Today I got a kinect kamera and played around. FIrst of all thanks to Jean Marc and Nesa and all other contributors for making it possible to work with this great tool in Max.
I found out that in a small room it works just perfect even in darkness, which is quite impressive. It´s very fast in response and framerate.
There is one problem which I found: If the room is too big the distance sensor seems to have problems and the left output of jit.freenect.grab gets like stop and go. This makes it difficult to work on stage. As soon as I face the floor everything is ok. Is there a posibility to solve this problem? Something like: "set all distances to black as soon as there is no proper distance value". Or is this a hardware problem only Microsoft can solve:-?