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Synapse for kinect

April 2, 2012 | 6:54 am

Anybody use it successfully? Could you post a sample patch?

Many thanks in advance


April 2, 2012 | 8:08 am

Hi Joe,

Here is a simple example tracking the head and hands. I don’t know if it will help, but here you go:

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April 2, 2012 | 9:58 am

I had some fun with it when I first got my Kinect, not had much time with other projects to keep exploring it though:

Communication is pretty simple (using OSC) although you have to ‘ask’ Synapse for the data that you want at regular intervals. (Details here:

April 2, 2012 | 12:30 pm

Didn’t see the part about paging synapse for coord data. D’oh.

April 2, 2012 | 3:11 pm

If it helps- I made this help patch for my students, which should be comprehensive.

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April 2, 2012 | 5:06 pm

this is done with synapse in max5

April 4, 2012 | 3:56 pm

I keep getting max or synapse to crash when I use the patch posted by MarkDavid.. anyone else get this?

April 27, 2015 | 9:40 am

Hi Mark-David Hosale,

In your patch that you made for your students I am trying to work out how to get it to track the joint continuously without stopping, as currently it is stopping after a few seconds?


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