ART 451 Project Update – At My Wit’s End

Posted By on Nov 16, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Last update I ended with some fun pictures of the kinect working with processing and all was well. That was fun! And then I tried to make kinect-via-processing work. This is the middleware that connects processing (which is taking in the OSC data from the kinect) to Max.

This is essentially what it is – some Max files and some processing files:

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The max files open this up within Max. So this was working…. But now to connect processing to this.

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This is what processing opens up. These series of files that are all inter-connected.

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But upon compiling the program I receive a multitude of errors. Some of which aren’t even shown because I was able to solve those using old forums on the subject. But I can find nothing else on these errors online, and after scrolling through and trying to understand the code I found nothing.


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So moving onto my last option. Trying this all on PC. If that doesn’t work I am scratching this whole project and moving on to other ideas/options.


Those options are:

  1. I have been working on a quick comedy short film this semester. Everything is shot now I just need music and to edit. I could show this as my project.
  2. I’d like to make “moving portraits.” Very detailed and well lit scenes of a person doing something that I record and then freeze-frame but let certain moving areas loop. Example: girl standing smoking with everything frozen except for her cigarette smoke and some flickering lights or something.
  3. Just the nature/human animations without the human interaction part from the above project.
  4. A combination of all of these.