Brandon Johnson


3D Point Cloud Recording Using Multiple Kinects


Since its introduction, the Microsoft Kinect has shown itself to be quite versatile in its ability to record both imagery and depth information in real time, leading to new paradigms of computer­-human interaction. The goal of this project is to perform three-dimensional recordings of time­-dependent movement with two Kinects, and replay this animation in real time with the ability to explore the animation as it plays. Challenges that are addressed are the registration of multiple point clouds into a single coordinate system, the merging of point clouds from multiple Kinects that are not synced with each other, and cleaning up the data in real time.