@PeauProductions: the W2TUIO bridge is what it is: it sends Windows 7 touch events to TUIO clients (so Alternative #1). This should enable Dell XT (with the beta N-trig drivers) AND the HP TouchSmart IQ All-in-One PC series (with the beta drivers from NextWindow ) to run TUIO applications. (maybe MS Surface as well...)
I cannot vouch for W7 and homebrew MT table support, nor for microsoft’s strategies towards Ms Surface versus W7 for multitouch - a different discussion topic.
please let me know whether this app runs on Dell XTs and whether it needs more instructions to install/run etc. You’ll have to download the flash examples from a different location, cf the EDITs in my previous post.
Thanks for your hard work Joukev. Windows is investing in ntrig as we speak so this is great efforts towards mt development. I’m installing now...so I guess the pen is still disabled in the ntrig beta drivers :( I actually take notes at school with the pen so I’m going to miss this. Not to mention my art work like the blue dog I did last week.
JOUKEV, It works great good work. One thing i noticed is that sometimes the picture would stay on my finger even if I let go, unless I grab another photo with another finger. It may have to do with the press and hold right click as I notice thats when it would happen. Very responsive and I didn’t notice any calibration issues. This is the best way to test mt applications I’ve seen yet, good work. ps.I like the icons and to get it to work you 1. start flosc 2. then flash app 3. then w2tuio and maximize w2tuio over flash app. switch between maximize and minimize on w2tuio to exit/enter.
Thanks for taking the effort of using it - I’m happy it runs on another machine!
Did you have to install anything else (.net crap or thelike) to get it running?
your feedback is more than welcome ! I remember noticing the same phenomenon with a persistent touch event....
EDIT: fixed this! (had to do with an forgotten alive event). I attached the new version with this message and will also update it in my OP.
Technically, the w2tuio cannot be Miximized/maximized but is hidden/shown when clicking on the tray icon (shortcut with same function = Escape key) - my first version did maximize/minimize but transparency was lost in the aero (glass) version after one time.
Joukev I didn’t have to install visual studios. Just installed clean win build7000. Drivers include the dell website display driver. And the ntrig win7 beta. Works great. I wonder if we can get the fps? Are there any better display drivers my taskbar doesn’t show a live view like its supposed to?
BTW I am missing a good overview of ALL windows TUIO clients ... would like to have a table with URLs, descriptions )and whether they can run windowed- with W2TUIO compatible). There are some more flash apps than the distro I found, but could not find the executables. Who will do this?
Side note: NASA worlwind (or whatever) did run, but I could not activate the plugin (error message).
joukev, I been looking for programs to run with our setup and I found this to be pretty nice, its called simpledesktop and i have it working great on the xt. It can be found here:
Just press and hold on desktop then press enter on the keyboard to write, then drag the search box into the desired feature. works pretty good minus some press and hold problems.
Touchmaster: Awesome youtube experience! Would it have been easier to use a tripod for filming?
BTW the simpledesktop is a good showcase app. I sometimes had problems in touching the right stuff - needs some target practice for using the onscreen keyboard (contrary to W7 native TIP which is great). As an interaction researcher, I foresee solutions like gravity/force fields to select/drag elements just like in modern CAD systems.
BTW 2. Did anyone make a 3D viewer (VRML/WX3/...) which is MT? The standard ones do not respond well to the pinching etc (zoom/pan) in W7.....
this is great! i’m on a dellXT and am 90% set up, but i have a blocking issue: when I tap the taskbar icon to make the W2TUIO window transparent, it looks like the W2TUIO window is actually getting minimized, and focus is passed to the FLASH (preventing W2TUIO from grabbing the multitouch events). are there any tricks to getting the w2tuio to be transparent?