Developer Creates Holographic Window Using Microsoft’s Kinect Sensor

Valve’s Portal game is known for it’s gameplay where portals could be used to teleport between different locations. They are rendered as virtual windows into the connected location with the well-known orange and blue rings around them. A developer has now created a real life portal using Kinect sensors. Watch the video above.

The Kinect V2 is a sensor that can be used to record a 3D view of the world in real-time. It can also track users and can see what their body pose is. This can be used to perform head tracking and reconstruct a camera view into a 3D world as if looking through a virtual window. By using one Kinect for head tracking and another Kinect for reconstructing a 3D view, the virtual window effect of a portal can be created in reality. By using both Kinects for 3D world reconstruction and head tracking a two way portal effect can be achieved.

Read more about it at Channel9.

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