Configuring Kinect with processing in ubuntu


To configure kinect with processing in ubuntu 12.04..first download openni installer


uncompress the file…there will be four folders like this.

Screenshot from 2013-01-18 16:55:03

Inside kinect folder there will be one more folder named Sensor-Bin-Linux…all folders will be having an file

open a terminal and cd to each folder and issue the following install command

sudo ./

Now download processing software i used the stable release processing 1.5


extract it

Now download SimpleOpenNI processing library


when you run processing for the first time a folder named sketchbook will be created inside home folder

Copy the ‘’ into this folder:


and extract it

if you don’t have libraries folder then create one inside sketchbook

Now restart porcessing from file menu take Examples>Contributed Libraries>simple openni and select depth image example.

Screenshot from 2013-01-17 03_51_51

Connect the kinect to the system .Now compile and run the code if sucessfulyou will get an output window like this.

Screenshot from 2013-01-17 03_53_50

You need java installed in yur system for the working of processing

Happy Hacking 🙂


One thought on “Configuring Kinect with processing in ubuntu

  1. I use raspberry pi 3 model b and processing arm . I want use Kinect for skeleton tracking but can’t find simpleopenni for processing arm.all of simpleopenni for Linux that I use , I have an error ” this simpleopenni is for 64 bit processing” and when use simpleopenni-32 bit have this error “cant-load-IA-32-bit-so-on-a-arm-bit-platform” may help me

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