TD doesn't recognize my homemade midi controller XD

Hello friends ! I’m a TD Beginner and have been developing my own motion based midi controller glove with a friend (not a new idea but it’s fun) to manipulate VSTs in Ableton. It works great in Ableton.
I’ve been wanting to use it as a MIDI Input for TD so I can also control simple generative graphics I’ve been making by following tutorials, but … alas… TD does not recognize my homemade device.
I can’t seem to find any videos or articles about connecting and mapping custom devices to TD (only custom MAPPING of commercial devices).
Please help! Much thanks in advance!

Specs:
MacOSX 13.6
MacBook Pro 2019 (16in) Intel i9
Touch-Designer Non-Commercial 64bit 2023 11340
Device software on custom microcontroller : C
Device driver/desktop interface : C++ & Java (Processing)

Hi @hel1x,

Not sure if you went through the steps already but to access a Midi Device, you will have to create a new mapping in the MIDI Mapper Dialog. There is no need to actually assign a MIDI Map but currently a Device ID needs to be assigned and a In Device needs to be selected for it.

If you already ran through this, do you mean that your device does not show up in the “In Device” dropdown?

cheers
Markus