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[Updated] 3D Video Capture With Kinect

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Last week, open source drivers for Kinect were released. Shortly afterwards, we showed you a video of somebody using the motion-sensing device as a means of “multi-touch” input.

Today, we have something much, much cooler. A youtube poster by the name of “Okreylos” has used Kinect to generate a 3D model of his room, and himself; showing how impressive the tech behind Kinect really is.

The first video shows how Kinect’s able to generate a 3D model, using a combination of its RGB camera and its beams of infra-red light to measure depth. What gets outputted is a crude 3D model of the room. Although it’s missing a lot of data – anything not directly visible to Kinect’s beams – it’s quite impressive. It’s easy to see the possibility of hooking three of these together to do quick, easy full-scale 3d modelling.

The second video shows how Kinect can be used to quite accurately  – and impressively – measure the size of objects captured.

It’s still early days, and I’m sure intrepid software geniuses will find even more interesting uses for the device. Its application beyond gaming are fascinating. Seeing what it’s capable of though, one can’t help but ask why the launch games primarily consisted of waggling body parts about.

There’s a third video that tackles the question of using multiple Kinects [thanks to NiteFenix for the tip]

[Thanks to Noodle for the tip.]

Last Updated: November 15, 2010


  1. Noodle

    November 15, 2010 at 13:14

    I can’t wait to see what the clever people out their come up with for this and more importantly how many of them would be willing to share the resources openly.

    Also, You welcome 😎


  2. NiteFenix

    November 15, 2010 at 13:16

  3. NiteFenix

    November 15, 2010 at 13:25

    Can’t wait to see how 3D Mapping with a Mirror turns out.

    It seems this chap is very much into VR, and IMHO Kinect looks to be the closest we’ve come to VR, if that makes any sense.


  4. NiteFenix

    November 15, 2010 at 13:30

    Noodle, I think he is reading this web site.

    He just posted this:



  5. NiteFenix

    November 15, 2010 at 13:38

    And in case you didn’t notice. He actually impliments a 3D Model into his video as mentioned in one of the earlier videos. So friggen awesome!


  6. Theo

    November 15, 2010 at 14:37

    Once you get everything working fine, will you consider posting instructions on how to do this?


  7. Luna

    November 15, 2010 at 17:51

    Extremely cool! Simply well done! Now to watch the other vids linked here… ^_^


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