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Welcome to the SimSAGS website. SimSAGS stands for Simulation of a Semi-arid Grazing System. Here you will find all you need to know how to download, install and operate the SimSAGS software, how to use the examples and how to make your own models, how to get your model output and also suggestions on how to analyse your model results.

Muybridge animation

Produced for this website from Antelope Galloping, Plate 698 in Eadweard Muybridge (1887) Animal Locomotion. Why is this image here?

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Plate 698: Antelope Galloping Eadweard Muybridge (April 9, 1830 - May 8, 1904) was a British-born photographer, known primarily for his early use of multiple cameras to capture motion. Muybridge pioneered the taking of series of photographs employing a series of cameras. He printed these as sheets of sequenced exposures. In order to recreate a moving image from his still sequences, Muybridge developed the Running Logo Zoopraxiscope. It was first used at the home of Leland Stanford, former Governor of California, in 1879, and subsequently in Muybridge's lectures. The left hand sidebar Paused Logo holds the SimSAGS logo, a welcome message and a reconstructed Zoopraxiscope. The machine was similar to the Zoetrope, but it projected the images so the public could see realistic motion. This GIF animation was constructed using the individual panels (above) from Muybridge's 1887 book Animal Locomotion. It is called Plate 698: Antelope Galloping and was the inspiration for these optional icon symbols that are animated during a SimSAGS simulation and which you can control via the Main Control Panel main menu.

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