Chinese Hacker Connects OpenNI Kinect Drivers With 3ds Max（動画あり）
In the realm of 3D rendering and animation software 3ds Max is one that’s been around for what seems like forever and I know 3D artists who swear by it. So, when I came across a video showing how a Chinese hacker hooked the OpenNI drivers for Kinect up with the 3D software.
The skeleton visible in the video demonstrates the expected underlying structure of the to-be-animated character like a tailor’s dummy acts as a reference for stitching clothing. The motions translate from the Kinect’s video software that can detect the positions of body and hands, allowing it to display depth and gesture as the animator moves his body. With these drivers on the market, people who own 3ds Max and a Kinect could quickly and easily animate an extremely lifelike character using themselves as the actor.