Nintendo Wii and Max/MSP
I am new to Max/MSP and would like to try out to connect a Wii wireless controller to Max/MSP to do real time signal control. How do I exactly connect it? Do I need the sensor bar or just the controller?
Thank you so much for enlightening me.
Search on maxobjects.com for Wii and you’ll find a few objects that handle it like aka.wiimote. You can use the accelerometer data without a sensor bar, but you’ll need one if you want the IR data. You can get wireless ones or apparently use two candles!
If you are on a Mac then DarwinRemote is a pretty good application that you can route any button/sensor data to anywhere with.
And if you search this forum for ‘wii’, you can find many interesting patches and info from other people that did this.
Thank you so much guys for the info.
To Steven Miller: Can you use just the controller to control Max or you have to use with Motion Plus? I assume that you don’t need the sensor bar, right? Do you have any simple example patch of how to the [udpreceive] and [OSC-route] object to connect via oSCulator? I am a Max dummy kind of guy. That would enlighten me a lot.
Thank you very much.
You can use just the controller…the Motion Plus just gives additional (and more accurate) control over direction and 3-axis rotation, if I recall correctly.
If you follow the ‘search this forum’ link in the previous reply from EMV, you’ll find my example patch among them in response to an earlier post a few months back. BTW – you’ll need to download the CNMAT objects for the OSC-route, etc.
thank you, steven. I will.