Recording

Navigating the 3D Preview

Function

HotKey

Adjust viewing angle of the 3D scene.

Click+drag

Zoom in and out of the 3D view port.

Middle mouse scroll Or right click+drag

Move an object around your scene.

Middle mouse click

Reset your view.

Double click in view port

Rotate subject in frustum view.

Click and rotate area between near and far plane. See visual below.

Recording

Once your sensor is plugged in and set up in the proper configuration, you're ready to record. Press the Record button to begin recording.

When recording, monitor the following:

  • Diagnostic panel for dropped frames
  • Color and Depth Preview windows to ensure your subject stays in frame
  • Color Preview to make sure your subject is properly exposed
  • Depth Preview to look for holes in the depth data caused by materials difficult to detect with the sensor

Considerations for Refinement

To take full advantage of the Depthkit's Refinement workflow, be sure your recordings are captured to do so:

  • If possible, shoot against a keyable background like a greenscreen. Make sure the background is lit evenly.
  • Record a backplate - a few seconds of your empty scene with no subject - for use difference mattes and machine-learning-driven background removal tools.

Capturing with Automatic Background Segmentation

When shooting with a Kinect for Windows v2, Depthkit detects one or multiple bodies with body indexbody index - The detection of one or multiple bodies in the depth data. When generating your assets, this acts as a body mask, allowing you to simply hide the background for clean exports of your subjects. This eliminates the need to shoot on a green screen. detection. This provides the flexibility to capture in any space and simply remove the background as an optional export setting.

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Body Detection

Body index detection will not recognize partial bodies, or subjects that are too close to the sensor. When recording, make sure your subject is detected, indicated by a highlighted portion of the depth preview. If there is nothing illuminated, you may not be capturing the body index data successfully.

Finalizing the take

When you have stopped your recording, the backlog will clear as the frames in memory are written to disk. You will not be able to record again until this is complete and the Record button is activated again.

Library

Once the recording is complete, the take will appear in your Library, which displays all takes along with their duration.