2 Kinects, 1 Box

Submitted by: Volsunga 6 years ago in Tech

Proof of concept for real-time mapping in 3-D space.
There are 36 comments:
Female 674
Takkke on meee. Takkke meee oonnn.
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Male 43
legendary, within a few months a few more kinects, complete 3d porn will be available, cheers :D
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Male 304
I`ve said it before and I`ll say it again, the present is a thing of the past, we live in the future.
"`Cause the times they are a` changin`!"
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Male 74
"That looks like poo."

CmdrBittles: Yes it looks like poo, and no it is not video quality. But here`s what ou must remember...

This is not just a video camera - this is computer software taking images from two seperate cameras that do not move, and using these images to build a 3D model of real world surroundings. So, with this in mind, I think that even though the picture is not so good, the result is quite remarkable.
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Male 107
Makes you wonder: You could really create images of real cities using 2 or 3 satellites in the future
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Male 1,451
This is very amazing. Live 3D rendering for about $300.

PS: 2 girls 1 cup reference is pretty funny.
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Female 1,172
That looks like poo.
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Male 1,920
This type of scanner has been available commercially for years. They are mostly used for inspection and reverse engineering. Here is a Video of one made by Metris. The concept shown here will have nowhere near the accuracy of the commercial scanners, but for a home user it would not have to be, and would cost just a fraction of the commercial version. One thing this does (and may be the point of this) that I have not seen before is it seems to map a live video image to the 3d model. This could if perfected lead to being able to make a movie by mapping images of actors to 3d models.
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Male 1,834
i hate this motion sensing crap
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Male 5,194
Nice work! Appears to be "time of flight" cameras. He`s going to need to synchronize the IR shutters to get better images, and unfortunately that`s pretty tricky.
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Male 686
Fill in each others holes.... lol
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Male 422
Amazing!
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Male 105
im thinkin 9`11
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Male 144
Wow... what happens when geeks are left alone without a babysitter...
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Male 7
That was drating awesome... imagine they mapped your city like that in 3D, then made a gta game of it.. with your house showing and everything..
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Female 1,515
Ehn? What was the point of this. Super boring.
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Male 25,416
wow, its like nothing i have seen before, nothing i really wanted to see either :)
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Male 4,547
(Also some other stuff, not just cheap 3D films, but to be honest I couldn`t think of one that wouldn`t bore everyone to tears).
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Male 25
???? ITS STEWIE.
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Male 1,357
pretty damn cool :)
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Male 2,424
from the description I was expecting to see two kinects puking into a box and sharing it.
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Male 109
He`s making a real-time 3D model of his living room based on what the Kinect sees, and since the Kinect essentially works in a virtual 3D space he can get an accurate rendering (for the most part)

Just FYI
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Male 4,547
Basically what you`re seeing here is the possibilities for cheap 3D films.

By 3D I don`t mean "so what, it looks real with special glasses", I mean "Oh look you can walk around the set and choose your own camera angles and locales"

Cheap here meaning that with several kinect-like cameras, you could potentially have as big a leap forward as Silent -> Sound, or B&W -> Color.

This guy has been programming this thing for a few weeks at most. This is, as it says in the title, a proof of concept.

"How is it different from a camera".

The Kinect is not accidentally mapping the box. It is detecting it`s size and shape. You`re not overlapping two images in a similar way to human eyes.

You`re building, inside the computer, an actual 3D object, in real time (important), with a few hundred $ of equipment.

What cameras do you have which do this?
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Male 4,547
2 Kinects, not bundled with anything: $230.

Mild Corma: Example?
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Male 58
@phoneybone

With a camera, you only get a 2D image. With this you can get 3D.
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Male 1,744
i don`t get it, what`s the point of this? is it how to make camera-esque images w/out an actual camera? just the kinnect? someone help me out w/ this, cuz so far seems a bit pointless
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Male 299
@MildCorma: Thing is, he is:

1) Still experimenting;

2) Using equipments way cheaper than your average good-to-make-3d-easily cameras.
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Female 535
Stewie-type talking
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Male 496
I don`t see what`s so amazing about this, and it`s nothing that hasn`t been done before. There is a ton of interference, it`s not a truly interactive 3D image in that sure, you might be able to look around the entire object but you can achieve this with High Def cameras these days. If he was making some use of the kinects motion detecting ability whilst also 3D mapping then I might be impressed, but really no boundaries are pushed in this video.
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Male 954
You are probably right Kane132, they could merge satellite images to create more accurate 3d models...
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Male 431
if this guy can figure this out, then he should be able to figure out how to clean his room...
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Male 3,014
FFS, can we give the 2G1C references a rest already?
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Male 244
blurry as hell tho.
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Male 374
wow that`s pretty amazing... I reckon this will be used in google maps one day
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Male 490
Linux, hurrah!
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Male 1,548
Link: 2 Kinects, 1 Box [Rate Link] - Proof of concept for real-time mapping in 3-D space.
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