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Freenect and Max 6

December 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

December 17, 2012 | 9:58 pm

Hi oceanmachine89!

You have to download and install object from Jean-Marc Pelletier’s site: – jit.freenect.grab is not included in Max standard distribution.

December 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.

December 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.

December 19, 2012 | 4:01 pm

thanks guys downloaded freenect and the synapse mod as well just to try this stuff out

December 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

December 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:

December 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…).


December 23, 2012 | 9:47 pm

kind of gathering that none of these externals such as frenect or synapse work on windows operated machines

December 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.


December 24, 2012 | 12:43 pm

jit.openni most certainly works on windows

December 25, 2012 | 10:04 pm

Thanks guys , are there any basic tutorials for working with openni, can’t seem to find any.

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