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name this multitouch?

June 8, 2009 | 7:12 am

i know this isnt about max but it is pretty relatable.

what is the name of the mutlitouch in this picture?

http://share-sj.org/wiki/images/1/18/Share-2-21-08_002.jpg

i have looked all over and found nothing. i remember create digital music doing a story on it but i cant find that either.

it looks so cool. its even usb


June 8, 2009 | 7:19 am

The men in the picture are Peter Nyboer and Tim Thompson, and I believe the controller you’re talking about is Tim’s. It might be poor style to put his email here on a list, but I’ll tell him you asked the question.


June 8, 2009 | 5:03 pm

yes, the san jose based "share" wesite shares very little information


June 11, 2009 | 1:57 am

That picture doesn’t actually show the multitouch controller that I use – it’s hidden by the large (normal) monitor with the blue background. The multitouch pads I use within various custom controllers are Fingerworks iGesture pads, additional details/pictures showing how I’ve used them in the past and recently can be found at these links:

http://nosuch.com/tjt/fingerfresco/

http://nosuch.com/tjt/fingerpaintingplanets/

http://nosuch.com/tjt/images/igesture_pads.jpg

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nosuchtim/3606448752/in/set-72157619332494003/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nosuchtim/3606445484/in/set-72157619332494003/

Fingerworks got bought by Apple to help them do the multitouch in the iphone, so the pads are no longer sold, though you can occasionally find iGesture pads on ebay for around $400. The interface is USB, and the driver still works on Windows (including Windows 7), with a C library that works extremely well and provides lots of details including the area of each fingertip touching the pad. The responsiveness and resolution of those pads is incredible, when you access them properly. The much-larger-than-the-iphone surface makes it much more pleasant to use in a finger-painting-like and expressive fashion. Better and cheaper devices will hopefully soon be widespread due to windows 7 support for multitouch.

This year, I’m using two (or more, possibly) iGesture pads in the interactive interface of a large installation I’m building for burning man.

…Tim…


June 11, 2009 | 2:05 am

Hi Black Peacock,

Sorry to be dense, but I’m not actually sure which object in the picture is a multitouch… which device are you talking about?

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Ch
June 11, 2009 | 8:18 am
BlueCycle wrote on Wed, 10 June 2009 19:57
so the pads are no longer sold

iGesture looks great.
Are you aware of some available equivalent products?
Any other large multitouch pads manufacturer?

Ch.


July 21, 2009 | 3:31 am

Not sure if it’s what you might be looking for, but my company sells multi-touch hardware, which I run with max msp.

you can check it out at http://www.demandevolution.com

or a video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-2bdoYzZvY

jon



Ch
October 19, 2010 | 9:21 am

Hi Jon,

http://www.demandevolution.com/ doesn’t seem to work anymore.
Is your company still up and selling multi-touch hardware?

Ch


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