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Re: 3D Pointers

From: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2013 07:09:24 -0400
Message-ID: <5146F5E4.1070508@nokia.com>
To: ext Bill Fisher <fisherwebdev@gmail.com>
CC: public-pointer-events@w3.org
Hi Bill,

FYI, Rick Byers started a related thread "pointerType extensibility" 
last February 
<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-pointer-events/2013JanMar/0096.html>. 
During our March 12 call we discussed the extensibility issue again and 
agreed to:  keep the existing functionality for v1 
<http://www.w3.org/2013/03/12-pointerevents-minutes.html#item03>; add 
the extensibility issue to the v2 feature list 
<http://www.w3.org/wiki/PointerEvents/UseCasesAndRequirements>.

-ArtB

On 3/15/13 7:22 PM, ext Bill Fisher wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I'm wondering if there are any plans to incorporate 3D pointers coming 
> from a motion capture device such as Leap Motion. (video: 
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_d6KuiuteIA , home: https://leapmotion.com)
>
> I do not see any such capabilities in the current proposed 
> specification, and this would appear to be a great limitation of the 
> proposed pointer events as we move toward post-touch interfaces based 
> on similar controllers.
>
> Leap Motion, for example, has their own API to represent "pointables" 
> in 3D space, and this is made available to web pages through Web 
> Sockets and Node.js via the controller software.
>
> But it seems to me like it would be a better idea to create a 
> specification where this information could be exposed to the browser 
> directly.
>
> For more info on how Leap Motion is representing 3D pointables in 
> JavaScript, please see:
> https://github.com/leapmotion/leapjs
> http://leapmotion.github.com/leapjs/index.html
> And perhaps most notably: 
> http://leapmotion.github.com/leapjs/Pointable.html
>
> If I'm not mistaken, I think this email to the list might constitute 
> "raising an issue".  But I am not sure about the correct protocol to 
> do that.  If anyone would care to let me know, please do.
>
> much thanks,
>
> Bill Fisher
> @fisherwebdev
> Senior Design Engineer
> Hot Studio
>
>
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