[Discussion] xbox kinect
rob at mintmedia.co.nz
Sun Jan 1 15:01:45 NZDT 2012
Thanks for replies.
Had a look at the Dick Smith special - looks like good value and if this project works out worth the cash to get one.
The open TLD looks like an interesting solution for feature tracking, but it needs MatLab to work which is a bit inconvenient. Also the kinect gives depth data which is the key thing.
I'm using the openframeworks ofxKinect driver (based on the original Linux one) which I'm pretty sure will do the trick. The kinect uses a infra-red projector to get depth data which is very good for isolating a person standing in a space, something a basic web cam can't do reliably without controlled lighting and background.
Would great to have a play with the Kinect and tangleball some time. Can anyone tell me where I can find it / give me permission to use it?
On 31/12/2011, at 7:56 PM, Robin Paulson wrote:
> On Sat, 31 Dec 2011 16:07:33 +1300, Robert Carter wrote:
>> Anyone have any contacts for getting hold of the kinect sensor used
>> for the xbox? I can't see any places that sell them separately. I'm
>> working on an idea for a physical interactive game that could use the
> opentld might be of use to you, it's a gpl piece of software which uses
> an off-the-shelf camera to do recognition and tracking of arbitrary
> objects. a lot cheaper than a kinect, plus you get to dig around in the
> source code if you want.
> some links about it:
> or try searching for opentld for more info
> http://fu.ac.nz - Auckland's Free University
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