My Leap Motion controller arrived a few days ago and I’ve been spending some time getting familiar with it. The SpaceNavigator has long been my favorite controller for Google Earth, but the Leap Motion is pretty neat.
The first few minutes with it were awful, but once I learned a few tricks things improved quickly. Here is a short video showing off some of those tricks:
My day-to-day use will still likely be handled with the SpaceNavigator, but control via the Leap has improved quickly as I got used to it. The two keys, as shown in the video above, are:
- Enter the “airspace” above the Leap with your hand in a fist so that the earth doesn’t start spinning wildly.
- It’s very sensitive, so make very short movements.
Do you have a Leap Motion yet? What do you think of it?