Leap Motion

Jun 20, 2013 at 6:59am

Leap Motion

Can leap motion work with max? I think it would be ideal for the game I am working on to control some jitter objects



Jun 20, 2013 at 7:01am

sure. Google “leap motion max” for the aka external, to begin with. There’s lots of stuff out there already.

Jun 20, 2013 at 7:37am

Okay, cheers.

Is it compatible with Ms Windows 8 do you know?


Jun 20, 2013 at 7:38am

Not to worry, I have found it works great with Windows 8


Jun 20, 2013 at 9:06am

Do you have a way to get the LEAP data into Max on Windows? I’ve only been able to do it on Mac with aka.leapmotion.

Jun 20, 2013 at 9:10am

No, I just presumed there would be something available to do that. Will do a bit of research and let you know

Jun 21, 2013 at 6:40am

Hello guys, there https://github.com/N1ckFG/LeapToOsc/tree/master/bin
Leap to OSC osx/win32


Aug 9, 2013 at 6:33am

hi there,

how could I receive the data from leap to osc in max using the osc-route object ?
I can’t find out how to “adress the right route”, if that makes sense.

thanks !

PS : I’m on OS 10.8 / Max 6.1

Sep 4, 2013 at 4:11am

I just received my leap, played with the demo apps and am a little underwhelmed. Is it really resource intensive (I do realtime audio processing so that would be a concern!

Sep 4, 2013 at 4:37am

hey Bas – snap. I got mine about a couple of weeks ago – played with it for an hour, was similarly underwhelmed and it hasn’t been out of the box since… I’ll play with it more when I get some time, but I don’t see it as accurate enough for doing anything musically unless you’re happy at having random elements introduced also (which some people maybe)

Sep 4, 2013 at 5:39am

how could I receive the data from leap to osc in max using the osc-route object ? I can’t find out how to “adress the right route”, if that makes sense.

Grab the aka.leapmotion external from github.

Use the prepend object to add routing prefixes to the data you want to send via osc.

Pick up the odot library from CNMAT. Specifically check out o.route instead of osc-route… It’s what the original creators of osc use in their own Max patches.

Sep 5, 2013 at 9:47am

metamax – what are your findings? are you doing ‘useful’ stuff with the leap?

Sep 6, 2013 at 2:59am

hm ‘usefulstuf’ my arm is gettig tired…

tried to put the controller between keyboard and monitor.
mapped two fingers up to the edit on/off in max.
and five vinger down brings up the max forum in safari.

and five finger up goes back to max while being in safari .

it seems to work while working on the laptop . at home (on the desktop) i use a wacom .
dont want to put down the pencil …

bee trying to rotate the leap controller so its pointing towards the user but no succes yet …

Nov 5, 2013 at 1:34am

What would you guys consider the best tool for now to interface with the leap on windows? Considering also performance issues, the leapmotion uses lots of ressources.



Nov 25, 2013 at 6:41am

How do i get the aka.leapmotion to work as nothing happens when I’m using it?! Nothing appears on the screen except a black box. Driving me nuts as I need it for a project I’m doing.
Cheers in advance

Mar 16, 2014 at 9:19pm

You should try out the very early beta

This site isn’t even in google yet (20140315-05:19 GMT+1)

Mar 17, 2014 at 1:56am

Hey Leapformax, that seems nice but :
-how is nodejs complicated to install ?
-how does that solution compare to other int erms of performance ? i mean is it more performant ?

Mar 25, 2014 at 10:38pm

I am also having the same problems. I can’t seem to find the best tool for Windows 8. Has anyone had any luck?


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