url of this page: http://www.passingdb.com/simulators.php?id=1
JoePass! JoePass! is a juggling simulator whose creator is Wolfgang
Westerboer (JoePass! is free for personal use, you can contact Wolfgang
for further details). It's quite a powerful animator since it can represent complex
passing patterns, runarounds and has a causal diagram editor built with it. I
use it a lot to help you get a visual description of the patterns.
Here are some more details:
- A juggling sequence (a passing pattern for instance) is represented by a
text file (that you can open with any text editor) with the ".pass"
extension (as ".doc", ".exe" ..). JoePass! allows
you to open these files (and also all text files).
- In a ".pass" file, you may find some not too nice code, but it
all comes down to siteswap notation with added positions and movement instructions
for the jugglers (if necessary). Sometimes you may find other instructions,
- You don't need to have a look at the files. All you need to do is open the
files with JoePass!, and there it is, you have your animation. You can adjust
quite a few settings with your mouse (speed, view point, ... - read the user
- JoePass! is now delivered with the cdew2, a wonderful editor for
causal diagrams. I strongly advise to read the user manual, but after that,
no worries, you can do pretty much everything.
All you need to do is download the ".pass" files on the pages where
they are available. You should be able to open them directly with JoePass! in
no more time than a mouse-click (set JoePass! as the default application
You can also download the "joepass-passingdb.zip"
which has all the patterns of the site (and more). All the ones from the rhythms
section should be openable via the causal editor.