A really simple tutorial for installing kinect & openNI on PC

by huaishup @ 11:47 am 9 February 2011

First of all, there is a video tutorial you can follow:

—————here is the tutorial————–
Basically you need 3 things: OpenNI, Kinect Driver, NITE.

1. OpenNI
OpenNI-Bin-Win32-v1.0.0.25.exe (http://www.openni.org/downloadfiles/openni-binaries/latest-unstable/25-openni-unstable-build-for-windows-v1-0-0/download)

Install it.

2. SensorKinect (https://github.com/avin2/SensorKinect/raw/master/Bin/SensorKinect-Win32-5.0.0.exe)
This is the driver. Just click the file and run it.

3. After install the driver, plugin the kinect. Your PC should find the device automatically. (BTW, the audio driver doesn’t work, but it doesn’t matter)

4. NITE( for skeleton)
Install it, use the free key: 0KOIk2JeIBYClPWVnMoRKn5cdY4=

Now you can try some samples under C:\Program Files\OpenNI\Samples\Bin\Release
Recommendation: the NiUserTracker.exe is one that can detect multi-users and do the skeleton mapping thing.




  1. you are THE BEST.

    Comment by Alex Wolfe — 13 February 2011 @ 5:26 pm
  2. Here’s another tutorial for running it on x64 bit.


    Comment by Alex Wolfe — 14 February 2011 @ 11:03 am

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