aL_ said:
Minh said:
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as far as i understand ms bought the company [3DV] that built the 3d camera so that should be fine.. in any case id still have to buy a retail natal [producing royalties for whoever], its not like they know i dont have an xbox Smiley

but still i see how that could be a problem.. i hope it isnt though Tongue Out

i hear the software is the really tough bit in the natal, taking the point cloud and extracting a trackable skeleton from it seems like heavy stuff.. check out this blog post from the awsome johnny lee: http://procrastineering.blogspot.com/2009/06/project-natal.html

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the natal wikipedia page is coming along nicely
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natal_(Video_Game_controller) [the last parenthasies doesnt get included when you click the link for some reason]
those TOF cameras are pretty impressive Perplexed i wonder if the tracking calculations are done on the natal it self or on the host.. [host seems likely though]

 

according to this article:

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/technologybrierdudleysblog/2009296568_e3_new_info_on_microsofts_nata.html

a PC version/compability of natal doesnt seem entierly out of the question! Big Smile

Q: You've apparently drawn on the gesture recognition work that led to Microsoft's Surface computer.

A: I think it's very smart for people to look at Natal and think about natural user input and how it applies in front of your TV, how it might apply sitting in front of a laptop or sitting in front of a PC.