The last few days I have been playing with the Kinect. I downloaded Jasper Brekelmans Brekel Kinect and bvhacker and started up my Kinect. Rock Vacirca has good info on how to set up your Kinect http://rock-vacirca.blogspot.com/2011/02/creating-sl-animations-using-kinect.html
How is this all working? I think surprisingly well. It is not perfect and it will take some work to get it all better but a good start and heaps of fun. As you can see in the little clip I am a bit jittery well this could be because I only had 2 cups of coffee before I did this but more likely some settings that I did not tweak right. This is a 30 sec animation 475kb .bvh. I just found out I can’t upload this file to SL they have a cap 60kb file size. No editing was done to the capture. I saved the file in Brekel Kinect opened it in bvhacker saved it again and uploaded it to Troppo Club opensim as a looped ani and that is what you can see. It is early days and I am sure in a short time things will be better and even easier to set up. Thank you Jasper, Dave and Rock for all your work.
My setup is as follows
win 7 home 64 bit 8gig ram quad core Intel
Kinect sits on a tripod about 110cm from floor level.
I stand about 2 to 3 meters away from the Kinect, plenty of lighting in the room.