excerpt of project thesis
I finished my project thesis including general information about the Microsoft Kinect sensor device as well as a detailed documentation about it’s application in combination with Pure Data and Gem.
This document might be useful for people working with the Kinect in combination with interactive sound and video installations and performances.
Get the PDF document here!
I’ll be presenting my work for the Kinect sensor and Pure Data/Gem at the LIVE INTERFACES: Performance, Art, Music conference.
Find the material here:
A substantial project report about all Kinect plugins and examples will be available soon.
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.
Have a look at the trailer of the piece for dancer, sound and projection übersetzen – vertimas:
Sound optimized for headphone playback
Find some examples about the usage of the externals pix_freenect, pix_openni, pix_threshold_depth, pix_depth2rgba, pix_head_pose_estimation on the Github page http://github.com/kronihias/pd-kinect-examples
In the moment just Mac OSX binaries of the externals are included. Windows binaries coming soon. Linux – please get the source from Github and build them by yourself.