Five UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (UCLA TFT) undergraduates showcased interactive installations using OpenPTrack as the interface for body-based audience interactions. Under the supervision of UCLA REMAP‘s Fabian Wagmister and Jeff Burke, the students developed and built these pieces as their Interactive Digital Media concentration thesis projects, and to be prototypes for the new Los Angeles State Historic […]
UCLA REMAP has set up a temporary installation of OpenPTrack at Derivative‘s Los Angeles Space. The team will be showcasing OpenPTrack and its easy integration with Derivative’s TouchDesigner at TouchDesigner Workshop Los Angeles on April 30 and May 3. The deployment consists of (1) Kinect v2, (2) Kinect v1, and (3) CPUs. (Click for a larger view of […]
UCLA REMAP is testing OpenPTrack in the Department of Film, Television and Digital Media‘s Television Studio #3, using (3) Kinect v2 and (3) Shuttle i7 computers. This is the first installation of OpenPTrack at UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television (TFT). Students in TFT’s Interpretive Digital Media (IDM) concentration will be using this system […]
Dr. Joshua Danish and the Learning Sciences program at Indiana University are now using OpenPTrack to develop Cyberlearning tools with elementary school students at a Bloomington area school. The Indiana installation is supporting a thread of the NSF-funded Science Through Technology Enhanced Play (STEP) project, led by Dr. Noel Enyedy of the UCLA Graduate School of […]
Support for the Microsoft Kinect2, which will provide enhanced range and accuracy, is now in testing at UCLA! The detection code leverages GPU processing to handle the higher resolution RGBD images.
We are currently seeking developers to create easy-to-use front-end interfaces for OpenPTrack—fully automating the steps of designing the camera network and setting up, configuring, calibrating, operating, and debugging the system. Required Skills: Experience with C++. Experience with Robot Operating System (ROS). Nice To Have: Experience developing web interfaces. Experience with ROS tools for developing web […]
OpenPTrack now has alpha support for publishing data via Named Data Networking (NDN), a future internet architecture project being led by UCLA in collaboration with seven other campuses and a consortium including Cisco, Intel, Panasonic, and others. Please contact the developers for more information, or browse the “ndn” branch on Github.
OpenPTrack is being used by UCLA REMAP’s Interpretive Media Laboratory (IMLab) to develop prototype interpretive exhibits for the Los Angeles State Historic Park Welcome Pavilion. More information about this deployment is available here. Please watch the short video about IMLab and the Welcome Pavilion below.
Whorl, an installation by Damon Seeley, Eitan Mendelowitz, and David Glicksman, is the first third-party interactive work created with OpenPTrack. It is installed as a demo at the UCLA Interpretive Media Laboratory‘s space in Downtown Los Angeles. Please watch the video below.
UCLA REMAP is now testing OpenPTrack as a primary interface for body-based interaction with interpretive media content for the Welcome Pavilion at the new Los Angeles State Historic Park (LASHP). A full-sized mockup of the Pavilion (to be completed with the new Park in 2015) is installed at the nearby space of the Interpretive Media Laboratory […]