Connecting Leap Motion to the Graph

What is Leap Motion and Gephi?


As one of the selected project for the GSoC (Google Summer of Code) in 5 years (2009 – 2013), Gephi is an open-source network analysis and visualisation software package written in Java.

This video by Robert O’Leary shows how Leap Motion can be used to control a graph layout. This project developed on this concept by connecting Leap Motion to a complex large-scale graph using Gephi ( as the platform for visualisation.



This video shows some data being loaded from the Securities and Exchange Commission public website, streamed to the browser, and rendered as a 3D WebGL graph. The camera in the 3D space can be controlled using the Leap Motion. LeapTrainer.js gestures are used to trigger layout algorithms that animate the graph nodes and connections into new positions.