Those are Engadget's words, not mine as this Microsoft Research project was shown at SIGGRAPH this week.
KinectFusion takes live depth data from a moving Kinect sensor and in real-time creates high-quality 3D models. The possibilities are huge – you can scan a whole room and its contents within seconds and as you move around, and objects are revealed they are fused into a single 3D model. My mind is immediately thinking of applications in architecture, gaming and augmented reality.
I’ll have more on this soon, but for now, check out the video and pick up your jaw at the end. The part where the sensor picks up the Dell monitor logo, geeky as it is, showed how accurate this is and the simulated objects in real time at around 3:50 in the video is amazing. It's not just me who thinks so...check the commentary on Twitter.
really excelent work, no where are the tools for download :)
The problme with Microsoft is too many softies. My brother-in-law is a Microsoft Project Manager, so I hear more than I should.
Investors wonder why Microsoft stock just floundered for years, while new companies and Google had so much success.
Oracle stock ran from 15 to 35 during the past five years.
Google stock ran from 380 to over 700 during the five year period
Microsoft stock traded from 28.84 DOWN to a current price of 25 during the five years.
Why? Microsoft is too soft. Their executives are soft as compared to associates and executives at Google, Oracle and other successful competitors that steal their secrets . . . build their own companies . . . and then sell them to Microsoft! I know. My brother-in-law, Peter Leonard, is a Project Manager at Microsoft, so I've seen first hand just how soft and lazy these guys can get, not to mention the "who cares" attitude. Not to mention talking too much and dragging projects out so long, that the competition is ready to go to market by the time Microsoft is ready to go to Beta.
All Microsoft execs and managers care about is a cushy job, nice dining room with great benefits and tons of time off. And when they don't get enough time off, they create it. Yes, I kid you not, they create time off hours off and fun time. They have the benefits of working at home . . . or from a beach in the Islands or anywhere they please, as long as there is a phone and an Internet connection. Believe me, I've been on those trips when he was "working" on the beach, in the pool, sipping pina coladas and enjoying the life of leisure.
If Larry Ellison caught one of his executives on a "working" day like this, he'd probably hang him from the top floor of the Oracle Building or from the mast of his sailing yacht, maybe even drag him behind his yacht as shark bait. But when he is really on the ball, he finds them a job at Microsoft.
Look at all the time Microsoft has had to catch Google with a Search Engine. Their first attempt failed miserably. Second attempt was to buy Yahoo, but Ballmer bungled that with an ego as big as his head, and probably a hundred execs and managers below him advising him . . . we can do it better. How? On the beach? At home? In the hot tub? Now they have Bing. Well, Bing This, because Bing is a complete failure because of guys like my brother-in-law who are there for the benefits, and not willing to take any chances or come up with anything new that might rock the boat of their executives that care more about the security of their positions than the guys and gals below them.
They talk about things they should not be talking about, so the competition can either leap frog them or incorporate their good ideas into their development, and avoid the mistakes made at Microsoft. I've heard things I should not have heard, so I'm sure others have. If you can't keep your trap shut at Microsoft, you've got problems.
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Hoenstly a great warburg variety possibly for the film sector. However I hate the name of it! its not 'kin' 'ect' as in family or alien friendly! lol and fusion is dance... A better title could be called maybe TechnoMonroe!
Nice software. I'm really interresting for a service pack. Any info from devev team?