For the 3/24 Tech Tuesday we talked about gathering ways to connect the Kinect v2 to Max.
The most critical issue to understand is that for skelatal tracking, currently you must use the Kinect SDK and thus you must be running at least Windows 8, preferably 8.1.
Here are the links:
If you are ok using Max in windows and want to have one computer doing both the tracking and the Max patching:
A full featured paid max object $25 or so:
An instruction guide for the Max object
If you are using two computers, one with Windows and one other computer of either type, you can use the windows box to run this program that converts skeletal data to OSC:
And a brief overview of using this method here:
Change the ip.txt file to set where you want the OSC data to go eg. the ip address for the receiver computer.
In Max you will need to use a "udpreceive" object to get the incoming data. You also need to add a port number (by default this is 12345). Hook it to a print object to see the incoming OSC data.
Go to CMNAT to download the OSC-route object and add it to your Max Library for an easier way to deal with the OSC formatted commands: http://cnmat.berkeley.edu/downloads