KineBody Pro

Movable 3D Human Model

KineBody Pro Instructions:

(last updated 221206)

Saving KineBody Pro Files to Android


This page describes some special considerations for KineBody Pro Android App users, regarding saving files to your local device. This applies to various types of files you might save, including images, repositories, and exported pose files.

First of all, the Android system dictates that files must be saved within a special section of your device's internal storage, located as follows:


where * = ‘Main storage’, 'Internal', ‘Internal storage’, '/storage/emulated/0', or the name of your device, depending on your file manager.

Within this folder, the KineBody Pro software creates a folder /KineBody, to receive its output files. So for example, the complete path might be:


Access to this location is highly restricted: the only apps that can read or write those files are KineBody Pro, and some 'file manager' apps.

One of the most important things to understand about this folder is that the files are retained only as long as the KineBody Pro App is installed. If you uninstall the KineBody Pro app, all of the files saved to the /KineBody folder will be deleted! So, you should backup those files to some other location, if you plan to use them in the future.

[This situation has arisen as an unfortunate side effect of Android's security mechanisms. Future KineBody Pro improvements will target alternative storage options (esp, cloud storage: Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.), to alleviate this burden].


[Optional, but recommended] Regularly, backup files generated by KineBody Pro (Android edition), from the /KineBody folder (as described above), to some other location (on the Android device, or elsewhere).

To move the files within the Android device, you'll need to use a file manager app. The default file manager that comes with Android may not work: it may prevent you from browsing to the /KineBody folder. In that case, you'll have to seek an alternative (3rd party) file manager from Google Play. Some experimentation may be necessary to find one that works for your device and Android version.

If possible, you should try to find a file manager that allows you to define some type of shortcut to the /KineBody folder, so you can quickly access the files from your homescreen/desktop.

If you're backing up to a Windows PC via USB cable, the Windows Explorer app may be adequate to access the /KineBody folder.