Technical Reports (CIS)

Document Type

Technical Report

Date of this Version

September 1990


University of Pennsylvania Department of Computer and Information Science Technical Report No. MS-CIS-90-67.


Jack is a Silicon Graphics Iris 4D workstation-based system for the definition, manipulation, animation, and human factors performance analysis of simulated human figures. Built on a powerful representation for articulated figures, Jack offers the interactive user a simple, intuitive, and yet extremely capable interface into any 3-D articulated world. Jack incorporates sophisticated systems for anthropometric human figure generation, multiple limb positioning under constraints, view assessment, and strength model-based performance simulation of human figures. Geometric workplace models may be easily imported into Jack. Various body geometries may be used, from simple polyhedral volumes to contour-scanned real figures. High quality graphics of environments and clothed figures are easily obtained. Descriptions of some work in progress are also included.



Date Posted: 23 August 2007