Getting Started with Kinect Development


clip_image001[6]On Thursday of last week, we launched the Kinect for Windows SDK Beta.  In case you missed it, the entire Kinect launch event was recorded and is now posted at https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/KinectSDK/BetaLaunch

You can download the Kinect SDK from here.  When getting started, I highly recommend the Kinect QuickStarts, a series of short videos that walk you through the basics.  

Finally, check out the main Kinect page at http://research.microsoft.com/kinectsdk.  It contains a great overview of the Kinect features, documentation and code walkthroughs, and forums for asking questions, getting answers, and providing feedback to the team. 

 

Code Libraries

Kinect SDK download: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/redmond/projects/kinectsdk/download.aspx

Coding4Fun Kinect Toolkit (a handy developer API for Windows Forms and WPF, for things like converting a byte[] array to a bitmap or getting the distance of a particular pixel in one line of code): http://c4fkinect.codeplex.com/

 

Videos

Kinect Beta Launch On-Demand Sessions: https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/KinectSDK/BetaLaunch

Kinect for Windows Quickstarts: https://channel9.msdn.com/series/KinectSDKQuickstarts (NOTE: you can also download all of the zipped Quickstart videos from http://files.ch9.ms/coding4fun/KinectForWindowsSDKQuickstarts.zip):

 

Samples

Kinect for Windows SDK VB Samples: http://files.ch9.ms/coding4fun/KinectSDKSamplesVB.zip

Coding4Fun Kinect Project Gallery: https://channel9.msdn.com/coding4fun/kinect/

 

Documentation

Programming Guide: Getting Started with the Kinect for Windows SDK Beta

Frequently Asked Questions

Getting Started and Code Walkthroughs

Forums

 

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Comments (4)

  1. beej says:

    Can't get it to work on linux

  2. jennmar says:

    @beej – I'm sorry; you need Windows 7 to use the Kinect SDK.  The full list of hardware and software requirements is available at research.microsoft.com/…/download.aspx.  

  3. Lala says:

    if can download kinectSDK  on laptop,does it means that ur laptop can run kinect?

  4. Khaled Faiad says:

    How can Mathematics Help us in developing  Kinect ??