Microsoft launches official Windows code kit for Kinect
Set things in motion
Microsoft launched the Windows SDK for Kinect last night, granting developers an official tool for taking the motion sensor beyond the realm of Xbox gaming.
The company promised to launch an SDK back in February, by which time, the developer community was already hacking Kinect for a range of wacky inventions, from search and rescue droids to robotic waiters.
The SDK includes all necessary drivers, APIs, sample code and installer documents, with materials for those who use C++, C# or Visual Basic by using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010.
While this particular SDK is meant for non-commercial use, a commercial one is set to follow at a later date, Microsoft said.
The Kinect for Windows SDK beta is available for free through Microsoft Research. ®
I heard apple has created one call iKinect and they are going to sue Microsoft for stealing their idea
Better that than the coloured plastic cocks Sony makes you wave around...
a rash of creepy porno-games.
The dirty mac.
I can see that being useful...
...right up until Microsoft sues them into the ground and rips off their best ideas. That or uses them as an advertisement as to why they are more "interoperable" than anyone else.
Why can't they make a library that works with a few cheap webcams instead?
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