KineBody

Movable 3D Human Model






Instructions for Saving KineBody Files, using iOS Devices

This page explains how to save KineBody files (repositories & image captures) if you’re using KineBody Pro on an iphone or ipad. Note that this procedure is different than the one used for saving KineBody files on other operating systems.

There are a couple important restrictions you should be aware of: *

* As of March 2018, there doesn’t currently appear to be any other path to save KineBody files, on iOS.

If you don’t have DropBox, you can obtain a free copy from the AppStore. You’ll need to setup an account and then configure your Safari browser to use it.

The following explanations will focus primarily on the procedure for saving a KineBody repository. The procedure for saving an image is essentially the same.

Saving a Repository

Within the KineBody app, the only relevant control is the Save Repository button. The filename textbox (which follows the ‘to’ label) is not used, for iOS file saves.

Whenever you want to save your current KineBody repository to a file, press the [ Save Repository ] button. A new tab will appear in your browser. It will contain plain text, including some instructions at the top, followed by your repository data, encoded into alphanumeric characters. The instructions read:


This page contains an encoded KineBody Repository.

To save the Repository, follow these steps:
1. Click on the Share icon (typically located in your browser’s address bar).
2. Save the file to your device or to one of your cloud storage services (e.g. DropBox).
3. After you've saved the file, you can close this window.

[! Caution: the characters below represent your Repository. Do not delete or modify them !]

Follow the instructions as listed. Here are some additional details that may help:

For step (1):

In Safari, the Share icon appears in the address bar as shown:

Upon clicking it, the Share dialog box will appear:


For step (2):

Select Save to Dropbox** from the options in the bottom row.

Upon doing so, you should see an interface as shown:

During this step, you can enter a name for the repository file (and optionally select a folder). You can add a filename extension if you wish; the default extension used in other KineBody versions is ‘.txt’.

[** The instructions above suggest you have a choice re: different cloud storage providers. This isn't true, yet, but hopefully there will be more viable options in the future.]

Saving an Image

As mentioned, the procedure for saving images is nearly the same as for a repository: Upon pressing [ Save Image ], the image will be shown in a new tab; however, there won't be any instructions. Nevertheless, click on the Share icon, then the Dropbox link, and enter an appropriate name. For best results down the road, give the image a proper extension = ‘.png’.

Troubleshooting

If you see the Share dialog box but no link for Dropbox, you may need to do additional Dropbox setup: click More & then enable Dropbox.

If that doesn’t work, you may need to go to the Dropbox app itself, to do some configuration; also, you must be logged in.



(Updated 26 Mar 2018)