Hello, I was using the Kinect with Processing and SimpleOpenNI and I wanted to try with OF on windows 7 so I have erased the windows sdk and all the kinect drivers.
Then I have restarted and plugged my kinect again. Two drivers start to install automatically : Xbox NUI Audio and Xbox NUI Camera. I have replaced the two of them with the libfreenect kinect drivers included in the ofxKinect addon (ofxKinect/libs/libfreenect/platform/windows/inf).
But there is no mention of any motor… So I can not update the driver motor.
When I try to use the example with Code::Blocks I get these messages :
[verbose] ofxKinect: context inited
[warning] ofxKinect: no available devices found
[warning] ofxKinect: update(): device -1 isn’t delivering data, reconnecting tries: 1
Do you know how two install the 3 drivers properly : camera, audio AND motor drivers ?
See : https://github.com/openframeworks/openFrameworks/tree/master/addons/ofxKinect
You need to (re)install the kinect’s Camera, Motor and Audio drivers from ofxKinect’s following folder : ofxKinect/libs/libfreenect/platform/windows/inf
Good luck !
Thank you for your answer but I had figured that part. I just don’t know how to proceed. I’m not used to install drivers manually.
I tried to update the drivers with the Device Manager. It seems to work for the Xbox NUI Audio and Xbox NUI Camera but the motor never shows up.
And I still get the same error message.
Oh sorry !
That’s strange, I have the same setup (ofxKinect on windows 7) and the three devices showed up in the Device Manager as I plugged my kinect.
You’ve probably already tested this, but try to unplug / replug your kinect, change the USB port, and maybe restart your computer ?
No idea why this doesn’t show up… I hope you’ll get it working !
I have tried with another Kinect and the motor finally appeared in the Device Manager.
Now everything is up and running.
Maybe a power problem ?
I am having the same problem… I have a Kinect for Windows. it works fine on my mac.
But on PC… I just can’t get to install libfreenect drivers … I tried with several pcs… but I get the same issue all the time…
here are some videos of it…
I’ve solved my own problem… you hit F10 at the beginning and install UBUNTU on this puppy…