Kinect becomes 3D capture tool thanks to hack

By Johnny Cullen, Monday, 15 November 2010 08:11 GMT

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Want another reason why Kinect got an open-source hack last week? Here you go, then.

Someone’s posted up videos of Kinect being used as a 3D capture tool.

The first video shows the dude, or at least part of him, in a 3D enviroment.

The second shows physical objects in 3D, like the retail Kinect packaging. The box is measured by the tool after being physically sized by a ruler.

It’s pretty sweet stuff. Watch it below.

Thanks, Engadget.

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