Author news: David Catuhe releases Kinect Toolbox 1.2


Author news: David Catuhe releases Kinect Toolbox 1.2

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666818.inddDavid Catuhe, who is writing Programming with the Kinect for Windows Software Development Kit for Microsoft Press (and which we’ll publish in September), has just released Kinect Toolbox 1.2 (1108K) via CodePlex. This is the sixth version of the toolkit David has released since July 2011. Here are more details from David’s blog.

And here are David’s release notes:

This new release introduces the following new features:

New ContextTracker class to help detect unwanted gestures

New EyeTracker class to detect if the user is currently looking at the sensor

Tools to use Kinect as a mouse controller:

  • MouseController to control the mouse
  • Magnetic control to attract the mouse
  • MouseImpostor control to replace the mouse cursor

New combined gesture detectors:

  • Parallel gestures
  • Serial gestures

New PresenceControl to give visual feedbacks to users

Improved GestureViewer sample

New KinectUI sample

 

Enjoy!

  • Oh my!  Look at the cover closely...  Very closely: "...Kinnect..."  Do you see the problem?

  • Hi, Marco. Clearly this cover hasn't gone through proofreading yet; we'll fix it soon. Thanks!

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