A new company can use a Kinect to 3D print a statue of you.
How extensive is this capture, I wonder. Could one wear costumes? How ideal will the lighting have to be to avoid printing out a figurine with an indistinct face?
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Don't need to buy an Xbox One -- all you need is a Kinect and a PC.
So this would be using software similar to 3-Sweep. Pretty cool but I would much rather have the software for myself (with a DSLR instead) and use that for base models... but my concern with that is would it automatically set the vertices with proper loops for rigging? Combine that with a decent 3D-printer and you have some potential on your hands. I can't wait for this kind of tech to hit the consumer market.
Would be cool to utilize this with a type of Skylander game.
Why do all of the best uses of Kinect have little to nothing to do with games? I'm seeing cooler uses of the device from PC technicians and medical companies than from Microsoft themselves.
The thing is, there's really no reason that it couldn't be used for games... Why can't an open world game have an NPC population made up of players who scanned themselves in? It would sure beat seeing the same people over and over again, just with different clothes. Many of the neat kinect ideas I see would translate well to gaming, if developers saw fit to implement them.
Because you need developers to risk themselves to make a kinect centralized game. When its just this random stuff, there's no loss and there's actually a gain in another aspect.
I will bet Microsoft never thought up this angle.
I think they have thought of this angle only they think they should let these researchers do all the ground works first. That's why the Kinect is still only a dev kit on the PC even though the consoles have fully fledged official ones, two versions at that. That way a popular new idea could itself be funneled into the consoles if they want to develop it further. It's similar on how the new PS4 and X1 controllers have the most basic of drivers for PC use- they are letting the devs do all the work.
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