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  • #101679

    anykey
    Participant

    Hi,

    I really want to build one of the cool Sandbox AR. Which kinect camera should I buy? Is the new one supported with the PC connection kit?

    Regards,
    Richard

    #101682

    Oliver Kreylos
    Keymaster

    From the instructions page:

    The AR Sandbox software, or rather the underlying Kinect 3D Video Package as of version 2.8, supports all three models of the first-generation Kinect (Kinect-for-Xbox 1414 and 1473 and Kinect for Windows). All three are functionally identical, so get the cheapest model you can find. Note: The second-generation Kinect (Kinect for Xbox One or Kinect for Windows v2) is not yet supported by the AR Sandbox software.

    #101724

    Ross
    Participant

    Hi Oliver thanks for that information I did not realize the 1414 was the Kinect 360.

    You mention the software 2.8 does not support version 2 “Yet”

    As I’m about to invest in the recommended Benq projector I just wanted to check if it is likely that higher resolution video modes would be used on future versions for the Kinect version 2?

    Thanks
    Ross

    #101728

    Oliver Kreylos
    Keymaster

    The first-generation Kinect has a nominal depth map resolution of 640×480 pixels. Its effective resolution is much lower as only a fraction of pixels carry depth measurements at any given moment, due to the way the structured light scanning technology works. The second-generation Kinect has a depth map resolution of 512×424 pixels, but it carries depth measurements on every pixel, based on its time-of-flight scanning technology.

    In short, the AR Sandbox’s recommended display resolution of 1024×768 is higher than that of any available depth camera, and also higher than water simulation grid sizes supported by current graphics cards. You can run the AR Sandbox at higher display resolution, but you won’t get more detail in the terrain model or water behavior. The only difference are narrower contour lines.

    #101729

    Ross
    Participant

    Thanks Oliver

    I failed to recognize data acquisition was from the depth information map and it was a lower resolution than the display Time for some research on the Kinect I think,

    #101730

    Oliver Kreylos
    Keymaster

    As good a place to start as any: The Kinect 2.0.

    #101821

    Ross
    Participant

    Thanks Oliver Interesting Link.-

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