Where can I buy this?

For Educational Institutions, please contact education@primalpictures.com

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What is my password?

Please click on the Forgotten your password? link to reset your password

I cannot log in and I'm getting an error message saying
"anatomy.tv concurrent users limit warning"

If you are a personal subscriber, the number of users set to your account is one and if this has been exceeded you will see this error message.

If you are a subscriber at an institution, the number of users is set to an agreed limit and when this has been exceeded you will see this error message.

Other common reasons for being locked out:

  • Users closing the browser and not using the 'log off' button.
  • Inactivity for more than 30 minutes logs you out. For example if you are reading text and not using your mouse, the system may see this as inactivity.

I'm getting a message saying there are no active subscriptions

Your subscription or license with us may have expired. Or there may be an IP clash if another department in your institution has/had a license with us. Please contact us with your username (and institution if relevant) at primalorders@informa.com

How do I extend my trial or expired subscription?

Please contact us (with your username) at info@primalpictures.com and we will get right back to you.

Institution set up

We can set up access via:

  • IP access
  • Proxy Server
  • Shibboleth
  • Athens
  • Direct link
  • User name and password
  • For Institutes who have issues with internet access or offline use,
    please contact us on info@primalpictures.com

What browser should I be using when viewing www.anatomy.tv?

We recommend using any of the following browsers:

  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Safari

What are the best screen settings for my computer so I can view the content on anatomy.tv properly?

To view this site correctly the recommended screen settings are 1152 x 864 and minimum screen settings are 1024 x 768.

Can I use anatomy.tv on an iPad?

Yes, Primal’s 3D Atlas of Human Anatomy, 3D Human Functional Anatomy, 3D Human Anatomy for Dentistry and 3D Human Anatomy for Speech Language Pathology products are all compatible with iPad and iPad mini. We will soon have all of our other leading products available on this platform.

Can I use anatomy.tv on an android tablet?

Currently we do not support Android tablets, but we will soon have some of our leading products available on this platform.

Can I use anatomy.tv on my mobile/cell phone?

The screen sizes on mobile phones are too small to display our rich graphics.

I get a black screen and can’t see any content, what should I do?

Are you accessing our site via a proxy URL from off-campus?

Please send us your Proxy URL used for our site so that we can add that to our allowed list. The easiest way for doing this, is copy the URL that you see in the address bar when you launch the product.

Movies won't open or links seem to be broken

Much of our content, such as movies or slides, opens in "pop-up" windows.

Your browser may be configured to block pop-up windows. For the site to work properly, you need to tell your browser to allow pop-ups for anatomy.tv (or www.studentanatomy.tv)

Pop-up blockers can also be found in other software - for example, the Google Toolbar, Yahoo toolbar, Outlook toolbar, or other internet or privacy software such as software firewalls, anti-spyware or ad-blockers.

Below is a guide to changing pop-up blocker settings in popular browsers:

Internet Explorer: Under "Tools" in the menu toolbar, choose "Popup Blocker", choose "Popup Blocker Settings" and enter www.anatomy.tv and/or www.studentanatomy.tv

Mozilla Firefox: Under "Tools" in the toolbar choose "Options" and click "Web Features" in the left hand column. If the "Block Popup Windows" option is clicked, click the "Allowed sites" button and enter www.anatomy.tv and/or www.studentanatomy.tv in the textbox and click allow.

Google toolbar: Click on the "X popups blocked" button. This will allow popups for the site you are currently in.

Yahoo toolbar: Click on the Popup blocker button (next to "search web" button). Choose "Always allow popups from" from the menu. Highlight www.anatomy.tv and click "Allow". Click OK to "always allow popups from this site".

Please explain the colour coding of the muscles in the animations on Primal’s 3D Human Functional Anatomy

  • The green is showing the agonist.
  • The red shows the antagonist.
  • A muscle acts as the agonist in one action and as an antagonist in the opposite action. For example, when bending the elbow and raising the hand toward the shoulder, the biceps muscle contracts and is the agonist (GREEN); the triceps muscle stretches and is the antagonist (RED). When the movement is reversed and the elbow is extended, the triceps muscle contracts and is the agonist (GREEN), and the biceps muscle lengthens and is the antagonist (RED).

I’m using Primal’s 3D Real-time Human Anatomy and I’m asked to download Unity. Is this safe?

Yes, this plugin is required. This is a short and safe install.


In line with Primal Pictures commitment to delivering a best-in-class service driven by customer needs and feedback, and the ever changing technology behind operating systems, we are no longer selling DVD-ROMS. As of 31 December 2014 Primal Pictures no longer offer technical support for DVD-ROMS. All technical specifications are on the packaging. Primal Pictures offer online subscriptions for individuals which can be purchased here and also offer institutional licenses. For more information on multi-user licenses, contact us at info@primalpictures.com and your local representative will contact you.

My question isn't listed here

Email primalorders@informa.com with details of the problem. Information about the browser version you are using (eg Internet Explorer 6, Netscape 7.2 etc) and the operating system (e.g. Windows XP, Mac OS 10.4 etc) will help us to find a solution more quickly.

How do I use anatomy.tv?

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