3D Tutorial

Perhaps the best way to learn Pyware™ 3D is to progress through the development of a simple drill. Please read the previous chapter before beginning this tutorial to understand some of the terminology. We strongly urge you to complete this tutorial. It will introduce you to the basic functions and options of the program.

New Drill

  • Start the 3D program.

  • After a few moments, the 3D cover page will appear. A new file will be created and displayed using the default field grid layout. A Count Track will appear at the bottom of the screen. The Count Track determines which count of the drill will be displayed.

  • To name our file, choose Save As under the File menu.

  • Click in the Save As box, type "Tutor" and click Save.

Page Tabs

  • First, we will set four Page Tabs on the Count Track to designate specific counts as "Hit" points for our drill. Page Tabs will allow you to jump to various parts of your drill quickly and easily.

  • Page Tab LockClick on the Page Tab Lock button to the right of the Count Track.



  • Page Tab Count 0Click on count 0 of the Count Track. The Page Tab will appear as a small white box on the track at count 0. Make sure that you have added the page tab on count 0 and not count 1. If the page tab was added on count 1, simply click and drag the page tab over to count 0. You may drag page tabs to any count on the count track.

  • Page Tab Count 16Click on count 16 of the Count Track. The Page Tab will appear as a small white box with the number 2 on the track at count 16.




  • Page Tab Count 48Click on count 48 of the Count Track. The Page Tab will appear as a small white box with the number 3 on the track at count 48.



  • Page Tab Count 72Click on count 72 of the Count Track. The Page Tab will appear as a small white box with the number 4 on the track at count 72.




  • Page Tab LockFinally, to complete adding Page Tabs, click on the Page Tab Lock button at the right of the count track. This will lock the Page Tab Lock and lock the new page tabs in place.

  • Select Save from the File menu to save the drill file with its new page tabs.

Drawing Lines

The first shapes to be entered in our drill will be two mirrored horizontal lines.

  • Page 1 CircledClick on the white Page Tab at count 0 on the Count Track. The Page Tab appears as a small white box beneath count 0 of the Count Track. The Yellow and Red Anchors will return to the beginning of the count track.



  • Tool Palette Line ToolLocate the Tool Palette and click on the Line tool button. A Line Tool Control Panel will appear.



  • Line Tool Restrict Horz/VertIn the Line Tool Control Panel, click on the padlock assigned to the Restrict Horz/Vert option. This will lock the lines to be drawn as only horizontal, vertical and 45 degree diagonals.



  • We can choose to first determine positions and interval prior to drawing a new shape. Type "24" in the Positions text box. Leave a "0" in the Interval text box.


  • Drawn LineTo place the 1st endpoint of the line, move the cursor to the left of the 50 yard line where the Location Indicator located in the Console reads 45 yds 6 stp | 42 stp and click the mouse.


  • To place the 2nd endpoint, move the cursor to the left until the Location Indicator reads 20 yds 4.00 stp | 42 stp and click the mouse.

    In the Control Panel, 22 positions will appear along with a "computer determined" interval based on the length of the line you have entered.

    Editing Handles will appear at the endpoints of the line, and a red Reposition Handle will appear in the middle of the line. These handles can be used to reshape and edit the line.

  • Line Tool Positions UnlockedBefore committing this shape to the file, this would be a good time to experiment with various editing options found in the Line Control Panel. Click and unlock the padlock the left of the Positions box. Whenever the padlock is unlocked you are setting the option for the value to be "computer determined."

  • Line Tool Interval LockedEnter "2" (steps) in the Interval text box. The padlock to the left of the interval text box will automatically "lock." This lock indicates that the interval will not change when you manipulate the shape. Since we have locked the interval, the number of positions change as you manipulate the length of the line while the interval stays the same.

  • While leaving the value 2 in the Interval text box, enter "28" in the Positions text box. The padlock is now locked on both the interval and positions. Since we have locked the interval and the number of positions, the shape automatically scales to keep the defined interval and number of positions.

  • Unlock the Positions padlock.

  • Edit Handle CircledDrag the red edit handle assigned to the LEFT endpoint of the line until the Location Indicator reads 15 yds 4 stp | 42 stp and release the mouse button. As you drag the edit handle, positions are added or removed to accommodate the locked interval.


  • Unlock the padlock assigned to the Restrict Horz/Vert option. When restrict is unchecked, line endpoints can be placed at any point on the field.

    Line Tool Interval Locked

  • Drag the red edit handle assigned to the LEFT endpoint of the line until the Location Indicator reads 15 yds 4 stps | 28 stps.
  • (Re)lock the padlock assigned to Restrict Horz/Vert option. The shape will return to its horizontal placement.

  • In the Control Panel, enter Positions = "20" and Interval = "2" in text boxes.

    Line Tool All LockedAlso in the Control Panel, enter "1" in the Clone text box. The Clone option is used to duplicate a shape across an axis. The next few steps will experiment with the Clone option.



  • Line Tool 1 Clone

  • Change value in the Clone text box to "2". When more than one clone is entered the shapes multiply around a point indicated by the clone handle.

  • Line Tool 2 Clone

  • Now, change value in Clone text box to "3."

    Click and drag the clone handle until all four lines form into a box.

  • Line Tool 3 Clone

  • Reposition HandleThe next few steps will experiment with changing the placement of the shape. This can be done with the Reposition Handle located in the middle of the top line. To move the shape to a different location on the field, drag the center of the Reposition Handle.

  • You can also use the Reposition Handle to reposition the shape by rotating it. The center of the Relocation Handle is the Point of Rotation. You can change the Point of Rotation by dragging the outer ring of the Reposition Handle.

  • Rotate the placement of the shape by dragging the Rotator Arm of the Reposition Handle.

  • Line Tool Clone 3 Rotated

  • It's time to stop experimenting and to actually enter a shape. Let's cancel the shape we have been working with and start again. Clicking on any tool in the Tool Palette will exit from any tool you are currently using. If the tool you click on is the same tool you are currently using, it is like starting over with the tool. So, click on the Line tool in the Tool Palette to deselect it and therefore cancel the creation of the new shape.

Line Tool (Take 2)

  • Click on the Line tool to select if it is not already selected. A Line Tool Control Panel will appear.

  • Click on the padlock assigned to Restrict Horz/Vert option in order to restrict line to either horizontal, vertical, of 45 degree alignment.

  • If not already done, enter these values into the Control Panel: Positions = "20" and Interval = "2".

  • On the field, place the 1st endpoint of the line to the LEFT of the 50 yard line where the Location Indicator reads 45 yds 6 stp | 42 stp and click the mouse button.

  • Place the 2nd endpoint of the line to the LEFT of the 50 yard line where the Location Indicator reads 20 yds 4 stp | 42 stp and click the mouse button. Twenty positions will appear in a line at a 2 step interval.

  • Change the value in the Clone text box to "1". There are now two horizontal lines on either side of the 50 yard line.

  • Line Tool 2 Clone 1

  • Before accepting the shapes designed you can assign the positions of the shapes a Symbol and Color. The default symbol and color is currently shown in the Control Panel. The symbol should be an "X" and the color should be blue. If not, enter them now.

  • Click Accept in the Control Panel. You should see 40 positions divided into two lines on count 0. The Console is showing the number of Performers as 40.

Drawing Arcs

The next shape we are to design will be a simple arc of 30 positions. Both endpoints of the arc will connect to the outside endpoints of the two lines.

  • Arc Tool SelectedClick on the Arc tool in the Tool Palette. An Arc Tool Control Panel will appear.



  • Arc Tool Control PanelIn the Control Panel, enter "32" in the Positions text box.




  • To place the 1st arc endpoint, move the cursor to the RIGHT of the 50 yard line where Location Indicator reads: 25 yds 0 stp | 42 stp and click the mouse button. THIS IS THE CORRECT LOCATION! WE ARE LOCATING IT DIRECTLY ON TOP OF THE LAST LINE.
  • Arc Right Edit Handle Selected

  • To place the 2nd arc endpoint, move the cursor to the LEFT of the 50 yard line until the Location Indicator reads 25 yds 0 stp | 42 stp and click the mouse button.

  • Arc Drawn Left Endpoint Selected

  • To assign the arcs peak, move the mouse until the Location Indicator reads 50 yds 0 stp | 20 stp and click the mouse button.Arc Drawn Peak Edit Handle Selected
















  • Arc Tool 3 Data PointsBefore committing this shape to the file, this would be a good time to experiment with various editing options in the Arc Control Panel. Change the value in the Data Point text box to "3". Three data points create a 2 sided V shape.

  • Now, change the value in the Data Point text box to "4". Four data points create a 3 sided shape.

  • Finally, change the value in the Data Point text box to "20" to return to the original arc shape.

  • Arc Tool Omit OverlapsClick on the Omit Overlaps option in the Control Panel. When we created the arc, the two endpoints of the arc were entered on top of existing positions. The endpoints were entered as "pic" points and not intended to be filled with a performer because we have already placed performers at those points. Omit overlaps removed the overlapping endpoints thus preventing two performers from being on top of each other.

    Arc Drawn Omit Overlaps

  • Click the Accept button in the Control Panel. The Console has updated performers to 70.

  • Select Save from the File menu.

Drawing Circles

The third shape to be entered in our drill will be a circle.

  • Tool Palette CircleClick on the Circle tool in the Tool Palette. A Circle Tool Control Panel will appear.



  • Circle Tool Panel Lock CircleIn the Control Panel, enter Positions = "24" and Interval = "2".


  • If not already checked, check the Lock to Circle option.




  • Circle Drawn Center Pt SelectedTo place the center point of the circle, use the Location Indicator in the Console to move the cursor to 50 yds 0 stp | 56 stp and click the mouse button.









  • Circle Circumference Selected To place the circle circumference point of the circle, move the cursor on the field until the Location Indicator reads 45 yds 4 stp | 48 stp and click the mouse button.







  • Before committing this shape to the file, this is a good time to experiment with various editing options in the Circle Control Panel. Select the Offset Spacing option. This will attempt to equally distribute the positions of the circle across the point entered as the circumference.

  • Unlock the Interval padlock and remove the check in the Lock to Circle option. This creates an oval shape. The two red square editing handles can be used to shape the oval. You could also use the Reposition Handles to shift and rotate the oval.

    Unlock Circle


  • Recheck the Lock to Circle option. The circle will snap back into place.

  • Change the value in the Data Points text box to "3". Notice this procedure creates an "outlined" triangle. Similarly you could create an enclosed shape with any number of sides.

    Circle Drawn 3 Data Points


  • Click on the Circle Tool in the Tool Palette to de-select the Circle Tool and cancel the creation of the circle.

Circle Tool (Take 2)

Now let's re-enter the circle.

  • Click on the Circle tool in the Tool Palette. A Circle Tool Control Panel will appear.

  • If not already entered, in the Control Panel, enter Positions = "24" and Interval = "2".

  • If not already checked, check the Lock to Circle option.

  • If not already checked, check the Offset Spacing option.

  • To place the center point of the circle, use the Location Indicator in the Console to move the cursor to 50 yds 0 stp | 56 stp and click the mouse button.

  • To place the circumference point of the circle, move the cursor on the field until the Location Indicator reads 45 yds 4 stp | 48 stp and click the mouse button.

  • Select Symbol ColorIn the Control Panel, change the Symbol to "G" for Guard and the Color to a shade of RED.









  • Click Accept button to enter the circle.

  • Select Save from the File menu.













Moving Lines

We have now created the opening formation at count 0 which is Set #1. Now we will create the next set by "morphing" or reshaping your formations at Set #2. Initially 3D has established a mark time between Set #1 and Set #2. As we reshape the formation at Set #2, 3D will automatically create the transitions to Set #2 from Set #1.

To indicate the count of the next set and the number of counts in the transition from the last set, we will spread the anchors in the Count Track over those counts. Setting the Yellow Anchor at count 9 and the Red Anchor at count 16 will setup the field for editing of the formations at count 16 and create a 16 count transition between counts 0 and 16.

  • Count Track Sets 1 and 2Click on Page Tab #2. The Red Anchor will snap to count 16, leaving the Yellow Anchor at count 0. When advancing the Red Anchor, the performer's field locations will not appear to change even though we are now looking at count 16. This is because editing has not been done. Performers at count 16 are holding from count 0. In fact, 3D has established a hold to the end of the drill.

  • To create the formation at Set #2, you will be selecting shapes and then using edit tools to reshape them. In this example, our Red Anchor is at count 16 and therefore the shapes we are editing are at count 16. Since the Yellow Anchor is at count 0, the transitions will be created between count 0 and 16. From count 0 to count 16, we are going to have the two lines Push (or move) forward towards the home sideline.

  • Tool Palette Box SelectionIn order to Push the lines, we first need to select the lines on the field. In this example, we will choose a Box Select tool for that purpose. Select the Box Select tool from the Tool Palette.


  • Click above and to the left of the first position of the left line and drag down and to the right until both line are encompassed within the rectangle you will be creating.

    Box Selection

    The performers of both lines will be outlined in bold red indicating that the two lines are selected.
    Tool Palette Push
  • Now that we have selected the two lines, we need to choose a tool to manipulate them. Click on the Push tool in the Tool Palette. A Push Tool Control Panel will appear.

  • Before committing this transition to the file, this would be a good time to experiment with various editing options of the Push Control Panel. Press the <down arrow> key of the computer keyboard 16 times. This procedure is used to push a shape implementing the down or up arrow keys.

  • You can drag any editing handle located on each performer in the selected lines to a new location. All selected places will similarly move as well.

    Drag Push Tool

  • Click on the Revert button. The shape will return back to the original location.

  • Enter in the Stride text box the number "8". This will cause each position to move a distance at a stride of 8 steps to 5 yards in 16 counts.

    Push Tool 8 to 5 Stride

  • Located on the left side of the Count Track are the Animation Controls. Click on the Play button and the selected lines will move forward. When the pointer of the Count Track reaches count 16, the animation will stop.

  • Click Accept to accept the movement of the selected lines.

  • Select Save from the File menu.

Splitting Shapes

There will be times when you will want one portion of a shape to separate and "split off" from the rest of the shape.

  • First, you need to select a shape that you want to split into two parts. In this example, we will select the arc. Select the Pointer tool of the Tool Palette. You can also activate the Pointer tool by pressing the second button of your mouse.

  • Click on any position of the arc. All performers in the arc will appear in the bold red to indicate that the shape is selected.

    Drawn Arc Selected

  • Tool Palette KnifeClick on the Knife tool in the Tool Palette. A Knife Tool Control Panel will appear. The Knife tool is used to cut a shape into two or more shapes.


    Knife Glue Control PanelThe Knife Tool Control Panel behaves differently from other tool panels. By default, there is no activate Accept button. Every cut with the knife is accepted without having to click the Accept button. This is usually preferred because the Knife tool is used quite frequently for single cuts. Requiring the click of the Accept button would simply add an extra step. However, if you want to make the Knife Tool Control Panel behave like typical 3D control panels, you would click OFF the "Accept each change and stick around..." option. When the option is off, the Accept button will be available and if not clicked when you are finished cutting, then no changes will occur.

  • With your cursor, click on one of the two positions closest to the 50 yard line. A red bubble will appear on the post ion.

    Knife Glue Selected

  • Click on the other position that is closest to the 50 yard line. A gap will appear between both positions. The two arcs created will now act as two separate shapes.

    Knife Tool Separated Performers

Mirroring Motion

In one step, we are going to Push the two arcs in two different directions. On the Count Track, make sure the Yellow Anchor is set to count 0 and the Red Anchor is set to count 16.

  • Tool Palette Pointer SelectionFirst, we will need to select the two arcs. Select the Pointer Tool in the Tool Palette.



  • Click on any position in one of the two arcs. All of the performers in the arc will appear in bold red to indicate the arc is selected.

  • Drawn Arc Mirror Selected


  • Press and hold the <shift> key while clicking on any position in the other arc. It will also display in bold red. Holding the <shift> key while selecting a shape will add that shape to any previously selected shapes or positions.

  • Drawn Arc Both Selected


  • Tool Palette Push ToolThe two arcs are selected. We will choose the Push tool to move these selected arcs to a new location. Select the Push tool in the Tools Palette.


  • Push Tool Control PanelClick on the Left/Right Mirroring option in the Push Tool Control Panel.





  • Drawn Arc Mirror PushClick on the inside position of the RIGHT arc. Click and drag position until the Location Indicator reads 40 yds 0.00 stp | 8.00 stp. Both arcs will move in motion mirroring left/right to each other. Light gray lines indicating each selected performer's path will appear as you move the cursor.

  • If adjustment needs to be done, simply click and drag the shapes to the desired location. The maneuver will not be committed to the drill until you click the Accept button.

  • Play AnimationOn the left side of the Count Track are the Animation Controls. Click on the Play button to preview the moving arc with the moving lines.

  • Click on the Accept button to commit the new move to the drill.

  • Select Save from the File menu to save the changes to the file.

Expanding Circle

From counts 0 through 16, we will expand the (color guard) circle.

  • On the Count Track, make sure the Yellow Anchor is set to count 0 and the Red Anchor is set to count 16. Clicking on the page tab on count 16 will set both anchors at one time.

  • First, we need to use a selection tool to select the circle. Click on the Pointer tool in the Tool Palette.

  • Click on any position in the circle and all of the performers in the circle will be highlighted in red indicating that they are selected.

  • Tool Palette ResizeClick on the Resize Tool in the Tool Palette. A Resize Tool Control Panel will appear.



  • Resize Tool ScaleIn the Control Panel, if not already clicked, click on the Scale option.








  • Let's experiment with options in the Control Panel. Click and drag the lower left (red) handle until the Location Indicator reads 40 yds 0.00 stp | 40 stp. The circle will expand away from the center. The outside edge should touch both 40 yard lines.

  • Circle Resize


  • Click directly in the center of the Reposition Handle and drag until the Location Indicator reads 50 yds 0.00 stp | 36 stp. now, the circle will not only expand, but it will also move towards the home sideline.

  • Circle Resize


  • Play AnimationOn the left side of the Count Track are the Animation Controls. Click on the Play button to preview the expanding circle with the movement of the other shapes in the formation.


  • Click the Revert button in the Control Panel so the circle will return back to its original shape.

  • Click and drag the lower left (red) editing handle until the Location Indicator reads 35 yds 4.00 stp | 36 stp. The circle will expand away from the center.

  • Circle Resize

  • Click on the Accept button to commit the change to the drill.

  • Select Save from the File menu.

Creating Set #3

You have completed the first 16 counts of drill. To continue to the next set, you must move the Red and Yellow Anchors on the Count Track. From counts 16 through 48, we will reshape the two arcs using a Follow the Leader maneuver.

  • Count Track Set 3Click on Page Tab #3. The Yellow Anchor will jump to count 16 and the Red Anchor will jump to count 48.



  • Tool Palette LassoFirst we need to select the two arcs. In this example we will choose the Lasso Selection Tool. Select the Lasso Selection Tool from the Tool Palette.


  • Using the cursor, click and drag a lasso around both arcs. Once selected, both arcs will be shown in bold red to indicate they are selected. Since the Lasso Tool selects only places that are inside the lasso, it is possible to miss some positions. So make sure all of the performers in the arcs are selected.

  • Arcs Lasso


  • Click on the Follow the Leader Tool in the Tool Palette.

  • Tool Palette Follow the Leader

  • Red "leader" dots highlighting the end performers on each arc indicate the performer that will be the leader for the follow the leader movement. Depending on your application, the correct leaders may already be chosen, and this step is not necessary.

    We need both of the leaders to be the outer most performers of the arcs. If both red "leader" dots are not on the proper position of one or both of the arcs, you will move the "leader" dots to the proper endpoint by clicking on the incorrect "leader" dot. The red "leader" dot will automatically move from one end of the arc to the other.

  • Incorrect FTL

    The picture above is a sample of leaders where the leader in the left arc is on the incorrect endpoint.

    Correct Endpoints

    The picture above is a sample of leaders who are correct.

  • Follow the Leader Control Panel MirrorIn the Follow the Leader Control Panel, click on the Left/Right Mirror option.






  • FTL DrawnClick the mouse on the RIGHT side of the field at the location where the Location Indicator reads 35 yds 0.00 stp | 44.00 stp to start a path. A straight path for both shapes will appear. A red editing handle (square) will appear at the point where you clicked.





  • FTL DrawnPress and hold the <shift> key while clicking the mouse approximately halfway up one of the pathways of one of the arcs. A new editing handle (red square) will appear on the RIGHT path.







  • FTL DrawnClick and drag the new editing handle until the Location Indicator reads 15 yds 5.00 stp | 41 stp.








  • Using the Play button in the Animation Controls of the Count Track preview the animation.

  • Click Accept to commit the change.

  • Save your work.

Gluing Lines

There will be times when you will want to connect (or reconnect) one shape to another. This function is most important when maneuvering two (or more) shapes into one large formation.

  • For this example, make sure the Count Track's Yellow Anchor is at count 16 and the Red Anchor is set to count 48.

  • Tool Palette Box SelectionSelect the Box Select tool from the Tool Palette.



  • On the field, select both lines.
    Box Selection










  • Glue Tool Select the Glue Tool in the Tool Palette. A Glue Tool Control Panel will appear.



  • With your cursor, click on one of the two positions closest to the 50 yard line. A red bubble will appear.

    Gluing









  • click on the other position closest to the 50 yard line. A red line connecting both positions will appear. The two lines will now behave as one line when selecting it.

    Gluing








  • Save your work.

Morphing Line

In this exercise we will "reshape" the lines into a new shape.

  • For this example, make sure the Count Track's Yellow Anchor is at count 16 and the Red Anchor is set to count 48.

  • If not already selected, select the line with one of these selection tools: Pointer Tool, Box Tool, or Lasso Tool.

  • Click on the Morph Tool in the Tool Palette. A Morph Tool Control Panel and red editing handles will appear over each performer of the selected line.Tool Palette Morph





    Morphing a Line

  • In this exercise, let's experiment with some of the options in the Morph Tool and its Control Panel.

  • Drag any of the editing handles to any position on the field. When one handle is adjusted, pathways for each position of the selected shape will be altered in order that equal spacing is maintained in the new shape.

    Morphing a Line

  • Click Revert to return the shape back to its original shape.

  • Morph Tool Control PanelClick on the Delete Half (handles) option in the Control Panel. The fewer number of editing handles you work with, the more fluid shapes will become.






  • Continue to click the Delete Half button until only three handles are remaining on the shape. If you click too many times, click Revert and try again.

    Morphing a Line

  • Drag the second editing handle until the Location Indicator reads (Right) 40 yds 0.00 stp | 12 stp.

    Morphing a Line

  • Use the Play button in the Animation Controls to preview these changes and then we will continue to experiment with more Morph Tool options.

  • Now we are going to put an editing handle back in the shape. Press and hold <Shift> key while clicking the mouse to the left of the second editing handle. A new editing handle will appear on the shape.

    Morphing a Line

  • Click and drag the new editing handle to the location indicated by the Location Indicator (Left) 40 yds 0.00 stp | 40 stp.

    Morphing a Line

  • Use the Play button in the Animation Controls to preview these changes and then we will continue to experiment with more Morph Tool options.

  • Now let's remove a single editing handle. Press and hold the <shift> key, and click directly on the second editing handle to the left of the 50 yard line. The handle will vanish and the shape will change accordingly.

    Morphing a Line

    Morphing a Line

  • Click and drag the next to last editing handle until the Location Indicator reads 50 yds 0.00 stp | 0.00 stp.

    Morphing a Line

  • Click and drag BOTH outside editing handles (the endpoints) until the Location Indicator reads 15 yds 6.00 stp | 24.00 stp. If necessary, re-adjust the endpoints to connect with curvilinear forms on either side of the circle.


  • Use the Play button in the Animation Controls to preview these changes.

  • Click Accept to commit the morphed shape to the drill.

  • Save your work.

Pass Through Example

In the next exercise we will transform the circle into a meshed vertical line. To achieve this, we will use the Knife Tool, Glue Tool, and the Morph Tool.

  • For this example, make sure the Count Track's Yellow Anchor is at count 16 and the Red Anchor is set to count 48.

  • If not already selected, select the circle on the field using either the Pointer Tool, Box Select Tool, or Lasso Tool.

  • Knife Glue Control PanelClick on the Glue Tool in the Tool Palette. A Knife/Glue Control Panel will appear.

  • Click the Regroup All button in the Control Panel. Observe that the circle shape will segment into individual positions. Next, we will "reorder" the positions in a pattern to achieve our "X/O" grouping.

  • Mesh With the cursor, click on the position at the top of the circle and to the left of the 50 yard line. A red dot will appear on that position.















  • MeshMove the cursor across the 50 yard line and click on the position at the top of the circle and to the right of the 50 yard line.














  • MeshMove the cursor to the left and select the next position left of the 50 yard line.















  • MeshContinue selecting each position of the circle in the same "zig/zag" pattern until all positions of the circle have been selected. If you mess up, simply click Undo Last or Regroup All and start again.












  • MeshOnce all positions in the circle have been regrouped, use a selection tool such as the Pointer Tool to select the circle. Notice that the blue lines in the selected circle have now been rearranged to indicate the new grouping order.











  • Morph ToolNow that we have regrouped the circle in to a zig-zag pattern, if we morph the circle into a line, it will make the circle positions mesh. Click on the Morph Tool in the Tools Palette.

  • Meshed LineMorph Tool Delete HalfClick on the Delete Half button to remove editing handles in the Morph Tool Control Panel until all but the handles at the end points of the shape remain.











  • Meshed LineClick and drag the upper editing handle until the Location Indicator reads 50 yds 0.00 stp | 72 stps.














  • Meshed LineClick and drag the lower editing handle until the Location Indicator reads 50 yds 0.00 stp | 12 stps. The red line drawn from one of the positions designates the performer who is traveling the furthest distance during the transition. The Step Length and Distance Traveled by this performer is displayed (in red) in the Console.




















  • Use the Play button in the Animation controls to preview these changes.

  • Click Accept to commit the changes to the drill.

  • Save your work.

Creating Set #4

You have completed the first 48 counts of drill. Let's move on to the next set. In the final set of the drill we will:

  1. Segment the large arc into two smaller arcs
  2. Draw two new mirrored shapes on count 72 with performers coming from two pre-existing arcs
  3. Match the positions of the pre-existing arcs on count 48 to positions of the two new mirrored shapes on 72.

  • Set 4Click on Page Tab #4. The Yellow Anchor will jump to count 48 and the Red Anchor will jump to count 72.


  • Select the large arc using the Pointer Tool, Box Select Tool, or Lasso Tool.
    Knife Tool
  • Click on the Knife Tool in the Tool Palette. A Knife/Glue Control Panel will appear.


    Knife Glue Control Panel








  • We will cut the arc into two smaller arcs. With your cursor, click on one of the two positions closest to the left of the 50 yard line. A red bubble will appear.

    Ungroup Performers

  • Now click on the other position closest to the 50 yard line. A gap will appear between the two positions indicating the large arc is now two smaller arcs.

    Ungroup Positions

  • Select both arcs again using either the Pointer Tool, Box Selection Tool, or Lasso Tool.

  • Curve ToolClick on the Curve Tool in the Tool Palette. A Curve Tool Control Panel will appear.



  • Curve Tool Control PanelIn the Curve Tool Control Panel, enter "20" in the Positions text box.





  • Curve Tool Predict NextClick OFF the Omit Overlaps option.

  • Click ON the Predict Next option.



  • On the field click on the following points to create the shape of the curved form.

    LEFT 45 yds 6.00 stp | 16.00 stp
    LEFT 35 yds 4.00 stp | 4.00 stp
    LEFT 25 yds 0.00 stp | 20.00 stp
    LEFT 10 yds 0.00 stp | 12.00 stp

    Drawn Curve


    While entering these points, the red editing handles will appear at each point. These editing handles can be dragged to adjust the shape. We are creating this curve with only four points because the fewer the number of editing handles the smoother the curves of the shape.

  • Enter in the Clone text box "1". Two mirrored shapes of 20 positions will appear.

    Drawn Curve

Matching Positions

Currently displayed are gray matching lines “crisscrossing” connecting some of the performers of the pre-existing arcs to the places in the newly designed curves. The matching lines indicate which performers in the pre-existing arcs will move into the places in the new curved shapes. These gray matching lines display the current “matching order.” Obviously, the crisscrossing lines are indicating a matching order that is not the matching order we want. We will enter a new matching order by rearranging
the matching lines to connect “or move” the performers from their current positions in the arcs to their new places in the curves.

  • Since the matching lines are indicating the incorrect matching order, click on the Clear button in the Curve Tool Control Panel and all of the gray matching lines will vanish and a red bubble will appear on the endpoint of one of the new curves. The red bubble indicates the new place that we will be matching first.

    Matching

  • 3D has a matching prediction function that will attempt to complete the matching order based on your first few matches. In the Control Panel, click the Predict Next option ON in order to enable this feature.

  • To get the matching prediction function started, you will need to make the first match. The new position inside the red bubble needs to be matched with one of the performers of the arc. To do that, click on the performer
    at the endpoint of the LEFT pre-existing arc. This is the performer that we want to be moved into the new place highlighted by the red bubble.

    As shown here, the red bubble advance to the next place in the new curve after the first match was made.

  • Matching

  • Click on the next performer of the pre-existing arc. Again, this will move the performer currently located in the arc to the new place in the curve highlighted by the red bubble. After this match, the Predict Next function will take over and attempt to correctly match the remaining positions of the first shape according to your initial matches as shown here.

    Matching

  • Move to the opposite shape and repeat the same process.

    Matching

  • Animate the drill if you want to preview you matches. Should you think you made mistakes and want to start over, click the Clear button and try this section again.

  • Click Accept to commit the curves to the drill.

  • Save your work.

Reviewing Sets

Let's see what we have so far.

  • On the Count Track, drag the Yellow Anchor back to count 0.

  • Make sure the Red Anchor is on count 72.

    Count Track Sets 1 4 Selected
  • In the Animation Controls, click on the Play button.

Printing

Since Page Tabs have already been inserted, it will be very simple to print desired pages.

  • From the File menu, choose Print Charts. A dialog box will appear allowing you to configure the way in which your charts are to be printed.

    Print Chart Dialog

  • In the Print Selection options, click From Page Tabs.

  • In the Overlay Set options, click Use Previous.

  • Click the Print/Preview button. A dialog box will appear allowing you to preview the printout and configure Page Setup options. The Page Setup dialog box can differ, depending on the printer you are using.

    Print Charts Dialog

  • Click Print and your printer's print dialog will appear. Clicking OK (or Print) will start your print job.

Finish

You have completed your first drill.

We've tried to show you as many 3D features as possible in a short tutorial in order to create your first drill. There's still much more! Pyware 3D is the most used drill design software in the world. It is used for a variety of design styles. We encourage you to review the manual to get the most out of your design efforts.