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The Beta – tbeta – IT”S HERE!!! New mac/win/linux multitouch tracker!

It’s been a loooong way for many of you, but finally the new tracker has been made public!

Checkout the tbeta website where you can download and read the getting started full guide to see how easy it is to use!

http://tbeta.nuigroup.com

note: if you like the old touchlib tracker better, you can still use it if you’re on windows.

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Mac anyone? New multitouch tracker on it’s way!

Well, I haven’t posted in a while, but that doesn’t mean I’ve stopped development. Actually, I’ve done the opposite and have been developing with a release date coming soon (hopefully).

I applied for GSoC a couple months ago and my project was chosen and I am have been a student under Natural User Interface Group (NUIGroup) ever since. For my project, I’ve been working on a multitouch framework/lux.

For the last few weeks (with the help of my mentor Christian Moore) I’ve been working on porting over touchlib (the main tracker of the NUIGroup community) to openframeworks. A few reasons we chose to use openframeworks is because it’s (1) Cross-platform (it’ll work on windows/mac/linux), (2) It’s easy to

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Pictures from L.I.V.E

Pictures from when my table was on display for a few days. I have larger pictures if you want specific ones. This post has a lot of pictures, so if they don’t all load, you may need to refresh this page.

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AudioTouch OS Video

New video of the new system that loads and unloads applications. Also, the desktop is now sending out OSC message to PureData to create some sounds based on finger number and position on screen.

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8,000 hits, 1000 Downloads and new AudioTouch Multitouch OS!

In such a short amount of time I’ve hit 1000 downloads! Well, actually it’s 1062 to be exact. Thanks everyone who has been testing and downloading the applications. Feel free to let me know how everything is running. I’d love to hear more feedback.

On another note, the table is about ready for display! It features 4 access points that allow people to load a menu where they can select applications to load. Many applications can be loaded and at the same time. Pressing on the desktop creates wind and glitch type sounds. There’s currently 4 other applications that can be loaded which include: Musical Wong (to be released soon), Musical Squares, Audioshape Sequencer, and MultiKey (half and whole keyboard).

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My Finished DIY Multitouch Table

Well, I haven’t been able to post everything leading up to this point yet, but I wanted to get the finished images up. I’ll be writing about the process up to this point soon so that there are no gaps in the “how to” of building my table.

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New video! The table is (almost) completed!

New video showcasing the final table at work. The software is all a work in progress and new releases will be coming soon of all applications as well as new ones. If you like the video, please pass it on. If you don’t like the video, please pass it on anyway. Enjoy!

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MultiKey Updates…it works with a mouse too!

No, I haven’t forgotten about the other programs that I first started on. I’m still developing Audioshape Sequencer as well as Musical Squares, but recently I have made some big changes/additions to the MuliKey application. I think all of the changes are great improvements and will allows for much more functionality and experimentation within a simple application like MultiKey.

First, if you’ve seen the first versions, you’ll notice that the look has changed slightly. I’ve gotten rid of the background (for now) to allow for best performance. Also the border of the keyboard has changed a bit so that it is easier to resize the keyboard. Previously the border width made it somewhat hard to select the keyboard for moving,

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New application: Audioshape Sequencer

Audioshape Sequencer is modeled after Tangible Sequencer and originally inspired by Nicolas Clavaud.This application works with a mouse and/or multitouch table (touchlib/tuio simulator or other TUIO program).

There are three main things to know about the program.

  1. There is the shape (square),
  2. signal (transparent orange shape),
  3. and sensor (Blue dot on square. Pink when activated).
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Projector Latency

Latency is a time delay between the moment something is initiated, and the moment one of its effects begins or becomes detectable. When it comes to projectors, latency refers to the time difference between the computer screen and projection from the projector. There will always be some latency (time difference) between the source image (computer) and the displayed image (projector).

Laurence Muller has a Beamer Latency Measurement Tool v0.2 that will measure the latency of the projector. Ideally anything under 20ms is really good. For multitouch, if the latency of the projector is high, there will be visible lag between finger movement of objects and the projection of these objects.
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