Open Source Tools are provided free from a range of developers and designers. Here we detail a handful of identified tools and give you a quick insight into how they can be used within existing or new design projects.
Understanding each of these tools and their potential allows you to take your first steps prototyping face controlled objects. Some of the tools rely on each other or allow you to implement aspects of the other tools. However, where it gets interesting is when you start combining some of the tools - face controlled objects can have a physical and digital manifestation simultaneously.
The three main tools we will focus on are:
FaceOSC - converts face tracking data to OSC data
Shiftr.io - mqtt internet of things service
Further details of each of these tools can be found below.