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Release: KinectTools, v0.2

Release Type: Production
Version: 0.2
Release Notes

Changes since KinectTools 0.1

  • Works in 32bit and 64bit mode.
  • Fixed crash when stopping and restarting composition.
  • Fixed depth image orientation.
  • Applied gamma curve and alpha channel to depth image. (For a given pixel, alpha transparent == Kinect couldn't determine depth.)
  • Added sample composition.

Known Issues

  • Color fringes on RGB image.
  • The USB driver is still dropping a lot of frames (so the effective framerate is about half what it could be).
  • Doesn't handle multiple Kinects simultaneously.
KinectTools-0.2.zip155.32 KB
KinectTools-0.2-compositions.zip2.54 KB
KinectTools-0.2-src.zip910.99 KB

Installation Instructions

Place the plugin file in
/Users/[you]/Library/Graphics/Quartz Composer Patches/
(Create the folder if it doesn't already exist.)

The Kineme KinectTools plugin retrieves color and depth image data from the Xbox Kinect.

Based on libfreenect.

The latest source code is available on GitHub.