Kinect SDK Beta Launched today
http://channel9.msdn.com/events you will be able to download all the sessions and slides from tomorrow after 24 hours.
This is Beta release and only for non-commercial purposes. I will be posting more about NUI and Kinect SDK in future. For now the summary and major highlights:
Code Camp Team Interviews
24 hours prior to the launch event, Code Camp was hosted with 30+ students, pro devs, hackers and enthusiasts who all built projects on top of Kinect. We have been doing deeper interviews with Code Camp participants on their projects (WWT sample below). These videos will be available in the days following launch on Channel 9.
Coding4Fun’s Kinect Project Gallery
We now have repository (comments, ratings, tweets, FB sharing, etc) on Channel 9 where we’ll have Kinect SDK projects showcased daily from our blogger extraordinaire, Greg Duncan!
A handy developer API for things like converting a byte array to a bitmap for Windows Forms and WPF or getting the distance of a particular pixel in one line of code.
Kinect for Windows SDK VB Samples
All of the SDK samples have now been ported over to Visual Basic Express using today’s build (ShapeGame shown below)!
Brian Peek built an awesome Windows cursor that includes click and click/drag support (see me scrolling the KDK Web site with Kinect)
A fun, Metro-esque designed paint with your hands app (Drawing the word “cool” with a “caffeinated” apperance) from Evan Lang and Laurent Bugnion.
Clint’s awesome Kinect-enabled drivable Lounge chair!
Kinect for Windows SDK Quickstarts
Six short and sweet demo heavy videos showing how to use the Kinect for Windows SDK
Installing and using the Kinect Sensor
Setting up your Development Environment
Working with Depth Data
Skeletal Tracking Fundamentals
Full List of Content Links
Note that some content URLs are available now (ex: CodePlex projects, Channel 9 Live page), but the actual information isn’t available. Some downloads (ex: VB samples) are available to download, but there are no links to them so they are undiscoverable.
Kinect Beta Launch Live Event
Kinect Beta Launch On-Demand Sessions
Code Camp Team Interviews
Published post launch, cross-linked on Kinect Project Gallery
Coding4Fun Kinect Project Gallery
Kinect Project Post - Welcome Post
Kinect Project Post - Kinect SDK Beta Now Available
Kinect Project Post - Light Saber project
Coding4Fun Kinect Toolkit
Mouse Cursor Sample Project
Quickstart Samples Download
Installing and Using the Kinect Sensor
Kinect for Windows Quickstarts
its surely a Dawn of a new era in NUI