[Chimera-users] Leap Motion

Tom Goddard goddard at sonic.net
Wed Jun 19 09:35:58 PDT 2013

Hi Aurélien,

  I have tried some Chimera code to use the Leap Motion device to rotate and move the scene.  I'm going to try to put that into the Chimera daily builds today for 64-bit Mac.  That is the only platform I've tested on.  It will take some testing to offer it on Window and Linux which I will attempt maybe later this week.  I'll post when it is in the daily build.

  You should only expect the device to be fun, not useful.  It is hard to get precise control, hard to disengage (stop moving your scene), your head is sometimes seen as a hand, there can be lots of jitters if your hand is near the edge of view of the device, or just tilted so the camera sees it edge on… the problems are beyond counting.  But it is fun and the company is working on all these technical glitches.

  For others, the Leap Motion is a USB device that has two cameras that track your hands and fingers as you wave them in front of your computer screen and allows you to control your computer applications.  The device is supposed to be available for purchase ($80) on July 22 but they have delayed the release many times over the past year so don't hold your breath.  Currently only developers working with the company can get a device.  The company is less than a mile from Chimera headquarters at UCSF so we visited them and became a developer.



On Jun 18, 2013, at 10:18 PM, Aurélien Grosdidier wrote:

> Hi all,
> We're planning to try Chimera with the leap motion device
> (https://www.leapmotion.com/). Has anyone already succeeded to do so ?
> Best,
> Aurélien.
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