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Augmented Reality with Kinect 书评
« on: October 07, 2013, 09:21:50 PM »

A complete introduction to Fruit Ninja Kinect clone

The author Wang Rui is an experienced OpenGL / Kinect developer in China, I have known him for a while. This time, he recommends me reviewing the recent book on Kinect development.

Augmented Reality with Kinect is a mini book published by Packt. In the beginning, it introduce Microsoft Kinect SDK with C++ language. And then demonstrates how to build a Fruit Ninja Kinect clone from scratch. What I like about the book is it's very self contained on the topic. It covers every details. Considering its small size, it does a great job.

However, it also has several problems.
* The title is not consistent with the content. Fruit Ninja is not a typical Augmented Reality application. I am looking forward to seeing more Augmented Reality demos from the book.
* Too much details on OpenGL rendering. I would prefer a rendering library that hides every OpenGL functions from the reader. Because these unnecessary details could easily distract the beginners and make them frustrated.

I would give it a score 3 / 5.