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Kinect Physics Tutorial for Processing

Kinect Physics Tutorial for Processing

Blur Studio on the state of the CG Industry By Dave Baker, Neil Blevins, Pablo Hadis and Scott Kirvan Introduction In our aim to analyze the evolution of the CG Industry we’ve had the great pleasure to talk to David Stinnett, co-founder of the legendary Blur Studio. Blur is a privileged place to ask our questions: it’s one of the longest running studios (as its “” URL address attests), a central player in the CG business, consistently producing top-quality work, and a first-hand witness of the changes in the industry. For Max Underground this article is, in the year of its 10th anniversary, a way of going back to its roots. Blur turned 15 years old last April, it was founded in 1995 by David Stinnett, Tim Miller and Duane Powell who wanted a place to work at without the bothersome daily interferences and bureaucracies of a management-oriented mindset. Without further ado we present you an interview with David Stinnett on the past, present and future of the CG Industry. The Interview The exact day?

Class java.awt.Polygon All Packages This Package Previous Next java.lang.Object | +----java.awt.Polygon public class Polygon extends Object A polygon consists of a list of x and y coordinates. Version: Author: Sami Shaio, Herb Jellinek npoints The total number of points. xpoints The array of x coordinates. ypoints The array of y coordinates. Creates an empty polygon. Constructs and initializes a Polygon from the specified parameters. Appends a point to a polygon. getBoundingBox() - what area does this polygon span? Is point (x, y) inside the polygon? npoints public int npoints xpoints public int xpoints[] ypoints public int ypoints[] Polygon public Polygon() public Polygon(int xpoints[], int ypoints[], int npoints) Parameters: xpoints - the array of x coordinates ypoints - the array of y coordinates npoints - the total number of points in the Polygon addPoint public void addPoint(int x, int y) Appends a point to a polygon. x - the x coordinate of the point y - the y coordinate of the point getBoundingBox public Rectangle getBoundingBox()

Kinect MoCap Animation in After Effects — Part 1: Getting Started | Victoria Nece This tutorial is now obsolete. Check out the new KinectToPin website for the latest version of the software and how to use it — it’s dramatically easier now. Hello, I’m Victoria Nece. I’m a documentary animator, and today I’m going to show you how to use your Kinect to animate a digital puppet like this one in After Effects. If you have a Kinect that came with your Xbox, the first thing you’re going to need to do is buy an adapter so you can plug it into your computer’s USB port. You don’t need to get the official Microsoft one — I got a knockoff version from Amazon for six bucks and it’s working just fine. Next you’re going to need to install a ton of different software. Here’s a quick overview of how it’s all going to work. Then on the After Effects side of things, you’ll set up a skeletal rig for a layered 2D puppet and apply the tracking data to bring it to life. It’s not an easy process, but the results are worth it. Required Software:

Daniel Shiffman The Microsoft Kinect sensor is a peripheral device (designed for XBox and windows PCs) that functions much like a webcam. However, in addition to providing an RGB image, it also provides a depth map. Meaning for every pixel seen by the sensor, the Kinect measures distance from the sensor. This makes a variety of computer vision problems like background removal, blob detection, and more easy and fun! The Kinect sensor itself only measures color and depth. What hardware do I need? First you need a “stand-alone” kinect. Standalone Kinect Sensor v1. Some additional notes about different models: Kinect 1414: This is the original kinect and works with the library documented on this page in the Processing 3.0 beta series. SimpleOpenNI You could also consider using the SimpleOpenNI library and read Greg Borenstein’s Making Things See book. I’m ready to get started right now What is Processing? What if I don’t want to use Processing? What code do I write? import org.openkinect.processing Kinect kinect;

How to make 3d scan with pictures and the PPT GUI More than ever before 3D models have become a "physical" part of our life, how we can see in the internet with 3D services of printing. After download and unzip you have to edit the ppt_gui_start file putting the right path of the program (in orange). Now, if you are in Linux is only run the script edited: $ . Once the program is opened, click on “Check Camera Database”. With the Terminal/Prompt by side, click in “Select Photos Path”. Choose the path and then click on “Open”. Click in “Run” and wait a little. If all is OK, you’ll see a message in the Terminal: Camera is already inserted into the database If not, you can customise with this videotutorial: Now, make a copy of the path. 1) Go to “Run Bundler”. 2) Past at “Select Photos Path”. 1) To make a good scan quality, click on “Scale Photos with a Scaling Factor”, by default, the value will be 1. 2) Click on “Run”. Wait a few minutes, the program will solve the point clouds. 1) Paste the path in “Select Bundler Output Path”2) Click on “Run So:

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Kinect - Medien Wiki The Microsoft® XBOX 360 Kinect is a motion controller developped by PrimeSense. It projects a pattern with infrared light and calculates a depth image using a camera. It also has a color camera and four microphones. The Y axis of the sensor is remote controllable with an in-build motor. The color of the LED is settable by software as well. About Blogs and portals Software Applications CocoaKinect App Freenect by Robert Pointon Synapse generates sceleton data and provides it as OSC ofxFaceTracker provides face metrics (orientation, eye and mouth open/closed) over OSC TUIO Kinect lets you define a depth range where multiple blobs can be detected. SDKs, Frameworks and Libraries Depth image Drivers, Installation pix_freenect for Pd (incl. binaries work without any compiling) fux_kinect Object for Pd ofxKinect openFramworks Kinect integration vvvv kinect integration Skeleton data Running depth image and skeleton data on workstation Rafael