I’m fairly new to the multi-touch software world, and until I get myself some tangible interface hardware set up, I’m looking to start playing around with some software—emulators and applications.
If I understand correctly (and please correct me if I’m wrong), touchlib and the like are low-level libraries that read the hardware, that can then forward signals on in a more app-friendly format like TUIO.
Then, applications can be specially written to read TUIO for their control. In theory, a window manager could be written to be TUIO-driven rather than (or perhaps in parallel to being) mouse-driven.
It’s my understanding that TUIO is the standard to write multi-touch applications in, for maximal compatibility. Please correct me here first if I’m mistaken. (:
Given that, I figure I should be able to find some nice stand-alone TUIO-driven demos for testing in software, so that I’ll have a good benchmark for testing my hardware when I get it going.
I have found what appears to be a nice, official TUIO simulator here at reacTIVision’s site: http://mtg.upf.edu/reactable/?software
Now, the next step is to find the software...but searches for “TUIO demos” and the like hasn’t gotten me very far. Maybe it’s on account of poor searching skills, but in any case it’s not sufficiently obvious for me.
Does anyone here know of any good TUIO-driven demos for testing the TUIO simulator against, or where I might find some? For reference, I’m on Windows, so specifically I’m hoping for any software that will run in this environment.