Thursday, January 6th, 2011 Posted by Jim Thacker

New app exports Kinect motion data as BVH files

Japan’s Actinia Software has released a new tool to export motion data recorded with Microsoft’s Kinect gaming peripheral as BVH files suitable for use in 3D software, Max Underground reports.

The site is entirely in Japanese, but from what we can glean via Google Translate, NIUserTrackerToBVH converts data recorded using a Kinect in the OpenNI format to BVH files, although there is only support for import into 3ds Max, MotionBuilder or Blender.

You can read a little more information here (English translation: scroll down to 25 December)

Download the software here (free, but suggested donation of ¥1,000: around $12)