jit.openni user map generator (silhouette) not showing all the image

    Aug 13 2013 | 8:05 am
    I am trying to figure out why I can't see the full processed image that is coming out of kinect via jit.openni (see attached image; click on it to see it full).
    In the left and upper parts of the image you can see that the image is cut. I don't get why.
    For example for one, the imagemap generator output (RGB channels; 2nd output) output the full image. No problem there. And secondly, I don't get the same problem in the right part and the lower part of the image coming from map generator (4th output).
    Any ideas on why and how to fix this? Thank you, ygr

    • Aug 13 2013 | 8:12 am
      By the way, the output is not zoomed out or anything like that. It is just cut out where it shouldn't.
    • Aug 13 2013 | 6:02 pm
      The depth camera doesn't have the same field of view as the RGB camera. Therefore, you get a narrower field in the depth image. In the XML configuration file, it is possible to align this narrower depth data to the RGB camera using:Image1 I suspect this is in your configuration
      If you do not want this alignment, you can remove that line in the XML configuration file. This will not increase the field of view for the depth camera, but it will cause the output of the depthmap to be "more filled in".
    • Aug 13 2013 | 6:04 pm
      argh! forum is filtering out the XML even in the code block. Look for the AlternativeViewPoint line in the XML file. That is what I am referencing above that appears as strange red Image1 text.
    • Aug 14 2013 | 8:58 am
      No problem, Dale. I can work that out! Thank you for your answer and for the object, of course! :)
    • Aug 29 2013 | 9:46 am
      May I ask how I can make the usermap generator to show detected human shapes even after a few meters?
      In the actual configuration, if I get more than ~ 4 meters away from the kinect, my silhouette disappears. I wanted to be able to detect shapes while being even further away.
      I am guessing it is something related to how it is set up right now, but I don't know how/where to change those settings.
      Thank you!!
    • Aug 29 2013 | 2:30 pm
      NITE and its use of the Kinect hardware is limited to 4m for identifying and tracking humans. There is no solution available today for distances longer than 4m.
    • Sep 05 2013 | 9:08 pm
      Thank you, Dale.
      I wanted to ask you something else about some weirdness I am experiencing with jit.openni. While trying to map on the body positioned in the center of the stage, if the person in the projection gets closer from the kinect, the shoulders from the projected mask get lower, showing up on the torso, and if further, they project on the wall behind higher than the shoulders of the person. I understand it is all about perspective and I pretty much have an idea on how to fix it.
      What I don't get is the following. If the person moves left and right (while not moving closer or further from the original position where the mapping has been done), the mapping used to stay on the body. Now it does not anymore.
      I thought it was all in my head, but today, while trying to figure out the problem, I started an old patch and the mapping followed the body left and right perfectly. I closed the patch, put the new patch again which I knew it did not work, and it didn't. And then I put the old patch again and, this time, it did not work either. And it doesn't anymore since then. I didn't change anything in the old patch, I didn't change the setting (kinect or projector positions). The only explanation I have that this is related to the jit.openni object.
      Do you maybe know anything about this?
    • Sep 05 2013 | 10:23 pm
      I have no idea what you are describing/experiencing. A clear repro with a patch and series of steps will help us help you. jit.openni codebase hasn't changed in a very long time. I don't think what you are experiencing would be related to it.