Kinect Makes Green Screens Easy

As we saw by the recent poll on Games Alfresco, the Kinect is the biggest thing in augmented reality right now.  Even since my last review of Kinect, there have been many new innovations.  Using Kinect as a real time green screen is becoming an easy reality and fast.  Dustin O’Connor has transformed his room into a smoky psychedelic head space.  I can only imagine that this setup will become the norm in tripped out raves.

The Kinect also has possibilities as an indie movie special effects tool.  Dustin alludes to this possibility:

I could see a bunch of indie type cg / video movie and effects being made with this camera. the kinect may not be as cheap as a can of green paint but defiantly does produce a similar result without the mess.

 

kinect volumetric fluid occlusion from dustin o’connor on Vimeo.

One Response

  1. Yes, speaking as someone that has (and is) doing lots of amateur filming with greenscreen I can see loads of interesting effects possible with the Kinect which would require a lot of work otherwise.

    I fully expect plenty of online shows will be quick to use it as soon as it stops needing coding/compiling skills and theres some ready made solutions.

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