Responsive 3D Gravitational System with Hand Tracking

using Leap Motion and Max / Jitter  ・  Spring 2017

I built this system to explore multi-hand interaction in space:

  • Left index finger steers center of gravity

  • Angle of right hand controls amplitude
    of attraction or repulsion

I enjoyed seeing people gain a facility in maneuvering the system, conducting gravitational characteristics with their hands in parallel.

Prompted as a project in spatial typography, the only constraint was the [contrived] use of the word "design".

As my first use of Max, I learned a lot about 6 degree-of-freedom springs, routing spatial data from Leap Motion hand tracking, and linking parameters for intuitive interaction.