KineMan

Movable 3D Human Skeleton






Limitations (Experimental Edition)

KineMan has been extened to work on mobile devices, albeit as an 'Experimental Edition', available to KineMan Pro subscribers via this link. The experimental edition has several known limitations, as described here.


Device, OS, BrowserKineMan FeatureLimitation(s)
AnyGeneral limitations KineMan may not work well, on mobile devices. One source of limitation is the hardware: CPUs and graphics processors are generally less powerful on mobile devices, which can cause movements of the KineMan skeleton to appear jerky, or even to halt, for seconds at a time.

Another source of limitation is the browser. At this point in history, even the best browsers for mobile devices can exhibit unusual behaviors. User controls may operate abnormally or may appear incorrectly (possibly causing some confusion, if you're used to our regular version), or may occasionally disappear (e.g., after the device sleeps).

Finally, you should be aware that browser updates can adversely affect KineMan performance, i.e.,'it worked better in the old version'. As the updates are generally automatic & not reversible, we can only offer support for mobile devices on an experimental basis.
Touch screensModifier keys
( [Ctrl], [Alt], [Shift] )
Actions involving modifier keys are not supported for touch screens (unless you can attach a keyboard to your mobile device). So for example, you can't select medium or fine sensitivity for the sliders.
(Advanced Option users) Likewise, to access the Show/Hide Bones menu, the [Ctrl]-Click or [Ctrl]-RightClick methods are not available. Please see the 'Touch input' tab on the Instructions page for an alternative method.
Bone identification by 'hovering' 'Hovering' doesn't work for touch screens. Please see the 'Touch input' tab on the Instructions page, for alternative methods.
Colored arrow cursors in the viewing areaCursors aren't available for touch screens.
Select a joint by clicking its distal boneYou have to click 2 times, if the bone is white (but just once if it's already identified (= orange)).
iOS + SafariSaving image or repository filesThe normal procedure to save files to your local disk doesn't work. However, you can save them, if you have (or are willing to use) DropBox as a storage location. For detailed instructions, please see Saving KineMan files using iOS.
iOS + (Chrome or Firefox)Saving image or repository filesIt's not currently possible to save files, when using these browsers.
iphone (& possibly other handhelds)Import a background video. (Advanced Option subscribers): Videos cannot be imported into the background area.

Some of the limitations above may be temporary: for example, as browsers are improved, they may permit new capabilities within KineMan. So, if you are significantly thwarted by any of the limitations listed here, please check back here whenever a new KineMan version is released.


(Updated 02 Jun 2018)