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Tracking movement of balloons

July 23, 2007 | 10:59 am

For my final Master project, I wish to track the movement of three balloons (red, green and blue). I have a basic patch that motion tracks but this does not see to do what i wish.

The idea is that the three balloons will be tethered to the ground and filled with helium. A camera will be placed above looking directly down at them. If i can track the balloons individually then I can use the x,y coords. for other purposes. Does anyone have a patch that might help me do this? I was thinking maybe the patch should pick out the RGB value of the video feed. I’m a noob to MAX MSP.

Here is a visual representation…


Any help will be greatly appreciated!!!!
Many thanks


July 23, 2007 | 11:26 am

Possibly look at Jitter tutorial 25 – Colour tracking


July 23, 2007 | 11:37 am


Thats definitely a start. All i have to do now is figure out how to get a live feed into it rather than a .mov! Hehe.

July 23, 2007 | 11:50 am

For that look at tutorial 21


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