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Leap Motion

March 18, 2014 • News, Second Life, Tech & Gadgets

Use your own body motion to control the action without holding a mouse or other device. There are now two devices worth considering, Xbox 360: Kinect and Leap Motion.

Leap Motion really works in Second Life. It’s great for ‘Minority Report’ control over your inworld environment – but it’s still experimental. Simon Linden’s been looking at it and working with the Software Development Kit (SDK). It’ll take some amazing Second Life developers to get working on it and bring it to Second Life for the rest of us to use! Are you up to the challenge?

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This isn’t new, it’s been around since the beginning of 2013, but it IS fantastic. It hasn’t caught on inSL yet, but after wearing the heavy Oculus Rift goggles this will seem like a breeze. Imagine having zero attachments on your body but having fine control over your action online?

Leap Motion gives you this for just $80. It’s only 3″ long and works by recording actions you make in the space above it. As an additional games ‘gadget’ it’s a great ‘bang for your buck’. Leave your heavy goggles outside – in the real world – and use this to control action instead.  They’re now looking at making it work with smartphones and tablets too – a release due out in late 2014.

 

Leap Motion supports Windows, Mac & Linux – you’d need to have:

Windows Minimum System Requirements

Windows® 7 or Windows® 8
AMD Phenom™ II or Intel® Core™ i3
2 GB RAM
USB 2.0 Port
Internet Connection

Mac Minimum System Requirements

Mac® OS X 10.7 Lion
Intel® Core™ i3
2 GB RAM
USB 2.0 Port
Internet Connection

Linux Minimum System Requirements

Ubuntu 12
AMD Phenom™ II

or Intel® Core™ i3
2 GB RAM
USB 2.0 Port
Internet Connection:

https://www.leapmotion.com/

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