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The Leap Comes Alive!

posted Dec 10, 2013, 9:17 PM by Ellen Pearlman

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Using Leap and Peppers Ghost effect on glass to control a grid

I first wrote about the Leap Motion sensor in May, 2012 in Planet 3D.  The size has gotten way smaller than the demo I first saw, which was the size of an iPhone. Now its the size of a can of anchovies, and soon to be embedded in a variety of devices, may of which will probably be popping up at a Best Buy in the near future. 

Adrien M and Clair B have made a knock your socks off with ooohs and aaahsPepper’s Ghost-like video using reflections from the doodles they drew with the Leap Motion. 

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The glass screen used to create the ‘Pepper’s Ghost’ effect. Notice the small Leap Motion to the left.

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They use a software called "eMotion" which  Adrien invented in 2007, and works with OpenGL. You can download it off his site here - http://www.am-cb.net/emotion/ . It is only for Mac OSX 10.6 10.7 and 10.8, though when I tried to open it, it quit and said it had a thread issue. I can’t seem to load it at all.

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It seems Adrian made some incredible scenarios with that eMotion software, and this is one of them above.

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Drawing with the leap. Notice the image on the computer, and on the transparent screen

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