Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Kinect used for 3D urban modelling

It appears that the possibilities of using Microsoft's Kinect are really capturing many users' imaginations, prompting the emergence of a variety of cool experimentations with it, with most of them of course related to gaming (which in fact I may have to come back to for a post or two in the future).

One of the most amazing non-gaming ones however is the one by Martin Szarski who strapped the device to his car, connected it to his laptop and a Nexus One mobile phone and thusly recorded a point cloud of the car's journey. The results are very impressive considering the modest equipment used and according to Szarski could been more accurate had a phone with a gyroscope been used. For more details of this great "home-made" 3D urban modelling experiment check out the link here.

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