To allow the various pieces of software/hardware to connect you must set up a few things beforehand. You should only have to do this once.
STEP1: Install Maya Browser Plugin. Open Maya, goto HELP-> Browser Setup Asssistant.
Click Install Automatically
STEP2: Follow the instructions HERE to set up the security setting for Maya and your web browser.
STep3: Open the arduinoMaya_v2.html file. If it does not prompt you with a security warning: Right-click and click Settings. then click Advanced
You will need to be connected to the internet and it should bring up a page that looks like this:
Select Global Security Settings Panel.
Click Always Allow.
Edit Locations -> Add Location
Then Navigate to the folder where the html file is located.
Make sure you are using the latest Flash/Arduino Files – get them HERE
STEP1: Make sure you have the new arduino file loaded onto the board.
Step2: Run the Serial Proxy. This connects the Arduino Data to Flash.
I gave you 2 options, TinkerProxy and SerProxy.
TinkerProxy is easier to set up, but runs slower. You can get more info on proxies HERE
Regardless of which one you use the settings should be:
STEP3: Open the html page: arduinoMaya_v2
use the checkboxes next to the sensor numbers to turn on the sensor reading. You should then see the changing value as a number and a graph.
STEP4: Open Maya.
Run the createSensorNode script to create the sensorInput Node
Go to the Html page and click: connect to Maya
you should now see the values coming into the sensorInput node
you can adjust the outputs by adjusting the inputMin/inputMax and the outputMin/outputMax values on the s1, s2,… sub objects
To connect the values to your existing systems you would use the expression editor.
For example to connect the value of sensor1 (analogue 0) to a polySphere you could write
NOTE: ITs best to set up all of your connections first and then click connect to maya. Don’t leave it connected while you are modelling etc.
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