If your looking for a 3D program to use as reference you can go to
http://www.pulse3d.com/ and in their developers sections they have a product
called Animation Studio. It's freeware and you only need to register with
their site to download it. Hope that helps.

-Jeff

"Constance Petersen" <constance@smartisans.com> wrote in message
news:3844880f@NEWS.DEVX.COM...
> Hi Kathleen,
>
> "Kathleen Joeris" <kjoeris@noemailplease.com> wrote in message
> news:3842a81e@NEWS.DEVX.COM...
> > Nope. Can you describe any. Remember that this is a significantly

different
> > audience. They won't be doing any design, and not much placement. The

ones
> > who most need this ability are probably the students it is hardest for.

>
> I'm going to email you a screen shot of Ray Dream Designer that may give

you
> some ideas. Basically it shows each of the three planes in grid format,

with
> markings showing where the object is in each plane. You can move the

object on
> any one plane by using the mouse to move the objects markings on that

plane.
> If you move the object directly with the mouse, it moves in the x and y

plane.
> To move it up or down along the z plane, you use the mouse while holding

down
> the alt-key. Alternatively, you can set variables via dialog boxes.
>
> I'm not exactly clear on what the students are to achieve in moving your
> objects, especially with respect to velocity, so this may not apply.
> --
> Constance Petersen
>
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