Kinect helps apply color to complex surfaces

We’ve talked about making 3D models from data captured by the Kinect sensor—we’ve even pointed you to a free Windows Store app that lets you do it easily. But one drawback of most home 3D printers is that their output is monochromatic. So that nifty 3D model of your dad that you wanted to give…


Updated SDK, with HTML5, Kinect Fusion improvements, and more

I am pleased to announce that we released the Kinect for Windows software development kit (SDK) 1.8 today. This is the fourth update to the SDK since we first released it commercially one and a half years ago. Since then, we’ve seen numerous companies using Kinect for Windows worldwide, and more than 700,000 downloads of our…


Join Now, BUILD for Tomorrow

Today at Microsoft BUILD 2013, we made two important announcements for our Kinect for Windows developer community. First, starting today, developers can apply for a place in our upcoming developer kit program. This program will give participants exclusive early access to everything they need to start building applications for the recently-announced new generation Kinect for…


The latest Kinect for Windows SDK is here

Yes, it’s the moment many of you have been waiting for: Kinect for Windows SDK 1.7 is available for download! We’ve included a few photos of the key features: Kinect Interactions and Kinect Fusion. Or if you’re a developer, you can download the SDK and get started immediately.  A woman demonstrates the new Kinect Interactions,…


Kinect for Windows announces new version of SDK coming March 18

Today at Engadget Expand, I announced that Kinect for Windows SDK 1.7 will be made available this coming Monday, March 18. This is our most significant update to the SDK since we released the first version a little over a year ago, and I can’t wait to see what businesses and developers do with the…


Kinect Fusion Coming to Kinect for Windows

Last week, I had the privilege of giving attendees at the Microsoft event, BUILD 2012, a sneak peek at an unreleased Kinect for Windows tool: Kinect Fusion. Kinect Fusion was first developed as a research project at the Microsoft Research lab in Cambridge, U.K.  As soon as the Kinect for Windows community saw it, they began…