X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Get Geeky Gifts in the Technabob Shop! Follow Us: E-Mail | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
AWESOMER MEDIA SITES: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE

Kinect Graffiti Won’t Get You Arrested (Unless You Start Spray-Painting Flat Screens at the Best Buy)

by Paul Strauss
Advertisement

The Xbox 360 Kinect has proven to be an interactive hacker’s dream device, offering plentiful opportunities to track objects, recognize forms, and capture sounds. In one of the latest Kinect hacks to hit, an artist created a system which turns the Kinect into a virtual graffiti machine.

kinect_graffiti_1

Instead of using cans of spray-paint, interaction designer Jean-Christophe Naour’s Kinect Graffiti project records gestures and saves them as virtual artworks. The system was built using processing, openGL, SimpleOpenNI, openNI and primeSense frameworks, and can track angle, velocity, and movements along all three axes. It even captures the 3D form of the artist, which can be segregated from the art itself.

kinect_grafffiti_2

In theory, Kinect Graffiti could be used to capture actual graffiti artists creating works in paint or marker and record their movements digitally, but it’s not clear if that’s what’s going on here, or if the subject in these images and the video below are spray-paint-free. I’d think it would be difficult to capture that unless they were creating their art on a sheet of glass or a Plexi panel.

Regardless, it’s a really cool effect. I’d love to see SEGA take the idea and make a Kinect version of the old Jet Grind Radio game in which you could grind rails on a virtual skateboard, then spray virtual tags with the Kinect. Now there’s a Kinect game I’d get in to.

kinect_grafffiti_3

Check out more images from the Kinect Graffiti project over on Flickr.

[via Core77]

Deals in The Technabob Shop



Star Wars Movie Realization Darth Maul, Jango Fett & Shadowtrooper

Star Wars Movie Realization Darth Maul, Jango Fett & Shadowtrooper

Threezero BioShock Big Daddy & Little Sister Action Figures

Threezero BioShock Big Daddy & Little Sister Action Figures

Advertisement
Deal: Millennium Falcon Ice Molds

Deal: Millennium Falcon Ice Molds

Conan Visits Israel

Conan Visits Israel

Tricked-out 1990 Land Rover Defender 110 for Sale

Tricked-out 1990 Land Rover Defender 110 for Sale

Another Batch of Awesomely Bad 1980s Car Commercials

Another Batch of Awesomely Bad 1980s Car Commercials