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Regarding Microsoft Kinect‏

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    nikhildahake

    Hi All,

    I am studying MS in Comp Sci and have taken a course called "Digital Image Processing". We have been given Kinect devices to tinker around with and to make some fun projects. I went through the coding 4 fun website and found a lot of awesome examples and quite a few posts .  I am very new to kinect and think its really exciting to make stuff using kinect.
     
    I was thinking of making a very basic first person shooter game . For that purpose, I wanted to detect my hand in the form of a pistol using Kinect and use that to shoot objects (using my thumb as a trigger). Is there any post where this stuff has been covered? Do you think this is doable ? If yes, can you give me some guidelines to go about it ?
     
    Regards,
    Nikhil
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    magicalclick

    I think you need to wait for Kinect 2.0 because it has higher resolution for your need. It is interesting you are given Kinect. Mine was more of build whatever we like, aka Snake or Surface Reconstruction or Facial recognition, or for PHD crowd, something entirely new. But, to your question, maybe look for any sample about Steve Ballmer eyebrow demo. Since you can zoom in to your hand for higher resolution, and somehow infer your aiming position for that limited zoomed frame.

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    Sven Groot

    Screw first person shooters. If you're going with hand-as-gun detection, I demand you build duck hunt. Tongue Out

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    TheJoe

    " I demand you build duck hunt. Tongue Out"

    Now that is a good idea!

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    RealBboy360

    Kinect is best on the xbox and is really good for dance games which are basically just workout games.  FYI on the best game dance central, I got 5 stars on hard on all songs DC1 and DC2.  I also got 5 starts on DC5 Usher's OMG (The hardest achievement).  Kinect 2.0 will have a much better sensor though.  It's gonna rock.

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    Ion Todirel

    @nikhildahake: Kinect does not have the precision nor fidelity required for a FPS, but even if it had, it'd be rather unnatural to use it for that, it's good for other kinds of games thought. I sympathize with Carmack on this one Smiley

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    cheong

    @TheJoe: Indeed.

    If I were given such project, I'd probably go way with something easier... something like having a big blowed paper bag on screen and "POP" whenever Kinect detects people claps. Tongue Out

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    MasterPi

    Make an FPS in which YOU are the bullet.

    Devil

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    RealBboy360

    FPS isn't fun with Kinect anyway.  Best for a controller.  One game that was ok was gunslinger on the xbox, that is about as close to a fun shooter with Kinect that you can get.

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    jamie

    id never buy always on spycam game system - ever

    - $500 (=minus!)

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    Sven Groot

    , jamie wrote

    id never buy always on spycam game system - ever

    So I assume you also don't have a camera phone?

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    codeDebate

    Smiley Love the simplicity

    I would fix the copyright notice; move the home button, and change the we to I.

    Good luck

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    GoddersUK

    @SpaceCowboy: Was that meant to end up here per chance? Tongue Out

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