Leap Motion now supported on MacOS Silicon, hopefully TouchDesigner soon

After years of promising, Ultraleap has FINALLY released a new version of Leap Motion’s tracking software, Gemini, that works on MacOS Silicon. They’ve done this to coincide with the release of their Leap Motion 2 hardware, but I would love to be able to use my old Leap Motion 1 in TouchDesigner again.

I’ve plugged it in and it seems to be working perfectly within the Ultraleap Control Panel, but when I try to use the Leap Motion CHOP in TouchDesigner I just get the error “This node is not supported on this operating system”.

Any chance of reintegrating this hardware back into TouchDesigner for Mac users?



We are currently looking into this, but I don’t think the new Gemini drivers for MacOS include the public SDK yet that is required for integration with TouchDesigner. I’ve been in contact with Ultraleap and we will post when we know more.


The beta version for MacOS is downloadable at Download Ultraleap's Hand Tracking Software — Ultraleap for Developers.

After installing, LeapSDK is in /Library/Application Support/Ultraleap/LeapSDK/

Thanks. We’ve done a little experimental work on updating the MacOS support now, but there are a few things we’re still sorting out. I’ll post here when we’ve got a more firm release plan.