Freenect and Max 6


    Dec 17 2012 | 9:42 pm
    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

    • Dec 17 2012 | 9:58 pm
      Hi oceanmachine89!
      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.
    • Dec 18 2012 | 12:23 am
      Do you know about the jit.openni external? It is based on the official OpenNI libraries and has more features than jit.freenect.grab.
    • Dec 18 2012 | 12:56 pm
      Of course, if you want to deal with jit.openni you also have to install it and some additional software ;-). Read installation guide carefully.
    • Dec 19 2012 | 4:01 pm
      thanks guys downloaded freenect and the synapse mod as well just to try this stuff out
    • Dec 19 2012 | 4:38 pm
      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
    • Dec 19 2012 | 7:54 pm
      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
    • Dec 20 2012 | 1:09 am
      Hi oceanmachine,
      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...).
      best, Zachary
    • Dec 23 2012 | 9:47 pm
      kind of gathering that none of these externals such as frenect or synapse work on windows operated machines
    • Dec 24 2012 | 1:07 am
      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.
      best, Zachary
    • Dec 24 2012 | 12:43 pm
      jit.openni most certainly works on windows
    • Dec 25 2012 | 10:04 pm
      Thanks guys , are there any basic tutorials for working with openni, can't seem to find any.