Kinect Software Development Kits-Get ‘em while they’re hot!

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Hey you!Yeah you, Mister I-bought-a-kinect-and-am-bored-with-the-games-on-offer. Think you could do a better job? Well here’s your chance to prove it, as Microsoft has just released a development kit with which you can make your own digital fondling interactive games.

Its as official as things get, and all you need to get started is a Kinect,a decent PC and the software, which you can download here.

The installation file download clocks in at around 100 megabytes,and this is what you get with it.

 

  • Skeletal trackingThe capability to track the skeleton image of one or two people moving within the Kinect field of view make it easy to create gesture-driven applications.
  • Raw sensor streamsAccess to raw data streams from the depth sensor, colour camera sensor, and four-element microphone array enables developers to build upon the low-level streams that are generated by the Kinect sensor.
  • Sample code and documentationThe SDK includes more than 100 pages of technical documentation. In addition to built-in help files, the documentation includes detailed walkthroughs for most samples provided with the SDK.
  • Advanced audio capabilitiesAudio processing capabilities include sophisticated acoustic noise suppression and echo cancellation, beam formation to identify the current sound source, and integration with the Windows speech recognition API.

 

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So what are you waiting for? Get out there and make us some cool games! At least this time,Microsoft wont send a hit squad after your ass for using their technology inappropriately.

Source: Computerandvideogames.com

 

Last Updated: June 17, 2011

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