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Advanced User Workshop August 2012

This workshop covers advanced topics in OpenSim. The workshop is an opportunity to learn more about how OpenSim works "under the hood" and get supervised, hands-on assistance with problems participants bring to the workshop. On the first day, a conceptual overview of OpenSim will be provided. The second and third days will be devoted to working on problems participants bring to the workshop. Participants have the opportunity to work in small breakout groups with OpenSim experts on their research problems.

This set of wiki pages hosts handouts, slides, relevant links, participant project information, and other materials for the workshop. 


Day One – Wednesday, August 22, 2012

  • 9:00 – 9:30am Welcome, Workshop Goals, and Meet the OpenSim Team
  • 9:30 – 10:45am  Participant Introduction and Goals
  • 10:45 – 11:00am BREAK
  • 11:00 – 12:30pm  Generating Simulations with OpenSim:  Theory, Best Practices, and Troubleshooting
  • 12:30 – 1:30pm  LUNCH
  • 1:30 – 2:15pm  Components of an OpenSim Model with a Hands-On Example 
  • 2:15 – 2:30pm Solidify Project Plans
  • 2:30 – 5:30pm  Work on Projects
  • 6:00pm  Informal Social Outing/Happy Hour

Day Two – Thursday, August 23, 2012 

  • 9:00 – 12:15pm     Work on Projects 
  • 12:15 – 12:30pm  NMS Builder Demo, Giordano Valente, Instituto Ortopedico Rizzoli
  • 12:30 – 1:30pm     LUNCH
  • 1:30 – 5:30pm   Work on Projects

Day Three – Friday, August 24, 2012 

  • 9:00 – 12:00pm    Work on Projects    
  • 12:00 – 1:00pm   LUNCH
  • 1:00 – 2:00pm   Prepare Final Presentations
  • 2:00 – 3:45pm  Presentation of Progress and Future Plans 
  • 3:45 – 4:00pm  Closing Remarks
  • 4:00 – 5:00pm  RECEPTION

Lecture Slides

Welcome Slides

Generating Simulations

Model Components and Editing

More Simulation Debugging Tips


Main Handout: The main workshop handout material can be found in the page Guide to OpenSim Workflow and Tools. A printed handout will be provided to participants.

Workshop Roster: See the attached August 2012 Workshop Roster.pdf

OpenSim Download (Scroll to bottom of the page to find 3.0 Beta)

OpenSim Support Page

Report a Bug (or add it to the whiteboard)

Workshop Survey


Each participant has a page on the workshop wiki to add information about his or her project goals and progress during the workshop. Participants, please update your page to include brief information about yourself, any relevant links to your home institution, your project goals slides, final presentation/movies, and any other information that you'd like to share.

Location and Directions

The workshop will be held in the Li Ka Shing Center, Room 005.  Directions can be found here.

OpenSim is supported by the Mobilize Center , an NIH Biomedical Technology Resource Center (grant P41 EB027060); the Restore Center , an NIH-funded Medical Rehabilitation Research Resource Network Center (grant P2C HD101913); and the Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance through the Joe and Clara Tsai Foundation. See the People page for a list of the many people who have contributed to the OpenSim project over the years. ©2010-2024 OpenSim. All rights reserved.