Friday, January 07, 2011

More Kinect Digital Puppetry Developments

New X-Box Kinect developments seem to keep coming fast and furious. At CES 2011, Microsoft has been demoing it's forthcoming Avatar Kinect for X-Box Live; essentially it's a platform that allows you to control a 3D avatar of yourself in real-time via body and facial movements. I suspect that the technology isn't quite ready to go yet (Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's demo above was canned and not done live), but Engadget has a video of a live demo of Avatar Kinect here.

Meanwhile, in other Kinect news, someone has hacked together some impressive-looking real-time motion capture using the Kinect:

(Motion capture video via Blendernation)

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