Project Update 11.9.15 | Frustration

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I’ve been working with Max MSP/Jitter instead of Eyecon. It is a much better, much more well written program than Eyecon with a lot more resources online. It’s much better for playing videos and my last blog posts explains this in more detail.

Since then I’ve tried to make the kinect work with Max. I have now given up completely on Synapse as it now seems to be broken and not responding even upon a re-download. I don’t think it was user friendly enough for me to use anyway. So I moved on to SimpleKinect developed by JPBellona. This one took A LOT of work to get working and then didn’t end up working at all. But I had to download lots of programs like XCode, the coding and compiling program for Mac OSX, macports (an extension for porting through XCode), and SimpleKinect itself. I had to run command prompts on terminal and actually ended up learning quite a lot. But in the end it did not work. I don’t know why. Nothing happened after I finished through the directions. It’s tricky because it seems like everything I can find on this one is from 2011… so there has been a lot of updates with all these programs and software.

Now, I’ve decided to try Kinect-via-OSCeleton. Another program also developed by JPBellona but rather than existing on its own it uses the already existing program OSCeleton. Currently trying that with more work with Terminal, macports, and XCode. So we’ll see. If this doesn’t work I can also try Kinect-via-Processing; similar to the above program but rather than using OSCeleton I would use Processing.

I fear I may be in over my head. But I’ll carry on for the time being.


Edit: Screenshots –

This is what my terminal looks like:Screen Shot 2015-11-02 at 1.11.51 PM Screen Shot 2015-11-09 at 12.49.41 PM


Edit 2: It’s not working:

Screen Shot 2015-11-09 at 1.15.23 PM

It says “Operation not permitted” and I can’t find out why. All of the forums I find on this are from a couple years ago so aren’t really helpful. However, in my research I have found yet another possible option:


Edit 3: Something is working!!! Kinect is working with processing. Now I just have to link it to Max.

Screen Shot 2015-11-09 at 2.07.35 PM Screen Shot 2015-11-09 at 2.07.48 PM

Screen Shot 2015-11-09 at 2.08.29 PM

This one is a color depth mode. Red means closer. This is the sort of OSC data I need.