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Reiner Fritsch
10-10-1995, 09:36 PM
Help! Help! Help!

I am working at the SPORT INSTITUTE at the University of Konstanz (Germany).=
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We do a lot of research in BIOMECHANICS - especially KINEMATICS of HUMAN=
BEINGS.

We want to create an ANIMATION with 3D STUDIO for a trampoliner in=20
connection with HUMANOID from CRESTLINE, using 3D Data from PEAK PERFORMANCE=
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Version 5 and IPAS-Routine 'INVERSE KINEMATIC' from 3D STUDIO Version 4.=20

Therefore we digitize Video-sequences (50 Hz) of trampoliners, doing=20
twisting somersaults and turn-arounds. After handling and calculating the=20
raw datas with PEAK PERFORMANCE we receive 3D COORDINATES for each picture=
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and every digitized point, i.e. we get x, y, z-coordinates, measured in=20
'meter', of the following 19 points (each 'left' and 'right', except 'center=
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of gravity'): head (ear-position), shoulder, elbow, wrist, finger-tips,=20
hip-joint, knee, ankle-joint, point of the foot and center of gravity.

Different possibilities with DUMMYs, 'Follow Object' and 'Hierarchy/Link'=20
were tested, but we never were successful, i.e. HUMANOID-MAN followed=20
different DUMMYs by doing turn-arounds, but HUMANOID-MAN never did=
somersaults.

I would be very thankful, if somebody could help me.
Would you please be so kind to contact Reiner Fritsch.

E-Mail: reiner.fritsch@uni-konstanz.de

Universit=E4t Konstanz
FG Sportwissenschaft
Reiner Fritsch
Postfach 5560 D30
D-78434 Konstanz
Tel. 0049/7531/88-3650 //-3594
Fax. 0049/7531/88-3026