Finger controlled Follow Spot

    Leap Motion + Max6 + Enttec ODE + Mac 600 = Finger controlled Follow Spot

    Max is used to process Leap Motion hand skeleton data and to generate DMX frames controlling the moving head.

    • MJ
      Feb 19 2014 | 7:53 pm
      nice project!
      But if i would not know the technical background i would say it's a bad followspot operator. Maybe use more ease-in or -out movements . Or a Kalman filter .
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      dtr's icon
      Feb 19 2014 | 8:50 pm
      Filtering, that was also the first thing popping to my mind.
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      jgastonraoul's icon
      Feb 20 2014 | 9:18 am
      You're right, there is some improvements that can be made to the system. Firstly, some filtering could be a good idea, but the problem is not to loose responsiveness. Do you know some object or external in Max6 doing this ? Secondly, some training of the operator is necessary to better control the system : each people in the example video has used the system less than one hour. It takes a longer time to become a good traditional follow spot operator... Finally, the position of the moving head is a quite important factor in the final rendering. I think it should be on the front of house bar to match better operator's movements.
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      dtr's icon
      Feb 20 2014 | 11:49 am
      I'm wondering if a touchpad or drawing tablet isn't much better suited for this kinda thing. In those cases the user has a physical support which greatly helps stability and precision.