E3: Me as a bobblehead, made in Kinect Fun Labs

I got some hands-on time with the newly announced Kinect fun Labs. Today they wanted to show off two technologies they’re working on for Kinect: People Scanning and Object Capture. They let me make a bobblehead of myself, so I thought I’d share it with you. That would be done via the People Scanning tech, obviously. 

The scanning of my body was very easy. I stood up and lined up with a outline on the screen to capture my body. Even the detail on the shirt I was wearing showed up clearly. For the face, I had to lean in close to the Kinect sensor. The system processed for only a couple of seconds and spit out a pretty good Dale bobblehead.

I was able to record my voice to put into the bobblehead. A Microsoft rep said, “Say something!”

Of course, I said “something. After that I slapped my own face over and over. You can see the end result in the above video.

We’ll have more on how Kinect Fun Labs works for you very soon.

Dale North