This week’s #mochat was a redo of last week’s on new and emerging tech for motion designers. Last week, Twitter was running maintenance on their API and effectively paused all searches, making it near impossible to follow the conversation. We covered motion technology like Leap Motion, Kinnect, and MYO (muscle tracking!). Cloud computing/rendering also made brief mention. Interesting times for hardware…

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Welcome to tonight’s #mochat everyone! Tonight we’re rehashing last week’s chat on new technology in motion design.9:00 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

If you’re new to #mochat, you can learn more here: http://t.co/Wy6Go0NP7j9:00 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

interrupted chat? but I wasnt even on last week.. wha hap yo? #mochat9:01 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

Last week Twitter took down portions of their API for one reason or another. searches for #mochat weren’t being updated.9:02 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

Last week, we tried to cover new technologies like Leap Motion, Kinnect, cloud computing and more. #mochat9:03 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

aww man h8trz…. thanks alot twitters & Obama & ppl who watch pawnstars.. sheesh #mochat9:03 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

Well I made it this week although I’ll be in and out… yo know #PostDontStop #mochat9:04 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

Some people like have been doing interesting things with Kinnect. Anyone else trying it out for motion design? #mochat9:04 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

And Cloud rendering *cough* *cough*. Definitely could be beneficial for me tonight #mochat9:04 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

This may be one #MoChat that I might just sit back and watch…9:05 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

Been curious to try it, but don’t have an Xbox or the job to justify buying one. I’m curious about the new one, though. #mochat9:07 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

Haven’t you been playing with Kinnect? #mochat9:09 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

Is available tonight? It would be great if she could enlighten most of us how she makes it work #mochat9:09 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

Well, lamented missing last week. Was hoping she’d swing by this week. #mochat9:10 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

I would definitely be interested in learning more about this as well. #mochat9:10 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

Has anyone pre-ordered a Leap? Would be curious to use that in 3D navigation. #mochat9:13 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

I briefly saw some information on her website about it, but doesn’t help out much live #mochat9:14 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

#EllsDynamic I’m wondering about practical uses. A lot of what I’ve seen has mostly been tech demos. #mochat9:16 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

I can see it being great for lots of character work. Explainer videos might be more organic in movement #mochat9:17 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

you got a linky for this leap device Im not up on my mocap options? #mochat9:18 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

I’d actually be okay if explainer videos moved beyond character animation… #mochat9:18 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

https://t.co/UPL2kAf3Qt #mochat9:19 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

true, but it seems to be driven by characters. Maybe they could move beyond with Kinect? #mochat9:23 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

I believe preordered one. Not sure who else may have. They were just delayed though, no? #mochat9:24 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

The new Kinnect looks like it will offer a lot more accuracy. #mochat9:24 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

Yeah, July 22 is the new date. Used to be June, I think? #mochat9:25 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

MYO could actually be a pretty neat motion design controller. http://t.co/47GbWUgw52 What do you guys think? #mochat9:26 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

I remember #FGD saying that there are actually 2 different kinnects.. I wonder which one of those this new one replaces #mochat9:27 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

Seems really interesting. Especially since it can be used with your arm in any position, unlike other motion tech. #mochat9:28 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

I wouldn’t even think of these as primarily character tools. Who hasn’t wanted to design by swinging their arms like a conductor? #mochat9:28 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

I would think both, since the new one is for Xbox One #mochat9:28 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

Well the sheer flexibility of it is quite insane. Picking up on muscle reflexes? Damn. #mochat9:28 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

Thinks like Leap & MYO, definitely not. But gestural control over interface/3D nav would be nice. #mochat9:29 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

their concept demo video is pretty nuts. Could change things big time if it delivers. #mochat9:30 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

This would be my command for render: m/ #mochat9:30 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

That was supposed to be m/ but Tweetchat ate the first slash. #mochat9:31 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

Good ol #tweetchat always screwing with the conversation #mochat9:32 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

The big thing for these devices is having drivers for the software we use. #mochat9:34 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

yep. I don’t see anything being written for AE anytime soon. C4D maybe. #mochat9:35 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

So what about cloud computing? I know there’s a few render services out there, but anything going on with S3? #mochat9:36 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

right now in Chicago the clouds are computing thunder and lighting and delaying flights. #mochat9:43 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

So you get in at 2AM now? #mochat9:44 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

Good question. Anyone? Anything regarding S3? I got two great suggestions tonight. Renderfeed and RenderRocket #mochat9:45 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

kinect for windows and kinect for Xbox. Replaces Xbox I think but might be both actually #mochat9:46 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

A little slow in here tonight. Maybe people thought broke #mochat for good?9:47 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

or Twitter is hating on #mochat. Ugh. This sucks. The delays are still here but not as bad as last weeks.9:48 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

The Kinect can do a lot more than just camera-facing stuff now. New one will be better data with more subtlety. #mochat9:48 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

i know had braved S3 and threatened to do a write up. seems like a pain to setup #mochat9:48 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

I’ll have to ask him about that. #mochat9:49 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

Hi mochatters. I’m on my phone but will try to answer Kinect questions! #mochat9:49 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

Alrighty video uploading… now I can see whats going on. #mochat9:50 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

#mochat Gesture written curves will be a huge step in animation software very soon. how many of you talk with your hands about #mograph?9:50 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

huzzah! Welcome to #mochat 🙂 Any advice for entering the Kinect waters?9:50 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

New Kinect will be available for both Xbox and Windows (next year) but probably no more open source sdk access. 🙁 #mochat9:51 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

Oh, I’m reading the chat tonight. I just don’t have much to offer with this topic. 🙂 #Mochat9:52 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

no no broke #mochat9:53 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

Big takeaway: the Kinect isn’t perfect, nor is the Leap, but they’re powerful tools for getting 80% of the way #mochat9:54 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

Can you suggest a way to use the technology outside of character rigging? Or posing characters? #mochat9:55 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

#mochat have you seen the videos for what the new kinect can do? Is impressive.9:56 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

of you throw it then it becomes a missile. #mochat9:57 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

that’d be amazing … the curve system has needed some serious love for a long time #mochat9:57 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

for those that missed last week, I was hoping new Kinect might breathe new life into projects like this: http://t.co/XXwZv3apF1 #mochat9:57 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

you can scan objects to make 3d models — apparently reading glasses improve detail! #mochat9:58 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

I’m hoping it’s the full api kit. We won’t know until we see the windows version though. #mochat9:58 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

I didn’t think about the scanning part. Sort of like the layman’s 3D scanner then huh? #mochat9:59 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

Upcoming hardware-wise, more interested in the PrimeSense Capri–full-featured mini Kinect you can attach to a mobile device. #mochat9:59 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

I want 3d gestural motion sketch. has a Leap app that is the start of that. #mochat9:59 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

Windows version will likely be able to do all of that. #mochat10:00 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

Yup! Try it here: http://t.co/nQ6qm4q7lN #mochat10:00 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

honestly surprised we dont have an AE lite for the iPad that does this already #mochat10:01 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

The most obvious is navigation. Can also see myself controlling sliders, etc. with it. #mochat10:01 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

Check out reconstructme and rgbdemo, also rgbd toolkit. #mochat10:01 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

that’s what I’m hoping because the new xbox can suck my ass. #mochat10:02 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

Well, we’re almost done with #mochat tonight. We’ll keep it going for a few more minutes.10:03 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

You can also do depth + video, pop out video in 3d or cut out with no green screen. #mochat10:03 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

Oh rad … i’ll have to test this out (when my LEAP actually is shipped haha) #mochat10:04 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

Yeah, I wasn’t even getting into that! https://t.co/NIBD1dmaSw is a great example. #mochat10:05 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

Well damn. There’s a lot more happening there than I imagined. Sweet! #mochat10:06 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

RT : Yup! Try it here: http://t.co/nQ6qm4q7lN #mochat10:07 PM EDT May 28th, 2013

That will do it for #mochat tonight, but feel free to keep the conversation going. And as always, #GoMakeSomething!10:08 PM EDT May 28th, 2013