For All the WII remote Guru's out there:
short answer – yes, using both wii remotes and face-tracking.
not very hard to do a simple version – change x,y coords to
"rotatexyz X Y Z" messages to jit.gl.render (or a jit.gl.* object) in
Jitter, or play with the position of an object.
On May 9, 2008, at 11:28 AM, Jeroen Groot wrote:
> Anyone seen some kind of project like this??
> Check the vid’s!
> I ain’t got no Wii remote, but after i’ve seen the vid’s I’m very
> interested if someone has done some things like this in Max.
I used a Wii Remote + Nunchuck successfully with Max using the aka.wiimote external by Masayuki Akamatsu. The only thing is, every time I would have to connect, disconnect, then connect again to make the infrared read properly on my Macbook Pro. When tested using a Mac Pro w/ USB bluetooth, my whole patch would freeze for a few seconds when I hit connect. I would not recommend aka.wiimote except for those who are patient.
I used the Wii Remote as a gun in an installation where the player can shoot down news headlines then gather the news stories, the work is called Information Hunter Gatherer.
aka.wiimote – http://www.iamas.ac.jp/~aka/max/
Information Hunter Gatherer – http://installationspace.com/spaces/exhibition/2008/04/27/information-hunter-gatherer-electric-art-42608/
Yeah, here’s a quick vid I made a few weeks ago using face tracking to look around in a 3D space (not quite as nice as Johnny Chung Lee’s, but it’s done very cheaply with the built-in webcam on my macbook pro). This type of thing really isn’t that hard, actually, thanks to cv.jit…