This is a test of the LeapMotion controller inside of Processing. I wanted to test LeapMotion with what I thought was lots of data. This sketch has 3000 stars from a database of about 120.000. These 3000 stars are the closest stars within 80 lightyears from Earth.

I tilt my hand to navigate, and I start at approximately 66 lightyears from Earth. Then I can zoom out to see all the stars in the selection and in to see Sol.

I would like to do make it possible to explore the stars more using gestures, so that will maybe be a later update. All the stars have extra information that the mouse will reveal, but I'd like to explore this using leapmotion.

Thanks for watching :)

Music from Cosmos, Vangelis

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