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You Have to See this 3D Video Taken by Kinect

Posted Mon, 15 Nov 2010 by James Newton

It looks better moving

It looks better moving

Sensory education

If you thought the video of Kinect's multi-touch inputs was impressive, wait until you see this new video of Kinect's camera being used to create 3D images.

We know that Kinect includes a 3D depth imaging camera as well as an RGB camera, and enterprising programmer Oliver Kreylos has found a way to feed that information into a PC program to produce amazing 3D video. With this kind of technology contained within the sensor, it's amazing to think what Microsoft could do with Kinect in the future.

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Tags: Kinect, Wowza, Technology.

User Comments


1. Jon Wahlgren United States 15 Nov 2010, 16:19 GMT

Wowza is right.


2. Magi United States 15 Nov 2010, 19:48 GMT

This kinda illustrates what type of issues might manifest when "scanning" a real-life item into a Kinect game as a 3d item. For example, a skateboard. You would have to allow the Kinect to take multiple images of the skateboard from several different angles. Then the software (probably the game software?) would have to combine those images so that the 3d item could be created in the game itself. It wouldn't be as simple as holding up the skateboard, taking one scan, and BAM! your skateboard is in the game. The alternative, and possibly simpler way, would be to scan the top of the skateboard, and then superimpose the image over a pregenerated in-game skateboard model.


3. James Newton United Kingdom 15 Nov 2010, 21:12 GMT

What's interesting is that Microsoft removed the skateboard-scanning element you mention, Magi, because it said it was a stupid idea. Watching this video makes me think they might change their minds.


4. Kawaiipikachu Australia 16 Nov 2010, 00:42 GMT

What would be cool is if Wowzer has several Kinects around the room to make a fully walkthru scan of every detail of the room.


5. WarriorCatFreak United States 16 Nov 2010, 01:57 GMT



6. Ravage Canada 17 Nov 2010, 04:30 GMT

It is really trippy how it was all live and not pre-recorded. I would like to see some practical applications without requiring multiple Kinects.


7. JesusSaves United States 18 Nov 2010, 23:37 GMT

This is the first thing that really impressed me about Kinect.

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