pd-external: pix_openni 0.10

If you are working with Xbox Kinect Sensor here is another goodie for you – A pure data / Gem external to get Kinect rgb and depth streams as well as skeleton tracking and multiple hand tracking via OpenNI[1]

Download the packed Binaries for OSX and Windows pix_openni-0.10.zip.
Latest sourcecode available at github: http://github.com/kronihias/pix_openni

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

To control tilt, led and output accelerometer data you can use libfreenect based http://github.com/kronihias/freenect.
To get audio streams you can use libfreenect based http://github.com/kronihias/freenect_audio.
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  1. [1]http://www.openni.org

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.
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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.
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