Kinect Hacked

This is so cool: Oliver Kreylos created a realtime 3D video capturing program based on the new Kinect hardware of the XBox. Pretty neat hack:


More info on his website.
My thought: Shouldn't it be 'easily' possible to use the input of a few of these to create a full 3D scanner, for example to quickly generate animated 3D models for games?

five comments, already:

very cool! :)

but why is there always quite a big shadow even from the original perspective of the camera?

“”“My thought: Shouldn’t it be ‘easily’ possible to use the input of a few of these to create a full 3D scanner, for example to quickly generate animated 3D models for games?”“”

i can’t imagine that it’s really easy to write an algorithm that stitches together the different meshes at the right places and at a good quality.
horace () - 15 11 10 - 20:31

Horace—3D scanners are nothing new, and they have ones that are much, much more capable than this. The only difference is that it’s now accessible to consumers.
Michael - 16 11 10 - 05:54

i have seen some 3d scanners but none of them could capture an object from all sides in realtime.
horace () - 16 11 10 - 19:20

i have just read that it isn’t possible to use several kinekt’s at the same time. the way it works with non-visible spectrum light they would interfer with each other and they couldn’t tell their signals apart anymore.
horace () - 16 11 10 - 19:25

I guess it’s not possible to create 3d models for games, but a cool 3D video chat should not be a problem ;)
Brainsaw (link) - 17 11 10 - 07:13


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