Volumetric capture with Depthkit is accessible to creators of any background. You can start creating immediately with just a Windows PC or a Mac running Windows and a supported depth sensor. Depthkit requires no prior film, 3D, or programming experience. Read below to learn more about what kind of computer can run Depthkit.
Depthkit requires the following minimum specification to run successfully:
- A dedicated USB 3.1 Gen 2 (or Type C) port for the sensor
- Intel Core i7 Quad Core+ or faster
- Memory: 8 GB of RAM or more
- Any of the following graphics cards:
- Radeon Pro 555 or AMD Ryzen 5 APU or faster
- Nvidia GeForce 1060 or faster
We recommend Windows 10 with the latest updates. If you have a Mac, you cannot run Depthkit on the OS X operating system, but you can install Windows on your Mac using the Bootcamp Utility.
We've verified several computers that are guaranteed to work with Depthkit. If you order one of these systems, you'll be set!
Mac OS X Compatibility Coming Soon
Although we currently do not support Mac OS X, we have built Depthkit to be cross platform and will soon be rolling out a Mac OS X version.
We strongly recommend that you plug your depth sensor in to a USB 3.1/USB-C Gen 2 port to ensure the most stable capture. Gen 2 ports have a much higher data transfer rate and will promote a more stable connection and data stream from your depth sensor.
Most computers will have a mixture of USB port types and generations. Using the right port is critical when connecting a depth sensor that requires a high data transfer rate. When in doubt, always use your USB-C port to achieve the best possible performance. You may need a USB-C to USB adapter to connect your sensor to this port.
Generation 2 USB Ports
When running a depth sensor, Gen 2 USB ports matter because they can transfer data faster. USB 3.0 (now commonly called USB 3.1 Gen 1) has maximum transfer rate of 5 GBps. USB 3.1 Gen 2 doubles that to 10 GBps.
USB-C is commonly associated with USB 3.1 Gen 2, but it is not always equal. It is, however, a preferred port along with the USB 3.1 gen 2, as both share high data transfer rates.
How do I know which USB ports I have?
1) On a PC, go to your Device Manager and expand the Universal Serial Bus Controllers section. This will reveal the USB ports available on your computer.
- If your USB port name contains "Universal Host", your port is version 1.1.
- If it contains both "Universal Host" and "Enhanced Host", your port is version 2.0.
- If it contains "USB 3.0", your port is version 3.0.
2) Here you can right click on each port to learn about type, version, and location of the port.
You can identify the ports by their icons
A USB-C type plug