Ever wanted to try your hand in pottery but deem it too expensive or you don’t want to get your hands dirty? No need to fear as the Kinect brings you the means to still use your hands in this virtual air pottery program for the depth camera device. The Virtual Air Pottery with the Kinect allows users to shape their own virtual sculptures using the program’s pottery features and their hands. In this video, the user is seen initiating the rotation of the base material like in real-life pottery. The Kinect detects the user’s hand and programs the hand to be the primary shaping tool for the base material. As the material comes in contact with the user’s hand, parts of it are shaved off, giving the user complete control of what kind of sculpture to make. While the features are still basic and rough, the concept itself blew our minds and we’re definitely looking forward to a more refind Kinect Virtual Pottery in the future.
For more information about the Kinect Virtual Pottery, visit the project’s Youtube Page.