"Programming with the Kinect for Windows Software Development Kit"

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How could I not mention David Catuhe’s new Kinect book? One of our first projects was his, so of course we have to give his book a shout-out! Plus it could help every single one of you as your building your awesome Kinect for Windows app's...

RTM’d today: Programming with the Kinect for Windows Software Development Kit

We’re happy to announce that Programming with the Kinect for Windows Software Development Kit (ISBN 9780735666818) has shipped to the printer! If you are a developer who wants to learn how to add gesture and posture recognition to your applications, check out David Catuhe’s book. This guide to the Kinect for Windows Software Development Kit is full of insights and code samples that teach you how to integrate Kinect in your apps and help you begin writing UIs and controls that can handle Kinect interaction.

The book will be shipped to retailers in just a couple weeks. In the meantime, preorder your copy here, here, or here.

Catuhe is a developer evangelist at Microsoft who says that “fell in love” with Kinect for Windows the first time he used it. Read on to learn more about his passion for this technology in this excerpt from the book’s Introduction.

But first, a quick look at the book’s contents:

Contents at a Glance

PART I  KINECT AT A GLANCE
CHAPTER 1  A bit of background
CHAPTER 2  Who’s there?

PART II INTEGRATE KINECT IN YOUR APPLICATION
CHAPTER 3  Displaying Kinect data
CHAPTER 4  Recording and playing a Kinect session

PART III  POSTURES AND GESTURES
CHAPTER 5  Capturing the context
CHAPTER 6  Algorithmic gestures and postures
CHAPTER 7  Templated gestures and postures
CHAPTER 8  Using gestures and postures in an application

PART IV  CREATING A USER INTERFACE FOR KINECT
CHAPTER 9  You are the mouse!
CHAPTER 10  Controls for Kinect
CHAPTER 11  Creating augmented reality with Kinect

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Project Information URL: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/microsoft_press/archive/2012/09/11/rtm-d-today-programming-with-the-kinect-for-windows-software-development-kit.aspx

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