CCV 1.4a MOD {RC2 released}{Updated 28/06/2011}

{READ INSTALLATION INFORMATIONS CAREFULLY}

{IF YOU ARE USING IT, PLEASE POST SOME FEEDBACKS}

Hi there,
No I’m not dead, just too busy to comment on all my projects… Here is something to keep you occupied.
I would like to thanks again Amit on his incredible work to get fiducial support into CCV. Here is my little contribution. This release of CCV 1.4a includes my usual mods :
– dual port TUIO support.
– no binary com mode, Instead the dualport tuio + flash com mode.

I could use some feedbacks as I don’t have my usual MT hardware with me…

Here is the download link :
CHECK NEW POST ABOUT CCV 1.4 Multicam with all com mod

Enjoy!

{INSTALLATION INFORMATIONS}
As the config.xml files has a lot of new settings, it is recommended to edit it (notepad should do it) with your old settings instead of just copying your old config.xml file, even if you’re updating from one of my previous mod.

Call for testers

Hi,
As previously announced, I’m working on an All-in-one Windows 7 DVD.
As work is going well, I wanted to start calling for some testers. I’m near a first beta, so the RC will come also very soon.

I don’t know yet how many people will be able to try this before the official release, but I’m calling for some help already.

If you’re interested and available, please post a comment with:
– your name
– your mail (private, I’m the only one to see it)
– your current OS : win7 or other ? do you plan on testing a free install or updating your current system (if you already have win7) ?
– your configuration (be as precise as possible: CPU, HDD, RAM, Graphic Card, Screen resolution, … )
– your multitouch hardware: setup, capabilities, screen size

THIS WILL BE A x64 RC, SO ONLY PEOPLE WITH SUCH CAPABLE SYSTEM CAN APPLY.

I will get back to all the lucky choosen one as soon as the RC is ready.
Thank for your help!
Cya.

Some announcements

Hi,
Sorry for the fans, I wans’t very active on my blog for quite a long time now (at least for the non-VIPs) but it won’t last…
I’m heading for the end of my big exams and I will be completly free on July 10th.

So I won’t post many things until this date, of course any new VIP user will recieve a code for the VIP section and support on my blog and on the forums are still very active.

BUT after that, here I come again !!!
I will publish some things from the VIP section for the public (that’s not a good reason to stop the donations guys, new stuff will come along…) and I’ll probably make some announcements about the next release of CCV in July (I’m now working closer with Christian Moore). Maybe even some pre-release like I did for the 1.3 version, can’t be sure at this point…
And of course, my Win7 DVD is still on the tracks and I hope to release a RC in July… This DVD will include the latest CCV with the Windows 7 Driver as Service, the M$ touchpack, and many others applications I have gathered… There will be probably two versions, one with all the developper stuff needed, one with only the basic tools to get started… Of course, it wil be compatible with any version of Windows 7. You will have two options (I hope to manage that) : fresh install or updating your current win7 installation with my release.

I hope you are as excited as I am about this one because it will be a huge step for beginners and for those who want to switch for a new computer without reinstalling everything…

Cya!

VIP Goodies and public release plans {UPDATE}

Hi,
The VIP Section hosts now a mod of CCV 1.3 with dual TUIO port support and TUIO + FLASH mode. This mod combined with the modified Windows 7 driver available also in the VIP Section allows you to use Windows 7, flash apps and tuio apps at the same time.
I will realease soon a fixed version of the Service Driver so you won’t need to launch anything ever to get touch support on Windows 7. {UPDATE – RELEASED FOR VIP}

Those goodies will probably be available for the public in July, definitly in August, when my exams are done and after I update my site for an easier use and a better design…

Here is also a little teasing :
I’ll be releasing this summer two majors things.
– a Multitouch Suite with all needed tools to get started (CCV, Driver, demo apps) and in option some other tools.
– a customized Windows 7 DVD ISO with a multitouch ready OS (plug-and-play system).

Cheers.

VIP Section for Donators

Hi,
Some may have notice the new link on the right panel of the blog redirecting to a password protected page.
All past and futur donators will recieve an invite code to have access to this section and get some of my projects before their official release. I will post in this section all my current projects that are usable but not fully tested yet… so they can be a little bit unstable or not fully work at first…
Don’t worry, all software in this section will be posted when the right time has come, but if you can’t wait and want to get some of my goodies before everyone else, or just get involve in my work, just donate and you’ll get access…
I must approve the donation before the invite code is sent so it may take 24h before you recieve the code… but I do all I can to make this as fast as possible…

Enoy!

Call for developpers

Hi,
As some of you may have noticed, there is a new application called Movid on the NUI Forums which has made a great impression upon some members.

The dev team of this great (but still in dev) application is looking for people to help them !!!
You can find the main page of this project here : http://movid.org/ and the thread on the NUI Forums here : http://nuigroup.com/forums/viewthre…

The core team consists of :
– Christopher Denter
– Mathieu Virbel
– Seth Sandler
– Thomas Hansen
so feel free to contact them if you can help !!!

After a few PM with the dev team, we agreed that the application was still in a too early stage of developpement to release any binairies yet (even here !!!).

Thank you for your help !!!

French Release of NUI MT BOOK (Part 1)

Hi,
Some may have noticed that I’m getting closer to my final exam (nothing to do with Multitouch Technologies unfortunatly) because I havn’t been very active lately.
I try my best to keep my updated on all possible breakthrough in MT Tech, and I have some cool stuff planned for later this year…

Anyway, here is something that will please my French readers (who represent a third of my visitors, same for the US, and then the rest of the world…).
Here is the first part of the NUI MT TECH BOOK translated in French.
This part includes all you need to know about hardware in an MT setup.

As always, here are both links on my blog and on megaupload :

http://cktouch.fr.nf/share/nui_mt_t...

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=NHPV7B...

I hope this will help you starting or improving your setup…
I’m always here to help on the NUI Forum and always available through the contact form of my blog…

Enjoy!

NEW CCV 1.3 MOD {RELEASE UPDATED}

PLEASE SEND SOME FEEDBACKS OR COMMENT, I NEED TO KNOW IF IT WORKS

Hi,

PLEASE READ NOTES AT THE END IF YOU WANT TO KEEP YOUR PREVIOUS CCV SETTINGS.

Here is a new CCV mod I made which enable broadcasting TUIO over two ports.
I made this mod because as I told you a little bit earlier, there is a project of a CCV with fidcucial (tags) tracking. As most multitouch apps use TUIO as direct input and not WM_TOUCH events, I needed a way to be able to use TUIO based apps at the same time as the Windows 7 driver.
I know that the driver and the apps are for the moment using the same default port which is 3333, but I’m in the process of modifying the driver input port so that we can use it at the same time as TUIO based apps.

In this version, you can choose the two broadcasting ports in the config.xml. They are currently set to 3333 and 3334. CCV will only show the customed port number when boradcasting so don’t worry if you see port 3334, the default port 3333 is active too if you don’t change anything…

Here are the download links :
Hosted on my blog :

http://cktouch.fr.nf/share/ccv13mul...

and a Megaupload link :

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=NPUO03...

I’ll post about a mod driver as soon as I’m done changing the default port.

IF YOU WANT TO KEEP YOUR PREVIOUS CCV SETTINGS.
In order to keep your CCV settings, go in the data folder of your CCV, save the config.xml, the camera.xml and the calibration.xml files.
Replace your CCV installation with my files, then replace the three files with your own.
Then open the file config.xml, and in the NETWORK section, paste on this instead of the previous lines :

<NETWORK>
<LOCALHOST>127.0.0.1</LOCALHOST>
<TUIO>0</TUIO>
<TUIODEFAULTPORT_OUT>3333</TUIODEFAULTPORT_OUT>
<TUIOPORT_OUT>3334</TUIOPORT_OUT>
<TUIOFLASHPORT_OUT>3000</TUIOFLASHPORT_OUT>

Enjoy !!!

CCV projects…

Hi,
I just wanted to make a quick post about some on going projects of the NUI Group team regarding further development of the Community Core Vision tracker…
Just to let you know that there is a version of CCV thant enable Hand Tracking as well as finger tracking… and there is also a project of a CCV tracker with finger and fiducials tracking…
I just wanted to make a little bit of teasing and I’ll share of course a compiled version as soon as I figure out how to play nicely with this awsome new tool.

UPDATE : I’ve uploaded the latest source code of CCV 1.3b (build 204), if anyone need the link, please leave a comment or contact me with the contact form…

UPDATE : PLEASE DO NOT POST DIRECT LINKS TO ANY SOFTWARE AVAILABLE ON THIS BLOG !!!
Have a nice day !!!