While Microsoft plans to offer a next-generation version of its Kinect for Windows hardware in 2014, the company is still improving the software for the current-generation motion capture sensor. Today, Microsoft released version 1.8 of the Kinect for Windows SDK, which adds several new features for software developers.
In a blog post, Microsoft goes over some of the new SDK additions, including a new Kinect Fusion sample. Microsoft says:
This sample shows developers how to use two sensors simultaneously to scan a person or object from both sides—making it possible to construct a 3D model without having to move the sensor or the object! It demonstrates the calibration between two Kinect for Windows sensors, and how to use Kinect Fusion APIs with multiple depth snapshots.
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