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Date: 12/02/10 03:10 PM

36 Responses to 2 Kinects, 1 Box

  1. Profile photo of Volsunga
    Volsunga Male 18-29
    1548 posts
    December 2, 2010 at 3:11 pm
    Link: 2 Kinects, 1 Box - Proof of concept for real-time mapping in 3-D space.
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    hwkiller Male 18-29
    490 posts
    December 2, 2010 at 3:19 pm
    Linux, hurrah!
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    Kane132 Male 18-29
    374 posts
    December 2, 2010 at 3:19 pm
    wow that`s pretty amazing... I reckon this will be used in google maps one day
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    W2 Male 13-17
    244 posts
    December 2, 2010 at 3:25 pm
    blurry as hell tho.
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    videogamer Male 18-29
    3016 posts
    December 2, 2010 at 3:37 pm
    FFS, can we give the 2G1C references a rest already?
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    JGESS Male 18-29
    433 posts
    December 2, 2010 at 3:38 pm
    if this guy can figure this out, then he should be able to figure out how to clean his room...
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    Dylan5121 Male 13-17
    955 posts
    December 2, 2010 at 4:01 pm
    You are probably right Kane132, they could merge satellite images to create more accurate 3d models...
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    MildCorma Male 18-29
    496 posts
    December 2, 2010 at 4:21 pm
    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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    mts2457 Female 18-29
    535 posts
    December 2, 2010 at 4:49 pm
    Stewie-type talking
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    ZackDark Male 18-29
    299 posts
    December 2, 2010 at 4:57 pm
    @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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    phoneybone Male 18-29
    1744 posts
    December 2, 2010 at 5:38 pm
    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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    Airclot0 Male 13-17
    58 posts
    December 2, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    With a camera, you only get a 2D image. With this you can get 3D.
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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    December 2, 2010 at 6:09 pm
    2 Kinects, not bundled with anything: $230.

    Mild Corma: Example?
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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    December 2, 2010 at 6:26 pm
    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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    Purrie Male 18-29
    109 posts
    December 2, 2010 at 6:28 pm
    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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    RoboPatton Male 30-39
    2424 posts
    December 2, 2010 at 6:30 pm
    from the description I was expecting to see two kinects puking into a box and sharing it.
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    littlepete50 Male 18-29
    1359 posts
    December 2, 2010 at 6:32 pm
    pretty damn cool :)
  18. Profile photo of dKay
    dKay Male 13-17
    25 posts
    December 2, 2010 at 6:35 pm
    ???? ITS STEWIE.
  19. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    December 2, 2010 at 6:37 pm
    (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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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25348 posts
    December 2, 2010 at 6:51 pm
    wow, its like nothing i have seen before, nothing i really wanted to see either :)
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    inaria Female 18-29
    1515 posts
    December 2, 2010 at 8:49 pm
    Ehn? What was the point of this. Super boring.
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    zarco Male 18-29
    7 posts
    December 2, 2010 at 10:25 pm
    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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    TrustyMadman Male 18-29
    144 posts
    December 3, 2010 at 12:02 am
    Wow... what happens when geeks are left alone without a babysitter...
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    Tr4shman Male 18-29
    105 posts
    December 3, 2010 at 4:41 am
    im thinkin 9`11
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    Trumple07 Male 13-17
    422 posts
    December 3, 2010 at 8:59 am
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    puppies04 Male 18-29
    686 posts
    December 3, 2010 at 9:04 am
    Fill in each others holes.... lol
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5196 posts
    December 3, 2010 at 9:10 am
    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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    ROK9 Male 18-29
    1834 posts
    December 3, 2010 at 10:29 am
    i hate this motion sensing crap
  29. Profile photo of MrPeabody
    MrPeabody Male 30-39
    1920 posts
    December 3, 2010 at 11:04 am
    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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    CmdrBittles Female 18-29
    1173 posts
    December 3, 2010 at 11:10 am
    That looks like poo.
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    Spider_sol Male 18-29
    1452 posts
    December 3, 2010 at 11:34 am
    This is very amazing. Live 3D rendering for about $300.

    PS: 2 girls 1 cup reference is pretty funny.
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    Zebrameat Male 13-17
    107 posts
    December 4, 2010 at 12:51 pm
    Makes you wonder: You could really create images of real cities using 2 or 3 satellites in the future
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    mrrossh Male 18-29
    74 posts
    December 4, 2010 at 4:16 pm
    "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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    TIMESWORDSMN Male 13-17
    304 posts
    December 5, 2010 at 8:51 am
    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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    yogi2200 Male 18-29
    43 posts
    December 5, 2010 at 10:25 pm
    legendary, within a few months a few more kinects, complete 3d porn will be available, cheers :D
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    JaundiceCake Female 18-29
    674 posts
    December 6, 2010 at 11:08 am
    Takkke on meee. Takkke meee oonnn.

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