Kinect Software

Kinect Avatar project

Kinect & VR

Facial Mapping



Starting to Develop with Kinect

Microsoft Kinect for Windows

Kinect SDK and Unity Games Engine

Kinect Hacks and Open Source is a community dedicated in becoming the number one source of news, codes and information about the latest and most innovative Microsoft Kinect user-made programs.

OpenNi:Established in November 2010, the not-for-profit OpenNI consortium was formed to promote and standardize the compatibility and interoperability of Natural Interaction (NI), devices, applications and middleware.
Note: Primesense the founder of the OpenNi community were bought by Apple in 2013 and the original site closed down in 2014, a “clone” of the site can be found here:

Controlling an Avatar using OpenNI

OpenNI and Unity 3DGames Engine

Install Instructions

MikuMikuDance and the Kinect

(This is somewhat disturbing and surreal with men taking on or becoming Japanese scantily dressed female manga characters)

(And this is vaguely horrifying – becoming the McDonald clown!)

The backstory and software sourcing


Commercial Software

Animakitstudios – kinect controlled animated characters for entertainment and television

Performative Interaction and Embodiment on an Augmented Stage