The first step before writing an application or game using OpenNI is to install OpenNI itself, the drivers, and any other prerequisites. So in this chapter, we will cover this process and make everything ready for writing an app using OpenNI.
In this chapter, we will cover the following recipes:
Downloading and installing OpenNI
Downloading and installing NiTE
Downloading and installing the Microsoft Kinect SDK
Connecting Asus Xtion and PrimeSense sensors
Connecting Microsoft Kinect