What is it?
jit.freenect.grab is an external object that allows you to grab images and control Microsoft Kinect devices from within Cycling 74’s Max/MSP/Jitter. jit.freenect.grab makes use of the OpenKinect project’s libfreenect library. It is being developed by Jean-Marc Pelletier, Nenad Popov and with help from Andrew Roth.
- Retrieve RGB images.
- Retrieve depth maps.
- Retrieve images from the infrared camera.
- Retrieve accelerometer readings.
- Control the Kinect’s tilt motor.
- Use multiple Kinects simultaneously. (Depth sensors may interfere with each other.)
The latest version of jit.freenect.grab is “Release Candidate 5”, which was released on 2012-3-7. The object requires Max 5 with Jitter and only runs on Intel Macs with OS 10.5 or later.
Note: this version is not compatible with the newest Kinects. I unfortunately do not have the time to update the external.
Once you have downloaded the files, you only need to place them in the “Cycling 74” folder inside the “Max 5” Application folder.