dvd support/ updates/ tips


  • January. 2017
    important
    notice

  • Strad3D 2nd Edition in Development!  CONTACT US to stay updated
  • Changes to Adobe Flash have  effected the STRAD3D DVD  Disk 1 playback

  • The photo and video players on Disk 1 may not function now.

For now, there are alternate ways to view full contents detailed below.

ALTERNATE ACCESS TO CONTENT All content is for private study only—please read the license

  • Disc 2 (for normal DVD drive) plays the project videos and audio recordings in high quality, including the comparison excerpt recordings.
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  • Disk 1 If the interface is open, go to GetFiles tab , to load full size photos, articles and other content directly to your computer for further study or printing. .
  • Or open the  CONTENT folder, which contains sub folders with all the project Photos and Videos
  • Images folder has subfolders for the Plowden, Willamette and Titian, Measurements, CT images
  • Video Folder has many CT videos, BAND Average modal movies.
  • In VIDEO, the EUGENE folder has Video tour, with  F-Hole Case Study, 3d Modal movies etc.
  • GETFILES is also accessible here, to load full size photos, articles and other content.
  • GET FILES INCLUDES;    HI-RES Photos, CT Outlines and Arches, Measurements, Articles, CT videos. "Impact Hammer" test sound files,
  • The Polytec Scanviewer is for Window only, but many modal animations can be viewed in the video tour section or on Disc 1
  • We cannot guarantee full use of all features on all computers, due to variations in computer age and configuration
  • CONTACT US! Please report any problems or comments to us.

TIPS FOR DVD users

DISK 2 - Seeing The Invisible Violin Any DVD player or computer with a DVD drive

This is the easiest introduction to the project, play on any DVD player,

Documentaries, Videos, CT scans, Music excerpts


DISK 1 - A Unified Inquirey DVD ROM (PC or MAC* compatible)

Contains the complete project and archives, Opens in a web browser

FOR WINDOWS COMPUTERS To begin,

1. insert disk 1 into your computer DVD drive

~WINDOWS;  Your computer should offer you some choices ;

2. Select OPEN FOLDER TO VIEW FILES

NB.   do NOT choose AUTOPLAY

When the folder opens,  double click  startHere.html The project should open in a web browser

NB. do NOT open the contents folder.

Once opened in a web browser, use it like a WEBSITE; see below;

For MAC computers: To begin

Double click to open the DISK icon when it appears on your desktop.

--> double click startHere.html The project should open in a web browser

NB. do NOT open the contents folder.

 

Once opened in a web browser, use it like a WEBSITE;

click on the navigation titles and links.
To navigate back to a proceeding page, use the BACK button on your browser window.
To make your browser full screen, try the F11 key.
To zoom the text, try ctrl+ keys.

Many of the photo and video viewers have a full screen option – click the little full screen icon. To return to normal screen, click it again or press ESCAPE.

--> No DVD drive on your computer?

Strad3D may be installed directly on your computer, using an external DVD drive.

1) On your computer, select a location for the Strad3D files. Create a new folder named Strad3D

2) Connect external DVD drive to your computer, and insert Strad3D disk 1.

a) WINDOWS COMPUTERS; OPEN DVD disc  Select OPEN FOLDER TO VIEW FILES  -- do NOT choose AUTOPLAY

a) APPLE COMPUTERS; Double click to OPEN DVD disc icon when it appears on your desktop.

3) The Disk contains 3 items:  Drag or Copy all items into the new Strad3D folder on your computer

2) Optional, For easy access create a desktop shortcut for startHere.html,

To view Strad3D --> double click startHere.html The project will open in a web browser. No additional software is needed for the main content.

NB. do NOT open the contents folder.

 

!!   NEW ISSUES WITH FLASH PLAYER November-2016

The most recent Flash Updates do not display the video players and Photo viewers. We are working on this issue, stay tuned for updates or a 2nd Edition of Strad3D.

The last know usable version of FLASH PLAYER is 22.0.0.209.   For advanced users it is possible to install earlier versions of FLASH, see ADOBE support.

For now, there are alternate ways to view contents detailed below.

ALTERNATE ACCESS TO CONTENT

If you experience difficulties with the interface display features, or for alternate access:

  • Go to GetFiles tab in the interface , to load full size photos, articles and other content directly to your computer for further study or printing. All content is for private study only—please read the license.
  • Or open the  CONTENT folder, which contains sub folders with all the project Photos and Videos
  • Images folder has subfolders for the Plowden, Willamette and Titian, Measurements, CT images
  • Video Folder has many CT videos, BAND Average modal movies.
  • In VIDEO, the EUGENE folder has Video tour, with  F-Hole Case Study, 3d Modal movies etc.
  • GETFILES is also accessible here, to directly open the archived folders.
  • Disc 2 (for normal DVD drive) plays the project videos and audio recordings in high quality, including the comparison excerpt recordings.
  • The Polytec Scanviewer is for Window only, but many modal animations can be viewed in the video tour section or on Disc 1.
  • We cannot guarantee full use of all features on all computers, due to variations in computer age and configuration
  • CONTACT US! Please report any problems or comments to us.

Other ISSUES

INTERNET EXPLORER, when first opening project, may display a security warning about using ACTIVEX content on discs. Click to allow ACTIVEX content.

When you click starthere, you may see a pop-up text box, stating that you need a modern web browser or FLASH player 10. This text box has inks that lead to free updates on the web. (Internet connection needed).

PHOTO VIEWER   On first use, the PHOTO VIEWER may load slowly. If the photos do not load, navigate back to the Overview page momentarily, then return to the PHOTOS page.

If one browser doesn’t work well, close and try another! If one of the viewers acts odd, navigate away and come back, or close and open the project again. Any feedback is most welcome, as soon as possible. Bugs, Errors, Gaps. Annoyances Etc

4. Get and Install Free Updated Polytec Modal Viewer--For Windows OS**

1) Go to the Polytec Scanviewer downloads page

2) Create a free Polytec account.  They will send you a confirmation email.

3. Download Polytec Scan Viewer and related files

3) The setup program will guide you through the installation procedure.

 

**POLYTEC ScanViewer and modal files are for WINDOWS systems only.

-->It will run on MAC computers, with Windows installed.

The POLYTEC SOFTWARE included on the disc is for WINDOWS XP- Get Free Update

 

NOTE; Updated software may differ in details and display. Please refer to the QUICKSTART guide on the DVD, and use the updated Polytec documentation  included with each version.

5. Using the Polytec Scan Viewer software to view modal animation files (windows only);

Go to GETFILES on the DVD;  See the Polytec QUICKSTART guide on the DVD for more information.

Polytec opens .svd files.      Included flies include;

Titian_stitched.svd (top and Back),   Plowden_stiched.svd,  Titian_detail.svd (his res center F-hole area)

CONTACT US! Please report any problems or comments to us. New help tips, updates and errata will be periodically posted here.