Possible to use NI mate to see Kinect as webcamera


#1

Hi there,

I am using NI-mate since yesterday, looked the whole day on the internet struggling to get my Kinect working with an application called Lumo-play. I am just a beginner and wondering how to get this working at all.
This program (Lumo-play) just needs to recognize the Kinect as a webcam. It uses the webcam of my iMac now but it would be much better using the Kinect and its possibilities.
Can someone help me with this?!


#2

I don’t know how Lumo-Play works, but at least the drivers we use with the Kinect for XBox 360 and Kinect for XBox One don’t support webcams as a protocol. Some of the other sensors such as RealSense and Orbbec Astra Pro expose the color stream over UVC which is directly compatible with some webcam software.


#3

Jesse thanks… Lumo play originally is a AR software based on depth devices for windows. No they developed it to macOS but just in use with a normal camera. This is why I am asking. It would be great if I could use the Kinect because of depth possibilities. Is there a way to build a plugin?