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I've been working on connecting my Xbox kinect to a windows 8 Asus computer, I have all the drivers installed, but when I start up a scanner, I get an image like this

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This happens with both skanect and artec studio. I haven't tried any other programs

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superuser.com/questions/392359/… may be of interest. I wonder what happens if you get further back –  Journeyman Geek Apr 3 '13 at 0:59
    
It worked! THANK YOU! –  Dylan Katz Apr 6 '13 at 1:26
    
Someone's posted a more detailed answer as to why - so we have a proper answer, rather than a messy comment thread ;p –  Journeyman Geek Apr 6 '13 at 2:21

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The Xbox kinect is a bit different from the PC version of the Kinect, it can track your movements only when you are a bit farther away from the Kinect. The PC version of the Kinect however can detect you even when you are a bit closer, so if you move back a bit, it will be able to detect you.

From Microsoft

The Kinect for Windows sensor is a fully-tested and supported Kinect experience on Windows with features such as “near mode,” skeletal tracking control, API improvements, and improved USB support across a range of Windows computers and Windows-specific 10’ acoustic models.

The sensor was specifically designed to be used with computers, and includes a shortened USB cable to ensure reliability across a broad range of computers. Kinect for Xbox 360 was built for and tested with the Xbox 360 only, not with any other platform, which is why it is not licensed for general commercial use, supported, or under warranty when used on any other platform.

Kinect for Xbox 360, on the other hand, was built for and tested with the Xbox 360 only, not with any other platform, which is why it is not licensed for general commercial use, supported, or under warranty when used on any other platform.

Microsoft has a large team of engineers that is dedicated to continual improvements of the hardware and software associated with Kinect for Windows, and is committed to providing ongoing access to Microsoft's deep investment in human tracking and speech recognition.

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