This is a quick example that explores what drawing in Adobe Illustrator would be like if you could just move your hands around in the air without needing a user interface. It's a mash up of Microsoft's Kinect, openFrameworks, the HYPE Framework and Adobe's CS SDK.
The application in the back is the server app which handles the computer vision and sends out the location of the blobs, etc. With Adobe Illustrator CS5 running in the foreground, my KinectAI plug-in receives the data from the server app manages how the visuals react to this info and tells Illustrator to copy its moves.
The Server Application
– Playing off of Theo Watson's openFrameworks (OF) Kinect magic. vimeo.com/16734124
– SimpleGuiToo by Memo (http://www.memo.tv/) based off of Todd Vanderlin's (vimeo.com/vanderlin) magic.
– Protocol code inspired and partially sampled from the Rockwell Group. http://lab.rockwellgroup.com
The Client Application
– Uses a mod I made of the HYPE framework. http://www.hypeframework.org/
– Adobe CS SDK. http://www.adobe.com/devnet/creativesuite/sdk.html
– Music: MIA: Born Free
This animation was shown in public for the first time at Flash on the Beach. Although I was only there for the first day, FOTB again set the highest standard of excellence when it comes to creative conferences and I sincerely appreciate all of the support from John and everyone at FOTB. I also appreciate all of the people that showed up for my show-n-tell session – I hope it was relevant to their interests.
Visuals: Dr. Woohoo!
Music: Radiohead, Nude.
More info: http://blog.drwoohoo.com/?p=485
Dr Woohoo and Bit Shifter collaborate again, this time their work was included in Megabytes 4 at the Center for Contemporary Arts in Santa Fe. Megabytes 4 is a video forum of roughly a dozen short works, delivering everything from documentaries to experimental mind blowers.
I was wondering if I could spray paint the shape of a spirograph, in the wind, while holding 3 cans of spray paint and dancing to some music. This is the end result. LOL. The beautiful song, Tezetayé Antchi LiDJ, is by Mulatu Astatqé from the 4th Ethiopiques volume.