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OpenNI Cookbook by Soroush Falahati

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Creating a project in Visual Studio 2010

In this recipe we will show you how to prepare a project in Visual Studio to start programming with OpenNI 2 and NiTE 2. Using NiTE 2 is optional but it will offer following features to you::

  • The capability to track hands and recognize hand gestures
  • The capability to recognize one or more users and track their movements
  • The capability to recognize different parts of the user's body and extract his/her skeleton map and joint positions

Tip

Please note that you don't need NiTE if you want to simply work with depth/IR or Image stream. But if you want to go one step forward and work with the middleware layer, you need to install NiTE and use it.

Without NiTE, we can only use low-level data such as the output of different ...

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