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General Stuff => Puppetry On The Internet => Topic started by: Henry on November 20, 2010, 02:11:39 am



Title: Xbox Kinect Puppet
Post by: Henry on November 20, 2010, 02:11:39 am
My friend just posted this video on Facebook, it shows someone using the Xbox Kinect hardware to emulate puppet movements.

https://youtu.be/<object width="640" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/z5BMtuk116c;hl=en_GB&amp;fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/z5BMtuk116c?;hl=en_GB&amp;fs=1">" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="660" height="525"></embed></object>


On further investigation I found more information on this web link and for those Tech friendly people out there all the info on how to build your own is contained in the links on this page.

http://vimeo.com/16985224 (http://vimeo.com/16985224)

It's a bit over old Henry's head though!


Title: Re: Xbox Kinect Puppet
Post by: Billy D. Fuller on November 20, 2010, 07:32:17 am
A bit over Billy's head to, never the less very interesting. I think I understood what the bird was saying better than what the young man was saying.

Billy D.


Title: Re: Xbox Kinect Puppet
Post by: VampireWombat on November 20, 2010, 11:04:54 am
Awesome. It's like the old Henson Waldo technology, but with much cheaper and less restrictive hardware.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waldo_C._Graphic


Title: Re: Xbox Kinect Puppet
Post by: Henry on November 20, 2010, 04:40:38 pm
That's fanatic Vampire Wombat I had never seen Waldo C. Graphic before.
Can't wait to get home from work today so I can look out for videos of him in action on the internet.
I wonder how many other Jim creations I have missed out on.