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nght5tlkr



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 6:37 pm Reply with quote
Now if only I had an XBOX...

Man, MMD is going to be compatible with just about everything.
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edzieba



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 6:39 pm Reply with quote
That's very, very impressive. I was aware that an API had been developed for access to the Kinect's colour and depth sensing cameras, but I didn't know it's skeletal mapping had been reverse engineered yet.
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Jarm



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 6:49 pm Reply with quote
nght5tlkr wrote:
Now if only I had an XBOX...

Man, MMD is going to be compatible with just about everything.


No need.

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Yū Higuchi, the developer of the MikuMikuDance program that enables users to create dancing videos of Hatsune Miku, posted a video to demonstrate real-time motion capture of dancing via the Kinect sensor. Microsoft released Kinect last month as an add-on to its Xbox 360 console to support 3D motion-sensing in games. However, independent programmers soon developed driver software to allow personal computers to connect to the Kinect sensor through the USB port.


Few people in Japan will actually buy it for gaming I imagine. Wink
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ZipZapZopTitania



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 7:02 pm Reply with quote
Suh-WEET! Now I want a Kinect. I can actually make realistic motions...oh, the fun I will have...
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R315r4z0r



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 7:42 pm Reply with quote
I have two responses:

1. That is really, really cool.

2. I now understand the difficulty girls face when they wear mini-skirts.
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littlegreenwolf



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 8:20 pm Reply with quote
Anime hyper It's funny to watch Miku move like a man in that demo vid of it. Still... somehow I find myself excited for this thing even if we'll never get it here.
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nhat



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:55 pm Reply with quote
lol the minute of the video he is trying to synch with the dancers but can't. Pretty funny.
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enurtsol



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:38 pm Reply with quote
This could lead to some really really weird ecchi Miku motion caps in the near future....... Laughing


R315r4z0r wrote:

2. I now understand the difficulty girls face when they wear mini-skirts.


Mini-skirts don't move so freely that way. Laughing
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configspace



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:47 am Reply with quote
littlegreenwolf wrote:
Anime hyper It's funny to watch Miku move like a man in that demo vid of it. Still... somehow I find myself excited for this thing even if we'll never get it here.

He also releases an english version btw

The Kinect feature is really very cool.. although people have already gotten superb results with manual choreography in mmd:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2InaS133UOg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7934elDPjbI

And to be frank I think most people will still get better results that way for complex motions (i.e. dancing) unless the person is also very good in real life of course. You could probably combine live capture and manual tweaking though
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feitian



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:01 am Reply with quote
Oh my, now that looks like a relatively easy setup and affordable motion capture. I love the potential application for something like this in independent production or something. Very Happy
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kiddtic



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:05 am Reply with quote
The moment I saw the video I thought to myself Wow thats really cool, then I thought oh boy they are gonna break some "upcoming laws" with this arent they?
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Stmurda23



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:06 am Reply with quote
lol they were crip walking at the end
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p3rseus



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 9:17 am Reply with quote
It's pretty impressive how accurate and smooth the 3D model follows the movements. Good mocap system indeed.
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Ranma824



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:05 am Reply with quote
Wow, the Kinect may not completely bomb in Japan.

Miku comes to the rescue for anybody, even Microsoft! Smile
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PetrifiedJello



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:24 am Reply with quote
I have to say, it's interesting to see the Kinect's true potential is actually outside the world of gaming, not in it.

This is now the 4th video where I've seen the Kinect being used for applications having nothing to do with gaming, and each has been pretty stellar. I can add this to the list, as the videos were certainly entertaining (and could be a lead-in for future anime?).

My favorite still has to be the "Minority Report"-like application control.

I can see Microsoft re-evaluating the Kinect as a PC input device, rather than a console add-on. They'd make a substantial amount of money once applications are developed for it.

*sometime in the future...
"For a limited time only, each Dell purchased will come with a free upgrade to Microsoft's Virt-UI (formerly known as Kinect) pointing device on selected models. Hurry now! Operators are standing by."
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