Leap Motion reveals super-accurate motion control tech

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  1. shakirmoledina
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    Wonderful or just another gimmick for gamers?

    Personally I like the idea but dont know how games can be played one is sitting on the computer.

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  2. Guild McCommunist

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    Source please and don't quote entire articles.
     
  3. Veho

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    Not everything revolves aroung gaming, you know.

    This could be a great tool for 3D modelling.
     
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  4. Gahars

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    As a gaming device, I'm sure it will be like the Kinect: a lame, limp gimmick.

    Beyond that, though? The potential applications are endless. I thought the Kinect hacks were impressive before, but the Leap's hacks could blow all that right out of the water.
     
  5. Janthran

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    Yay, virtual pottery!
    I know it's not what you meant, but it could still happen.
    Also thumbs aren't fingers.
     
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  6. chartube12

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    So they are claiming moving 3D models like the ones seen in iron man (minus the holograms) is now possible
     
  7. AceWarhead

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    Ah, the wonders of waving your arms around like an idiot to paint on paint.
    This will definately be entertaining.
     
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  8. Hyro-Sama

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    Could this be used at medical schools? It's far fetched but couldn't this be applied to 3D virtual surgical procedures for better accuracy and more realism?
     
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  9. T3GZdev

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    not every motion device for gameing will revolve around waving your arms around or waggleing. like an idiot.
    this was only 1st gen where primary controllers became motion controllers, well for the wii that is with wiimote, then advancing to wiimote plus (bringing 1:1 motion),
    then PS3 controller kinda having motion then advancing to PSmove(1:1 motion i think)
    & 360 controller haveing no motion then advanceing to kinect.

    next gen i see them fixing the motion tho. the wiimote plus wasn't used much to its full extent during wii days. maybe we will see more advance use of it on wii u. & may also get a nunchuck plus? :creep: same for PS move & ps4. more advanced movement may be used unless they were to try something different.
     
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  10. AceWarhead

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    What...? All of those devices you said involve using your arm in some way, be it waving or whatever...
     
  11. Necron

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    If it is really true what they are claiming, then yes, it's a really close approach.
     
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  12. T3GZdev

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    if theres something in your hand tho you wont look like idiot. i think that refrence was only for kinect users lol.
    would you rather use your head?
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  13. AceWarhead

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    I'd rather use just my hand than clutch something in my hand.
     
  14. Gahars

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    I know they've been trying to use the Kinect for just that purpose, so yeah, that definitely seems likely.
     
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  15. Hyro-Sama

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    The Kinect? Nah, they're too busy dancing.

    [​IMG]
     
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  16. Gahars

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    They'll need the greater surgical precision to repair the shattered bones of the men responsible for... this.
     
  17. Jamstruth

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    This is just something that annoys me but A PROGRAM THAT USES A PERIPHERAL IS NOT A HACK!! Its like saying I use a mouse hack to move my pointer in Windows. I'm not using a "hack" I'm using a feckin' driver!
    The actual hack was done by the people that made the Kinect driver since it was a closed-source peripheral and they generated an open-source entirely original driver by observing the I/O signals from the Kinect. The word "hack" especially does not apply for the Leap since it will probably provide a driver from the get-go for people to sue because they want people to support this peripheral.

    I know its kinda off topic but its something that really annoys me.


    Reason for Edit: I managed to miss out a word and make an entire sentence stupid.
     
  18. Gahars

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    Huh, sorry about that mistake then. The more you know...
     
  19. Bladexdsl

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    any $ this will be in the next xbox
     
  20. bazamuffin

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    Didn't MS snap up Johnny Lee Chung to head the Kinect project after his VR head tracking vids with the Wii? When I clocked this vid, I thought exactly as you did and thought they'd snap this up too.