The AirScan is available as an optional input device for Widget Designer. The AirScan is a laser scanner device that measures distances in two dimensions. Thus, it allows for optical and contactless detection of objects or persons or just their hands. It can be used for any touch-less interaction with a display or a projected touch surface. The device is available in the licensed versions of Widget Designer, not the Free Version.
Please see Hardware and Accessories > AirScan for more information about the hardware. The chapter explains...:
- what the AirScan is, and what it can be used for
- the hardware itself including technical specifications, LEDs and connectors
- restrictions to ensure correct usage and measurement readout
The chapter "AirScan IP Configurator" shows how to readout and set a custom IP address for your AirScan device.
In Widget Designer the AirScan can be setup using the AirScan Tool. It is possible to read up to 24 input points and use them for various applications within Widget Designer or Pandoras Box.
Open the AirScan tool from the Devices menu. In the AirScan setup tool you set up and connect to the IP address of the unit. Once connected you will see a yellow outline of the laser field. The input screen rectangle needs to be placed between a minimum and maximum range. All setup parameter related to the AirScan values are set in millimeters.
Once you got your touch data into the system you can map the first point to the local mouse and use one or more additional multi-touch points with a Multitouch Panel or an XY Panel.
The AirScan Tool is divided into several sections:
To use the AirScan for further programming, please use the AirScan Multi-Point Input Node. After entering the point ID, it will offer its "Active" status and position data that you can use in following filter or output nodes.
In addition, there are many commands controlling the AirScan tool. This enables you for example to adjust the tracking during a show without the need to open the tool and look for a certain value.