As I try to keep up with the tsunami of news coming out of E3 every day, I have to pick and choose what to cover when, and this becomes a highly subjective process— so I pick games that I know or I like or that are popular. And I fucking love Fruit Ninja, right now only available on iOS. But yesterday, it was announced that Fruit Ninja is coming to Kinect, and I can only be thankful that I don’t have a Kinect, because I’m pretty sure this would only lead to me breaking bones and furniture as I flail around the living room.
There’s been tons of neat Kinect hacks in the past several months, and 3D printing has been the cool maker’s tool of choice as it’s become more affordable. And now one project is making tiny 3D printed people using information from a hacked Kinect.
Creating a gigantic monument to yourself in Minecraft just got a hell of a lot easier, with a hell of a lot less actual mining with a Kinect hack that takes color and depth information and translates it into a massive 3D Minecraft sculpture.
Nathan Viniconis has figured out a way to take the depth and colour data Kinect is able to pick up from a 3D space and get Minecraft to work out not only how to recreate the image as a collection of the game’s trademark tiles, but even take a stab at getting the right coloured elements to match the colours in the image.
You can read the very detailed instructions on how this works here
Wow… took some people long enough. The Kinect’s been hacked for weeks now and people have done all sorts of crazy shit with it, like making virtual invisibility cloaks and air guitars. Only just now are we hearing about someone making a sex video game using the open source Kinect drivers?