Nintendo Wii and Max/MSP

    Oct 11 2010 | 10:47 pm
    HI folks,
    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.

    • Oct 11 2010 | 11:18 pm
      I've been using OSCulator along with the [udpreceive] and [OSC-route] objects. Works like a charm! I'm using just the controller with the Motion Plus extension.
    • Oct 12 2010 | 10:17 am
      Search on 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.
    • Oct 13 2010 | 5:57 pm
      And if you search this forum for 'wii', you can find many interesting patches and info from other people that did this.
    • Oct 14 2010 | 5:33 am
      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.
    • Oct 14 2010 | 8:03 am
      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.
    • Oct 14 2010 | 4:53 pm
      thank you, steven. I will.