We are happy to announce we are releasing the Kinect for Windows samples under an open source license. You can find everything on CodePlex: http://kinectforwindows.codeplex.com/. We have posted a total of 22 unique samples in C#, C++, and Visual Basic.
We’re doing this for a few reasons:
Browse K4W sample code right in your browser...
Oh Yeah, This Blog is New
You probably noticed: this is our first blog post. We are committed to this blog becoming a useful resource to the Kinect for Windows development community. Our existing product blog (at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/kinectforwindows/) will continue to focus on announcements, product news, and highlighting great, real-world uses of Kinect for Windows. The developer blog (where you are now) will focus on going behind the scenes with the K4W engineering team and will go deeper on the technology and APIs, share tips & tricks, and provide other tidbits of information relevant to those building K4W applications.
We have ideas in mind for future posts but would love to hear from you to understand what topics would be most useful to you. Please use the comments below, hit up the team on Twitter @KinectWindows, or get in touch with me directly (contact info below).
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wow.. apache 2.0 license? Fantastic! Hope to see more of this from Microsoft.
Hey guys, this is only sample codes, not the platform source codes.
It sucks... !
Thanks for all the work done.
I built a little project named SARAH (http://encausse.net/s-a-r-a-h) on top of Kinect with little community playing with it. I was really inspired by all sample here. Thanks !!
Site is in French, but in a Nutshell:
1. A recognition (speech, gesture, people, qrcode) perform a request to NodeJS
2. Setup is easy for users (no C#):
=> Speech Grammar in XML
=> Gesture in XML
=> Face Reco (OpenCV) store in Images
=> QRCode (wrap an URL)
NodeJS then handle plugins to trigger Internet of Things. And request's response perform a TextToSpeech.
=> There is also WebSocket streaming "GreenScreen" on HTML web page. To play with Holograms :-)
=> There is also a hack to handle dictation (using GoogleSpeech)
What would be great ?
- Speaker recognition from voice pattern
- A workaround / sample to handle dictation, cut/convert audio
- Microsoft to add OpenCV algorithm to Kinect (Consume much CPU)
- Release date for SDK 1.7 ? With sample of Kinect Fusion ? And hand gesture tracking ?
This has come at the right time, Thanks.
Hi, i am so excited with the new release. I would like to ask you something completly different with this post. It's about the upcoming Microsoft Kinect SDK wrapper that binds Unity with Kinect sensor. Do you know when is going to be released?
Should we expect anything similar for other platforms (e.g. linux)?