Kinect 2 details / specifications / observations

Just created a page collecting all the Kinect 2 details, specifications and observations coming from the latest announcements of the Xbox One console.

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Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 Kinect, Ranting 5 Comments

Talk at End User Event 2013 – 101 Creative uses of the Kinect

Once again I’ll be speaking at the annual End User Event, also known as “Dutch Siggraph in a pub”, in Utrecht – The Netherlands this year.

In this talk we’ll dive deep into the Microsoft Kinect sensor, exploring how it works and why it’s a such a special little device.
We’ll look at using it for 3D scanning, 4D pointcloud acquisition, markerless body and facial motion capture.
With live demonstrations and comparisons to highend more expensive techniques and equipment.
Rounding up with an indepth look at how “Virtual Joep” was created.

More details here:
http://enduserevent.com/event-program/talks

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Sunday, May 12th, 2013 Kinect, Projects, Talks No Comments

FMX

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Alas it’s all in the past already but here’s a good review by my traveling buddy Nick Nimble.

See y’all next year for sure!

 

Saturday, April 6th, 2013 Ranting No Comments

3dhype donator

Brekel is now a donator of the 3dhype site and present on their company list.

 

3dhype

3dhype is a Dutch community for digital artists.

 

Monday, March 18th, 2013 Ranting No Comments

NUIA eyeCharm

Interesting new Kickstarter project for Kinect addon hardware to turn it into an eye tracker.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/4tiitoo/nuia-eyecharm-kinect-to-eye-tracking

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Thursday, March 14th, 2013 Ranting 2 Comments

Me-Crew online

Friend of mine, and organizer of the End User Event conference, Joep van der Steen has set up a new page gathering lots of cool CG news and artists, mainly from the Dutch community.

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Check out the Me-Crew page at http://www.me-crew.com

 

 

Sunday, March 10th, 2013 Ranting No Comments

Brekel Kinect tools used for Halo 4 in-game cinematic

I’m very honored to share that according to a small article on FXGuide the cool people of  The Sequence Group used my Brekel Kinect tools for a small section of an in-game Halo 4 cinematic called ‘Librarian’.

Read more here:
http://www.fxguide.com/quicktakes/mo-cap-on-a-budget-halo-4-terminals

Thursday, February 21st, 2013 Kinect, Projects No Comments

Free BVH Viewer from Ben van Basten

A friend of mine, Ben van Basten, just released a free BVH viewer on his site:

http://bvhviewer.developmentinmotion.nl

 

It can display pretty much any BVH file you can throw (including the ones coming from my apps) at it and can be nice to quickly browse through a bunch of files.

Thursday, February 14th, 2013 Tools 2 Comments

Wearable Kinect aka Kinect Snorricam

Just posted some info on my latest experiments creating a wearable Kinect setup for face tracking, based on the SnorriCam principle.

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Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 Kinect, Projects 12 Comments

Brekel Kinect Pro Body and Pro PointCloud available

Brekel Kinect Pro Body and Pro PointCloud are now available from the brand new online shop, along with Pro Face as well as bundles with discounted prices.

Trial versions are available from the products information pages from the menu on the right.

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Monday, December 31st, 2012 Kinect, Tools 6 Comments