[PD] GEM on Raspberry Pi

Jim Ruxton jim.ruxton at gmail.com
Sun Dec 10 20:23:20 CET 2017

Frederico, I'm curious if you just installed PD via a repository on the 
Pi3 or downloaded a special version of PD compiled for the Pi. Did you 
install Gem separately or use a version that came bundled with the PD 
you used ?
> Hello,
> I have tried Gem on the Pi3 and it works. I did not try Gem *completely*
> because I had no time, but did not encounter major issues other than video
> capture. I could not use video capture since it overworked the CPU.
> However, accessing the video feed with openCV (not through Gem) gave *very*
> reasonable CPU usage (while doing Face Tracking, for example). I am not
> sure why I encountered such a difference, but I just couldn't use Gem for
> *that*.
> Cheers,
> Fede
> On Sat, Dec 9, 2017 at 4:01 PM, IOhannes m zmölnig <zmoelnig at iem.at> wrote:
>> On 12/09/2017 09:36 PM, Jim Ruxton wrote:
>>> I am wondering what is the current best option of using Gem on the Pi 3.
>>> Would I be best to use Purr Data?
>>> or Vanilla PD?
>> i think this is the wrong question.
>> Gem on the rpi is kind of limited as it (Gem) depends on openGL and the
>> rpi provides openGL-ES (though there *are* experimental (still?) drivers
>> for openGL as well).
>> this is quite independent of purr data, pd-vanilla or whatever.
>> gfmdasr
>> IOhannes

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