Coffeehouse Post

Single Post Permalink

View Thread: Looking for your Questions for the Developers behind Project Natal
  • User profile image
    BitFlipper

    CreamFilling512 said:
    W3bbo said:
    *snip*

    It's not time of flight, it projects a grid on the scene in near-infared light.  Some more info here: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2365136,00.asp

    That is surprising, because everything I have read up until now stated it was a time-of-flight camera. Here is an example. What changed?

     

    Also, saying "it projects a grid on the scene in near-infrared light" doesn't explain how it works. At all. How does it come up with a depth value for each pixel? I am not saying it doesn't do that, I am just saying a huge amount of other info is left out that doesn't give us any idea of how this actually works.

     

    The link you provided doesn't help much either. It says another sensor "reads and then interprets" the grid. Great, doesn't actually give any explanation of how it works. Reading depth is much more complex than ready light intensity.