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#1

TheOnlyMatt

Posted 03 February 2011 - 08:39 PM

**EPIC IDEA**

I have some experience in programming (C#).

My idea is that we could have 3 different colored motion trackers.

-The webcam senses where the tracker on the right hand is going/what direction/speed etc. That would dictate the direction of the mouse.
-On the left hand when you close your hand it presses the right mouse button, when you turn your hand around there is another motion tracker that would press the left mouse button.

I think this would be really cool to try out and maybe develop and market for use in other fields :).

Your probably thinking "What about the keyboard?"
Same here xD

Try to share etc.

I can do graphics, video editing (for promotion), GUI, some basic programming for the interface and webcam etc.
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#2

JoeMaximum

Posted 03 February 2011 - 08:55 PM

Doesnt sound that epic to me.
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Posted 03 February 2011 - 08:56 PM

that wold be awsome but a good ide is to use both ur hands :)  :SSSS:
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#4

TheOnlyMatt

Posted 03 February 2011 - 09:04 PM

You would be using both hands at the same time, they would have to be in screen at the same time or it would disable you from using it. You would probably have to stand 3-4 feet away from the webcam
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#5

blackpandemic

Posted 03 February 2011 - 09:17 PM

So instead of comfortably resting my arms on my desk while I play games, I should let them hover a few inches above said desk and get tired while playing Minecraft?
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#6

Mosan5102

Posted 03 February 2011 - 09:19 PM

I would still like to play Minecraft with a controller

#7

TheOnlyMatt

Posted 03 February 2011 - 09:30 PM

It was just a cool idea of mine, I was thinking "Hey that would be a cool idea that I could expand on, maybe make some money off of it. It would be pretty sweet if I could play Minecraft with it. Then I could develop it more and maybe start playing FPS's like COD and BFBC2!"
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Posted 03 February 2011 - 09:32 PM

perhaps add a manager program that allows you to "capture" certain hand poses, and set them to hit a certain key or just do a specific action, whenever you perform that pose with your hands again

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 09:38 PM

Dude! Keep it up! Seems aweome

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 09:42 PM

If you combine this with the 3D anaglyph you'll feel like you're actually IN the game!
That would be epic!!
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Posted 03 February 2011 - 09:43 PM

oh give me a sec this has already been done...

use any controller with minecraft. requires a little trial and error with any controller other than the xbox controller.

the contest to get the kinect working with minecraft. the winner only won because he finished it there are several better versions on the web if your willing to do some digging.

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 09:46 PM

do this with xBox360 Kinect. Why?

Because:
Its the easiest way^^
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#13

TheOnlyMatt

Posted 03 February 2011 - 10:00 PM

You could use the kinect for tracking lower body motions suck as rotating of the torso, movement of the legs, stopping, etc. This could be implemented with it too so it could eliminate the second left hand tracker and use the right hand tracker for the right hand and the left hand tracker for the left hand and set different keys binds so when you close your hand(s) it does the set key bind.

(X = closed hand, O = open hand)

X   O = Left mouse

O   X = Right Mouse

X   X = Escape/Pause
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Posted 03 February 2011 - 10:04 PM

you really don't research well do you? if you check out the kinect link there's a video of the dudes entry notice the kinect's body visual window. it doesn't respond to hand based commands but to major body movements (curse you 1/0 based infared technology!) so unless you rewrite the kinects MAJOR functions it wouldn't respond to hand based commands. sorry dude it just wouldn't work.

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#15

TheOnlyMatt

Posted 03 February 2011 - 10:14 PM

hamsterking5 said:

you really don't research well do you? if you check out the kinect link there's a video of the dudes entry notice the kinect's body visual window. it doesn't respond to hand based commands but to major body movements (curse you 1/0 based infared technology!) so unless you rewrite the kinects MAJOR functions it wouldn't respond to hand based commands. sorry dude it just wouldn't work.

The kinect would track the lower body movements, like the torso for rotating view, and the legs for walking. The webcam would be tracking motion sensors/specific colors.

The kinect would be on the bottom of the desk, the webcam would be on the monitor
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Posted 03 February 2011 - 10:19 PM

Please realize you can easily accomplish all of this with an Xbox Kinect, since it has already been done. You don't need anything else besides the Kinect, it can track multiple parts of your body.

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 10:20 PM

so you want two different sensors running at once? think about the cpu and ram required to run both at the same time? and then you would need to keep both in focused as you moved to keep track of your movements. then the timing problem it would require large amounts of data to keep the whole show running the idea of combining both is extreme at best and insane at least.

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 10:21 PM

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 10:26 PM

dude. that would be a good idea. it wouldnt have any con's if you get used to the motions, other than costing 1,000 dollars. :Diamond:
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#20

TheOnlyMatt

Posted 03 February 2011 - 10:29 PM

hamsterking5 said:

so you want two different sensors running at once? think about the cpu and ram required to run both at the same time? and then you would need to keep both in focused as you moved to keep track of your movements. then the timing problem it would require large amounts of data to keep the whole show running the idea of combining both is extreme at best and insane at least.

My dad has an uber powerful computer, I have run Mass Effect 2, Dead Space, L4D2, Minecraft, and Google Chrome at the same time and it didn't get too laggy to the point of annoyance.
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