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Kean Walmsley

DV1442: Integrating Leap Motion with AutoCAD

(Duration 54:25)

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Describe how Leap Motion can be used to control software applications
  • Use the capabilities of the Leap Motion SDK
  • Integrate Leap Motion into AutoCAD using C# or JavaScript
  • Explain how this technology can be applied successfully to 3D modeling

Description

Description

There is a great deal of interest in how the Leap Motion™ Controller is going to change the way we interact with 3D modeling and visualization tools. This class focuses on the steps that are needed to define a simple, gesture-based user interface to AutoCAD software using the Leap Motion SDK. We look at a way to enable AutoCAD users to navigate 3D models using gestures, as well as different techniques for allowing geometry creation and manipulation. We take a look at the relative pros and cons of gesture-based interaction with 3D systems in an attempt to assess whether this mode of interaction is likely to prove popular in our industry.

Target Audience

Target Audience

Developers who are interested in the implementation of natural user interfaces (NUIs) inside AutoCAD and end users with some tolerance for programming-related information and discussions who want to get an overall understanding of the capabilities of the Leap Motion device

Speakers

Speakers

Kean Walmsley

Kean has been with Autodesk since 1995, working for most of that time in a variety of roles—and in a number of different countries—for the Autodesk Developer Network organization. Kean's current role is Software Architect for the AutoCAD family of products, and he continues to write regular posts for his popular development-oriented blog, "Through the Interface" (http://blogs.autodesk.com/through-the-interface). Kean currently lives and works in Switzerland.

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Published

  • 2013
  • DV1442
  • AU Las Vegas

Software

  • AutoCAD

Topics

  • Developer