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    Official Leap Motion Plugin!

    Welcome to the official Leap Motion UE4 Plugin thread!

    Right now, you can access the plugin directly from the Unreal 4.7 source code. Download and build the source from Unreal’s GitHub repository and start creating an amazing experience for desktop VR! The plugin will also be bundled with future Unreal binary tool releases, so be on the lookout for updates there.

    Read Leap Motion's announcement here

    Questions about the plugin? Building something cool with the engine and Leap? Let us know!
    Last edited by Ivey; 02-24-2015, 11:42 AM.
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    #2
    This is GREAT NEWS!

    I would just like to give a shout out to MarcW ([Plugin] Leap Motion exposing to blueprint - WIP) & getnamo ([Plugin] Leap Motion - Event Driven) who have done an outstanding job in providing an unofficial UE4 Leap Motion plugin up until this point & I would like to nominate them both for getting an official credit in the Unreal Engine 4's Contributor Credits section in-engine.
    Regards,
    Benjamin D. Smith

    Founder & CEO | Binary Sword Pty Ltd
    Currently working on: ODIN Tracker (UE4 Plugin)

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      #3
      This is great, but my performance using it has been quite lackluster. I'm using the VR mount and am wondering if this is an issue with the plugin or the hardware. I managed to see my hands in VR but just barely, they pop in and out, if I hold still with one over the other they disappear, and the tracking volume is rather small. I did set up the blueprint to use HMD mode. I debugged the leap motion using their control panel and checked that the latency is 4-5ms and I'm using the latest driver update as of a few days ago. I'm using a 6-core i7 so that shouldn't be an issue. I wonder if this is a software thing or hardware thing considering I bought the leap motion as soon as it was released. Maybe it works better on the newer prototype hardware that we can't get our hands on... or can we?

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        #4
        This is an awesome development! Thank you! Thank you! I've been waiting for this for a long time and since I'm using UE4 on a mac, I hope the mac version is not too far off!

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          #5
          Great news! Really happy to see this!

          Was working on an university project (walking around historical places while only using hands, interesting for museums) that uses Leap Motion, and I was using unofficial plug in from "getnamo", it was working really well. So just want to thank him and community that was working with UE4 and Leap. Now happy to transfer my project to official plugin and hope there will be constant support and improvements!

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            #6
            Originally posted by hesham View Post
            This is great, but my performance using it has been quite lackluster. I'm using the VR mount and am wondering if this is an issue with the plugin or the hardware. I managed to see my hands in VR but just barely, they pop in and out, if I hold still with one over the other they disappear, and the tracking volume is rather small. I did set up the blueprint to use HMD mode. I debugged the leap motion using their control panel and checked that the latency is 4-5ms and I'm using the latest driver update as of a few days ago. I'm using a 6-core i7 so that shouldn't be an issue. I wonder if this is a software thing or hardware thing considering I bought the leap motion as soon as it was released. Maybe it works better on the newer prototype hardware that we can't get our hands on... or can we?
            What type of hands do you have if you mind me asking?

            As only last weekend I took my Oculus DK2 + Leap Motion to a mates place and the detection rate was pretty shoddy at best... I believe this is due to him having stubby fingers, while I have rather long fingers at around 8.5cm to 10cm logn each depending on finder and this might be the cause of problems with Leap Motion's software having a hard time recognising whether what is presented in front of it is a hand or an object/tool.

            With that being said,
            Hopefully more types/shapes are optimised with the Leap Motion as development continues with its SDK.
            Regards,
            Benjamin D. Smith

            Founder & CEO | Binary Sword Pty Ltd
            Currently working on: ODIN Tracker (UE4 Plugin)

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              #7
              Awesome news, glad to see it fully integrated with the engine!

              The unofficial plugin will continue to exist and be updated as it contains full api binding, that said if you're looking for a simple integration, I highly recommend using the official plugin.
              Plugins: Node.js - TensorFlow - Socket.io Client - ZipUtility - Leap Motion - Hydra - Myo - RealSense

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                #8
                As it is officially bundled, I am going to assume that it supports both Mac and Linux as well.

                Awesome news ... time to dust off my Leap Motion Controller and do some testing. 8-}
                Quinton Delpeche
                Founder - Gobbo Games | Designer - The Colony 2174 (Board Game) | Developer - Riders of Asgard

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                  #9
                  double post.
                  Last edited by knack; 02-24-2015, 01:15 PM.
                  pd: excuse my english.

                  lfw/paid modeling, painting, texturing.

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                    #10
                    i think, i still going to use the unofficial (hope that small bugs got fixed), will check the offical in the 4.7 released but seems very early.

                    That it my last test i upload with non-offical.
                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmO16Cgw58A
                    pd: excuse my english.

                    lfw/paid modeling, painting, texturing.

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                      #11
                      from LM web page.

                      Unofficial Community Plugin
                      This plugin does not attempt to make every feature of the Leap Motion API readily available. For a more hands-on approach, you may want to check out the independent, community-created Unreal plugin for Leap Motion, available here: https://github.com/getnamo/leap-ue4. You can also access the Leap Motion API directly using C++.
                      disappointed
                      pd: excuse my english.

                      lfw/paid modeling, painting, texturing.

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                        #12
                        I don`t know how to compile stuff

                        I really want to use leap motion in my ue4 project
                        Last edited by VRMMO; 02-24-2015, 04:05 PM.

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                          #13
                          Hi VRMMO if you go to GitHub.com/EpicGames that takes you to the github repository then click on Unreal Engine, instructions are provided when you scroll down. You can basically download the 4.7 version in .zip format and from there you should grab microsoft visual studio community and compile. Instructions for the entire process are provided. Its easy I assure you.
                          Last edited by a.carter1182; 02-24-2015, 08:19 PM.
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                            #14
                            That's honestly perfect,
                            when it will be released for android development ??

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                              #15
                              How can I switch to better looking realistic hands and arms? The Unity plugin has many to choose from. Is this easy to add myself?

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