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Making The Game – Teil 6: Multi-Touch-Geräte und ihre Leistungsgrenzen

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Programs and games nowadays have to run not only on a particular platform. So I have chosen some multi-touch devices on which the application in this project should be playable. However, since not all devices have the same capabilities and limitations we have to take a look at the differences in the performance of the devices, so that the application can run smoothly and error-free in the end. In addition to the performance we mainly take a look in to the multi-touch capabilities as well as other natural ways of interacting with the devices.     MSI Wind Top AE2060 – All in One PC The MSI Wind Top All-in-one […]

Making The Game – Teil 5: Multi-Touch Frameworks (für Adobe Flash/Air) – Part 2

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Zu Teil 1   Touchlib / Bubblebird TUIO-AS3 Framework Neben den Frameworks für native Touch-Ereignisse existieren Frameworks, die hauptsächlich auf die Verarbeitung von TUIO-Touch-Events ausgelegt sind, welche meistens von Multi-Touch-Tischen oder Multi-Touch-Wänden verwendet werden.   Touchlib ist eins der Frameworks, welches schon seit Langem für diese Zwecke entwickelt wird. Bereits vor der Einführung von nativen Touch-Events in Flashplayer 10.1 war es mittels einem Tracker (wie in Teil 3 bereits erklärt) und dem von der NUI-Group bereitgestellten Touchlib-Framework möglich Multi-Touch fähige Geräte und Anwendungen zu erstellen. Touchlib ist darüber hinaus, neben dem Flash Framework, auch ein Tracking Programm für Windows. Jedoch wird meistens das Plattformunabhängige Community Core Vision (CCV) eingesetzt um […]

Making The Game – Teil 5: Multi-Touch Frameworks (für Adobe Flash/Air) – Part 1

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Sobald man anfängt Multi-Touch Anwendungen in ActionScript zu schreiben fällt einem sehr schnell, auf dass sich Touch-fähige Applikationen doch in einigen Punkten von herkömmlichen mit Maus und Tastatur bedienbaren Programmen unterscheiden.   Wie man sich bereits denken kann ist es nicht üblich auf Maus-Klicks zu warten um eine Aktion zu starten, da die Maus üblicherweise nicht verwendet wird. Seitdem Adobe ende 2009 den Flash Player 10.1 veröffentlicht hat besitzt er die Fähigkeit sogenannte Touch Events zu erkennen.   Diese Touch Events verhalten sich ähnlich wie die üblichen Ereignisse die man mit der Maus auslösen kann. So gibt es als Beispiel, äquivalent zum Drücken der Maustaste, dem MOUSE_DOWN Ereignis, das TOUCH_BEGIN […]

CeBIT 2012

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There are certain news where you are proud to announce them. This is one of them.   I will present my master’s thesis from 06 to 10 March at the CeBIT 2012 in Hannover, Germany. With the slogan “Natural User Interface Learning Applications”, I will present the prototype of my educational application and give all visitors the opportunity to test its intuitive control via body movement and touch screen input. In the category “Making the Game” on my blog you already can get some information about the progress of my final thesis.   Even though it still is a bit down until then, I wanted to share this information today […]

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Making The Game – Prolog

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Who expected that this blog is a description how to program a game in a short time will be disappointed.   The focus of this blog, alongside the development of a edutainment-game as part of my master thesis, is on the possibilities and capabilities of the current Multi-Touch-Hardware and applications and their use in education and training. Due to the rapid spread of smartphones in recent years many young users are used to control electrical devices via finger and the associated terminology is known. Experts believe that in the coming months and years the PC market is gradually conquered by this new technology, which is so far almost exclusively used […]

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Braincademy 2010/2011

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Due to the rapid spread of smartphones in recent years many young users are used to control electrical devices via finger and the associated terminology is known. During winter semester 2010/2011 i had the idea for a learning game for Multi-Touch devices and developed a prototype of this edutainment application i named “Braincademy”. It was supposed to teach pupils on high school how the Bubble sort algorithm works.   Unlike the previous project (the math learning game), the focus here was on usability and the design.   Multi-Touch-Table – Braincademy   Besides the actual game, I also developed a small drawing application during this semester, which also can be operated […]