I'm working on a motion capture addon for Garry's Mod. At the moment I'm using a Kinect with a power/USB adapter and FAAST ([URL]http://projects.ict.usc.edu/mxr/faast/[/URL]) to capture my skeleton data and send it to GMod. It's in the very early stages yet - see the teaser video below (apologies for the crapiness of it). Note that this is inspired by but not based on [URL="http://engineeringblog.yelp.com/2011/03/after-hours-project-kinect-hacking.html"]John Boiles' kinect hack for Mac[/URL] - I was going to use it as a starting point, but I was too lazy to port it to Windows.
To bring this addon to the beta stage (where you lucky folks with a Kinect For Windows/Xbox Kinect and the power/USB adapter can test it), I need some help from a few people:
- I need one or more Lua maths geniuses who are familiar with vectors, angles and quaternions, and how to manipulate/convert/generally kick arse with them in Gmod.
- I need one or more people who are familiar with bone manipulation in LUA. I did some messing about (see screenshots below), but it looked a little on the painful side for Miss Vance.
- Finally, I need a decent modeler to make a good looking Kinect model - this one isn't 100% needed just yet, but it'd be handy if someone's eager (plus it'd be a nice addon to the Xbox models on garrysmod.org).
PM me if you can fill one or more of the above roles. I will post updates here as and when good progress is made, or if I need more helpful folks to speed this project along.
This would be amazing.
Can it do real time stuff so it doesn't need to be pre-recorded?
This looks like a really good idea.
So many possibilities...
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