Tangible and Modular Input Device for Character Articulation
Prototype application and firmware/driver for device described in "Tangible and Modular Input Device for Character Articulation" [Jacobson et al. 2014].
Building on Linux is significantly easier than on Mac OS X. Building on Windows is probably possible, but never tested. The major issues arise from the use of FTDI which is poorly supported on Mac OS X.
- glut (preferrably patched to support mouse wheel and command key)
- alut (optional for user study apps)
- openAL (optional for user study apps)
- matlab (this is a silly requirement, I'm just using the .mat file format to store the skeleton data)
On Mac OS X, one must first install an old version of the ftd2xx drivers. See http://www.alecjacobson.com/weblog/?p=2934
If you have previously installed the ftdi usb serial drivers then you will need to uninstall them or "unload" them every time you restart your computer:
sudo kextunload /System/Library/Extensions/FTDIUSBSerialDriver.kext/
sudo kextunload -b com.apple.driver.AppleUSBFTDI
Install the above dependencies and then (crossing fingers) issue:
cd driver/generic mkdir build cd build cmake .. make cd ../../ftdi mkdir build cd build make cd ../../unix mkdir build cd build cmake .. make cd ../../../application make