Ning Ma's Kinect Follow Target Processing Sketch
The Kinect's main man in MoCap has just released version 0.50 of Brekel Kinect. This latest update includes LED and Motor control without the need for additional driver support and promises to be more stable when capturing longer recordings.
Uses Kinect to control which beat is playing in a looping sample. A sample is chopped up into eighth note slices (or any increment) and arranged like a clock face around you. The currently playing slice is controlled by your left hand's position in space. This allows you to remix a loop by waving your hand around. The red dot indicates your hand's position, the green bar indicates the currently playing slice, and the blue bar moves at the tempo of the song to serve as a guide.
This handy little package will allow you to easily install the OpenNI and drivers and Brekel Motion Capture software in one clean, easy swoop. I've also included the Motion Builder plugin and the stand alone version of Brekel Kinect.
For more check out the download section at brekel.com/?page_id=160
Synapse is an app for Mac and Windows that allows you to easily use your Kinect to control Ableton Live, Quartz Composer, Max/MSP/Jitter, and any other application that can receive OSC events. It sends joint positions and hit events via OSC, and also sends the depth image into Quartz Composer. In a way, this allows you to use your whole body as an instrument.