Life would be better with flashy comic book sound effects. At least, that’s what one group of students thinks. Four students at Carnegie Mellon University worked together to create “Comic Kinect,”
a Kinect hack that adds comic book-esque sound effects to ordinary contact. The software tracks users’ skeletons, and then adds graphics where they contact each other to simulate the look of a fight.
The end result is something that looks like footage out of the old live action Batman series, with punches that stop just short of their intended target eliciting a striking “POW” or “WHAM.”
If you’re interested in replicating the effect at home, you’re unfortunately out of luck at the moment. There’s no sign of the source code. But if you’re looking for comic book fun, why not try this Super Saiyan hack?
[The Comic Kinect]
Blair Hanley Frank
wishes he was a member of the Green Lantern Corps.
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