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OpenNI Cookbook by Soroush Falahati

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Chapter 1. Getting Started

The first step before writing an application or game using OpenNI is to install OpenNI itself, the drivers, and any other prerequisites. So in this chapter, we will cover this process and make everything ready for writing an app using OpenNI.

In this chapter, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Downloading and installing OpenNI
  • Downloading and installing NiTE
  • Downloading and installing the Microsoft Kinect SDK
  • Connecting Asus Xtion and PrimeSense sensors
  • Connecting Microsoft Kinect

Introduction

As an introduction, it is important for you to have an idea about the technology behind the topics just mentioned and our reasons for writing this book, as well as to know about the different devices and middleware libraries that can ...

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