Motion capture application NI Mate now runs on Ubuntu.
Julius Tuomisto writes:
We’re very happy to announce that with the release of NI mate v1.11, we now officially support Ubuntu (12.04). This – combined with the Blender add-on we released last spring – makes it extremely easy for you to start using your Kinect for motion capture or game prototype creation (in BGE) on Linux.
You can download and register for a free trial license (completely enabled for motion capture) at http://www.ni-mate.com. For starters, why not check out this semi-advanced tutorial by Janne “jahka” Karhu on how to use NI mate to control an existing rig with NI mate in Blender. More tutorials are available on the website.