Freenect and Max 6
Hey guys, new to using the kinnect and just wondering why I’m getting this message newobj: jit.freenect.grab: No such object
I thought that the kinnect was supported in max 6 any help would be appreciated
You have to download and install object from Jean-Marc Pelletier’s site: http://jmpelletier.com/freenect/ – jit.freenect.grab is not included in Max standard distribution.
Do you know about the jit.openni external? It is based on the official OpenNI libraries and has more features than jit.freenect.grab.
Of course, if you want to deal with jit.openni you also have to install it and some additional software ;-). Read installation guide carefully.
thanks guys downloaded freenect and the synapse mod as well just to try this stuff out
guys its still not working , I’ve dumped it into the max 6 folder , windows seems to be more of a handling than a mac system. Any suggestions
Did you install OpenNI, NITE and avin2′s kinect driver?
EDIT: whoops, scrap that, that’s for jit.openni, not freenect. For freenect you need: https://github.com/OpenKinect/libfreenect
You don’t need to install any libraries or drivers for jit.freenect.grab to work. It’s built against libfreenect as a static library (which is typical for Max objects, overall, I’d say).
So that means that you haven’t put jit.freenect.grab in your search path. As a simple test, put the object in the same folder as your main patch (same level). If it still doesn’t find the object, you probably have a problem with your Max install (or you have the wrong version of the freenect object…).
kind of gathering that none of these externals such as frenect or synapse work on windows operated machines
If you’re on Windows, there are objects out there for you (but not freenect-based, I believe). A search on the forum should turn up results.
jit.openni most certainly works on windows
Thanks guys , are there any basic tutorials for working with openni, can’t seem to find any.