Leap controller with creative applications = awesome
It blows me away how fast technology is moving these days. I came across another device that I still can’t believe is actually real. It’s called “Leap”. What it does is translate hand motion or any other movement into a computer input in a 3d space. It could be your fingers, your whole hand or even chop sticks. This fancy little device is something straight out of Minority Report with the way that you are able to control your computer. No need for a mouse anymore just hover your hands over the device and your off. It reads accurate movement down to a 1/100th of a millimeter! Just from watching the video you already know that this is going to change the way we work with computers, but what I am really excited about is all of the creative applications that are going to benefit from it. Photoshop already has devices like Wacom tablets but I believe this is going to take it a step further. Quickly moving around comps, super accurate brush control, effortlessly moving windows, the possibilities are endless. Now where I see this device being even more powerful is full 3d applications like 3ds Max or even Zbrush. How cool would it be to actually sculpt something with your hands in 3d! To top it all off the Leap only has a price tag of $70! I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to get my hands on one of these coming out in December 2012 or January 2013. For more information check out their website.