Star Wars fans can make it look like they’ve also experienced the dreadful circumstance of the Carbon Freezing that the hero, Han Solo experienced. With the Kinect’s ability to detect the user’s outline, this Kinect program is able to put the user’s image into a virtual representation of the famous Carbon Frozen Frame. Michael Zoellner & Jens Keil showcases their creation, a tribute to both Star Wars fans and Kinect hackers. Users can pose in front of the Kinect in order to have themselves recreated in the virtual carbonite prison. The entertainment value of this Kinect program gives way to the possibility of having various features especially from movie lore available to users. Especially with the Kinect’s technology, these fun things can now be brought to the consumer’s hands.

Here is a description of the project:

“Princess Leia’s hologram message has already been recreated with Kinect. So we chose Han Solo frozen in carbonite.

This is an experiment with Kinect and Processing. People in front of it are posing like Han Solo and get frozen in 3D. We are already exporting the 3D models for 3D printing. So stay tuned. The software will be open source soon if anyone is interested.

Thanks to Sabine, Patrick, Manuel and Ianto for posing. Daniel Shiffman for the openkinect library. WIRED’s “Rip. Sample. Mash. Share.” for NIN’s creative commons track. gianteye for the 3D model.”

For more information about the Kinect Carbon Freezing of Han Solo, visit the project’s Youtube Page.

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