Need some help with the Kinect via Synapse


    Sep 18 2013 | 10:55 am
    Hi all,
    I just bought a Xbox 360 Kinect Sensor as to use with Max for my composition project, but after I opened the Synapse it will run for a bit and suddenly the screen will freeze and Synapse turn itself off.
    I'm on the Mac OSX 10.7.5 with 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo and 4 GB Memory
    Regards, Achittapol Tinnarat

    • Sep 18 2013 | 9:56 pm
      there are two series of kinect sensors , should check the serialnumber at the bottom the newer version does not work well
      1414 is good ,1473 is bad try to switch it in the store
    • Sep 18 2013 | 10:01 pm
      Thanks, mine is 1473. Will try to switch at the store, but I don't think they will allow me to do that.
    • Sep 19 2013 | 1:01 pm
      you may try using jit.openni instead of Synapse http://hidale.com/jit-openni/ it's a Max external which allows you to access the Kinect directly inside Max.
      The learning curve may be a bit steeper, but it's a really great external.
    • Sep 20 2013 | 8:31 am
      for software /driver part i recommend ni-mate
      i used synapse and jit.freenectgrab before but ni-mate works best for me
    • Dec 15 2013 | 3:46 am
      MJ, could you explain a bit more about ni-mate drivers for max/msp usage? I`m not sure if I am in the right website: http://www.ni-mate.com/use/blender/
      I have just get a 1473 kinect and I`m trying to make it work.
      for software /driver part i recommend ni-mate
      What other parts shoulb be necessary to get kinect working inside max/msp? thanks
    • Aug 21 2014 | 1:27 pm
      I'm not sure if you have already figured this out? Once NI-Mate is running, under the MIDI controller tab, you just need to select "to MAXMSP 1" or 2 to get the MIDI data into Max. For the OSC data you would set the IP address and UDP port to something and use this in the udpreceive object in Max.
      I hope this helps.
    • Dec 09 2016 | 12:32 am
      Hi did you find any solution to this? I am having the same problem too.