Kinect Hacked

Posted on:November 15 2010

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?





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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
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2010-11-15 20:31:00


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
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2010-11-16 05:54:00


i have seen some 3d scanners but none of them could capture an object from all sides in realtime.
horace
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2010-11-16 19:20:00


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
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2010-11-16 19:25:00


I guess it's not possible to create 3d models for games, but a cool 3D video chat should not be a problem ;)
Brainsaw
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2010-11-17 07:13:00


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