I’m new in the use of v4. In relation with my thesis about non-linear visualisation I have learn how to work with vvvv. So I got several questions about the using of Kinect and Arduino. I searched the forum but can’t find any helping stuff for me. At the moment i try to get Input from 5 push-buttons via Arduino to change settings like the shape, rotation or color of objects.
What is the best SDK for using the Kinect, openNI or the Microsoft SDK or rather what works better for what.
How can I get Outlines of tracked persons (In use of Prototyping Interfaces I get the skeleton back but no outlines)this must be possible with the depth texture I think but can’t get it to work for me right now.
*How can i change the amount of persons they are getting tracked by Kinect (with the MS SDK and the patch from Prototyping Interfaces the Kinect will only track one skeleton. I read about the Kinect depth texture and some kind of cut off for the depth note but can’t get it to work.
*Is it possible to get the outlines/shape of several persons and say v4 to overlay them with trinangles or some kind of nice particle effects in diffrent colors depending on the distance?
*I’ve seen some nice vids with tracked people standing in front of the kinect and they where tracked. How is it possible to say v4 to not show the room but only render the persons in front of the Kinect.
*I would like to get some colorchanging effects by using a audio-input, got this for me right now. But try to use only low- and high-frequency sounds (At the moment i try to find a filter/node that makes this possible for me)
*Is it possible to use Line-In for external sounds? v4 shows me the opportunities PC-microfone, kinect-microfone and soundcard output. Do I need some external hardware to get this for me? I tried to connect the iPod with the Line-In but nothing happens. I think thats a settings problem and can be fixed very quickly. Will try tonight if I can fix it.
Thats a lot of questions hope you can help me with of these. are they understandable. I stay tuned and try to get some problems solved but now I play wiht the Input via Arduino.
Many thanks in advance