Kinect in Flex

My husband bought a Kinect and released an application that let you run kinect from your USB port, without having to install any driver. Check out cocoakinect project.

Anyway, I noticed that a actionscript wrapper was provided in the openkinect/libfreenect libraries on github. With a helping hand from my husband, got the as3server running. Once it is running, rgb and heatmap pictures can be viewed by running mxmlc test_depth.as or test_rgb.as (provided in the libfreenect library). If you have Flex installed, simply run 'mxmlc test_depth.as' from the command line.

I modified the as3server file slightly to send me the depth information as a grayscale instead of a color map. I then migrated the code to flashBuilder and had a bit of fun trying to convert the image to an elevated isometric map, adapting code from Chapter 3 of Keith Peters book AdvancED ActionScript 3.0 Animation.

Early days. More to come.

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