Cloth touch interface

Aug 28, 2009 at 6:44pm

Cloth touch interface

Hello,

I’m attempting to create a touch interface out of cloth. I’ll have a movie being rear projected onto the cloth and I’d like users to be able to come up and interface with it much like they would a screen.

Does this sound doable with Max/MSP?

My thought is to somehow track the bumps that will happen as people touch the screen and translate that to the mouse X and Y coordinates.

Am I crazy with this? Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks so much!

–nks

#45261
Aug 28, 2009 at 8:49pm

You might want to have a look at this approach…

http://wiki.nuigroup.com/Di

look at front DI

#163087
Aug 28, 2009 at 8:49pm

Check out the Khronos Projector project-

http://www.k2.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/members/alvaro/Khronos/Khronos_Projector.html

And the video that explains how the project works-

http://www.k2.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/members/alvaro/Khronos/Video_Demos_shorts/HardwareExplanation.wmv

The project was made using the Processing language (http://www.processing.org), but I think that something similar could be very doable using Jitter and Max.

Eli

#163088
Aug 29, 2009 at 6:26am

I think you could totally do this. If it were me, I would go with the NUI route of using open source C based vision tracking, then max to easily make interface patches.

You also might want to check out mathieu chamgane’s MMF (http://www.mathieuchamagne.com) which will let you quickly use max patches with multi-touch. I use this method (open source, computer vision tracking, with MMF) all the time and find it very reliable and flexible using my vision based multi-touch screens.

jon

http://www.demandevolution.com

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