Kinect + Processing Visual Effect GeneratorPublished by admin on Thu, 03/05/2012 - 1:29pm
Since this sketch doesn't exactly have an official name - aside from Kinect Experiments - I thought I'd give it one myself. The Kinect Visual Effect Generator is a multipurpose Kinect Hack written in Processing. This Processing Sketch allows an end user to apply a wide variety of different visual effects and options such as the ability to follow your actions and have the repeat to drawing tubular like trails that are represented in 3D with depth and with rotational functionality.
You can control the camera angle and also apply different filters such as Real colour or sand mode. Other features such as enabling "Balls" mode will shoot a continuous scream of balls from your tracked hand.
You can download the Processing skeet for free from http://www.openprocessing.org/sketch/60316 and requires the following libraries:
- simple-openni (code.google.com/p/simple-openni)
- controlP5 (sojamo.de/libraries/controlP5)
- toxiclibs (toxiclibs.org)
One note to consider, I had to increase my Processing memory allocation to 1 GB when using the "Follow" option. You may not have to go that high but it worked perfectly for me when I cranked it up to that amount.