Oculus Rift DK2 and Kinect 2 support added!

Head over to the download section to get the latest RUIS for Unity version!

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We have also added a process to calibrate the transformation matrix between several different sensor pairs (see above image). This enables to use Kinect 1, Kinect 2 (Win8 only), Oculus DK2, and PS Move in the same coordinate system even if the individual sensors have some distance between them or are oriented into different directions (the sensors’ view frustums need to partially overlap though), In other words, if you have calibrated Oculus Rift DK2 and Kinect 2, the Kinect 2 avatar’s head and body is correctly aligned with the head tracked position of Oculus Rift DK2 when you are using RUIS prefabs, and you will see your whole body in virtual reality!

There are still some issues that will be fixed for the next RUIS release. For example, Kinect 2 joint data is not smoothed yet, and the joints have a noticeable amount of jitter. The “Known issues” section in RUIS’ readme file lists a few more rough edges.

 

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7 Responses to Oculus Rift DK2 and Kinect 2 support added!

  1. BRS says:

    Highly praised,you are the precursors of vr game.I have the or dk2 and consider to buy kinect v2,but it is not support in win7 %>_<%

    • Takala says:

      I’ve talked with Kinect 2 developer team about this, and my understanding is that they have no plans to extend support for Windows 7. I’m not a fan of Windows 8 user interface, but I guess there are some tricks to make it more “traditional”.

    • Takala says:

      Thanks Steve! It was good to meet you in UIST.

      • Steve Funke says:

        It was really a pleasure to talk with you. We use your kit. It is a wonderful framework. Much challenges for non-computer scientists. I high volume framework. Great support. A wonderful invention. And I really have to keep in mind that you are one of the normal guys that look straight forward and offer these things 4 all. That is what makes you nice and gentle.

        ps.: The next challenge is use the kinect2.
        Probably we can talk again. Maybe per skype or sth. else. I look forward to keep in touch with you.

        Sincerely Steve

        Thank you. √paś

        • Takala says:

          Thank you for your kind words Steve! I’m happy that you have found use for RUIS.

          If you have any questions regarding RUIS, please post them in our forum and we will try to answer them: http://forum.ruisystem.net/

          I’m not an active Skype user, but send me an email if you want to have a chat. Keep in touch!

      • Steve Funke says:

        I mean. A high volume framework that allows to give solutions a shape for less then 3000€ for hardware. Thank you. Keep on doing things like these. The community shall give you more awards. Efficiency, Efficacy and Satisfaction 4 the user. Thx 4 engineering

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