Getting Started

If you have never done musculoskeletal modeling with the AnyBody Modeling System (AMS) check out the series of short introductory videos below.

How to get the AMMR?

There are different ways to get the AnyBody Managed Model Repository (AMMR).

The AMMR comes bundled with the AnyBody Modeling System. This the recommended way to install the AMMR, to ensure compatibility between AMMR and the AnyBody Modeling System.

See also: The detailed guide on how install the AMMR from AnyBody Modeling system.


All versions of the AnyBody Managed Model Repository are archived with a DOI. This is useful for citing the AMMR, and the DOI’s are issued by, which is an European Open Science platform hosted at CERN.

You can download all archived versions of the AMMR from the AnyBody community on Zenodo.

Development version of the AMMR

Development takes place in a closed source-controlled repository to protect academic contributors who also often need to publish their models before release. Access to the closed repository is usually given on request.

Other resources

Besides the videos there are a number of valuable resources for helping new and existing users.

The most important are:

There also one or two PhD courses on musculoskeletal modeling every year in Europe, which use the AnyBody modeling System in the course. The courses are usually hosted by Aalborg University in Denmark and OTH Regensburg in Germany.

Introductory video series

Downloading and installing Starting with AnyScript AnyScript Classes Starting with your model Creating a Segment Forging a Joint - Part 1 Forging a Joint - Part 2 Measures and Drivers Simulating a Motion
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