KineBody Pro

Movable 3D Human Model

KineBody Pro Instructions:

(last updated 221205)

Saving Images


You can capture and save the KineBody Pro viewing area to an image file, several ways:

a) KineBody Pro method: Using features built into KineBody Pro, you can save a copy of the viewing area to a 'png' file. The image will have the same shape (relative width & height) and content as the viewing area; it's actual size will be determined by zoom or scale settings you choose for your operating system or browser. You can set the image size precisely, using controls in the KineBody Pro Layout panel. Further information is available on our Adjusting Layout page.

This method works well to save a precise image size. It also simplifies saving a series of images: the same filename is used, but a numeric suffix will be automatically appended (e.g., ‘KineBody image (22).png, KineBody image (23).png, etc) to prevent overwriting previous images.

One disadvantage of this method is that you don’t get to choose the file type: png is the only option. Also, you can't select the folder where the images are saved. For our Webapp edition, they're automatically sent to the ‘Downloads’ folder defined in your browser settings. For our Android edition, they're saved to the 'KineBody' folder, deep within the Android folder hierarchy. For more about saving files to Android devices, please see Saving Files to Android.

b) Third-party utility: If you want to save the image in some format besides png, and/or you want to avoid an extra conversion step, some third party tools may help. Your operating system may include a snipping tool, which allows you to grab a region of the screen, and save it to many popular image formats. Alternatively, you can find tools on the web (I've had good luck with Greenshot ( )).


1. [Optional] Adjust the size of the image, by adjusting the size of the viewing area, using the controls in the Layout panel (as explained at Adjusting Layout).

2. [Optional] Change the image filename. For convenience, you can re-use a filename, without overwriting any previously generated images of that same name: (if necessary) a simple numeric suffix will be added to the name, to make it unique.

To change the image filename:

  1. Open the 'Save & Restore' subpanel.
  2. Click on the image filename textbox (which follows the [Save image] button and label 'to').
  3. Edit the name.
  4. Press the [Return] (or [Enter]) key, to complete the entry.

(Caution: The image is not saved yet! Pressing Return only indicates that you’ve finished editing the name!)

3. Press the [Save image] button (in the Save & Restore subpanel).

After the image is saved, a confirmation message of the form
'Image saved to <path & filename>'
will appear (temporarily) below the image filename text box.

If you're using our Webapp edition, you may also see other completion indicators, such as a brief 'download' arrow icon, and a bar at the bottom of your browser window, showing the new image file name. This happens because KineBody Pro uses the browser's download mechanism to save the files.