What Is [Vision] DepthTracker?
[Vision] DepthTracker appeals to those who cannot afford a full multitouch setup, or who only have one camera and want to test the abilities of relative depth tracking on a minor scale. With features such as threshold, background removal, unique tracking with depth analysis and blob size restrictions, and the obvious ability to experience a natural user interface with a single camera. For even more info, please visit this previous thread.
Why Should I Care?
With the ingenuitive use of simple lighting techniques and a single camera setup, one can easily experience the true potential of a natural user interface without having to buy thousands of dollars worth of special equipment and other devices.
Where can I download it?
See the bottom of this post to download the application via the attachment.
Some notes for your consideration...
<li>Please note, this application can also act as a tracker similar to CCV via blob detection but does not output messages in the TUIO format. The messages sent are through port 3333 on localhost (127.0.0.1) and are in a string format such that when read, the string is “X*Y*Z*W*H;”, where X,Y,Z,W, and H are the x,y,z coordinates, and width and height respectively and are separated by the ‘*’ character for each value. The ‘;’ character indicates that one blob’s points are done, and that another one’s are beginning.
<li>This is a *beta* version, such that the application is not optimized for speed in any way (yet), and is subject to “Memory Access Violation"s while tracking blobs.
<li>When the application is first started on windows, it will give a “Memory Access Violation” because windows will ask to allow for the port to be open and firewall permission to be granted to this application. To fix this, simply allow the firewall exception to be made by clicking “Unblock” and run the application again.
Required for application to run:
Light source either behind or in front of the camera (as shown in attached diagram).
A copy of the application via download.
Recommended PC specifications:
1.6 Ghz Dual Core
2 Gb RAM
DirectX 9.0 or above
<center>*** Special thanks to AlexP for his works on getting the PS3eye camera to work under windows! *** </center>
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[Vision] DepthTracker by hillbilly is licensed under a <a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/">Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License</a>.</center>