ARTNATOMYA is a Flash interactive english/spanish tool. It is intended to facilitate the
teaching and learning of the anatomical and biomechanical foundation of
facial expression morphology.
The primary goal is to provide the student
and those interested, a convenient reference tool, facilitating familiarity
and experimentation with the underlying anatomical structures using correct
biomechanical representation of the different facial expressions.
of the professor is also facilitated by the use of an expandable animated
image (employing a projector connected to the computer), in addition interaction
(controlled by the professor or students) is multifunctional, since the
different levels and independent functions allow connection of the application
contents to any educational program, providing real time delivery of examples
to the student.
|This is a compact tool, providing a basis for dealing with
potential problems related to the proper representation of facial expression,
eliminating the need for cumbersome teaching aids such as slides and photocopies
etc. Additionally this digital presentation tool provides a complete supporting
document solution for those institutions not equipped with such resources.
Why the app?
"I begun to project this tool (which I have
designed, draw and developed) by necessity, as a "war tool" for
my pupils, by the time I taught at a Fine Arts University, in order to provide
them the minimum information, and also make my job easier (not needing to
manage thousands slides and photocopies...). I also supposed that a tool
like this could be helpful for institutions not equipped at all.
It has also been presented as Academic Work (in my way to became Doctor)
registered in 2005, at the Drawing Department of the Fine Arts University
(UPV) in Valencia (SPAIN), as "ARTNATOMY/ARTNATOMIA: Anatomia de la expresión
facial: manual interactivo" (I want to thank Doctor Carlos Plasencia Climent:
without his help and advice, the application would not be so complete and
To whom it goes directed
ARTNATOMYA was born for artists and animators, but it's also very useful for people working in other disciplines: psychologists (in order to study how emotions are revealed), neurologists (they use it
to explain their pacients and pupils how some brain diseases affect the
face mimic), dermatologists, plastic surgeons, aesthetics (who teach facial
gymnastics), even actors! We' re really glad of the results and working now
in a 3d versión and a more extended figure atlas. Hope it can help those that face the daily task of learning and teaching.
How it is financed
Because we think information is a human being patrimony for share, the tool
is available free online under a Creative
Commons License. Due to the demand, an offline
autorun version (now optimized for Ipads and Android tablets and adding photographic examples -thanks, Aina-) is
also now available at a reasonable price which allow us to continue
financing this kind of works and the server big traffic. If you want to help, any DONATION is useful, we thank in advance and then, personally: