Saturday, August 31, 2013

How to select cubes that are behind other cubes

Let's say you've designed a great layout with cubes in several Z-depths with a row in the front and a row in the back and suddenly you decide you want to edit and select a bunch of cubes in the back row.   

How do you do this?

There are two rows of cubes.  (These cubes are transparent in this example.) Make sure you are in Edit mode. Click the rotate left button highlighted in red.

This rotates the view clockwise to the left so it looks like this.

Click on a non-cube area and then drag over the last row which is now on the left.  

Alternatively, if you just want to edit a single cube, you can press the TAB key to cycle through the cubes until you get to the one you want.

Here is more help on editing: 

Hope this helps!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Experimenting with camera location

Hey there - MIDI controller aficionados,

For the next update of AeroMIDI, I am going to be experimenting with camera location and orientation.  The inclination to push through to a cube can sometimes be un-intuitive.  This is because the camera never changes its orientation and is always looking in the same direction.  Taking a cue from 3D video games, the camera is always in a follow mode behind the character.  I've tried this with a rough camera script and when the camera moves to the orientation of the finger/hand, AeroMIDI is more fun and feels more fluid.  The key is to get it to be smooth and feel natural.  Of course, this new camera mode will be an option in the settings, in case you love the current camera mode.  I hope to have a new build with this option by next week or so.

I must admit that I am new to 3D programming this year and have still got some of the kinks to work out.  If there is something that you feel could be improved, by all means write us via .

Also, we have been promised by the Leap Motion team that substantial improvements in finger persistence and skeletal tracking are coming in the future.  That will be nice.  Fingers crossed on that one. :)

Thanks for reading.  And here's to your success in 3D MIDI controllers, Leap Motion and AeroMIDI!  Cheers!

Friday, August 9, 2013

What are you doing with AeroMIDI and the Leap Motion Controller?

We've built AeroMIDI and now we want to see what you can do.  Who wants to see a programmer make music? :)  We want to see what musicians are doing!  Post your video to YouTube and let us and the world know how you are innovating music with new technology!

What are you doing with AeroMIDI?

  • One big cube to control filters or other parameters?
  • Triggering notes to make a performance?
  • Triggering sounds?
  • Altering your voice?

Thanks to one of our early adopters Noise Solution.  Noise Solution's is a social enterprise using music and technology with people who are disengaged from the mainstream through problems such as mental health, addiction, offending, challenging behaviour or chaotic lifestyles.

Here is one of their videos using AeroMIDI.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

AeroMIDI build 0.94 released!

This new build fixes the following problems.

* Installer remembers your old install location.  (Windows non- AirSpace version only)
* Exit cube message now works properly.  It was mistakenly firing the enter cube setting.  
* Duplicate midi messages when clicking the status bar keyboard now fixed.
* Now offsetting cubes when they are duplicated.  (Towards the camera.)
* Authorization dialog bug fix – after entering an invalid code, it would disable the GUI (Non AirSpace only)
* Project file association with AeroMIDI. You can double click an AeroMIDI project and it launches AeroMIDI. (You may need to manually associated .aeromidi files with AeroMIDI)
* Double click a cube to bring up its properties.

It usually takes a week for the AirSpace versions to be updated, as they have to review it and run it through their tests. 

But the versions are ready to download!
Download version 0.94 here:

Friday, August 2, 2013

AeroMIDI pricing lowered to $29.99 during introductory period!

AeroMIDI pricing has been lowered to $29.99 during this introductory period.  The MSRP is still $99.99.  If you had purchased at $99.99, we can gladly refund the difference, as well.  Please contact us via .  If you had purchased via AirSpace, you will need to contact the Leap Motion team.

We will be coming out with a version 0.93 by the end of next week.  (August 8th)

Thank you!