OpenNI Brings 3D Sensing to SIGGRAPH 2013


TEL AVIV – 17 July, 2013 – With more than 1 million downloads of its SDK, OpenNI® ( is setting the precedent for the true standard framework for 3D sensing and Natural Interaction (NI).

The industry-led organization that certifies and promotes the compatibility and interoperability of NI devices, applications and middleware will bring the latest in 3D sensing applications and middleware to SIGGRAPH 2013, the 40th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Technologies, July 23-25 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

In Booth #740, OpenNI will host one of its founding members, PrimeSense, and developer partners that use 3D sensors and OpenNI platform for their middleware and applications. 

 PrimeSense (, the leader in 3D sensing and Natural Interaction will demonstrate its Capri sensor, the tiny next generation embedded 3D sensor that will power mobile 3D sensing applications on a Nexus 10 tablet from Google. This will be shown alongside the PrimeSense NiTE™, the most advanced and robust 3D computer vision middleware for full body interaction.

Delicode (, the Finnish startup that specializes in creating motion-based software for use in the performing arts industry, will demonstrate its recently launched Z Vector depth video and visualization software based on OpenNI SDK and powered by PrimeSense Carmine™ 3D sensor. Z Vector, which uses PrimeSense 3D Sensors to create depth map visualizations, was developed in close collaboration with the Helsinki based electronic music duo, Phantom. Delicode produced a music video for one of Phantom’s hits and then the video went viral and got promoted by The XX and others in the music industry. The Z Vector live visuals bring the music video to life with live interactive VJ and visualization software using the input from a 3D sensor based on PrimeSense technology.

VanGogh Imaging (, creator of 3D embedded vision technology for mobile applications, joins OpenNI to present its Starry Night, Real-Time 3D Object Identification & Analysis Software. Using the PrimeSense Carmine 3D Sensor, Starry Night identifies objects in a real-world setting and determines their location, orientation and measurements. The software can analyze static 3D scans, as well as real-time 3D streams. It is especially well suited for human gesture recognition and object recognition applications and can operate across a host of platforms ranging from smartphones to consumer electronics.

“We’re eager to get to Anaheim to show off new 3D sensing applications from our OpenNI developer partners,” said Tal Dagan, VP Marketing and Product of PrimeSense, pioneering founder of OpenNI. “Utilizing PrimeSense’s Carmine sensor and the new tiny embedded Capri sensor, these developers are continually discovering new ways to impact a multitude of industries and our everyday lives with 3D sensing.”


About OpenNI

OpenNI is the largest 3D sensing development framework and community. The open source SDK is the recognized standard for developing computer vision middleware and 3D solutions. The OpenNI community provides developers with a full range of software tools along with a vivid ecosystem platform for effective collaboration and promotion.

The Open NI consortium was established in November 2010 as a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to promote and standardize the compatibility and interoperability of Natural Interaction (NI), devices, applications and middleware. For additional information, please visit or follow on Twitter at @OpenNI.

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