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kinect code to hololens

i have a program written for connect to take motion and translate it into sound i was wondering if i can just port it over to work on a hololens or would i have to rewrite the whole/portion of it?


  • james_ashleyjames_ashley ✭✭✭✭

    If your code uses the color camera I think you should be able to reuse a lot of it -- though there will be some rewriting for uwp. AFAIK the hololens depth camera stream is not currently accessible so that won't work if your code depends on th at.

    James Ashley
    VS 2017 v5.3.3, Unity 2017.3.0f3, MRTK 2017.1.2, W10 17063
    Microsoft MVP, Freelance HoloLens/MR Developer

  • @avramd02, as James has pointed out, the color camera should work just fine. But HoloLens is a unique device with unique capabilities. You should try to look at what windows holographic can expose to you. Unfortunately there is nothing like a skeletal tracking available - it is fundamentally a very different device.
    While both Kinect and HoloLens have a concept of depth and technology to understand depth, one (Kinect) is designed to expose the raw data to you so that you can do whatever you want, HoloLens seems to focus on getting an understanding of your surroundings (spatial mapping) and interacting with those surroundings with HoloGrams.

    Besides of the camera, what you could use for example is the gaze direction, your position in space, and the hand positions.

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