Microsoft halts production Kinect camera

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  1. Glidefan

    Glidefan Don Booze Staff Member

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    Yeah, they are pushing hololens for AR and perhaps some stuff that they learned through kinect (depth perception perhaps) and the cheaper (much cheaper) Windows Mixed Reality.
     
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    i agree...

    BUT reading the official M$ post they give up kinnect camera because it's useless if you got VR...
    So now you will have to repeat your sentence with "blooming blind idiot with helmet" at the end :)

    yes it was, even connected to PC... better webcam than most 30/60 euro cam too.
     
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    I have an old XBox 360 and Connect sensor and would love to try and use it to do some motion capture for 3D work. What is this software you are talking about? Is it the only one or is there free software to do the same or similar thing? I only want motion capture not the model capture stuff.
     
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    The kinect with a VR headset and you would essentially immerse the person into a game.
     

  5. Glidefan

    Glidefan Don Booze Staff Member

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    The Brekel ones are even cheaper now. http://brekel.com/
    Point cloud is for capturing meshes, the Body is for motion capture.
    http://ipisoft.com/ is another solution that people say it's good, but that is subscription based.
    Then there's this https://assetstore.unity.com/packages/tools/animation/cinema-mocap-2-markerless-motion-capture-56576 that allows you to play around directly in Unity.
     
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    Those are great, we are using Perception Neuron in our studio found here http://mocap.com.au
     
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    can't wait to see how the next XBox will have to have this new tech installed as standard, how it possibly can't ever possibly work without the tech, you know like the XBox One couldn't possibly work without a Kinnect and a constant online connection... ...right up until it could!
     
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    That site looks seriously unfinished and half-put together for a serious product ;)
     
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    Vile necromancy in this thread.
     

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    Kinect was brill for 3D pinball like Future Pinball with the BAM mod as they found a way to use the Kinect to make the tables 3D using the motion tracking so when you moved your head the table moved in 3D :)

    The video below shows what it can do, bear in mind this is on a flat LCD panel :)
     
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