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For the upcoming Vancouver Mini Maker Faire fundraiser party tonight, Vincent van Haaff made a fun confetti party with openFrameworks.

Kinect/Box2D Mashup, Now With Penciled Outlines! from Vincent van Haaff on Vimeo.

Here are a few words from Vincent on how it works:

Because the Kinect can capture depth, you can isolate a shape based on distance, which is awesome, just as people use color (green screens, etc). Once you isolate that shape, I then filled the shape with triangles to generate an edge that could then be used in a Box2D simulation (the 2d physics engine that runs Angry Birds). Then you play with it a lot. o/

Emily Smith

Emily Smith

Emily Smith is the driving force behind Vancouver Mini Maker Faire and Vancouver Maker Foundation. She is an avid textile artist and community organizer with a focus on facilitating collaborative and creative workspaces as well as maker-oriented projects and educational programming.


  • http://www.vid.ie Diarmuid Wrenne

    I did something similar (but more culturally appropriate considering the weekend that is in it) at http://www.youtube.com/user/DiarmuidWrenne

    Check out the virtual hurling. Box2d and openFrameworks as well.

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