Leap Motion

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  • OptimusPube 1 Apr 2013 12:00:04 2,907 posts
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    Leap Motion

    It's nearly here and I'm quite excited for this cool little gadget, I saw it posted on here ages ago in another thread but can't remember which one but I feel it deserves its own thread.

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    Edited by OptimusPube at 12:03:10 01-04-2013

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  • smoothpete 1 Apr 2013 12:12:28 31,328 posts
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    That's mental and awesome and I want one
  • OptimusPube 1 Apr 2013 12:28:00 2,907 posts
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    I can see it making touch screen monitors redundant.

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  • Grunk 1 Apr 2013 15:13:13 4,718 posts
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    I think it was in the Occulus Rift thread.

    I've ordered one of these, I hope I am not disappointed.
  • andyk 1 Apr 2013 17:04:51 169 posts
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    I pre-ordered one too last year. it will be interesting to see what it can do when it arrives.
  • OptimusPube 1 Apr 2013 19:06:50 2,907 posts
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    andyk wrote:
    I pre-ordered one too last year. it will be interesting to see what it can do when it arrives.
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  • Carlo 27 Jun 2013 23:17:52 17,948 posts
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    Not long to go now!

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  • Syrette 27 Jun 2013 23:31:06 43,061 posts
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    It's really cool and everything but right now I can't come close to justifying spending a good £50 on something like it.

  • OptimusPube 27 Jun 2013 23:40:40 2,907 posts
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    Edited by OptimusPube at 00:49:48 28-06-2013

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  • myk 24 Jul 2013 23:45:04 548 posts
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    Got mine delivered today, the technology works fine but the software is a bit more variable. The app for controlling windows works, but needs more development before it's a touchscreen replacement - the pushing forwards to click reduces accuracy and I'd prefer one finger for pointer and the other for click (might be able to change this). Haven't tried many apps yet as the downloads from their app store are a bit slow currently.

    What I do love is the Maya 2014 plugin, I've already created expressions to turn round 3D models Iron Man style (ok, with fingers at the moment rather than hands as it's more accurate..) and it exposes a lot of the low level data so lots of stuff to play around with.
  • rare_uk 25 Jul 2013 00:15:55 3,562 posts
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    I've given my leap motion to my wife. I can't be arsed with it atm. Too busy and not sure I have a use for it yet.
  • neilka 25 Jul 2013 00:48:39 15,632 posts
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    Definitely give Dropchord a go if you've got one, it works suprisingly well considering the tracking overall leaves a bit to be desired.
  • localnotail 25 Jul 2013 08:08:07 23,093 posts
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    Screw all this hypercool user interface technology, I WANT MY HOVERBOARD!

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  • Carlo 31 Jul 2013 20:49:07 17,948 posts
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    Installing mine now. I've been reading about it, and I'm getting the feeling I'm going to be... Underwhelmed :(

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  • YoshiMcTaggis 31 Jul 2013 20:58:31 2,782 posts
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    I had a quick go on one the other day. It's ok, impressive, small, but I struggle to see WHY I would need one.
  • Carlo 31 Jul 2013 21:12:07 17,948 posts
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    I thought this and windows 8 rather than windows 8 and a touch screen.

    I don't have windows 8, so I'm a bit 'why' too

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  • ronuds 31 Jul 2013 22:30:29 21,788 posts
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    Suddenly there needs to be a reason to have things? People buy the most pointless stuff and claim they can't live without it all the time!

    This is pretty cool. Not too expensive either.
  • Carlo 1 Aug 2013 09:31:24 17,948 posts
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    For Windows 7 it is a bit. Windows 8 however could be more useful.

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  • OptimusPube 11 Aug 2013 13:14:36 2,907 posts
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    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-leap-motion-control-review

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