[PD] leapmotion and hands

Max abonnements at revolwear.com
Tue Sep 9 03:32:47 CEST 2014

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That is good news, good luck.
IMHO it might be better to write a middleware to make the Leap data
available via OSC in Pd. For example with NodeJS
That would be more flexible and add less dependencies then the flext

On 09/09/2014 03:56 AM, Jan Baumgart wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm planning on updating chikashi's code to version 2 of
> leapmotions api. This will add many more data entries..
> Should be straight forward and finished in about 2 weeks. I will
> announce the release on the list.
> Cheers, Jan
> On 09/08/2014 08:17 PM, Max wrote:
>> Currently leapmotion.pd does not let you know if the hand is a
>> right or left one. This abstraction tries to work around this
>> limitation, but does not fully eradicate it. It ultimately is a
>> quirk, because the SDK should be able to know if it is a right or
>> left hand because of the thumb position. However this information
>> isn not available from within leapmotion.pd
>> The abstraction has two modes which switch depending on how many
>> hands are in the field of view:
>> 1 one hand becomes present: will check if the hand appeared on
>> the right or the left side from the zenith above the device.
>> Assuming that it is the right hand if it appeared on the right
>> side. You can then use the full space with that hand and it will
>> keep its designation.
>> Catch: make sure to initialize correctly and always approach the
>> device with the right hand from the right and the left hand from
>> the left.
>> 2 two hands present: will check which of the two hands is
>> rightmost and defines that as the right one.
>> Catch: never cross hands.
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