Posts Tagged ‘Kinect. Not Kinect Hacks’

Wave Your Hands In The Air: Kinect SDK

By Jim Rossignol on June 16th, 2011.

Woo, I'm a ghost!
The Kinect for Windows SDK beta is up, and a bright shiny future of PC motion tracking begins! I’m looking forward to “Slumped In A Chair, Twitching A Bit,” novelty pointing games, and other exciting motion-tracking experiences you can have at your PC. Hopefully there will also be a version of that Milo thing where you can make friends with a childish Space Marine.

Relatedly, I’ve posted a video of Kinect running in Unity below, because I really like the visuals. (That’s what I used to illustrate this post.)
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Can Do Camera: PC Kinect SDK In March

By Jim Rossignol on February 21st, 2011.

IS WATCHING YOU, JUDGING YOU
Microsoft have confirmed that the rumoured official SDK for the PC version of their all-seeing demon-camera of judgement motion tracking depth camera thing will have a PC SDK soon. Here’s the statement. Here’s the gist of it: “While Microsoft plans to release a commercial version at a later date, this SDK will be a starter kit to make it simpler for the academic research and enthusiast communities to create rich natural user interfaces using Kinect technology. The SDK will give users access to deep Kinect system information such as audio, system application-programming interfaces, and direct control of the Kinect sensor.”

So nothing commercial for now, at least, but we can expect some unexpectedness once this gets into the hands of the inventor-men.

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