pd-external: pix_freenect 0.10

(C)2011 Matthias Kronlachner

Version 0.10 of pix_freenect external for Pure Data/Gem now available.
Sourcecode and binary for OSX and Ubuntu 11.10 available at github: https://github.com/kronihias/pix_freenect

Look at this page if you don’t know how to install a Pd-External.

The pix_freenect external can output rgb and depth simultaneously from multiple Kinect sensors.


  • open specific Kinect sensor by serial number – useful for multiple Kinect installations
  • output registered depthmap -> rgb and depth image are aligned
  • output depthmap directly as 16 bit [mm] values
  • resolution of rgb image can be set to 1280×1024

To get audio streams you can use http://github.com/kronihias/freenect_audio.

Kinect Headtracking with OSC Support

left: GEM Window, right: head pose estimation by G.Fanellibased on
Real Time Head Pose Estimation from Consumer Depth Cameras by Gabriele Fanelli [1]

download source and windows/OSX binaries: https://github.com/kronihias/head-pose-estimation

Application that detects head position from a depth image provided by Microsoft Xbox Kinect Sensor in x,y,z and Euler Angles (pitch, yaw, roll) from multiple persons.

–> needs no calibration!!

Application sends data as OSC[2] Message in the format:

/head_pose [User_ID] [x] [y] [z] [pitch] [yaw] [roll]

  1. [1]http://www.vision.ee.ethz.ch/~gfanelli/head_pose/head_forest.html
  2. [2]Open Sound Control (OSC) is a message based communication protocol for multimedia systems.