Kinect Fusion Color Basics-D2D C++ Sample

Kinect for Windows 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8


This sample demonstrates the basic use of the Kinect Fusion APIs for 3D reconstruction with the option of using color. This sample is conceptually similar to the Kinect Fusion Basics D2D C++ Sample, but uses the parallel NuiKinectFusionColorVolume APIs. There is an inherent tradeoff in using the color APIs, as the storage of the color data in the reconstruction volume has a corresponding decrease (roughly half) in the maximum volume size that it is possible to construct on a graphics card. In addition, using these APIs and integrating color data will take an additional run-time cost which will lower the observed framerate on some graphics cards.

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