Discover exciting new ways of writing NUI-based applications and motion control games using Packt’s new book and eBook

October 2013 | Cookbooks, Java, Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce the release of OpenNI Cookbook, a practical guide packed with fully-explained code examples and plenty of screenshots to help ease your learning curve. The book is out now and is available from Packt in print and all popular eBook formats. The print book is 324 pages long and is competitively priced at $44.99, whilst the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $22.94.

About the Author:
Soroush Falahati is a Web and Windows application developer. He started programming with VB5 at the early age of 13 before moving on to work with technologies such as VB.Net, C#, C++ and C for microcontrollers, and various scripting languages such as PHP and JavaScript. He is currently the owner of an e-commerce company, for which he has helped develop various web applications and smart phone apps. He also trains and supports the robotic teams in the company on how to program microcontrollers.

OpenNI is an industry-leading NGO focused on certifying and improving NUI’s for Natural Interaction devices and applications which use those devices as well as for API’s that facilitate the access and use of NUI devices. OpenNI enables the natural interface in various programs and devices and is the primary framework used by Kinect hackers and programmers.

OpenNI Cookbook is a step-by-step, instructional guide that aims to help you master OpenNI. It not only provides you with practical recipes showing you how to configure depth, vision, and audio of compatible devices, but also teaches you how to get basic information about the environment and customize frames from the device.

This book starts by showing you how to install OpenNI and how to access a device to retrieve raw data to use in your applications. Further on, the book discusses the data usage of modules and how they track and recognize various movements and gestures. This book is intended for beginners with a basic knowledge of C and C++ as well as professionals with experience with NUIs, OpenNI 1, and OpenNI 1x.

The book consists of the following chapters:

Chapter 1: Getting Started
Chapter 2: OpenNI’s Basics
Chapter 3: Reading Low-level Inputs
Chapter 4: Low Level Data Customizing
Chapter 5: NiTE and User Tracking
Chapter 6: NiTE and Hands Tracking
Chapter 7: NiTE and Skeleton Tracking

Packt Publishing has also published the following related titles:
Processing 2: Creative Programming Cookbook
Mastering OpenFrameworks: Creative Coding Demystified

Packt is one of the most prolific and fastest-growing tech book publishers in the world. Originally focused on open source software, Packt books now focus on practicality, recognizing that readers are ultimately concerned with getting the job done. Packt’s digitally-focused business model allows them to publish up-to-date books in very specific areas.

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