Updated 3 March 2005
Downloading and Installing HYDRA
For Windows Users
Important note: before installing
this version, be sure to uninstall the previous one! using:
Start->Control Panel->Add/Remove Programs.
Download the installer file from
to a temporary directory. When the transfer is complete, just run this
file and follow the instructions. We recommend just using the default options presented.
For Linux Users
Download the tar-gz file from
When the transer is complete, then 'cd' to the parent directory and unpack the archive. This will
create its own hydra subdirectory as a child.
For Mac OS-X Users
Download the app.tar file from
When the transer is complete, double-click on the icon to unpack the archive. Double-click on the
hydra icon to launch the application. You must have Java and Java3D installed
in order to use HYDRA.
Running the HYDRA application
To startup the Hydra application, either click on the menu item (Windows) or type the command
runhydra.bat. On Linux, you will likely just type in the command runhydra. Please see the
on-line tutorial for more details.