Kinect 2

Plugins » Kinect 2

  • Kinect placment
    Kinect placment

To use Kinect 2 with BAM you will need.

Hardware:

  • Kinect 2 (Kinect for XBOX One)
  • Kinect  Adapter for Windows: Microsoft store
  • Windows 8 or newer
  • USB 3.0 port. (Warning: some USB 3.0 controlers are not supported by Kinect).

Software:

  • KinectRuntime: https://download.microsoft.com/download/A/7/4/A74239EB-22C2-45A1-996C-2F8E564B28ED/KinectRuntime-v2.0_1409-Setup.exe

 

Where Kinect should stand?

You will see what is visible to Kinect in BAM. Kinect must see 2 things: player and part of payfield screen. If Kinect is placed "high" (at top of backbox) it must see ~ 40% of screen. It is same space where BAM menu is displayed. If Kinect is placed "low", it must see ~80% of screen.

 

Calibration

Before Kinect 2 will be able to trace you, it must find where is playfield display. To do this, you need to run calibration command from Kinect 2 menu. BAM will display checkerboard patern on screen. If Kinect successfully detect that pattern, you will see message on screen and all will work. If you move Kinect to other place or rotate it, you will have to repeat calibration.

Kinect v2 uses skeleton tracking. It detect head position, not eyes. So you have 3 more params to adjust where is "eye". Default values works fine for me. You may change it for example when you try to make video with phone camera.

 

Tip: DO NOT RUN BAM-TRACKER.EXE WHEN YOU WANT TO PLAY FUTURE PINBALL.
(or you will get message "Kinect not found")