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Last active Apr 23, 2019

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Sends incoming OSC messages (subject to some filter) to Wekinator
#! /usr/bin/env python3
Author: Scott Hawley
This listens for incoming OSC messages and sends them on to Wekinator
Steps to get running (in Terminal):
0. First you need Mercurial "hg". It might be installed by default.
1. Use hg to clone the grail osc code:
hg clone
If this gives you an error, run 'ln -s /usr/local/bin/python /usr/local/opt/python/bin/python2.7'
2. cd osc
3. python install
4. cd ..
5. ./ --ip (your computer's network ip, probably not
When I run it with TouchOSC for the x-y controls in the 3rd panel, I run
./ --ip -f /3/xy
NOTE: I find this takes a few seconds before Wekinator will start showing a green light on "OSC in"
Old PyOSC only worked with Python 2, so this uses code from
import argparse
import math
from osc import OSCServer,OSCMessage, OSCClient
import time
def add_to_dict(msg, variables, locked=False):
"""use a dictionary to store unique variable names, and their values"""
for i, arg in enumerate(msg.args):
in_str = msg.address+':'+str(i) # some unique string for each part of each variable (list)
if (not locked) or (in_str in variables): # allow new variables to be added
variables[in_str] = arg
#print(", ",len(variables)," variables: ",variables) # useful for debugging
class RerouteServer(OSCServer):
"""Routes all incoming OSC messages matching a certain port & filter string
to wekinator. Only allows new varialbes within the first _15_ seconds,
after which new inputs are "locked out"
(this is to avoid accidentally breaking things if you have an extra stray input)
def __init__(self, client, address='', inport=8000, filter='',
out_address='/wek/inputs', lock_time=15):
self.client = client
self.variables= {}
self.start, self.lock_time = time.time(), lock_time
self.filter = filter
self.out_address = out_address
super(RerouteServer, self).__init__(address=address, port=inport)
def handle(self, address, message, msg_time): # When new OSC messages arrive
if not ( hasattr(message,'is_bundle') and message.is_bundle() ):
message = [message] # convert single message to a list
for msg in message:
if not self.filter in msg.address: # ignore messages we're not listening for
# only allow a certain number of seconds to 'record' new types of inputs
locked = time.time() - self.start > self.lock_time
add_to_dict(msg, self.variables, locked=locked)
print(f"Received {msg.address}, sending {len(self.variables)} variables to {self.out_address}")
# create an OSC message consisting of all variables, & send it
out_msg = OSCMessage(address=self.out_address)
for key in self.variables:
if __name__ == "__main__":
parser = argparse.ArgumentParser()
parser.add_argument("--ip", default="", help="The ip to listen on")
parser.add_argument("--inport", type=int, default=8000, help="The port to listen on")
parser.add_argument("--outport",type=int, default=6448, help="The port to send to")
parser.add_argument("-f", "--filter", default='', help="Listen for OSC messages containing this string")
args = parser.parse_args()
client = OSCClient(args.ip, args.outport)
server = RerouteServer(client, args.ip, args.inport, args.filter)
print("Listening on {}".format(server.server_address))
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