Plugins by mark
OpenNI Tracker Tutorial
This tutorial file (for Isadora 3.0.7 or later) is a companion to our OpenNI Tracker plugin. It is designed to introduce you to the most important features of this plugin so that you can quickly get started tracking bodies in Isadora. Before running this tutorial, you must download and install the OpenNI Tracker plugin. You can get the plugin here: https://troikatronix.com/plugin/openni-tracker/ Once the plugins are installed, just open the openni-tracker-tutorial.izz file in Isadora and follow the instructions that appear on Isadora's stage.
The OpenNI Tracker allows Isadora to capture a depth map image, and to do body/skeleton tracking, using depth map cameras like the Kinect v1, Orbbec Astra and Intel Realsense. Public Beta This actor is in public beta. There may be bugs that affect performance and/or lead to crashes. Because of this, we do not recommend using this actor for public performances or installations. If you do choose to use this beta version for such performances, you do so at your own risk. Compatible Cameras This plugin is currently compatible with the Kinect v1 (Models 1414 and 1473), the Orbbec Astra, and the Intel Realsense D435. If there is enough interest, we will add support for the Kinect v2 in the future. Download the File for Your Platform Here Because there are separate files files for Mac or Windows, you can't use the download arrow on the right. Instead, you need to download the files using the links below. Download OpenNI Tracker for macOS Download OpenNI Tracker for Windows Important: Read the "Read Me" Files! Two "read me" files are included with this download. Everyone must read the file called "READ ME - Installing the Tracker Plugins.rtf". If you are using an Orbbec Astra, you must also read "READ ME - Installing the Tracker Plugins.rtf"
The NDI Watcher actor uses NewTek's NDI video streaming technology to allow you to receive NDI video streams broadcast from other computers or devices. This actor is in public beta. There may be bugs that affect performance and/or lead to crashes. Because of this, we do not recommend using this actor for public performances or installations. If you do choose to use this beta version for such performances, you do so at your own risk. NDI 4 vs. NDI 3 Isadora 3.0.7 (only available to official beta testers at this time) and later will use NDI v4, while Isadora 3.0.6 and before uses NDI v3. Because of this, two versions of the plugin are given in this distribution. Take care to install the correct version of the plugin for your version of Isadora, otherwise the plugin will not function or may not appear in Isadora at all. The name of the plugin shown in Isadora makes it clear which version of the plugin you are using. It will be called NDI 4 Watcher for NDI 4 version, and NDI 3 Watcher for the NDI 3 version. You cannot have both versions of the NDI Watcher plugin installed at the same time! Usage Instructions: Add the actor to the scene, and click in the value box to the left of 'ndi source'. A popup menu with the currently available NDI servers will appear. Select the NDI server you wish to receive Connect the 'video' output to the desired destination actor. Known Limitations Because the NDI 3 Watcher (required for Isadora 3.0.6 and earlier) uses NDI 3, it cannot receive from the NDI Camera app for iOS. NDI Best Practices NDI is a great technology, but it can't work miracles: sending video requires both bandwidth and a very fast connection. You simply can't expect to send full resolution HD video on a shared WiFi connection clogged by others! Follow these best practices to get the best results with the NDI on a network. Whenever Possible, Use a Hardwired Gigabit Ethernet Network To transmit full bandwidth, low latency video using NDI generally requires a hardwired gigabit Ethernet network. Using anything less than this can give less than poor results. If You Must Use WiFi, Get a Dedicated Router If you must use WiFi, then please work with a WiFi router dedicated to allowing NDI devices to communicate. Attempting to use NDI on a university or other public network that is filled with other people's data is a recipe for disaster. If you plan to use WiFi for NDI, get an inexpensive WiFi router and leave it disconnected from the Internet; even when not online, the router will allow your computer and other NDI sources or destinations to communicate.