Javier Gracia Carpio has developed another cool little Processing Kinect hack. This time involving 3D object recreation. As most of you already know, RGBdemo allows you to pull off similar functionality but this sort of thing hasn't been done using Processing - as far as I know...
Written as a project for a PhD research project, TouchTable allows Windows users to use any flat surface as their own mouse free, multi-touch interface with the use of a Kinect sensor.
With this software you'll be able to use your finger to control the mouse cursor, left mouse click by touching the surface with your index finger, right mouse click by sticking your thumb out while taping with your index finger and drag and drop by holding your index finger down and dragging it across the surface.
Perfect for the all time laziest boss and just in time for the new year! The "Kinect-based Telepresence with Room-Sized Real-TIme 3D Capture and Life-Sized Tracked Display" is perfect for the germaphobe boss that loves to take a hands off approach to dealing with subordinates.
This project is so cool. It was developed for a Mobile Robotics class and uses a Kinect mounted onto of a Turtle Bot which scans an entire floor. Over time, a many individual point cloud were produced and then compiled into one giant point cloud creating this awesome effect when viewing the finalized project.
The PuShy project is a very creative and inspiring project involving Max/MSP, OSC along with a trusty Kinect sensor. The idea behind this Tactile Sonic Interface is to provide a means of touching something that has no business making any sort of sonic response and then coming to life with a symphony of music once the interaction has taken place. This project was first unraveled at the Plektrum Festival 2011, Tallinn, Estonia.
If you're into interactive digital art, this video should definitely fit the bill. The idea is to provide a 4 dimensional plane in which people can interact with shapes and colours projected onto thin layers of translucent material. The effect that is created is in intended to portray the flock of birds or swarming of insects all genera rated by human movement.
While making my daily rounds on all of the popular video related web sites, I stumbled upon this one on Vimeo. Now normally I wouldn't post anything that doesn't include a description of the video let alone any tags, but I fancied this one enough to post it here anyway. The reason I thought I'd share this one with you guys is that the developer used small images in place of the point cloud rendered data creating a really cool looking collage effect.