How To: Turn Kinect Snapshots into 3D Statues in MineCraft

Turn Kinect Snapshots into 3D Statues in MineCraft

Since the release of Microsoft's Kinect, there's been no shortage of useful and fun hacks.

In the past, we've seen the Kinect modded for things like x-ray vision, World of WarCraft gameplay, air guitar and 3D video.  And now there's even a use for all of you MineCraft gamers!

Thanks to Nathan Viniconis, you can now take a snapshot of yourself with the Kinect and transform it into a MineCraft save file, which can create some visually stunning 3D statues inside your MineCraft world.

The Depth and Color information will be used to approximate the position and types of blocks to best represent the 3D point cloud in MineCraft.

How to Turn Kinect Snapshots into 3D Statues in MineCraft

How to Turn Kinect Snapshots into 3D Statues in MineCraft

How to Turn Kinect Snapshots into 3D Statues in MineCraft

How to Turn Kinect Snapshots into 3D Statues in MineCraft

The breakdown of hacking the Kinect into MineCraft worthy statues is as follows.

To see the complete and complicated process in its entirety, visit the full tutorial by Viniconis on Order of Events.

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