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Augmented Reality with Kinect by Rui Wang

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An incorrect way to combine depth and color

The basic idea of a green screen, or chroma key compositing, is commonly used in the film industry. The director shoots a video with a single-colored backdrop (always green or blue), and then replaces the single colors with another video or still image. This produces some exciting effects such as the actor running out of an explosion field or the weather broadcaster standing in front of a large virtual map/earth. In this chapter, we will try to implement the same effect with the Kinect device.

The Kinect device is designed to be able to resolve depth data from the sensor to human body results. It can recognize both the entire body and different parts of human limbs and tries placing the joints to build ...

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