exchange is divided roughly between LANs (local-area networks) and WANs (wide-area networks). A LAN is a set of computers that are phvsicallv close and use a special connection medium (cables) and software to provide for and manage the connectivity. A LAN can be Amiga-only, or it can include other types of computers. It can be a peer-to-peer network, in which all participating computers are equal (that is. None depends on any other for any function), or it can be a client server setup: one or more powerful units with specialized roles, plus various attached nodes. One common use of I Ans is lor sharing a single printer among multiple computers without myriad switch boxes that must be set manually. I he shared A SAMPLER OF NETWORK SETUPS Ethernet LAN Figure 4. Mixed platforms. A1200 A3000 (i A 1 S printer is usually connected to one computer (the "printer server”), which runs special software to receive print files from the other computers and manage the actual output to the printer. Another popular application is the sharing of a large hard drive on one computer (the "file server") so that people using other computers can store and access files on it. One advantage of such a setup is that “diskless workstations” (computers without hard drives) get the benefit of hard-clisk space. LANs are also used for various types of distributed computing- such as the “rendering faint.” Mere, multiple Amigas work simultaneously on a verv large animation or graphics-rendering project in chunks. LANs based on Ethernet, Novell Netware, AppleTalk, and other protocols require a connection medium different from the specially wired ES232c cable used for Par NET setups. LANs tise coaxial, lOBaseT, or other types of cables, or even “phone-line wiring,” known as twisted-pair wire (shielded or unsheildcd). LANs also include advanced software offering access to more resources than Par.NET, in addition to security and accounting features not available on any one computer alone. A WAN spans a wide geographical area and involves computers oi many different platforms. The area may cover a few buildings or even an entire campus, citv, state, or country. The Internet is a good example of a wide-area network, though with its expansion across the continents, it is now often called a global network. Commercial dial-up services (such as CompuServe, BIX, Genie, and Portal) are other examples. WANs usually require more or larger intermediary components than LANs, and are normally centered around one or more mainframes ¦ Ag ain, special advanced software often more complex than LAN soil ware handles communication with hosts or nodes on wide-area networks. The physical hookup may also be complex; entire rooms are sometimes dedicated to WAN interconnection equipment alone. Just think of the volume of equipment needed all over the country just to establish the telephone network! What Can You Do? All Amiga users can purchase modems and telecommunications software, and use existing telephone net- works to "talk” to other computers that provide for dial-up connections. In some cases, your software must he able to emulate a particular type of terminal (DEC VI 100, IBM 3270, or ANSI, for example) to work with the remote host system. The network functions are services available to computers dialing into the particular host system: message posting, file upload download, newspaper "clippings," on-line conferences, remote interactive use of a mainframe, and so on. All Amiga users can also obtain the two current w public-domain versions of Amiga ’ECP IP software (AmigaNOS or Ami K .P) to become a part of the Internet with a “SI.IP” connection to an Internet host. (For details, see “Cruisin’ the Internet,” p. 65, Jan. '9-1. Beginning Internet users mav also want to consult n Brendan P. Echoes Zen and the Art oj the Internet: Prentice Hall. ISBN 0-13-010778-6.) 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A high speed SCSI controller allows any SCSI device to be plugged directly into the EMPLANT hardware (including scanners, SyQuest drives, hard drives, CD-ROM drives and more!). The serial ports and SCSI interface can be used by Amiga programs and emulation modules at the same time! The EMPLANT hardware is a standard Zorro ll lll plug in card for the A2000 3000 4000 (A500 1000 owners need a Zorro Bus adapter in order to use EMPLANT). A PCMCIA version for the A600 A1200 will be available in the near future. Typical Mac emulation screen. Multitasking! Just flip or drag down Adcbe PhotoShop on your Amiga! The emulation screen! The Macintosh emulation is a 'generic' Mac, with speed based upon what Amiga system EMPLANT is installed in. An A3000 is equivalent to a Mac Ijci, and an A4000 is equivalent to a Quadra 700! 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2. 5Mbits second and is hilled as an economical alternative to Ethernet and token ring. Client A host that requires a server of some type to perform certain functions. In performing a database inquiry, for instance, a client would call a database server to do the work of locating, retrieving, and returning the desired information. Ethernet A IAN topology based on a bus design using CSMA CD. A “wait-and-see” method for determining whether the network is free for use. It operates currently at a maximum speed of 10Mbits seamd, but a newer high-speed Ethernet is being developed to run at 100MB per second. Ethernet is popular in manv academic environments, and is also referred to as
802. 3, its designated Internet (IEEE) Protocol standard. FTP File Transfer Protocol. A communications standard and method for direct file transfer from one IP host to another. It is also a TCP IP "command," and allows for transferring archived files in binary format or nonarchived files in .ASCII format. Gateway An individual host or a host’s task that converts one data format to another. For example, some mainframes have their other IP hosts, either on the same LAN or on whatever network that RAN connects to. This setup would give you FI P (File Transfer) and Telnet (interactive log-on) capabilities. So far, a readily usable SMTP (Internet mail) agent is not available for Ami TCP, so e-mail is not quite there yet. (While AmigaNOS does have a working SMTP agent, it does not support Ethernet cards.) In the Amiga-only scenarios, AMIGA Business Computers' Ethernet and Interworks’ ENLAN-DFS software, filesystem access is not to or from a server, hut between workstations connected to the network. That means direct access to another system’s files; it differs from a file-server arrangement, where users access the same files indirectly and only the server can actually tap into its own filesystem. An experimental public- domain network filesystem designed for use with d o Ami I CP is reputed to provide the same capabilities. Ethernet-connected Amigas can also form a “rendering farm.” I he network helps overcome the memorv and system limitations that become an issue whenever you work with multiple large files. When each computer has completed its task, the output can he saved locally own proprietary mail-file format, and other hosts that don’t use the same format may not be able to read its mail. By utilizing a software package that understands each file format necessary, users from the different hosts can then exchange mail through this gateway. Host A computer workstation PC. That can use the facilities of the network to which it is connected (for example, performing file transfers via a specific networking protocol such as FTP). A host or node may he nothing more than a client, but it can be a server, both a client and a server, or even more (a network router or mailbox server, for example). IP Internet Protocol. A network layer or “language" that defines how certain network packet handling will be performed; it also identifies what services other network layers or application programs can expect. TCP IP is a network scheme made up of different layers, IP being the "lowest” or closest to the network interface card. Most other TCP IP functions use IP services to properly interact with the connected network. IP Host A workstation or computer executing an implementation of TCP IP software, currently defined with an appropriate IP address and hostname and connected to a TCP IP- (or IP-) based network. This “host" can perform any TCP IP function (such as Telnet, FTP, or FINGER) that its specific implementation allows. The computer may he either a client (initiating a service or function request) or a server (responding to another client’s service request). An IP host is simply a host (computer workstation) that is on an IP network one that uses TCP IP as its "networking language.” It is assigned a specific IP (network) address such as 13-1.8*1.132.2 (boom- box.micro.umn.edu). Netware A popular network-environmeni package produced by Novell and used predominantly in the MS-DOS world. It is considered a “high-level" or "network-layer” protocol that or on a large file server. Locally stored files can then be accessed by a single Amiga for review or for other processing. Some Real Setups In exploring the various Amiga products mentioned here, I tested several types of network setups.
I. Amiga-Only Ethernet Multinet The first setup looked something like Figure L It allows a very simple parallel-port network to connect with an Amiga-only Ethernet network, providing for file sharing. Amigas A and B were connected via their parallel ports using AMIGA's Multinet product, an RS282c adapter, and an RS232c cable. Amigas B and Cl were connected via ThinNet, ASDG Ethernet boards, and Interworks’ FNLAN-DFS software. Amiga C exported the volume Games, read only, which Amiga B then imported (via ENLAN-DFS). Amiga A used the Multinet Make. Node command to “mount” from Amiga B the renamed version of machine C’s provides for some specific sendees (such as tile servers), and is used to create LANs. Like the “lower layer" topologies, Novell Netware does not directly support other formats such as Banyan Vines. Node See host. Peer-to-peer A design methodolgy wherein two or more hosts can interact with each other at the same level, unlike client server design (which used to be called “master slave") or a mainframe and its many terminals. Peer-to-peer hosts have the same abilities and do not depend on another host for their network functions. SANA-II A specification for Amiga device drivers that communicate with network interface cards or other Amiga devices (such as the serial.device). A SANA-II driver acts as a gateway between the device and the network applications program, so that the application does not have to deal with the specific organization and operation of the device. SANA-II is a Commodore- specific set of network standards that many developers and companies are beginning to use, thereby creating a world of “standard interfaces.” Server A network host that performs specific capabilities or functions on behalf of other network hosts, which are referrred to as clients. In most cases, a server has a particular role; a file seiver, for instance, stores files on its hard drive for other users. SLIP Serial Line Internet Protocol. A standard for using a serial (dial-up) line as opposed to a direct connection (such as a cable or dedicated wire) to connect with another IP host. This allows a remote host running TCP IP software with SLIP support to become an IP host as if it were locally attached to a TCP IP network or the Internet. Games volume. Because Amiga C exported the volume in read-only mode, A was also limited to read access. Using Mnltinet’s Make.Node command, Amiga B mounted A’s Work volume. Since there is no access modifier with Make.Node, Amiga B had read write access to this volume. Amiga B then exported A’s Work volume, specifying read only. Wtien Amiga C imported B s copy of Work, it had read-only access to the volume, while Amiga B (and A) had read write access. Full access to the volumes in question was available to all Amigas, even though they were connected using two different networks, and no network definitions were made to identify either network to the other. T he connections were managed by different handlers processes in each Amiga, which cooperated (communicated) properly, allowing one network to appear as an extension of the other. This is interesting, as most major network protocols do not cooperate with each other that well. (For example, you normally wouldn't be able to connect an Ethernet card directly to a token- ring network.) In both cases, the people using the computers had to know the names of the volumes on the ? SMTP Simple Mail T ransfer Protocol. A TCP IP protocol established to provide a simple mechanism for exchanging basic mail files between IP hosts. The Internet specification for SMTP describes a series of handshaking steps that must be performed and acknowledged, much like other widely known file-transfer protocols, including Kermit and Xmodem. The format of the mail files that SMTP was designed to handle is known as RFC822, for the Internet document that lays out the data format for the mail file. TCP IP Transmission Control Protocol Internet Protocol. Often referred to as a “protocol stack” or "suite," this is a set of communications standards approved by the Internet Engineering Task Force for cooperative processing between similar and dissimilar hosts or computers. The specifications' many “layers” follow the International Standards Organization’s OSI model. Certain specific functions are required of all TCP IP implementations, with Telnet and FIT being the most widely known. Telnet A TCP IP protocol (specified by the Internet standard RFC854) providing for interactive log-on log-in to an IP host. The DEC VT100 terminal type is normally used for the connection. The protocol provides for some terminal emulation negotiation, which allows both sides of the connection to make some adjustments (such as echo or line mode) in how the connection session will be handled. T elnet connections use whatever interactive log-in conventions are required by the remote host (that is, user account ID, user account password). ThinNet ThickNet ThinNet is a small coaxial cable specified as 10Base2, also called CheaperNet. ThickNet is a larger regular coaxial cable referred to as 10Base5. Both types of cable impose limitations on the distance between stations. D
- JD other machines before being able to use them. Each network had its own naming method, which sometimes became confusing.
2. Ethernet-Only Figure 2 shows the second test setup, which allows multiple Amigas to share volumes and drawers more quickly than serial- or parallel-based networks. Each computer had to “serialize” its AMIGA Ethernet disk; that is, it read the burned-in IEEE ROM address on the Ethernet card and modified the Ethernet software so that it would identify itself as belonging to a specific Ethernet card. Then on each computer T created a Devs:Enet- conFiguration file, containing the Ethernet ID, a network name (referred to as Device Name), and a default directory for each machine. AMIGA’s Ethernet setup includes two commands Enet-Services anci PRODUCT 5PEC5 F1ERE ARE DETAILS on Amiga networking products, divided between software and hardware. Original sources are listed for noncommercial software; you may also find these products 011 commercial networks, BBSs, and so forth. Software Amiga Envoy §59.95 (two-user site), 1AM
• requirements: AmigaDOS 2.04, 512K RAM, SANA-II- compatible networking hardware, and SLIP (serial port).
• standard Amiga-only peer-to-peer networking software providing a simple messaging interface for the development of network applications; included applications enable connected Amigas to share hard disks, CD-ROMs, and printers transparently. AmigaNOS 2.9 M Public domain (available from ISO.88.200.4 via anonymous FTP) by John Heaton.
• requirements: modem, terminal software,
• provides complete TCP IP protocol stack suite, including SMTP (client and server) DIGGER, Telnet (partial pseudo DEC VT100), FTPCTCP IP UDP, NNTP, POP2 (client), RIP RSPF ARP, Mailbox Chatnode, TTYlink, SLIP PPP (with Van Jacobson header compression), FINGER, ECHO DISCARD PING, NETROM KISS AX25 (HAM radio), HOPCHECK, Rlogin, and amenities such as mem, shell, pwd, cd, dir, help files via Less, extensive statistics, and internal multitasking. AMIGA Ethernet S325 (for three systems), AMIGA Business Computers
• requirements: Ethernet boards, 50-ohm terminators, BNC T adapters, coaxial cable.
• provides peer-to-peer connectivity between Amigas, including filesystem access (drawers, files), always read write, print spooling, printer control, remote execution via remote shell (not single line at a time), interactive chat windows. AmiTCP 2.0 Public domain (available from various Internet “Aminet” hosts) by multiple authors.
• requirements: modem and telecommunications software, or (SANA-II) Ethernet card. Enet-Config that bring up the network connections, making this prep work much easier than Multinef s. As in the Ethernet Multinet trial, I tested file and program access from both sides. In addition, I tried the AMIGA Ethernet CHAT command, which provides for an interactive typing window on both systems. Both machines used the command, so four windows in all (two on each machine) were open. This is a very handy capability, though it might get in the way of either party using his or her own system, because CHAT forces a new window to open on the second system and makes it the active window. Otherwise, this is a nice feature. AMIGA Business Computers’ Ethernet offers a few other features as well, including a printer-control utility (pseudo printer-server capability), remote command execution, and remote CLI; the latter two require new entries in each machine’s MOUNTLIST.
• provides necessary TCP IP protocol stack suite: Telnet (DEC VT102 emulation provided by included Napsaterm program), FTP TCP IP UDP, SLIP CSLIP PPP (header compression in CSL1P), PING, ARP, and various other amenities, including an Arexx interface and SANA-II drivers compliance. CBM AS225 Commodore (now under license to Interworks and Oxxi)
• requirements: Ethernet card.
• provides hill TCP IP protocol stack suite, with NFS (Network File System), Telnet (DEC VT100 emulation), FTP TFTP (Trivial File Transfer Protocol), ARP, FINGER, Host 'Fable Lookup, PINGATCP IP UDP. Amiga Client Software From §199, Oxxi
• requirements: Ethernet card, Novell Netware 2.15 or later, cabling.
• provides full Novell client functionality at version 2.15 level, including file storage and file management on file server, file printing on print server, log-in management security, network accounting, loading of Workbench from file server, simple interactive messaging, and network statistics data. ENLAN-DFS 1.0 $ 349, Interworks
• requirements: Ethernet card.
• provides “peer-to-peer” connectivity between Amigas: filesystem (drawers, files) access with control (read only, read write), NIC (Network Interface Card) statistics, remote execution (single line at a time, remote CLI), username password access control.
• comments: Version 2.0 will add SANA-II compliance and an Arexx interface and will require .AmigaDOS 2.0 or later plus 1MB RAM and cabling. Gopher 1.7 Public domain (available via anonymous FTP from new- gate.demon.co.uk) by Graham Walter.
• requirements: AmigaNOSGW version 6 (also available from Graham Walker), AmigaGuide,
• provides a GUI-based (Internet) Gopher client.
• request Gopher servers for files and or services offered.
3. Ethernet Ethernet LAN Internet The third setup looked something like Figure 3. This scenario allows an Amiga to participate in a heterogenous network (namely, Ethernet), and use that network to reach the Internet. I was able to define the Amiga as an IP host (using the appropriately assigned IP address and host name provided by the LAN adminstrator), connect to the Ethernet LAN via AmiTCP, and then FTP or Telnet to another IP host. Some of the hosts tested were local to a university network (of which the Ethernet LAN was just one component), and some were remote IP hosts, outside the university’s network (on the Internet). While AmiTCP comes with a terminal program (called Napsaterm) that emulates a DEC VT102 terminal, it provides just the TCP IP protocol stack and not many of the other TCP IP applications (such as SMTP). It does use Commodore’s SANA-II device- Multinet 5250, AMIGA Business Computers
• requirements: RS232c cable(s), T adapter(s), RS232c interface adapter(s).
• supplied: oneT adapter, one RS232c interface adapter.
• provides peer-to-peer connection between two to 16 Amigas, with read write filesystem (drawers, files) access, remote access to other system devices (for example, PRT:). ParNET Freely distributable by Dong Walker Software Distiller) .
• requirements: RS232c cable, T adapter, RS232c adapter.
• provides peer-to-peer connection between two Amigas. Scala InfoChannel Network Drivers S125-5250 per node, AMIGA Business Computers
• requirements: Ethernet hardware, Scala InfoChannel software.
• provides script file-iransfer control: from InfoChannel Creation Master workstation to a display slave station; Emodem for Ethernet, Xmodem for serial port modem, Pmodem for parallel port. Toaster-Net $ 349 (five-system license), Interworks
• requirements: NewTek Video Toasters, Ethernet card, ENLAN-DFS software, cables.
• provides remote control of Toasters, including rendering a sequence of LightWave scenes or selective frames, delegating rendering across a network, automated moving of complete scenes (objects, images, and so on) between systems, and monitoring status of render farm via a graphic display of the network. Wavelink S159.95, Axiom Software
• requirements: two NewTek Video Toasters.
• supplied: ParNET software, ParNET cable.
• provides faster rendering of LightWave animations. Hardware A2065 $ 331, Commodore
• requirements: Amiga 2000, 3000, or 4000; 10Base2 (ThinNet), 10Base5 (ThickNet).
• provides Ethernet connection for A2000, 3000, 4000. Dri ver specifications, however, which can prove useful. (ASDG provides its own SANA-II driver for the EB920 card, which was required to make this connection work.) It is expected that AmiTCP and externally developed TCP IP applications packages will continue to mature and expand. One caution here: TCP IP applications developed for CBM’s TCP IP software may not be compatible with AmiTCP.
4. Amiga as Netware Client My fourth trial, depicted in Figure 4, had an Amiga participating in a Novell network with workstations on other platforms. The LAN administrator created a Netware user ID and allocated some disk space for testing. I installed Oxxi’s Amiga Client Software (ACS) on the Amiga, and then loaded the required Netware “key” from the .Amiga to the file server. The Amiga ? A4066 Ameristar Creative Equipment International
• requirements: Amiga 2000, 3000, or 4000, I0Base5, 10Base2 (ThinNet), lOBaseT (UTP).
• provides multiple interfaces to any of die three major connector types (10Base2, LOBaseT, iOBase) without convenors or transceivers. Scheduled for release in early '94. AMIGA PCMCIA Ethernet $ 299, AMIGA Business Computers
• requirements: Amiga 600 or 1200;10Base2 (ThinNet), 1 ObaseT (UTP) cables connectors.
• supplied: one either-or combination 10Base2 lOBaseT connector.
• provides Ethernet connection for PCMCIA slot, activity LED(s), external power supply. CSANET $ 199, CSA
• requirements: Amiga 2000, 3000, 4000, or CSA Twelve Gauge-equipped .Amiga 1200.
• supplied: Amiga Envoy software from Interworks.
• provides Arcnet controller rated at 2.5 megabits per second.
• comments: CSANET should ship in early ’94 on a Zorro slot board and later as a factory upgrade to CSA’s Twelve Gauge (A 1200) and 40 4 Magnum (A4000). EB-920 5349, ASDG
• requirements: Amiga 2000, 3000, or 4000; 10Base2 (ThinNet) cable, BNC connectors.
• supplied: one BNC connector.
• provides Ethernet connection, SANA-II compliance, EB920 device driver
• comments: provides only one type of interface. Yon may need to spread the sides of the CPU frame to install the board in an A3000. The BNC connector has a plastic threaded housing that won’t fit through the external card slot on some machines. I-Card S299, Interworks
• requirements: Amiga 600 or 1200; lOBaseT (UTP), 10Base2 (ThinNet) connectors.
• provides Ethernet connection for PCMCIA slot. ? Used its own copy of Workbench 2.1, rather than loading it from the file server (which is provided for in the installation process). At this point, I logged the Amiga onto the file server. A new drawer icon, representing the root directory allocated by the LAX administrator for the Amiga, appeared on the Workbench. Files saved from the Amiga appeared as two files on the server: one data and one .info (icon) file, somewhat similar to the way Macintosh files are stored, A Macintosh client who logged onto the file server was able to see and access die files the Amiga had stored. (MS-DOS clients would not see the .info file, and might truncate the filename because tliev can deal onlv with 12-character names.) 1 checked the system network status and tested a rudimentary “chat mode” (one-line message with no immediate-reply capability, as with the .AMIGA Ethernet’s chat window). I examined supervisor capabilities as well as the LAX printing function. Some Netware commands are not available in this version of ACS (as noted in the manual) and the supervisor capabilities are not yet at the Netware S.1 1 level, but it appears that Oxxi will continue to enhance ACS. Once some other technical problems were resolved (not all related to software installation), file-server access worked like a charm. Neither the MS-DOS file server nor the Amiga had any qualms about working together. 1 did not have an opportunity to see whether ACS would open the Ethernet card in “share mode” so that AmiTCP could be started up at the same time. This arrangement would allow the Amiga to work with the Netware file server and act as an IP host (accessing other IP hosts and or the Internet). The Netware environment docs not appear to provide for any external network connectivity. The connection point I was given on the Novell LAN was not directly compatible with any Ethernet card. A GVC AUI-to-BNC Transceiver ($ 49 from Data Comm Warehouse) provided the neccessaiv hardware to join ASDG’s card with the LAN.
5. Internet Via AmigaNOS The fifth trial involved hooking up to the Internet via AmigaNOS to a telephone network, through a terminal server. In addition to AmigaNOS, you need a telecommunications package to make the dial-up connection to the SLIP’s “front end” (or host). This is also true for .AmiTCP using a SLIP connection. Once the SLIP setup was complete, the Amiga was defined and recognized as a legitimate Internet (IP) host. The modem had to be configured to remain “up” once the telecommunications program was terminated. This is required because AmigaNOS does not share the serial device, and it means that once a session ends, vou must turn off
* 4 the modem to break the connection to the SLIP host. AmigaNOS (modified and maintained by John Heaton) has been around for quite a while, and, in addition to FTP and Telnet, it includes an SMTP server (which can send and receive RKC822-formatted e-mail), as well as some other server client functions, such as Finger and TTVLink. Currently, it also has better diagnostic and statistics capabilities than AmiTCP. One useful aspect of this scenario is the ability to communicate with individuals who subscribe to commercial services (such as CompuServe and Portal) that have Internet connections. One interesting test I did with this configuration was to generate e-mail (using BM, B. Dale’s “Messy-Dos” mail program) and send it to a Lotus Notes user via a ccunail (SMTP-Link) gateway. In this case, the communications were not established via the target user's PC (IP host), since the e-mail recipient a LAN PC -was not running any TCP IP software. A gateway PC running the SMTP-Link program was the IP host that took delivery of the e-mail. Through the LAN, ii then forwarded a modified copy of the e-mail to the Lotus Notes server, where the LAN PC user could read it. This is just one example of an SMTP gateway. There are others, and. Apparently, more are being developed. (SMTP RFC822 is the standard for e-mail on the Internet.) In a variation on this theme. I connected an Amiga running AmigaNOSGW (a modi fed version of AmigaNOS) to a SLIP “front end” via a standard phone line and telecommunications program. Once the connection to the SLIP host was made and both ends were set up and running, the remote Amiga became a lull-fledged IP host on the Internet. 1 executed the Amiga Gopher client program and an AmigaGuide window with action buttons popped up. Clicking on “Enter Gopherspace” opens another AmigaGuide window with a list of gopher sites. After making a selection, the Gopher client program connects with the indicated remote host as a Gopher client. II the selection represents a file, die client program will initiate an FTP call to the appropriate directory and will download the file to you automatically without your having to issue commands or know the full directory path in advance. Other commercial networking products were not yet available at the time of this writing. (Those for which we had detailed information are listed in the “Product Specs” box.) Interworks' I-Card, which should be shipping by the time you read this, looks to be similar to AMIGA's PCMCIA Ethernet solution for AfiOOs and A 1200s. Envoy, the standard peer-to-peer networking software developed by Commodore’s Amiga Networking Group, has became available (S59.95 for a two- user site) from IAM (Intangible Assets Manufacturing). Meanwhile, at press time Commodore was in the process of licensing both Envoy and AS225 R2, its TCP IP product, to Interworks and Oxxi for distribution and further development. CSA and Expert Services have also gotten into the networking act. CSA announced its Arcnet-based CSANET hardware, which promises ten times the performance of'ParNET and Apple'Falk networks at about half the cost of Ethernet solutions. The hardware will ship with Envoy software provided by Interworks. Expert Sendees has announced its A3065 Ethernet card, which includes two parallel ports with network drivers and ships with Envoy software. In addition, the company will offer its Liana peer-to-peer networking solution also with two parallel ports, SANA-11- compatible driver, and Envoy software. Both products are scheduled for February release. We’ll explore these products in future issues and keep you updated on how you can realize net gains through the ever-expanclinging realm of Amiga networking. ¦ Jim Dutton is Senior Systems Programmer for Network Communications at Southern Illinois University. DIGGING DEEP BELOW the Amiga’s surface uncov- ers a moiherlode of power: one of the most awesome There are some precious untapped resources in the latest releases of AmigaDOS as we’ll see in this three-part series on mining the secrets of the Amiga’s new operating system. ''J-axi 1: cSlzs.lt Ssazsiz command-line interfaces this side of Unix. Yet many users rarely leave the safety and comfort of the old familiar Workbench or their favorite directory utility. If you haven’t checked out the Amiga’s Shell interface, you’re missing a constellation of valuable utilities that can make using and maintaining your system much easier. In this three-part series we'll take a look at unleashing some of that hidden potential. Our first installment opens with a survey of some AmigaDOS commands you may not be taking full advantage of yet. Next month we’ll learn to use various AmigaDOS script commands to automate complicated tasks: well wrap up the following month with .AmigaDOS techniques that will boost your system’s printing prowess. Note that many of the features described in this series require AmigaDOS version 2.04 or later. If you plan to spend much time using the Shell or the Workbench, for that matter -upgrade your system to at least AmigaDOS 2. In the later versions of the operating system you'll find new commands, old commands with potent new options, an easier-to-use Shell window, compatibility with the latest commercial software, and fewer appearances of that scan' flashing red box at the top of your screen. Tapping the Wealth If you’ve used the Shell at all, you’re probably familiar with its basic commands for disk navigation and file maintenance, such as Dir, CD, Copy, Delete, and Rename. Or perhaps you’ve used the Assign command to tell a program where to find its data files. But many Amiga users never get past these fundamentals, just because it seems simpler to use the Workbench or a directory utility to maintain files. If you delve a little r Z i deeper into AmigaDOS’s capabilities, though, you’ll find a range of convenient features that make GUI (graphical user interface) file operations seem complicated and cumbersome by comparison. One command in particular, available since version
1. 3, can make your life in the Shell much easier: Alias. It lets you create shortcut versions of other commands specifying various options, or shorten lengthy commands. For instance, I hate typing Change! AskPri, so by adding the command ALIAS CTP CHANGETASKPRI to my S:User-Startup file, I can just type CTP 2 to change the task priority to 2; anything you type after tlie Aliased command is appended to the command line. What if the changeable parameter is in the middle of your command? Simply insert a set of brackets into your alias to mark the spot where the parameter should fall in the command line. For instance, the command ALIAS FQRM1 FORMAT DRIVE DF1: NAME [ ] NOICONS FFS DIRCACHE lets you type FORM1 BILLCAT to format a disk in the external drive, name it BILLCAT, and use the operating system’s No Icons, FFS, and DirCache options. (Note that DirCache works only in AmigaDOS 3.0 and later.) The .Alias command can save you a lot of typing when you need to issue the same command often and you don’t have to memorize all those command parameters. Forging the Link One command that's similar to Alias is handy in a few special cases: whenever two or more programs want to use a similar file, but for one reason or another each wants the file in its own directory'. MakeLink creates a ? B v L) e x x v A f K i x ILLUSTRAT ED HY FRED LYNCH Amiga World 71 A M I C, A I) 0 S (i E M S - 1 fake file on disk actually a pointer to another file on the same disk with a different name. Suppose two programs have user dictionaries in the same format plain ASCII containing properly spelled words not found in their standard dictionaries. Instead of adding the same words to both dictionaries time and time again, why not have them share the same file? Type MAKELINK FROM DH1:W0RD UDICT TO DH1 ;WRITE MYDICT and any program that tries to read or write data f rom the UDICT file will access the MYDICT file instead. Polishing the Product Now for a real AmigaDOS gem. You have almost certainly encountered Assign at one time or another. This command creates logical assignments essentially niiiroitftr nrecTory Tibs:" on Tjesday 14-fec-93 £040. Library *3888 ---rued 2B-Hsr93 11:23 00 : Systen - SftO40 sjpptr* lib i file - 44 blocks used vmm list iibs:uft? Hrectory TibsP on Tjesday 14-D?c-93 che 11, library 19844 trued 12-Hcv91 19:03 16 ; Wshell - support ib-'ary jpths.oulv 21916 trued 16-Hcv-9B 18:17 44 : WordPerfect - support lib tmg.ovlv 22044 trued 16-Hcv-9G 18:17 44 : WordPerfect - support lib jpncl .ov’v 12212 trued 16-Hcv98 18:17 43 : WordPerfect - suppcrt lib Sfrn.ouly 21572 trued 16-Ncv-9B 18:17 42 I WordPerfect - Support lib Jfdat.ovIy 5712 arued i6-Hcv-9fi 18:17 41 : Wortferrect - support lib jf.library 58140 arued 16-Hcv-90 18:17 40 : WordPerfect - support library 1 files - 168 blocks usee Benchracrks You can employ FILENOTE to mark the uses of the various libraries in the system LIBS: directory. Similar to aliases, but referring to directories instead of commands. Your system makes some assignments automatically when you boot up; for instance, C: refers to your command director)', DEVS: to the director)- containing device drivers, and FONTS: to the directory containing your font files. Commercial programs often require you to issue Assign statements telling where the program and its data tiles are related; Professional Page, for example, creates a CGFonts: assignment that tells where its Compugraphic outline fonts are located. To create this assignment you use a command such as ASSIGN CGFonts: WORK:FONTS OUTLINE COMPUGRAPHJC If you want to change to that directory simply type CD CGFonts: instead of the much longer full path. Assignments are useful not only for system files and commercial programs, but for your own data as well. For instance, my User-Startup contains the statement ASSIGN FWDOCS: WORK:DOCUMENTS WORDPROC FINAL WRITER TEXT which makes selecting my document directory much easier. I can use FWDOCS: to refer to the directory not only in the Shell, but also in program file requesters and directoiy utilities. Most people stop there, with this basic use of the Assign command. But Assign offers many other options features that make it one of the most useful AmigaDOS commands in your arsenal, especially if your data spans multiple hard-drive partitions or floppy disks. In AmigaDOS 2 and later you can specify that a single assignment refer to more than one directoiy. For example, suppose you would like to add a number of public-domain bitmapped fonts and commercial outline fonts to your system. You don’t want to mix them up with the fonts that came with your version of AmigaDOS, though you may prefer to delete them later, and you also don’t need die hassle of dealing with a 200-font list when you’re just doing casual word processing. How can you keep it all straight? .Assign’s ADD parameter lets you tack more directories onto an assignment. For example, if you type ASSIGN FONTS: WORK:MOREFONTS ADD any program that searches FONTS: for files will check SY5:FONTS (the default FONTS: directory when you boot up) first, and then WORK:MORKFONTS. You can add any number of directories to a single assignment. This command is especially useful when you want to spread related files across multiple disk partitions: If you run out of space in one director)', create a new one on another drive and add it to the assignment. Suppose you want to keep some files on a floppy or a removable hard disk to save space on your hard drive, but the application that uses those files requires an assignment. Assign’s DEFER option lets you create a “late-binding” assignment, which does not go into effect until you actually access the assigned device name. This eliminates the need to insert the proper disks during the boot sequence. For example, you might add a statement that says ASSIGN PICS: DF0:JPEGS DEFER to your S:User-Startup file. The first time you try to CD to the PICS: directoiy or access it from a file requester, AmigaDOS will look for a directory called JPEGS on a disk in dfO: and make the assignment to that directoiy. Note that the assignment is disk-specific, bound to that disk’s volume name. What if you want an assignment to refer not to a specific disk volume, but to the drive itself? Assign’s PATH option does just that. For instance, if you issue the command ASSIGN FONTS: DF2:Fonts PATH any program searching FONTS: will look for the directoiy named Fonts on the disk in drive df2:. With- out the PAT 11 parameter, the assignment would refer to the specific disk in df2:; if you swapped floppies, your system would ask for the original disk every time a program referred to FONTS:. But. With the PAT H option, ii simply looks for the directoiy name Fonts on any disk that happens to be in drive df2: at the lime. Note that you can't assign multiple directories with the PATH option, however. A I I (J A DOS G E iU S 1 .And for more-advanced users, AmigaDOS offers the EXISTS and DISMOUNT parameters. EXISTS comes in handy when you're checking scripts For directories. If the directory to which you refer does not exist, Assign sets die AmigaDOS variable WARN to True. For example, to check for a directory called PICS:, you would include the following sequence in your script: ASSIGN PICS: EXISTS IF WARN ECHO 'THERE'S NO PICS DIRECTORY!" ENDIF DISMOUNT removes a peripheral’s name from the Amiga’s device list. It's there mostly for programmers, but it’s a boon if you don't want your kids accessing your floppy drive or you want to substitute one disk for another. Just type ASSIGN DFO: DISMOUNT to effectively remove access to drive dfO: until you reboot. A more useful variation of this command comes in handy when you’re using a recoverable RAM disk to run old games, such as F A-18 Interceptor, with pro- gram-codc references to dfO:. This sequence of commands will make your Amiga think the RAD: recoverable RAM disk is actually dft): j ASSIGN DFO: DISMOUNT ASSIGN DFO: RAD: PATH Re caret ill with this feature, though, and do not remove device names indiscriminately. Many Amiga programs assume automatically that devices such as dfO; and RAM: are available to the system, and may fail if they’re not. Documenting Worth Have you noticed that some of your system’s directories are filled with strange files and you have no idea where they came from? AmigaDOS provides its own equivalent of sticky-notes a command that lets you attach comments up to 79 characters long ro your files. You might use FileNote to jot down a quick remark about the contents of a particular word-processing or spreadsheet file, for example, or to mark a file’s origin. When. I install a new program that copies new files to system directories such as LIBS:, FONTS:, or DEVS:, I always watch the installation carefully and then go back and use FileNote to identify those files. For instance, you might want to mark all the files installed by WordPerfect in vour LIBS: directory so * that you'll know which ones you can delete if you remove WordPerfect from your hard drive. Since all the files start with die characters WP, you can use a wildcard lo mark them all at once: FILENOTE WP ? 'These files were installed by WordPerfect 4.1" Filenotes do not show up when you issue the Dir command, so you'll need to use List instead. Last shows filenotes automatically, as well as die date a file was created and its protection bits. The following Alias creates a command called LF, which will list just filenames and their filenotes: ALIAS LF LIST [ I LFORMAT= "%N %C" With this alias, you could type LF DH0:DEVS, for example, to get a list of all the files in dhO:DEVS and their filenotes. Note that when you use the Copy command to duplicate a file, it does not duplicate filenotes automatically. Use Copy's COM (copy comments) or CLONE (copy all file characteristics) options to make sure your notes go along with the files. In fact, my S:User Startup file contains the following Alias to ensure that all files I copy keep their comments: ALIAS COPY COPY [ ] CLONE That Alias appends the CLONE parameter automatically to all Copy commands I type.
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- >'V Wrapping Up the Package I’ll close out this first installment with a quick tip that can unleash new power from a program you probably already use: Commodore’s ED editor. Under AmigaDOS 2.04 and later, Commodore has enhanced ED dramatically, adding many new commands and even Arexx support. But someone at Commodore must have decided that the new command-packed menus would be intimidating to new users, so AmigaDOS’s designers created a startup file that would hide most of the additional menu commands. To access them, type ED RAM:TEMP first to load ED, and take a look at the menus. Exit the program, and either delete or rename the file called S:ED-STARTUP. Now load ED again. Presto! All sorts of new menus and commands are now available. If you're not a programmer, you'll find that ED has all the power you need for basic text editing. ¦ Denny Atkin is an editor and freelance writer. 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• True monochrome mode $ 825 5357 3940 4516 5114 FutureVideo Multi-tasking edit controller can sync three VCRs simultaneously. Can read Hi8 RC Time Code, 8mm TC, and 5MPTE EBU TC (optional). Includes control software for Amiga, as well as IBM and Macintosh. Easy to use A B Roll editing software lets you set edit points, assemble, video . Insert, A V insert, audio insert editing. CYBEREDIT software available for 3300 v| ||7Q with Toaster System Control - call for pricing availability. I V 7 NEW! DKB 4091 SCSI II HARD DRIVE CONTROLLER A new high-performance board that allows your Amiga to connect to SCSI II devices. With full Zorro III implementation. Direct Memory Access (DMA), Fast SCSI-2 implementation. Now access CD-ROMs, Removable Media, Scanners, Modems and more with more power than ever before! 5153 DKB SUPER POWER USER BUNDLE! 4091 & 3128 BOARDS! Low for a limited time, save a bundle on a great bundle $ C sr your Amiga! SCSI II AND UP TO 128MB RAM. Jl DKB 3128™ The "must-have" Toaster add-on! Now you can crush the 16 meg fast RAM barrier! With the DKB 3128 you can access up to 128 megs of contiguous memory. Compatible with either the Amiga 3000 or 4000. DKB GIVEAWAY! WIN A FREE DKB 3128 BOARD!!! Same terms and conditions as GVP giveaway (see fourth page of our catalog) except address to: Creative Computers DKB Giveaway, and write on postcard "DKB expands your Amiga!". Winner announced next catalog!_ $ 295 5251 Jarmv A tow Aiivh «V| Aj HrnttVCnS Sutipiy 4 Aiitiwivilu jjfiy + J a a- ’IIP** i OiiiH am (Hrnieny bMd uf gr
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- * $ 90 ;• P.1 WAVEUNK Doubles the speed ol Lightwave 3D. Easy to use program and connnection device allows you to link two Toaster Systems together via parnet Soltware allows you to sequence your networking and speed up your rendering time. LightRave compatible - have one Toaster and one LightRave system or two LightRave systems. Amazing Animations Simply & Automatically! WAVEMAKER allows people with little or no LightWove 3D experience to create eye-catching flying logo animations. You can also batch render animations, use storyboard feature, many background elements. Supports Toaster4000 and includes instructional video tope, g r| A WAVEMAKER 5318 LisjhiHove h a custom nordv ury module mot til ® oil of illy fouster function:; usydyd by [“jffiilmdva JJUIM. Li giiublgj tiny Aiiiiyu iy run ybiWuyg v iiJiuur rgyuirirty u Vidsy 'husist iu tH2i'j||g'J, LJOflfliAVS add: a suirs yf jjl'jii'j! Fgyiuryj nuv-jr bsfurg uvuil'jbJg iy
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• LIGHTWAVE 3D FLYING LOGOS ¦ MultiFrame ADPro MultiFrame is a front end for Art Department Professional and Morph Plus that gives you much greater control over multiple-frame processing with no knowledge of Arexx required.
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• Automatic image conversion during processing NEW IFR - DIGITIZE 30FPS VIDEO The Vlab includes an extensive software control systemdesigned to make digitizing as easy as possible. Using a revolutionary new concept. MacroSystem has provided a new Interleaved Frame Recording feature. IFR basically allows the Vlab to digitize tull 30fps digital video sequences to HardDisk by making multiple passes oI the recorded video. Hardware features frame grab in 1 30th sec or field grab in 1 60th sec. Real time color controls. TBC not required. Includes AdPro Loader. VLAB Y C ......$ 459 VLAB 2 COMPOSITES ..*399 VLAB A1200 A500 External $ 449 AGA Emulation on your 2000 3000 Now you can have real lime AGA chipset emulation.pin Amiga slot (does not use video slot). The first single card solution giving you the ability to display Workbench or AmigaOS compliant programs (on their own custom screen) in resolutions up to 1280x 1024. Includes XLPaint 24-bit paint program. Retina animation software included. Compatible with VideoToasterandOpalVision. Requires OS2x. $ 419 RETINA WITH 1MB RAM RETINA WITH 2MB RAM .. RETINA WITH 4MB RAM .. RETINA W 2MB RAM & TV PAINT
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MAIL IN ORDERS Send money orders or cashiers check for fastest service. Personal checks • 10 days to clear. Include: Name. Address and telephone number (no P.O. Boxes, please). If ordering by credit card include expiration date and billing address Call for exact shipping rates. NTERNATiONAL Toll FR-E ORDERING POLICIES Fat Canada. FPO. APO - Minimum order $ 50. All other countries: minimum order $ 100. For VISA and Master Card orders you must FAX or mail a signed photocopy at your credit card - front and Pock. Please have your credit card number ready before coding. • ‘ PRICE GUARANTEE. U.S. Only. Applies to on merchandise advertised by oil authorized Amiga dealers except merchandise on sale and out-of-stock. We will give you our "delivered' price lower than the other authorized Amiga dealer's 'delivered' price Ad decign: CLS Circle 13 on Reader Service card. From j), 19. Simulating movement on a still-frame display. I found it possible to display on my A3000T an eighi-bitplane, lii-res 736x482 screen with 256 colors cycling that in theory would normally require an AGA machine. As impressive as are the colors in the image that accompanies this review, you haven’t witnessed the true beauty of MV-gencratecl graphics until you’ve seen them color cycled. Fancy graphics courtesy of MathVISION. Unfortunately, you can see these images cycling in all their splendor only from within MV. As no standard exists for the implementation of color cycling, the beautiful MV modes aren’t always translated properly. To see color cycling without having to set new ranges in the viewing program (DPaint, for example), von must save the picture in MY with color cycling active. The Tab key controls color cycling. MV’s editing function works much like a word processor, in that it allows formulas to be cur and pasted. Pressing the right Amiga key and then the X key cuts the line you are on. While Control key and the V key insert the cut line either into a blank line or over an existing line of formula. Render in lo-res at smaller screen sizes to get an immediate look at what you have created. Once you like what you see, you can render in AGA or 24-hit mode at fill! Screen size to behold the stunning results. Screen Updates Tool type settings for customizing MV ensure that your plots will have icons when saved and establish which hooks you want loaded when the program starts. These hooks provide for calling oil various additional features within MV, but their implementation can be confusing. Sometimes when you attempt to plot a formula, you’ll get an error message “unknown function.” This is because the required hook is not loaded. There is a Hooks menu, but you must ' j instead select the Global Functions menu to see which hooks are actually available. A foolproof method is to incorporate into the Tooltvpe setting all the hooks you intend to use. An artifact from the old version is the method of establishing screen rcsolu- lions. In MV 2.4, you must select resolution from the Screen menu, and basic options of resolutions and interlace settings are a click away. These values, however, are nonoverscan; to get overscan, you must still type in the screen’s physical dimensions. All my gripes aside, this is a powerful, useful program. If you want unusual graphics for your videos and are willing to spend some time experimenting on your own, MathVISION 2.4 is a bargain. On the other hand, if you are seeking to obtain quick proficiency and results, you might want to opt for the Video Gold, Otto von Ruggins Magic Lantern Terra Nova Development, S95 All Amigas.
2. 0 3.0 compatible. Hard-drive installable. Not copy protected. Accelerator compatible. Minimum system: 2MB. Recommended system: 4MB, AGA Amiga, hard disk. Real-time playback software for 24-bit animations. I submit for your inspection little Jimmy Simmchip, not a traveler from another time nor a visitor from another place, hut today's Demolition Man, a computer- graphics guru, if you will. All of his odd- job stipends have gone towards his Amiga, making it a safe haven for a 24-bit graphics hoard, an accelerator, and a single-fra me controller. The 24-bit animation lie’s nurtured for the last month is finally done. Ready for public display, Jimmy presses the Play button on his VCR and unveils the animation on a television. Why a television? Because his computer, like so many Amigas, is not up to the task of displaying 24-hit animations. Breaking Old Habits Does the above scenario sound familiar? Displaying 24-bit animations in real time seems an elusive dream. Because of the number of*various 24-bit display boards, the ANIM format is not necessarily optimized to each one. The Magic Lantern (ML) from Terra Nova is a program that partially addresses this problem. Ml. Plays 24-hit animations from memory or disk in real time at rates of up to 30 fps (frames per second). It is a framebuffer animation program that optimizes your animation according to the type of display you are using. Currently, ML supports four display hoards: the Retina 24-bit hoard, Picasso II, Opal Vision, and a board called GDA (Grapines Display Adaptor), With ML, you ML, for those really tough 24-bit anims. Can mu animations in native Amiga screen modes, including AGA and ECS. ML calculates, on a frame-by-frame basis, which compression options are best, thereby creating animations that are optimized for size and speed, depending on the output device and resolution being used. Before you use ML. You must first have available the individual IFF frames that make up your animation. Most rendering packages automatically generate individual frames, but there are also numerous commercial and public-domain programs that can accomplish this. ML’s clean, gadget-driven interface presents you with all the options needed to construct an animation file. The program converts IFF liles into what Terra Nova calls DIFF files. A spilt screen shows the IFF source files on the left side, and the target DIFF frames that constitute the animation on the right. You can place individual frames in any order and move them up or down the target list. You can also cut, copy, or duplicate any target frame. Listen Up Sound is often an important ingredient in animations, but trying to sync it with graphics can he frustrating. ML lets you place mono IFF sound files anywhere within the target list, and ML automatically compiles them into the playback file. 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F. ven so, the Retina’s 16-bit mode looks as though it’s ready for broadcast. O Keep in mind, however, that the final screen resolution, machine speed, and amount of information that changes from frame to frame will yield significantly different results for full-motion animal ion playback. Reservations A few irritations associated with the program served as a reality check for my enthusiasm. While you can play large animations from hard disk, they then «¦ tend to appear a little jerky. Naturally, the read speed of your drive and your Amiga’s performance also affects the playback speed. In addition, ML does not clean itself up very well. After generating a 24-bit animation file, 1 tried to go back and regenerate it after rese- 0 o quencing several frames. I received an “out of 1110111011'' error when I tried to 4 compile the new animation, even though 1 bad not added any frames. 1 rebooled and then experienced no problem. The files generated by ML can be extremely large, depending on die compression scheme used and whether sound files are included. I was frustrated when I had to disable a couple of utilities to bring my total to almost 6MB before a 3.3MB animation would play. I was also surprised that ML would not automatically separate IFF frames from source animations. Of a lesser surprise, ML will not convert graphics files from one format to another. Lastly, if you run into problems, not only is the documentation of little help, but there is no listed customer-support number to call. News to Follow ML remains a worthwhile investment. As of this writing, 1 know of no other software that can do what Magic Lantern does. Terra Nova plans to upgrade Magic Lantern continually to address some of the problems noted in ibis review and to support new display cards as they become available. Despite its quirks, Magic Lantern is a true innovation in the animation arena. John Ryan AsimCDFS 2.0 Asimware Innovations, $ 79 All Amigas and CDTV.
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1. 3 2.0 3.0 compatible. Hard-drive installable. Not copy protected. Accelerator compatible. Minimum system: CD-ROM drive. Recommended system: High-speed CD-ROM drive, hard drive. CD-ROM control and player software. The entire computer market is flooded with cheap, high-speed, high-quality CD-ROM drives. These models are now so affordable that anyone who wants access to a massive 600MB of read-only data can have it for less money than a 3.5- inch disk drive. Two Amiga stalwarts of the market, Asimware and Xetec, know what's needed to connect industry-standard SC SI CD- i ROM drives to your Amiga. Both com- O panies have built a much-needed bridge between your Amiga and an incredible reservoir of general-purpose items like fonts, clip art, textures, 3-D objects, Kodak Photo-CDs, audio Cds, and even CD- basecl Amiga shareware. Driving Miss SCSI AsimCDFS and Cdx are two superb programs with more similarities than differences. They both support a large list of SCSI CD-ROM drives and SCSI controllers, and they make most of their hard work totally transparent to the user. Among the more exotic drives supported are double-speed drives and the multi- disk Pioneer DRM-600. Xetec has the larger list of obscure SCSI controllers. To put them to tfie test, I tried them with the new, double-speed Apple CD300, which is a Sony drive in an Apple ease. Both packages worked flawlessly. Installation was a breeze. The install programs automatically found my CD- ROM drive and accurately determined the model number and location in the SCSI chain. After a lew clicks in the install program and one reboot later, there was a CD-ROM drive icon, alive and well, on mv Workbench. Both drivers took advantage of the double-speed feature and rapidly read all the CD-ROM discs I threw at them. In addition to reading and running software on Amiga CD-ROM discs, AsimCDFS and Cdx can both read data from discs in High-Sierra, 1IFS, and ISO-9600 formats. Insert an industry-standard PC or Mac CD-ROM, and you can reliably read the data using a stock Amiga. CD- ROM users can read text Files directly and. With graphic-conversion software (not included with either package) or a display card, view graphic files. Emulator-equipped Amigas can run PC and Mac programs from CD-ROMs. This cross-platform access opens up countless new horizons. Mind-boggling quantities of information on PC and Mac CD-ROMs are now directly available to Amiga users. Xetec lists generic (9)-R( )Ms with their Cdx package that include NASA photos, fonts, and clip art. CDTV and PhotoCD Compatibility Both programs allow you to read and run CD IV discs on your Amiga. Xetec’s Cdx provides extra support that tweaks specific CD 1Y titles into running properly, and a remapped keyboard duplicates most of the buttons on the CDTV controller. Keep in mind that some CD IV discs run only under Kickstart 1.3 and therefore cannot 11111 properly 011 newer Amigas. Ask beinre you buy the CDTV disk, or get an upgrade from the manufacturer. Both drivers handle all CDTV titles that run under Amiga DOS 2.0, but only the Xetec driver operates on Amigas running 1.3. .Although .AsimCDFS runs only under 2.0 and higher, Asimware offers a version that runs under 1.3. It costs .$ 7, or vou can download it from J the Asimware BBS. PhotoCD has yet to set the graphics world on lire, hut you’ll find that both packages support it. With PhotoCD, you can have photographs digitized onto a CD-ROM disc for later viewing on a computer or television. Both Asimware and Xetec support single- and multi- session PhotoCD. Single session allows writing onlv oncc. Multisession allows you to bring your disc back to tbe photo developer multiple times to have new photos added. The Cdx driver has a primitive solution: a Shell-based translation program that creates a 24-bit IFF File from a PhotoCD File. You’ll need a 24-bit graphics board or an image-conversion program like Art Department Pro to view them. I his conversion process is simpler with J foififct JlffNt’ fww I ttw I tin I ) l drrrt hrtoj h | »» |
* 1 *1 mm eTse.*BSFff® s..... ws Uteri lAw toll** 1 Ttllsl tall ItMUlMfl | ii git tiiiifwf mm 1? Tfritti: it til* tl«« 1* Sii 45 *;4J bfoit i Iwrf 1 il E IttML TfSii & 4 s. i ri.~ ¦ a- 5 1 1 Utwtf : Jjtul*? I mm Jl CirVi; [FT bun | Irdrifil l«lid» = l'l| Ur. Frill ! ClurEkl AsimCDFS controls all your CD-ROMs, Smrf i-r» - i kirn ipflHIiflfffT II i Si -nl H- (1-yH J iw I! For SCSI*? T>im Kll (iiifiHir itSlS: Ktl difitf . USCftiUi T ".'V ¦¦¦ • ‘ft: SfSI d *t ffoi. I Ethrto*Htf Xetec’s Cdx interface screen. AsimC !I)FS. I he Asimware converter has a point-and-click interlace and displays pictorial thumbnails of the PhotoCD an. Singin’ Cds AsimCDFS and Cdx both allow CD-ROM drives to play audio Cds, Controller programs operate like tape drives, in that they emulate commands to start, stop, last forward, and rewind. Needless it) say, these features are not necessary with CD- ROM discs. Asimware wins this round, too, with an option-ladened controller and a database for cataloging songs and albums. Xetec has one special feature here: You can play a CD just by clicking on its Workbench icon. Both programs have simple default configurations, but they still allow a large degree of user customization of Fine details. They both support Arexx, though Cdx provides a good deal more support to developers by offering extensive source code. Both come with well- written manuals. The Cdx manual has more technical information, hut the AsimCDFS manual is both clearer and better organized. Neither Xetec nor Asimware can be faulted for their technical support, which is excellent. Both come with Fred Fish CD-ROMs that contain vast piles of freely distributable programs. They have caught up with Fish and More Vol. 3, and both now cany the Fish library’ through the 900s. Flie only downside to both packages is the constant polling of the CD-ROM drive to check for an eject. This causes the hard- drive light to liash constantly. But that's a minor gripe in view of having access to the entire Fred Fish collection, which is of almost incomprehensible proportions. Both AsimCDFS and Cdx are outstanding performers. They do exactly what they claim, providing fast access to virtually any SCSI CD-ROM drive on the market. I can recommend either package. They are slick, professional, and all their surprises arc pleasant ones. The computer industry is awash in a sea of low-cost, high-performance CD- ROM drives. Just because they were not specifically designed with the Amiga in mind doesn’t mean they’re off-limits. With clever third-party packages like AsimCDFS and Cdx, we can truly have it all: a great machine with unlimited data resource potential to match. Daniel Greenberg Wavelink Axiom Software, S159.95 All Amigas.
2. 0 3.0 compatible. Hard-drive installable. Registration-disk copy protection. Accelerator compatible. Minimum system: Two Video Toaster
2. 0 3.0-equipped Amigas, AmigaDOS 2.0 or higher. Recommended system: Same as minimum. Installation: Easy. ParNET-based, two-Amiga network for the Video Toaster. Users of NewTek’s LightWave can never get enough processing speed. The reason is simple: The faster your animations are rendered, the more work you’ll get done. While adding another Toaster system can double the rendering power, it’s complicated and often frustrating itying to move scene Files and rendered images between two Amigas. Axiom's new Wave Link makes this process a great deal easier by allowing for two Amigas to render tiie same animation, thus effectively reducing production times. Wired, Registered, and Running WaveLink consists of a ParNET cable and custom software. To install it, the ParNET cable must he connected to the parallel port of each Amiga. Naturally, make sure that both Amigas are powered down before connecting the cable. After connecting, install the software on each machine. If you have an old version of the Par- NET software installed, use Remove_Nei from the original ParNE T to remove the assorted Files from the entire system. Once in place, Wave Link designates one Amiga as the Server, and the other as the Client. The Server acts as the controlling machine. The T oaster should he up and running on both machines before starting the Wave Link software. After performing the initial installation and running of the software, the program prompts for the Registration disk. Be forewarned that WaveLink can be run only after registering the software. Axiom displays some creativity in producing on-disk registration that replaces the traditional mail-in cards. This process works by writing data on the Registration disk, which von mail in a disk mailer that Axiom has thoughtfully provided and pre-stamped. Makes the Scene The WaveLink control screen appears only on the Serv er computer, where the Scene file must reside to he selected for rendering. If the scene to he rendered is located on the Client machine, an accompanying program aptly called the Scene Mover uses the ParNET system to move the scene to the Sener. Once the scene file is properly situated, several options demand attention. First, you must decide if the rendered files are it) he saved as RGB images or Framestores, and you need to enter a destination directory where theyTl be saved. WaveLink allows you to save files in individual drives and directories, or in a shared location. Since YvaveLink uses ParNET” as a network, you can save the liles on either machine. After setting up tiie paths for image saves, you can begin rendering. You ? Select the first frame, the last frame, and the frame step either horn the Wave Link screen or from LightWave. To start the process, click on the Render button. Each machine begins rendering frames and saving them according to the user choices previously selected. If at any time you need to interrupt the rendering process, click on the abort button. (LightWave 2,0 users must stop the process from within LightWave.) Normally, LightWave saves rendered files in the order of creation, which means that the files will probably not be saved in a logical order, especially as 110 two machines operate ai precisely the same speed. Wave Link looks for an extension at the end of each scene frame as a reference (001, 002, and so on). The program makes allowances for processor-speed differences between the two Amigas by allowing the faster to save its files to a temporary directoiy. The files are moved to the main storage location once the preceding file is saved. This is an essential feature, because animation-building programs and devices like the Personal Animation Recorder (Digital Processing Systems) must have files sent to iliem in the proper sequence. Behavior Modification The manual for Wave Link is on the short side, but all functions are thoroughly covered. All of the Arexx commands used with WaveLinkare included, which is a nice touch, as Arexx controls all of the parameters ofWaveLink. Axiom is to he commended for including this important feature. V Pmfr *kv'.n twflict rtt* .V”‘ irr Selected as the best professional productivity software at the last two North American Amiga Developers’ Conferences, the SAS C Development System now includes C++. If you are currently using another commercial C compiler, call now for details on our special trade-in offer! For more information and to order, call SAS Institute at 919-677-8000, ext. 7001. SAS and S.A.VC ar»' registered trademarks or trademarks of SAS Institute Inc. c Institute Inc in the USA and other countries. ® indicates USA registration. Other brand " ' ‘ ninnt. Nn'v,, and product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of their V, !r 97n'•* respective holders. L.tiry, .Nv, (Zi'JIo Circle 40 on Reader Service card. WaveLink carefully controls Lightwave’s rendering process on two Toaster- equipped Amigas. If there is a downside to WaveLink, it is the registration process. The software itself is not copy protected, but according to disk-based documentation, anv n J reinstallation attempt produces prompts urging you to call Axiom and request a new registration disk. Also, you can run the software only fifteen times (you'll have to re-install the program the sixteenth time) while in receipt of a new registration disk. Axiom claims this is ample time to continue using the program before the new registration disk arrives. T hey also slate that this ensures that more users will register their software and improves the company’s technical-support and upgrade efforts. .Axiom is continually improving every aspect of the registration process. Chances are, by the time you read this review and purchase WaveLink, a more refined manner of registering the software will be in place. Overall. WaveLink works line. Rendering times are greatly reduced, and it
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SupraModem 2400 Plus ..59.99 S500 Retail Value. 39 ON- GRAPHICS 61 A continuing series ol tips, techniques, and tricks for creating more imaginative Amiga graphics. By Joel Hagen TO OUR EYES, space and dimension are defined by form, color, and light. Of all these factors, light is perhaps the most important. Light and shadow delineate shapes, reveal edges as lines, and create a compositional structure for the eye. As light changes, the compositional structure changes. This allows the brain to organize visual information about the same scene in new ways. Understanding how to control this mental interaction of perception and attention is at the root of the visual arts. Any good photographer has a keen understanding of the role light plays in defining form and space hut the portrait photographer probably has developed a methodology for controlling lighting that is as detailed and clear as anything you might ever find on the subject. I would think that computer artists working with 3-D software will find such techniques to he invaluable. Portrait-Lighting Lexicon If you are new to lighting in 3-D rendering software, try the system of exploration outlined here, then branch out on your own. The idea is to break the craft of lighting down to simple basics in order to understand fundamentals of describing space with light. The accompanying illustration was done in Caligarfs (Caligari Corporation) “Quick Render” preview mode and I will refer to Caligari’s tools throughout the column but any good 3-D rendering software offers similar lighting options. Load or create an object for your experiments. While lighting a simple sphere can be instructive, it may be more useful to light something with more complex contours. A lathed object like a goblet would be good. For your experiments, limit yourself to two lights. In the jargon of portrait photography, the main light is the “key” light and the secondary light is the “fill.” The key light is positioned closest to the object and has the strongest effect on its appearance. The key creates the basic hard-edged composition of light and dark, and delineates what die artist wishes to reveal about the form of the object. The fill light introduces some illumination into the shadow areas to soften the contrast of the composition and bring out details. For your experiments, make both lights “local” or “spot” and make the fill light about half the intensity of the key. For your first test try the “High Front” lighting arrangement shown in the upper half of the illustration. Position the key light above, centered and slightly in front of the object. Keep the fill light centered in front of the object, but pull it back a little and drop it slightly below the midpoint. Depending on your software, you may need to specify its intensity as half that of the key. Some programs such as Aladdin ID (Adspec) offer combinations of real and artificial light behavior as intensity changes relative to distance. Positioning lights in Caligari’s Scene interface is very intuitive. Simply rotate your point of view around the object imagining yourself as a light. Then switch to the Light tool and press the “From Eye” button. The light is automatically positioned at that point in space, aimed at the object. Switch hack to Scene and position your eye for the second light; then go to the Light tool, add a light, and press From Eye again. Set the intensity of the fill light lower than the key. Return to Scene and this j time imagine yourself as the camera. Position your eye for the snapshot and try a Quick Render, The faceted preview image should be something like the examples in the illustration, adequate for exploring the concepts. An experienced photographer will typically begin a lighting session with the fill light turned off. You can do this by setting the fill intensity to zero. This allows you to reline the position of the key light to reveal the form in lighi and shadow. Your experiments will quickly show that surprising variations are possible with very slight shifts in the position of the key. Figure la shows illumination from a spot key light only with no fill. Figure lb shows a diffuse local key with no fill. Figure lc presents a spot key with a spot Fill, while Id is a spot key with diffuse fill. Borrowing some techniques from portrait photography, Amiga 3-D artists can learn how to better control lighting in their compositions. And Now for a Few Variations Contrast the “High Front” arrangement with the “Split” lighting composition in the lower half of the illustration. In this one, the key is above the left rear corner of the object and the lill is below the left front corner. Split lighting refers to the dramatic separation of an object into two halves divided by the light shadow line. Figure 2a shows the key light only. Notice how the bulky shape of the object rather than details of the surface near us dominates our attention. Figure 2b shows the same key with a dim spot for fill, while 2c raises the intensity of the fill a little. Figure 2d changes the fill to a diffuse light source. In addition to these two arrangements, there are several other basic portrait-lighting setups and each is as easy to experiment with as the first two. For instance, with “Narrow” lighting (also called “Rembrandt” lighting) the key light is placed above and slightly behind the subject, almost pointing at the camera. The fill is positioned near the camera, slightly to either side. The subject is in three- quarter view from the camera. By contrast, in “Broad” lighting, you would put the key high and in front of the subject at a three-quarter angle for full illumination. Place the fill high in front at the other quarter. For dramatic effect, try “Ghoul” lighting, which essentially is exaggerated low front lighting. The key is centered in front very low and angled up while lill is dim and diffuse from above to reduce the contrast. Finally, side and overhead “Bounce” lighting round out the collection of basic studio portrait techniques and can be simulated with diffuse key and fill lights. From these basic experiments, you can expand to multiple objects in a scene with multiple light sources. Looking at 2a and 2b may remind you that sometimes indirect lighting can be most dramatic. You may want to experiment with a couple of small tensor lamps and a table-top still life to bone your lighting skills before jumping into the software. On the other hand, 3-D rendering software often can be an effective way to work out lighting for complex real- world applications such as theatrical staging and set design. ¦ Joel Hagens credits include work in ait, astronomy, science fiction, and software development. 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When a client comes to you and says, “We don’t have much money for this project, so we can’t pay your full rates this time, but we ll be doing some big projects soon, and if we like your work, you’ll make lots of money on them,” just show him the door. This is the oldest scam in the book: trving to j o get you to work for next to nothing. It’s a losing situation for you. People do not pay next to nothing for a first project and then graciously decide to pay you a great deal more for the next one. They want to pay at the same rate the next time, and if they can’t get it, they'll look for another sucker. I have known of many artists and videographers who have fallen for this and lost their shirts. Estimating Project Costs It is easy to bill for two hours of cuts- only video editing or for a logo design, but when you’re doing a big project with a lot of creative work, the costing out is more difficult. Your client wants to know how much the total will be, not the cost of each hour of each sendee. First, break down the project into all its steps and decide what each element will cost. If you must hire other people, know what their fees are. Set up a spreadsheet with all of this information categorized. Have a space for scanning, for example. If you charge S4 per scan, and the project requires 40 scans, just type 40 into the quantity space, and the spreadsheet will tell you the billable total for scans is SI60. Create other spaces for the different types of manipulation the scans might require that you would bill at different hourly rates. 4 For example, one section might be for simple background removal or color correction, and another for the much more difficult repair of damaged images. Because the time needed for such operations is unpredictable, bill these on an hourly basis. In order to tell what to charge, you must look at the scans and be able to make a decent estimate of how long each one should take. This ability to estimate is a very 4 4 important skill. Poor estimation can wind up costing you either money (if you charge too little) or the project (if you estimate too much). The spreadsheet should also provide for two additional items as percentages of the total cost. First of all, you should add a percentage for profit, and then, to cover cases where your estimates are off or unforseen problems arise, I'd add a 10% overage fee. If the actual total for the job falls below the estimate, your client will probably be delighted to pay less than expected. Contracts Multimedia and video producers frequently lose money because of poorly written contracts. Simple provisions can ensure that you not only get paid, but that you are also compensated for cost overruns that can eat away all of the profit. A contract must clearly spell out exactly what you are going to do for the client and how much he or she is going to pay. It does not have to be in fancy legalese. Plain, simple English that is clear and not open to interpretation is best. Several provisions are critical. First and foremost is that clients must put in writing any changes the)* want made along the way, with the understanding that they will be billed extra for these changes. Any changes, additions, or corrections of client mistakes outside of the initial agreement will cost them extra, and this must be clearly spelled out in the contract. You must also get client approval at each step. With 3-1) animation, for example, do a wireframe or simple movement test, along with a description in storyboard form, of coloring and other aspects that might not show on the test animation, and gel it approved before rendering. For character animation, first get character sketches approved, then do a simple motion test for approval, and finally do the complete animation. In this way, clients have no argument if they decide to make changes after it is finished. This approval process should also be spelled out in the contract. 1 have never done a project where the client did not want changes, even when every step was approved. Often, such last-minute changes come from a boss who hasn't worked directly with you. It’s not your fault, so make them pay. Of course, anything that is your fault you should cheerfully correct at no additional charge. Of all the provisions in the contract, none is more important than this: The client does not get the finished project until you get final payment. Until I learned this, I lost a lot of money because clients failed to pay, even with a contract. One of them went out of business leaving a trail of debtors; another was a master at avoiding being served with a lawsuit; one big company took six months to pay. Once they have the project, there are people who know that the odds are in their favor. Even if you sue them, they have to pay only what they owe you plus minor court costs. They are often willing to gamble it won’t be worth your time; and if you do persevere, they lose little. Even alter they have lost a judgement, getting them to actually pay can be an enormous, frustrating undertaking. My procedure now is to get a third of my estimate up from, another third upon approval of all designs and initial graphics (typically about half-way through the project), and the final third when the project is completed and ready for delivery, litliev do not pay you in full, they don’t get it. And you already have two-thirds of the money. Also, all video samples that vou send out to them for approval should have the words “Demonstration Video Only; Not for Distribution’’ keyed over the bottom, because it can happen that they’ll use what you send for approval and not pay you. The Business Plan If you want to make money, you must plun to make money, and the accepted practice for doing this is the business plan. Few enterprises can survive without careful planning; this is one of the most important things you can do to make sure your business survives. Do cost estimates of your regular expenses, as well as planned expenditures for new equipment. While five- year plans may be typical, the video business moves so last that a oue-vear plan will be more useful. Once you know expenses, set goals as to how much money you need to take in and strategies for earning it. By comparing your current status with your business 4 * plan, you'll see how on target you are, and whether you need to make major changes in vour procedures. 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3. 0 ? Hard-drive installable. Off-disk copy-protection. Aaron Fothergill responsible for a number of excellent public-domain games has taken that concept and kicked it up into the present day. He’s thrown in a whole packet of different aircraft, a ton of missions (including a huge campaign), a great selection of scenery to crash into I mean, dodge and better jet-cngine sounds than some Right sims. (I look up that stereo, eh?) Oh, and absolutely the most riotous gasoline-fed fireballs you’ve ever seen when a plane goes down. You’re at war with an outfit called SPL’DD, whose forces occupy an island on the left side of the screen, with its own airfield, anti-aircraft implacements, and nicely-placed high-rise buildings. You’ll run recon, takeout ground units, collect agents, tangle with rival lighters and ships, sometimes at night and sometimes in fog. Control is pure joystick, and not hard to pick up, with tugs right and left used for throttle and for letting your major weapons loose when the fire button is held down. OK, some may snipe that Jet Strike’s graphics are a little less than state-of-the-art. The remaining portions of damaged buildings have a clipped-off look, and there’s the slightest flicker when your plane is idle on the ground. But so what? You’re not going to be standing still longer than it lakes to refuel. This is utterly addictive stuff and another intelligent, strategic variation on the shoot-‘em-up. Put it this way: When an updated pre-release version arrived, work in this house ended for the day. Buy this game, and cook the SPUDDs. ? AGA GAMES Pinball Fantasies AGA ©CD32 ? * A1200 ? Other Amigas ? Hard-drive installable. Off-disk copy-protection. The Amiga gave this brilliant pinball game = 27st Century} to the IBM, and now the IBM's given it back with interest: 256 colors 128 of them reportedly used for the ball alone. I can't say anything much that hasn't been said before playing these four superb tables remains a visceral experience except that this time they don't hit you up for an extra S10 for the hard-disk installable version. That's built- in for the A1200. However, hold off on the CD32 version until an NTSC take turns up = possibly as part of the US bundle). It's great basically the 1200 version with even better sound but at press time was available only in PAL, which won't run correctly on most NTSC television sets even with the CD32 booted in that European configuration. The picture just rolls crazily, and that should be the ball's job. Tually traced the problem to corruption of larger files owing to the maximum transfer rate on my A1200's hard drive.) No wonder MPS parceled this project to an outside publisher. Looks as though this Civilization has taken a step sideways. ©CD32- A1200 ? Other Amigas ? Hard-drive installable. Off-disk copy-protection. ISHAR 2 Ishar 2: Messengers of Doom (Sil- marils, distributed by Daze Marketing, about S35) is a dazzling RPG regardless of the width of its palette see the December Game Preserve for a full review but this A1200 version tights up the screen in a way the original didn't. It's as though a curator had whipped in with a Dust Buster and Pledge and given the original artwork a scrub: The game now just beams out at you. You're certain to be beaming back. Civilization AGA ®CD32 A1200 ? Other Amigas ? Hard-drive installable. Off-disk copy-protection. The core of MicroProse's empire- building game is as great as ever, of course, but the AGA implementation (Software Demon Ltd., distributed by Kompart UK, about $ 45) is something of a disappointment. The biggest single complaint about the original game was dodgy graphics, and that's the main improvement you'll notice in the 256-color rendition: little waves on the shore, greater clarity and depth to the colors, and smoother transitions between them in the many cut-scene shots. It's a subtly prettier game. But I still wouldn't call it pretty. The map screen, where you spend most of your time, is scarcely any different from the blocky original. The game's slow even on a speedy machine. (The screen fades don't help, but turning off the animations may.) And it came with just the old IBM manual, without any hype on what was changed or even Amiga-specific instructions a particular pain when my copy initially worked only from floppy. (I even- Donk ®CD32 planned. A1200 ? Other Amigas ? Not hard-drive installable. Copy-protection. This would be worth a look if only because it's a bit different: The AGA version comes packed on the same three disks as the standard Amiga version. = It's always nice to be able to count on still playing a game after The Upgrade.) By the way, that's going to be a long look: Donk (Supervision, about $ 35) is a sparkling collect-the-jewels platformer from the designers responsible for respectable PD puzzle games like Puggles, Revolution, and Rome. Lots of cooi effects and sly surprises lie in waiting for your samurai duck, and while you'll occasionally catch yourself thinking that this is platform-game stock-in-trade stuff, something will always come along to make you smile and forget what you were thinking. The two-player mode is a killer, the quack sounds will have you laughing, and the AGA version throws in nifty detailed backdrops for the rear layer of the parallax scrolling. A keeper. 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o o LOV. It’s smooth and fast at least on ‘030-based machines and while this engine lacks Legend’s look-in-the- windows charm and second-slorv views, it does generate a sharp-looking automap with items of interest highlighted lor you. And that, in turn, offers a rapid-transit mode that allows you to zap immediately to any previously-visited location on that same town map. So why then, with two effective styles already under its belt, does Ambermoon opt for still another, less effective mode for combat? The more you divide up a game’s format, the more you put the game's overall consistency at risk, (That's one reason games like Ultima Underworld are such a success: They set a single tone and hang onto it for dear life.) Besides, this one’s an antique: the old square-by-square board game, abetted by a generic pseudo-3-D view. It’s turn- based, rather than real-time, so everybody has to he given an order for each turn. The animated enemies move rather slowly. Aid even under “Schneller Kanipfmodus” (faster battle mode, which 1 found indistinguishable from the normal mode) simple combats can take ages to conclude. Tt took me better than 30 minutes for my character (name of Thalion) to bring down a party of bandits in Spannenberg, and finally I just gave up in disgust and allowed the survivor to retreat out of range. My only other complaint of substance is that entryways in the 3-D portions of the game don’t really open. You simply walk through doors or (when using ladders) sink through floors, as if you were in a cheat mode... or already a ghost. Hey, that may eventually be, pal, but don’t rush inc. I’ve only just arrived, and plan to stay lor awhile. I may not know most of the words, and I may fumble with the pronunications, but 1 like Ambcrmoon's accent. SHORT TAKES The Patrician By and large. I'm not crazy about commodity-trading games. Too often that's about all they are, and you can only buy low and sell high without reward or good evidence of progress so many times and for so long before you sell low the game you bought high. There has to be something more to keep you going. The Patrician has that something more. This trading game, set in medieval Germany, has an involving feel more like that of an historical RPG with a sense of meaning, of continuity, of development, of time passing. Naturally, there's the standard buying and selling of goods and the building and dispatching of ships. But add to that the matter of your marriage, public opinion, your campaign for mayor (there's an honest way and a sleazy way), and the new tasks that come with success (not to mention your relationship with the church). You'll even need to keep an eye on the bulletin boards. Now add up to three other human players, and you'll have a sense of where this is going. The Patrician is amazingly detailed, especially given that the requirements of the player are so pleasantly broad and that the interface mostly point-and-click is so simple. Consider your wedding: You don't just have to line up a bride, but set a date, a place and organize the celebration in detail all with consequent impact on your reputation. And as always in these games, reputation (and money) is everything. Unfortunately, while the game's in English, the HD installation routine is in German, and it neglected to copy over three important files on Disk
1. (Y'know, the one that starts the game?) And the map used for copy protection is printed on the equivalent of fish & chips paper. But I'm getting a little obsessive about details. Must be the Patrician influence! This is one trading game I wouldn't sell high or low. Within its genre, it's virtually priceless. (Note: The version I reviewed was an English-language import from Germany's Ascon label. By the time you read this, Readysoft should have released a domestic version at $ 59.95.) ®1.3 ?
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Indudes lull working examples, source code and an incredible set of lessons. Included are full discussions and examples for Amiga programming, 4 disk set, counts as 3. Newest Disks W8140: Hr. Backup A powerful hard-drive backup utility wrth full tape-drive support Formally commercial1 Rsq. WE2+- WB139: MIDI Performance Manager Utility to manage a MIDI syntnesuee and other MIDI equipment Reqj.res WB 2* WB13B: 3.0 Extras 2 - Another d sk chocked tul o! Ut lilies to unleash the power ol Workpench 3 0 and AGA" WB137: The Arexx Guide - Full ArmgaGude (me ) document to roach you Arexx'l' Tip-tilled with easy x-referencing' VVB136: Terminus WB2.0+ Modem Terminal program lull featurec: scripts screenmodestovorscan etc WB135: 3.0 Extras 1 - 13- utilities tor WB 3 0. Several must- haves for getting the most out or your new graphics modes' WB134: 3.0 AGA Blanker Blitifilanher for WB3.0- 14 different Planksrs to reatly show off your AGA machine1 VVB133: Panasonic Studio Special pr rtter Preferences «5: lor and driver system tor all Panasonic 9 S 24-pin printers WB132: Canon Studio Version 2 - Special printer Preferences editor and drivers to- BJC 600. 800 & 380. LBP A1, A2 BJC 800, BJ 5. 10 20. 200 230. 300. 130 WB131: Magic Workbench Make your 2 04. Workbench sizzte with style with these B-co'or dithered icons Easy acio- irtsialls in minutes Req -s WB2 04. And hard drive WB130: Tool Manger 2 • The ultimate tool manager tor your Workbench. Add animated icons, sound effects and 'docks’ ct programs io your WB very usetu I Req 2.0+ and hard dri e. FD92; Blast'em ¦ contains Scorched Tariks-a lank battle wilti luiuristic weapons defenses A •groat* graphics Galacioid is a Galaxian Space Invaders game completely Amiga-tized FD91: Popeyo A clone ol the original C-64 classic -Amiga Style With enhanced graphics Requires 1MB chip RAM for PAL mode FD90: Conquest A Dominion - Conquer me known world arid maintain dominion over it- a m.croccsm ot economic survrva FD89: Kastle Kumquat A thoroughly entertaining and challenging maze adventure game Great soundtrack and graphics. Req’s 1MB Chip RAM ifor PA_ model FDSB; AmyBoulderdash ¦ a dona of tho original classic extiemey well done complete with level ed tor 2 complete sets of levels and a level editor Requires Workbench 2* FD87: OXYD- A commercial qualify game- Similar to Marble Madness in nany ways but allows two computers So link A play together ..see how many ot ihe 200 landscapes you can complete winout having to get the hint book' FD86: Uchess: The strongest playing Chess program available for the Amiga period Req 68030* Workbench’*. 4MB RAM or mere Supports AGA (req SM3 ] DD92: Developer Contains the official Commodore developers k1s 'or the Am gaGude and Commodore n stall Util-ties a mus! Have for all Fun Disks FD6: GAMES! This disk is chock full ol games including Checkers. Clue. Gold - A new slide the pieces puz2ie, Jeopard An enhanced version o1 Risk. RushHour - Surprisingly addicting, anc SpaceWar - Best dosenbed as a cross between Combat-Tanks and asteroids. FD7; Pacman - This disk contains several pacman type games including; PacMan87. MazeMart and Zonix FO10: HackLite A dungeon adventure game Considered a must-have classic Tins is the 2nd release of this game Great g'aphic fitertac® Play time several weeks1 FD11: Las Vegas and Card Games Las Vegas Craps ¦ Tho best Las Vegas Craps simulation every written for any com puter Contains extensive HelP features Also Thirly- One. WdeoPoker ano more FD12AB: Star Trek. The Game This is by far the best Star Trek game ever written for any computer. It features mouse control, good graphics, dgirzed sojnd effects and great game- play Counts as 2 disks Req 1Mb and two drives (or hd) FD13: Board Games • contains Monopoly Dominoes, Paranoids, and others DDB3: IBM - No! One but TWO IBM emulators that will allow I he running ot MS-DOS software wan Amiga programs1!! Comes complete with programs to turn your Amiga floppy drives into 720K IBM compatible dnves Also, check oui our PC-Task emulator on our DevWare Video page1 FD17: Educational Games This disk includes several games for youngsters including geography math, science, and wore games, also includes Wheel cf Fortune. FD20: Tactical Games MeehForee A game thai simulates jombat between two or more giant robots S mple words can t tiogin to give you the foul of piloting a 30 - 40 foot tall lire breathing, earth shaking colossus that obeys your every whin FD27: Arcade Games Tins disk is loaded with some great games, includes, Raceomma n great racing car game wiih ien different courses, MmiBlast a helicopter gunship type clone Shark in -he same class as frogger, and Sbreakout the original creakout with mere. FD3I: Games! - Air Traffic Contrcl - a good ATC Simulation. 3lack Jack Lab a full featured set of card games. ChessTel - slay chess with your tnend m distant and remote places with ti s game and a modem, labyrinth - a well done text adventure jame li ke an mtocom game) and Mousolrap a 3d maze jama Turn the page and see Dev Ware Video for order info, or ORDER TOLL- $ 3.95* ea. 20-29 Disks
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- ----- FD32: Flight Simulator An instrumun! S mutator for a OciO FD33: Arcade Games - Ftreddy a Mario Brothers type cf game. Geroils a target practice game. PipoLine a German inte'pretahcn ol Pipe Dreams Tten a i ght cycles version and Wetroids a wonderful version of asteroids wiih a hilarious twist FD35: Omega (v 1.3) - An outstanding dungeon and outdoors adventure game in a similar vein as hack, rouge, and mpna This version is considerably faster and boiler that all previous versions Play time: weeks. FD38; Games Cnbbnge Master A great cnbbage game and tutor, Spades a well done card came CnlnoseCheckers • A computer version of this classic. Puzz - a slide piece puzzle game and construction set. WB105AB: Workbench 2+ Extras 2 This set conta ns the programs that should have been included with WB2+ These powerful utilities take full advantage of the many new cADabr'ir es mat are available in Workbench 2- Includes Toot Manager ¦ a wonderful utility to add programs lo your TOOL menu. Virus Protect ion - Degrader, Icon - Enhances Workbench's ’Show All* to display ovor 40 distinct icons tor different typos ol Idus. Bitmap Font Editor Screen Blanktirs - ala fractals and splmers and swarming baesl Requester Enhancers and CPUBIst Two disk set Counts as two FD30ASlB: Star Trek, The New Generation - This is a completely different version of Star Trek than mat found on FD12. This one was created by the German author Tobias. Excolloni'1! Counts as two disks Requires 512k FD50: Submarine Game - Sealance. One and a half years in Iho making, [his is an outstanding submarine | action I game Commercial quality, highly recommended FD57; Arcade Games • Includes 2 truly commercial quality games MogaBall. An Arxar.oid-ish game, features 5 musical scores and addicting gameplay Gravity Attack is a psychedelic tup through several different worica each different. FD59: Game Potpourri - Xenon lil is an almost exact dene ot ihe commercial game ot the same name, a great shooiemup, Crosswoid will take lists ol words A automatically generate word search puzzles tor any Epson compatible printer. FD60: Games - In Nebula, race over a 3d world to destioy enemy installations. Interferon, a great Dr Mario done. Enigma, is it a game or puzzle’ F061: Gomes Botitaire. Great graphics uteys two versions Kjide an interest ng piece ot eye candy Extreme Violence 2 player kill or oe kJled game YATC. A Tetris done witn Anirical Intelligence Genesis create realistic 3a (racial worlds FD62: PomPom Gunner. An extremely smooth and well done World War II gurmer simulation Req 1 megabyte of memo-) FD64; Games Wizzy’s Quest - a ’great' 50 level game with great graphics, Cubus - a 3-Cimensiona Tetris type game (relate and move m 3 dimensions) Huskor Du Colors and pattern rather lhan shape in this Telris-esque game 5 screens and 3 levels of difficulty, Requires Fat Agnus (1 Meg ol Chip) FD67: Arcade ¦ Includes Liam at ran a well done Robolron clone Hate is a ’terrific* Zaxxon done with multiple levels worlds and smooth diagonal scrolling, a 101 FD69: MindGames Had enough of shoot em up games’ Relax and let these 21 games exercise your mind instead ct your wnst. FD73: Arcade Series - Intruder Alert1 is a MULTI-level Berserk' clone Features smooth cjarr.epfay, great graphics w digitized sound f > FD74: Arcade Series - RingWar is an 'Oute; Lands' clone with vectorized graphics MotherLode is a Lode Runner' done with 50 levels' In BiitzTarks they re coming at you trom an directions1' Call m air strikes and use your heavy artillery !o survive1 FD75: Arcade Series - Descender is a clone of the classic arcade game Tempest"; complete with veclorized graphics. Tanx is the classic battle of trajectories and inertia between two tanks incredibly well done! Search is a maze game unlike any Olher included is a level editor !oo (Tar.x requires I rreg chip memory=Fat Agnus) FD77: Arcade Series - Galaga 92 is a clone or Ihe arcade gamo with snveral gameplay enhancements with smooootn sharp graph cs rs better than the anginal' Pharaohs Curse is a done of the original C54 classic Diplomacy 15 a beautifully computerized vetsrort c! !he Avalon Hill board game--conquer or b© conquered1 The AmigaWorld "Best-Of" Set FD85ABCD: Am 19aWorld's Best - These lour disks contain the holiestpfd games ol '921 Includes Mother Loae. Mona, Minaheld, Poing. Intruder Alort, Deluxe PacMan. Rocky and Super Andfory (see Dec *92 ArngaWorldj Four disk tot counts as three FD81: SuperGamcs Some ol r rt best games Donkey Kong s bener than the ong nai wrth .in extra tavet Frantic Fredd e and TraitBlazer are boih fast paced arcaoe games Mad Bomber is the Classic game of 'Kaboom' recone with an Amiga flare A'l ot these games are e*ce lent1 FDS2: Intrepid - ¦ t-u 4-r : - :sr .1 * • • on a m e- s or- to rescue hostages m this superbly crafted Amiga original. FDB4: Games! Defuxe PacMan is belter than the onginal- 20- mazes, special 'power-ups’ whh oust.inchriQ graphics. T|nnkAmnrua is the ciassc game 01 conconirntion w ih beautifully drawn Hi Res mages Workbench Disks WB4:Telecommunication - This disk contains several excellent pd communication programs Access 1 42 Comm 1 34 3. Handshake 2 12a See also WB102 & WBH5. WB5: Fonts 1- 35 bitmap fonts Also included are five PageStream fonts and ShowFont - a font display program. WB6: Fonts s2 • ShowFont allows you to quickly and oa>n'ess y view all 256 characters in a typical forsf Includes largo AmigaDOS system fonts (many up to 56pts) WB7: Clip An Tnu disk is leaded with black and white clip art An includes trees, watches, tools. US ana State maps and mote . WB9: Icons - Truly a multitude o! Various typos and kmas Also includes IconM oster, IconLab, and cthurs great utilities la help generate icons WB 12: Disk Utilities Tn s great disk 15 loaded with wonderful utilities for everything including making disk labels, disk cata- ¦'aging, disk optimizing disk and He recovery archive and organizing. Arid nil sorts of tiro manipulation A must have' WB13AB: Printer Drivers and Generator over 70 dtturent drivers (includng HP LaserJet 3 4 4'). Also includes a pnnter- dnver g+rnerntot Two disk set counts as two Wbl5: Business This disk contains a spreadsheet, a database a project time m a nag© mem program and (monoa! Analysis (Stocks 1 WB18: Word Text Processors - This disk contains the best editors includes.To*tP‘us )v2 2e) a full featured word processor, Dmejvt 35) a great p'ogrammers editor with strong macro features Te«ED(v2 8) an enhanced Emacs type ocitor, and a spell checker WB22: Fonts A3 ¦ Several more great fonts These, like the other lont disks work great with Dpamt and WYSIWYG word processors WB23: Graphics and Plotting • Plot a 3-D mathematical function p!otier Can plot any user defined function, BezSur!2 - orcduce awesome pictures ct objects one could turn on a a-he. Can also map IFF mage f.les onto any surlace that it can draw. New compaibte witn most 3D packages, ana vscreen • makes a virtual screen an,-where WB25(Educational • On this C'Sk are two programs that can generate maps ol cluttering types, World Data Base uses the ClA's data base to generate detailed maps of any entered user global coordinates Also Paradox a great demonstration of Albert Einstein General Tlwory ol Relativity WB27; Nogol 26 Patrick Nagel pictures ol beautilul women WB33'Circuit Board Design • several terrific routines for the electronic enthusiast, Including PCBtool - a circuit beard design tool, LcgicLab ¦ circuit logic tester, anc Mead (1 26) a wen done new release of this PD CAD p'cgram. Now ccmes with credtawn common circuit components for insertion mto schematics WB35: 3D Graphics - Th s disk contains 3Fonts Full vocio'1 'cm se! (or us© with 3d programs. FontMaker ¦ make 3d torts from any system torn. Maxe3DShape create 3d shapes from any image, DumptolFF • create 3d animations preserves pal et World 3d a domo of a (rent end for use with D Brondor WB36: Graphics On this disk are several programs to create stunn ng graphical images including, Mpath ¦ creates swirling galaxy images. Roses - pioduce an unlimited number ol variations of images thai a symmetrically similar to a rose SimGen - display those spectacular images as part o! Your workbench and RaySnade ¦ a very good rayiracmg program, create your own beautiful 3d graphic models with this one! WB37: Educational Educational games and puzzles that covor math, geography, spelling, and books Ages G • 15 WB38: Plotting and Graphics ¦ Piotxy s a power'ui lull fea rpred plotting package Used by many colleges and universities Highly recommended Plans a incredibly well done Computer Aided Drafting program very lull lealured Tesseiator a program mat helps generates fantastic looking recursive 1.1 C Ecsher type pictures, WB41: Music MED an incredibly well done, full featured music editor Create your own stunning music direc'ly bn your the Amiga Similar to SoundTracker bul better Vory powerful easy to use program Version 3.20-compalible wiih WB2*. WB43: Business This disk contains AnalytiCalc - probably (he most powerful spreadsheet program on the Amiga A lull lealured spreadsheet with many features expected in a com mercnil package Req 1 2 M3 Special Product * New Release!! QT3: The A64 Package Version 3- A very complete Commodore 64 emulator. Supports any CPU and is fully compatible with WB1.3 & 2.0 and now 3.01 This version includes a special adaptor that will allow you to connect your 64's 1541 disk drive to your parallel port of your Amiga for total emulation. All-new transfer software! Special price $ 59.95 -with hardware. WB4G: Clip Art • HighRes clip an with tho following motifs - embellishments (borders fle-ends people. A transportation WB47: Clrp Art - Hires dip art Motifs - hair, drafting, summer, ammais and nactood WB48: Clip Art • H res d p an Motifs - HoUJays. Music medical and rmsc WB50: Animation Sever of the best euro-Style arumjdons or Demos . Including - scientific 45V subway, sunnde thrstdo no, blight, waves and woow. WB53: Graphics Raytrecmg programs generate absolutely stunning realistic looking planes rockets, buildings , and surreal images. C-Lighi is ihe most powerful EASY-TO-USE ol its kind we (iave seen to cafe. This is easily better, and more fill featured than similar commercial programs costing in the hundreds ol collars Also. Smovie • a lull featured v deo text tiler simirat to Pro Video Broadcast Tiller Great video scrolling, wipes, speo.il effects, arxt more WBS4: Printing This disk contains several routines to he p wifh the chore of printing Includes Gothic ¦ Finally a Banner printer for me PD’ PrmtStidiO -a well implemented ail purpose printer-utility with a very comfortable graphic interface and many advanced features Lila ¦ with ease print ASCII tiles lo a PostScriot printer, and mere WB55: Application - Xcopylll - a full featured disk copier make backups ol copy protected disks Read Route ¦ find the Quickest route trom one cty to another, highway description included Diary ¦ a diary program like Dougy Houser M D", Cat
- a calendar program, Magnum • a database lallorod lor articles and pubiicalions WB57: Animation This disk has several “Demo" style animations, Including Blitter. Lolly, Sun5, vertigo, vertex and xenomorph v 362: Midi Utilities • Se veral usetel midt utilities nducrg programs to transfer to arc trom several music programs to midi, a mid. Sysex hand er, a mjqi recorder w th timeoase o s- pray midi info, tile sequence player, and a few scores. V B63: Disk Utilities *3 Several highly recommenced pro- Q'arns IP aid in removing Cuplicate Wes from your hard drive, porform-ng filu backups. Binary editing, fast foimattmn. File recovery, and foicud dsk validation ol corrupt disks WB66: Icons M2 Lot's ot noat icons Also, several wonderful P'ograms that lo lot you create your own icons, modify and rrampu'ate icons and into S'ructures WB69: Music 90 mmutes ol Classical and modern electronic music lor you Amiga V B75; Music - over 100 instruments tiles ( inst) and sample socnc flies (.SS) WB79: Home & Business Accounting - Ircludes Ckbacct ¦ the most complete checkbook accounting program going LCDCalc - ihis well done calculator has a very large display and operates horn the keyboard or mouse Mileage master ¦ monitor your auiomobile mileage with ihis mileage log Grammar - a grammar checker, and Worldtime - tind oui what time it is w up to 50 global cities. WS119ABCDE: Font Sot This call»«4ionCQnteinsover 10C- tvqjetaces fcr use wiih Professional Pagu PageSeiter 3+ or PageStream 2.t* Th”te fonts will output tp any laser printer or -dot-matrix printer with nc isggres thanks to ouFin-i fonts Very pro-looking 5 disk set, counts as 4. WBB1: Great Applications ¦ DateEasy a very easy to use database program Don't let the ease of use tool you this is a very full f-2a'ufed database program including lull printer central for address labels and mail merge applications. Also includes TypeTut a good typing lulo*. RLC a lull featured label punter Banner, a multi font banner maker, and Budge! A home accounting in a program Highly recommended WBB2; Animations - Four full length, well done "movie' sty e animations Including, Coyote, Jugglerll, Ghos!Pool S Mechanic, 2 disks, counts as 1. WB93: V otkbonch 1.3 Extras »2 Conjoins tho utilities that Commodore should have shipped with Iho Amiga; VitusX4.Q. Snap, FhDisH (recover corrupt deleted files), Disk Optimizer (floppy 5 hard). Machlll (screen blanker hoikey. Mouse acceL macro crock utility). GOMF (a gjrubustenand PrmlSludio W895: Checkbook Accounlant 2.1 - Definitely commercial grade we ve seen many checkbook programs and this is the best Full budgeting, transact.cm record ng S report generation WB96: Dupers Contains Xcopyili A Nra which w backup copy-protected programs FreeCooy remo-.es ccpy protection from several programs, and SuporDuper will crank-oul last AmigaDOS copies. WB99: Lilestyles includes Agerxx family tree program thai tracks up to GOO people marriages etc Landscape is a CAD program lo create gardens landscapes Loom simulates an 8 harness loom experiment with pattern design with Instant teedback WB102: Telecommunications - Contains the programs Ncomm 2 0 and VtlOO 293 Zmodem protocols. XPR prolo- col support, full VT100 emulation Ncamm's senpt language is so powerful it can create a fuil-featureo EES system WB1Q6: Home Manager - This is a great all-in-one address bock w‘h an r.ulOd aier notepad !O CC list sppo ntm&nt scned- ulor homo inventory database and phone number dialer WB108: OctaMED This breakthrough program doubles your Amiga's sound capabilities trom 4 channels to an ear popp r-g 8 channeis! All the renound edftmg capabilities ot MED plus 4 more channels! II you ihought ycur Amiga sounded good before...you ami heard nuthln yet' WB109: VerseWise - Display, search and print The New Testament. WB113: Sid II ¦ Why pay 40 bucks tor a directory utility, when this one will do it all p'us much more! A truly profess'onal-cai- iber program Sid 1 was our best now completely rewritten S:d 2 will astound you Vbt14: Fonts 44 Contains 3G bitmap system tents WB115: Telecommunication It you nave AmigaDOS 2 C4* ano a modem, men thus is THE program lor you Term lotaty conforms to !he User interface Style Guide for 2 04, has an A Rex* part, and supports all popular file-trans'er protocols through XPR libraries We wish an programs were this good WB11S: Databases This is what you've been wa ling for' Contains 5 uniquely specialized caiaoase programs for tracking: Videotapes, CD's Magazine Articles, Comic Bocks ard Trndmg Cards' W612G: Grinder - a complete graphics conversion package that supports GlF's, Jpug, Neochrome, Degas. PCX. Targa, TIFF. HAM E and IFF format pictures An invaluable tool for all desktop-videographers and desktop publishers WB118: Amiga Beginner You asked tor ft! A romptata tutorial lo? The begfnrwr on using :he Amiga Stans you off at the power-switch and takes you through *c this Cll'Sheii and 3'= pamts m tretwer-n Bonus' Also inziucc-d are T6 ccscr icons to replace every .con m your 2 O* Workbench WBT21: ProPage3 4 Enhancer - This drsk contains over 40 'Genies’ for use with ProPago 3* including useful ones tike Make P« Chart and Resize Text to tit Box to name a few Also includes structured & bitmap clipart lot unique borders., a muif haver lor all Ppage 3 users WB122: System Optimizer Kcommodily enhances your system, gives memory meters, mouse keyboard enhancements, online timers plus many others , too numerous to list' Reorg wll optimize hard and tloppy-disks for a big speed increase HDMem will allow you !0 use lp !o 2 megs of hard- drive sp2ce for virtual memory1 (Req 53029* w MMU) All programs require 2.0- W8123AB: Flags ol the World same as WB124. Bu; for Workbench 1 3 Req 1MB 2 disk se!, counts as two WB124: Rags ol the World Two modes, ttrek and learn or a gamo to tost your knowledge Great graphics-tantastiC learning -ooi Has current Russia & Yugoslavia republics Req Workbench 2.0- 4 1MBRAM WB127: Blankers - Over 20 different screen olankers Most run on Workbench 1 3- a tew roqu-re 2 0* V B128: ColorFonts - contains 12 color bitmap fonts tor use wiih Dpaint or any software that supports ColorFonts. V B129; Super virus Killer From Safe hex Int l. who cata logs and kills Amiga Viruses worldwide-a complete virus system that knows alf Am ga viruses updated often Rea WB 2- Dev Disks D054: Compression This disk ti loaded w:lh a'l ot the best life compression p'ograms and ads tor the Amiga. Many of the programs can be used by the new user Includes Arc, Lhgrc. Lhwarp. Pka> PowerPacker a must have by all. Zip, Warp, and Zoo DD71AB: C Compiler ¦ This disk contains DICE. Matthew Dillon s tell featured, powerful C compiler & environment, 2 disks, counts as 2 DDB6: The Programmer Includes GndTools and REQTools which will allow you to create your user Interfaces and then the program will automatically generate “C" source code or Assembly code Requires and wr res code tor. AMIGADOS2« 0D89: Uedit Probably rfre most powerful text editor eve* written lor the Amiga Previously commercial now public domain Reo 1 MB DD91: ParBench - Allows you ra easily conned net-work two Amigas CQTVs together and share storage devices Req s custom cable (docs to make cable mcluded-reasy) DD90: Advanced Utilities ComprossDisk doubtes the capacity o' your hard drive on the tty with compression1!' Also contains disk optimize'. SCSI mount utility, Keymap editors Enforcer. Undelete* S more Most programs require 2 0 + Video Disks V09: Imaging - Included on this disk are ihe md'Spensible utilities, Rend24. 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T he correct address K PC) Box 81, (iletidale, AZ 85301; phone 800 887-9775. Were well aware of the Amiga’s role in graphics and video classes in high schools and colleges across the country. But the Amiga is also found in less common applications areas all the way from primary to medical school. THE AMIGA IS a world-class videographics tool and, thanks to the excellent efforts of any number of high- profile animators and filmmakers, there’s no shortage of examples demonstrating that capability. But toiling quietly in classrooms at all levels of the educational system, far from the glare of the camera, many teachers are using the Amiga for another of its many talents: superb multimedia instruction. The Amiga’s educational potential is being realized in many different wavs in elementary and secondary r J « J schools across the country, in both broad-ranging and specialty applications. This article focuses 011 four schools. The methods and applications developed by the educators profiled here are as varied as the settings in which they teach. But their common ground is the inspired use of the Amiga albeit with a twist on “traditional'’ Amiga curricula. The Excitement Is Catching: Stevenson-Britannia School Doug Hallstead, a second-grade teacher at Stevenson- Britannia School in Winnepeg, Manitoba, is the winner of Canada’s Northern Telecom National award for helping his students prepare for an increasingly competitive global marketplace. Hallstead, who formerly taught English literature at the college level, won the award based on his use of the Amiga to better reach his “Nintendo generation’’ students. Hallstead's interactive approach, which he calls “the Magic Blackboard,” employs an A2000 hooked up to a 28-inch monitor. He and his students work together to create lessons. Hallstead uses Deluxe Paint to demonstrate the principles of spelling and phonics. 1 lie children watch and participate as words are transformed by simple letter substitution. The changes become more obvious through the use of animation. For one of the most popular activities, a French lesson, Hallstead uses Framegrabber to digitize the faces of all the students in the class. The children learn the French names for parts of die face, which he picks up and places on a spare Dpaint page. The children then choose facial features by their French names, and debate whether the item should be “plus petite” or “plus grande” as Hallstead places it on the digitized face. (See the opening photograph, where student
A. J. Schultz’s face becomes the focus of a lesson.) The ? By Michael Danish resulting caricature or animation subtle or outrageous is printed or dumped to videotape for the “subject" to take home. In die city of Winnepeg, which has the highest child poverty rate in all of Canada, few students have computers at home, but most have VCRs. According to Ilallstead, the students so enjoy seeing their ideas “dignified’' by the computer that they will often ask to go back to a previous lesson. "Imagine students asking to review spelling!” he exclaims. These simple yet direct methods excite and involve the children without sacrificing academic content to flashy form. The main thing that makes the Magic Blackboard a success, however, is the collective imagination of the students and teacher. One activity suggests another, and as students interact to create simple animations and music, they are taking large steps toward controlling their own education. “Now more teachers want to get on board,” says Hallstcad, who serves as the school’s computer facilitator, “because they have seen what [the Amiga] can do." This is perfect because, according to I lallstead, the school is underusing its Amigas. “The [machine’s] potential," he notes, “is just out of this world.” Very Visual: St. Francis de Sales School for the Deaf Brooklyn is home to New York State’s largest elementary' school for the deaf. Here, 224 children, from infancy to age 14, receive a comprehensive academic and practical education, using both traditional and computer-assisted methods. Until 1991, the school had In producing commercials for their school store, St. Francis students learn a wide range of skills. The usual assortment of computers: IBMs in the business office and Macs and Apple I Is in the computer lab running educational, paint, and print-shop software. That year, Stan Piesla, an administrator and coordinator of the Futures Program (an in-school work study program providing students with practical uses for their academic skills), took other administrators to see a demonstration of the Video Toaster. Fifteen minutes later they were convinced of its potential, and St. Francis de Sales School was on the waiting list for a Toaster system. Less than seven weeks after the arrival of the Toaster, Piesla and Media Department members Clairmarie McGrath and Susan Elsert produced a demo video to show the staff some of the system’s capabilities. Within 20 weeks, they began a daily Aloniing Visual Announcements program, broadcast on the school’s closed-drcuil television system. Last fall marked the second anniversary of the program a total of more than 360 shows. Produced by the staff and students of the Media Department, the program offers several regular segments repeated three times daily announcements, the Pledge of Allegiance, birthdays, special events, and This Day in History all presented visually so that sign- language interpretation is unnecessary. The Pledge, for example, is signed by a student's gloved hands (with voice-over for the hearing crowd), “Prior to this, announcements were made, as in many schools, over an audio public-adclress system,” says Piesla. “Quite ineffective, don’t you think, in a school where there are deaf children and stall’members?” In the summer of 1982, Piesla teamed up with Maria Hartman, a teacher in the Upper Department at St. Francis, to involve students in making commercials for the school store. As a work study project, students run the store and do a wild business selling a variety of items. Students got involved in all phases of advertising: conception, planning, scripting, acting, shooting, editing, and post-production. And before they actually produced the commercials, the youngsters studied how ads work; in addition to critical viewing, they worked on language and writing, social skills, and acting. In the past year, the kids created more than 40 commercials, all shown on the school's Morning Visual Announcements program. Plus, they completed several longer projects, including a 20-minute video dealing with environmental issues. Then a little over a year ago, Commodore sent an A3000 to St. Francis for evaluation in nontraditional classroom applications. The students in Maria Hartman’s courses have put the machine to use in several multidisciplinary activities among them keeping, illustrating, and printing journals with the help of Pelican Press (Toucan Software), Scala (Scala Inc.), and a word processor. “I would never have envisioned that a computer- based television system would bring out such creativity in our students and in a way they seem to be thoroughly enjoying and in which they are showing such competence,” says Piesla. That sort of delight and enthusiasm for learning has to be contagious. Conceptually Correct: College of St. Rose Who says math and physics are dull? At the College of St. Rose in Albany, New York, these subjects come to life with the help of Amigas. Part of the institution's recent growth is a new science building, which houses more than SO Amigas. Here, the inspired use of these machines was enough to capture the imagination of a confirmed mathphobe (me). Carmen Artino is the driving force behind Amigas in the math department. In his class. 20 AAOOOs arc arranged in a horseshoe around the edges of the classroom. The students sit in swivel chairs facing the teacher, with their backs to the computers; they E I) t C A T I 0 N M I C» A S I A simply swing around when they need to use the machines. The teachers station, at the front of the room, includes an A3000T and monitor connected to two huge Mitsubishi multiscan monitors hung from the ceiling. This arrangement is highly functional and reflects the school's philosophy concerning the Amigas are thoroughly and appropriately integrated into the math and physics curriculum at the College of St. Rose. Computer’s role in the classroom: It is a tool to aid, not come between, instructors and students. Each semester, 100 to 150 students study calculus, algebra, linear algebra, probability, and analysis (a statistics course is in the planning stages), mainly using Maple V (Waterloo Maple Software). According to Artino, “the program knows lots of math!” Using it takes away the purely manipulative focus of math work, letting students concentrate on concepts. For visualization purposes, Artino has been developing a linked version of MathVision (Seven Seas Software) with HyperBook (Gold Disk) and Arcxx. Nearby, in Kevin Gannon’s physics lab, students also use Maple V along with Voyager, Distant Suns, and Vista Pro (Virtual Reality Labs), plus some public- domain software gems: Periodic Table, ProjMot, and Range Finder. Students can move planets and lire projectiles in computer memory. Not only can they perform experiments for a fraction of the cost of using traditional test and demonstration equipment, but they can also participate in activities that would be impossible otherwise. And in addition to offering superior simulation and visualization, the Amigas provide Gannon with feedback on how well his students are comprehending the material. A Course with Spine: Philadelphia College oe Osteopathic Medicine In the year and a hall since its completion, The Dynamic Spine, an interactive teaching course on the Amiga, has found a home at two chiropractic colleges, three schools of osteopathic medicine, and the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Besides that, ii has won numerous awards for design and programming excellence. This application, easily the finest example of instructional interactive multimedia I have seen, is the brainchild of Dr. Patrick Coughlin of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. While Coughlin admits that nothing can replace the cadaver for teaching medicine. The Dynamic Spine does provide a splendid supplement to traditional instruction. The purpose of the project is to give students of chiropractic. Osteopathy, physical therapy, and general medicine a detailed, functional understanding of the human spine and its associated soil tissue from a number of viewpoints. It was designed for reference as well as for instruction and training. Text and still images are presented with hypertext links, complemented by 3-D animations of the vertebrae, video sequences of manual medical techniques (shot at various angles), and animated simulations of these techniques. On-line help is available throughout. Students using The Dynamic Spine can access two- dimensional views of all the bones of the human body in atlas-type format and scroll through text descriptions. They can also call up a wide variety of x-ray images. What's more, students can even perform onscreen dissection. The Dynamic Spine’s presentation system consists of an Amiga 3000. Monitors, and a laser-disc player. The program's interface, so clear and elegant that even inexperienced computer users can navigate with ease, is I he work of Mark Hysell. Hysell is also responsible for the 3-D vertebrae animations some of the most visually and kinetically beautiful screen work I’ve seen anywhere. He used Can Do (INOVAtronics) to produce i he interface and the Video Toaster’s LightWave and Modeler (NewTek) for the animations. GENERAL ANATOMY URFACE A»V The Dynamic Spine makes a complex subject clear and accessible to students at all levels of computer experience. If you’re looking for an example of how to make a complex subject crystal clear, investigate this one. The project is a boon not only to students and multimedia designers but to the Amiga’s image as well. These four profiles represent just the tip of the iceberg for creative Amiga educational applications. Good tools bring out the best in those who use them. 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This "extra” is not the norm for other BBS software that I’ve run. Sean Workman Eugene, OR Creative Computing With my Amiga 1200 I do not have to spend huge amounts of money to gel great creative work accomplished. The programs are easy to use and install. There are no cards to purchase, nor technical jargon thrown at you. It is just simple, effective computing at a price everyone can afford. 1 am glad to say that your magazine embodies the creative edge that people like me enjoy to read. Dennis Perusse A mesh lay, MA A Hairstyling Tip I just finished reading the , Head2Head” article in the January %.¥ r issue comparing Final Copy II with ProWrite. I use Final Copy on a daily basis and must agree that it is an excellent word processor and has basic desktop-publishing potential. The quality of its output still amazes me. With my 24-pin printer and the right driver, I can obtain up to 360x360 dpi. .Although printing is slow in this mode, it results in beautiful characters with no jagged edges. With my 3MB system, Final Copy runs flawlessly. However, even Softwood admits that it won’t run well on a 1MB system. They suggest that you run it on the Workbench screen (not a custom one), clear anything else running in the background, and close all windows behind. My recommendation is that if you have a 1 MB system, use the original Final Copy, not the latest upgrade. You lose a few nice features, but the output is still great and you won’t pull your hair out in the process. Ray Macke Marissa, Illinois ... we could be silling on ¦ the brink of a whole new lease on life for our favorite computer. Making the Grade Recently in one of my college classes, my professor divided the class into groups and asked us to do a presentation. I convinced my team that we could use my Amiga 1200 as a slide projector. After reading a few articles, I purchased some public-domain fonts from Northwest Public Domain. Then, 1 designed each “slide” in DeluxePaint IV, wrote a program in AMOS to display each slide, complete with a slew of fancy transitions, and used Final Copy to type our summary paper. Needless to say, the entire class lovecl the presentation, especially my professor, who was so impressed he asked us to do our presentation again so that he could videotape it and show it in future classes. I have never regretted buying my Amiga, and I thank Amiga World for helping me decide which products to buy and learn how to use them. Todd C. Reddy Cat!in, Illinois CD32 Responses By introducing the Amiga to a new generation of computer users in the form of a high-quality game system, the public’s interest should be engaged. CD32 is a more economical alternative to 3DO, and has far superior graphics than a Sega CD or Super Nintendo system. It also has the ability to be a full-fledged home computer. What better way to show off the Amiga’s capabilities than with a game system? Given the proper mix of hype and dealer support, we could be sitting on the brink of a whole new lease on life for our favorite computer. Sean McLean Winnipeg, Co undo In response to complaints that “Commodore has taken a huge step back” by introducing the CD32 game console, I have a couple of observations, fhe C-64 was, by anyone’s reckoning, a tremendous success, which was largely fueled by users who purchased the computer to play games. Unfortunately, American game publishers have largely abandoned the Amiga as a game platform (in favor ol that notorious game machine, the PC!), and when the CD32 is introduced here, Commodore’s marketing genius will ensure its tenure is both brief and unremarkable. Jeffrey T. Powell [Vest Covina, CA I M's hope not, Jeff! Eds. The Next Wave of Video Tools vNfor your Toaster System ., Rmmm* i mh p" mma; t § 1 f f in i Iml A Beyond AGA Graphics to True 24 bit E 1 1'1plf m Workstation Graphics on your Amiga Toaster idi stemUS js hfl liigH- Profession ai ligaA deo np,yorfcqnyburenderhigh I Z4bffwith TVPaint 2*0 nsfze, you can interactively rg entire objects and pages »a has the ability to display solutions up to 1280x1024 reed* Professional users will solutions, up~Y& 800x600 TAB Interlaced* Applications mSAmiga screen or on the The RdtirjSi jlsJj] resolution nrWjJ Toaster applicatfi resolution 24bftJ Pro or XIPaint crti model, design a? 1 MultiFrame "j 'V'VJ-v MULTI-MEDIA MUSCLE Non-tnterfaced and 24C be astonished at the vc Non-Interlaced, or gred may be launched on fl Workbench screen allm g the bser full eftbjee in configuring 1 b Refirra is a full featured AGA chi w* 3da working environment! Trie Refjiro is a full matured AGA chipset emulator using Workbench 2.11 mat's not all tbe Retina can also run the Workbench in 24bit depth so that you can display 24bit Images and 24bit Animations directly on the Workbench screen! The Retina with TVPaint 2*0 Pro is Recommended by NewTek for use with the Video Toaster System. Circle 157 on Reader Service card
- --C mm Features
• 15-BOKHzHor. Freq. Und 50 -110Hz VertL Freq.
• 800x600 24bit Displays in either Non-lnterfaced or Interlaced resolutions. 1024x768 inter Laced 24bit.
• Progrommoble Resolutions up to 2400x1200 - 1152x862 in 24bit
• Uses 2 to 4 Megabytes, user-upgradable.
• 4MB allows large 24bit screens for complex Graphics.
• Includes 8,16 and 24bit animation software.
• High Speed 32bit Bus to Video Memory running at 60MHz.
• Hardware drawing assist functions to accelerate GUI Operations ¦ 64bit data latch and BLT structure.
• Display 24bit Images or Animations on a 24bit depth Workbench Screen.
• Independent program resolution assignments!
• Compatible with the Video Toaster, OpdVision and the Vlnb Real-Time Video Digitizer,
• Requires AmigaDos 2,0 or greater. Circle 193 on Reader Service card
• Full one Year warranty. V
• Optional External Video Encoder with Composite and S-Video outputs available for the Retina.
• 1084 Composite Sync Adopter available for the Retina. Upgrade available for current Retina owners! X - j The Best has just gotten better! Full 32bit Zorro HI, Higher Resolutions, The Fastest Yeti In an A3000 or A4000 the Retina n is unbeatable for use with TVPaint and Rendering software. Built-in Video Encoder with Composite and S-Video Outputs. 1280x1024 24bit Res. TVPaint 2.0 Professional M The State of the Art in 32 bit Painting for the Amiga. TVPaint is the fastest 32 bit Paint Package available for the Amiga. Some of TVPaints features: Automatic Antialiasing on drawing tools. Powerful Airbrush tools, Density control on tools. Full Undo Redo, Spore Swap screens, Convolution Effects, Definable Magnification J w I • Optional External Video Encoder with Composite and 5-Video outputs Window, Custom Masks, Pressure Sensitive Tablet support. Full CLT. I available for the Retina. Retina Version - Suggested List .A .. $ 449.95 I • 1084 Composile Sync Adopter available for the Retino. Circle 199 on Reader Service card.
- jL rM | “-Ay ‘&kElaBfl M ,M 16blt 48KHz Audio ‘ Irn Y C Toccata 16 % LLL V _The Toccata is a full 16bit audio digitizer with 3 Stereo inputs, 1 Mic input and Stereo output. The Toccata will work in any Zorroll or Zorrolll slot. The Toccata Digitize 30fps Video from can digitize at up to 48KHz in 16bit direct to hard disk. Special features are an Video Tape or Laser Disk °"boord "lixer and °P!ionj!' Al>PCM The adpcm tomprossion allows digitizing at 32KHz directly to a floppy disk and playback from floppy* For the first time building lengthy digital video segments no longer requires Playback from HardOisk can be up to 16 channels in 16bit. The Toccata can also expensive and slow frame by frame digitizing. Using a revolutionary new be use *wi,h the Vlab IFR to digitize the audio fora video sequence. Simultaneous concept, MocroSystem has provided a new Interleaved Frame Recording RfVtrd and p,aY*ac.k fr.om HardDrive. The Toccata comes with a special version feature [VLab and Vlab Y C). SEKD's award-winning audio editing software package, Samplitude. Toccata 16 bT C Digitize 30fps Video from Video Tape or Laser Disk recorded video. The Vlab digitizes sequentially numbered frames* Interleaved Frame Recording or IFR basically allows the Vlab to digitize full Qrumffioa+irkne* 30fps digital video sequences to HardDisk by making multiple passes of the 1 ecnnicai &pecmcatlOnS. Recorded video. The Vlab digitizes the frames directly to HardDisk as ! 7 ?!?re L; Channels) Inputs Hardware Features:
• Frame grab in 1 30th sec. Or Field grab in 1 60th sec.
• Digitize 30fps Video using IFR
• Digitizes full frame full color - NTSC or PAL signals.
• Save frames as YUV, IFF24, AGA
• Vlab Y C *1 Y C & 2 Composite inputs.
• Vlab &VLab 1200 - 2 Composite inputs.
• Time Base Corrector not required.
• Compatible with the Video Toaster, Opal Vision.
N. * 24282 Lymtoad, Suite tW Xoii. Mt 48374 1313} 3*7-5265 Phone (313} 347-6543 Fax Relrna, Viab and TVPaint are trademarks of Moao5yslemUS. The VideoToaster and EjghlWave 3D are trademarks of NewTek, Inc ADPro is a registered trademark of ASDG, Inc. he frames directly to Hardl Circle 73 on Reader Service card Vlab control windows allow you to keep multiple critical controls open at the same time. And the monitor window display lets you see exactly what you are digitizing. Real time Color, Contrast, Luminance and Gamma, Luminance, Chromanace controls. Includes ADPro and ImagcFX Loader modules. Supported by the Nudeas Personal SFC.
* 1 MicroPhone Input
* 1 Stereo (2 Channels) Output
• On board mixer
• Record and Playback Simultaneously
* Reads Audio SMPTE Time Cade
• 64 Times Oversampling
* 16 different sampling rates Circle 56 on Reader Service card.
* Frequency Response 10Hz to 20KHz ¦ 90db Signal to noise ratio
* Dual 16bit delta-sigma A D converters
* Dual 16bit delta-sigma D A converters Suggested List Price .. $ 599.95 ADEFMIE MUST-HAVEXJPGRADE FOREVERYSERIOUS TOASTER USER!’ Amiga World Find Out Why! Call for your free Video Toaster 3.1 demo video. 1-800-847-6111' Software upgrade for all A2000 Toasters. Available now at your local authorized Video Toaster dealer. *• Registered tiwim if ukv Tauter MhnlTO willmme I iiiev Toaster I! Sefnmwnilimmtlhwtiwclmge. I kb'TiWu.Taw,awtiubiurbffS'ivTdLtni.©SWFd.ln W E wT = K INCORPORATED Circle 37 on Reader Service card.

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