In a pair of related blog posts, Zubair Ahmed, a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional nominee and a participant in the Kinect for Windows v2 developer preview program, put his new v2 Kinect for Windows sensor through its paces. In the first post, Zubair demonstrates how to use the body source data captured by the sensor to draw the bones, hands, and joints and overlay them on top of the color frame that comes from the sensor. The post includes the relevant code* and useful tips and tricks. 

Zubair demonstrates the hand color frame received from the Kinect for Windows sensor.
Zubair demonstrates the hand color frame received from the Kinect for Windows sensor.

Zubair’s second post continues his deep dive into the body tracking of the v2 Kinect for Windows sensor. He refines his methods to eliminate a hack he had employed in the original code. In addition, he explains how to merge two body-image color frames and use a single image control to render them. This post not only includes the relevant code* and helpful tips; it also provides a demonstration video.

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*This is preliminary software and/or hardware and APIs are preliminary and subject to change.