Finger controlled Follow Spot
The goal of this project is to discover how skeleton sensors like Leap Motion can help performing arts technicians to control automated lightings (these experiments could have work also for sound or video).
Today, moving heads are more and more common in stage lighting setups, but it is still hard to follow artists movements on stage with this type of lights.
Currently, the best way to do that remains a traditional follow spot.
But with the help of sensors like Leap Motion, it becomes easier to control technical parameters trough more natural interactions.
That’s why I’ve developed this simple system that allows a lighting technician to control moving head pan and tilt just by pointing and following the subject to enlighten with his finger.
Max is used to process Leap Motion hand skeleton data and to generate DMX frames controlling the moving head.