Sculpting Air – CAD Designers Experiment With the Leap Motion User Interface

SpaceX Leap Motion Demo
(Image Courtesy SpaceX, and their Future of Design Leap Motion demo)

Since the Leap Motion sensor was released last year, quite a lot of people have been excited about the possibilties the tool could bring. Hailed as a portable Kinect, a lot of designers have been experimenting to see what the machine can actually do for them.

Recently I came across a few interesting experiments designers have been performing with the interface to see how the tool might work in design software. (Videos after the break).

The first is a pair of Maya users (3D digital effects CAD) who are experimenting with the Leap Motion as a substitute for the mouse. (Autodesk also does a nice demo video for their Leap Motion plug-in here).



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