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Use the simple but powerful tools of the multi-platform Orbbec Astra SDK to design the world’s next generation of interactive experiences. Make sure you have the hardware and software you’ll need to get started using your Orbbec Astra 3D camera, then grab the SDK for your platform, and get hacking. Whether you want to jump right into the code, or do some tutorial-based bootstrapping: we’ve got you covered.

Orbbec cameras also support 3rd party SDK developed by our partners:

Gestoos is a powerful gestural Interaction SDK which is now included in our Open NI 2 for Windows (64-bit). Gestoos let’s you develop applications with gestural interaction in C++, Java and Processing. Download the driver to unlock the power of gestural Interaction and to view documentation and samples online on the Gestoos developers website.

Today, the Orbbec Astra SDK beta includes:

  • Approachable yet sophisticated API. This means you can focus on your world-changing ideas faster, but when the time comes to dig in deep you aren’t held back by an overly simplistic API.
  • Support for Windows, OS X, Linux, and Android
  • More than 10 samples, with more on the way, covering the most important aspects of the SDK, include simple sensor access, stream visualization, and hand tracking.
  • Robust hand tracking
  • Native C and C++11 API

Coming soon…

  • Full-body skeleton tracking
    • Persee Skeletal Tracking Available – Click Here
  • Extensive documentation
  • Ability to access sensor data from multiple apps simultaneously
  • openFrameworks, Cinder, and Unity 3D support

Download Orbbec Astra SDK v0.5.0

Last updated: 2016-04-26

Windows

System Requirements

  • Windows 7 or later
  • x86-based processor @ 1.8+ ghz
  • USB 2.0
  • 4 gigabytes of RAM

Details

  • Supports development with both Visual Studio 2013 and Visual Studio 2015.

Pre-requisite

If you are using the Astra SDK and do not have Visual Studio installed, you will need:
Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2013 (x86 and x64), or
Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2015 (x86 and x64).

Visual Studio 2013
Download Astra SDK for Visual Studio 2013 32-bit
Download Astra SDK for Visual Studio 2013 64-bit

Visual Studio 2015
Download Astra SDK for Visual Studio 2015 32-bit
Download Astra SDK for Visual Studio 2015 64-bit

Astra Driver & OpenNI 2
(Windows only:)
Download latest Astra driver here. You can also find OpenNI 2 package from the same link if you want to use it as your SDK.
Download Astra Driver and OpenNI 2
Download OpenNI 2 Bundled with Gestoos

Mirror

Linux

System Requirements

  • Ubuntu 14.04 or later
  • x86 or ARM-based processor @ 1.8+ ghz
  • USB 2.0
  • 1 gigabyte of RAM

Details

  • GCC 4.9 and Clang 3.5 have both been extensively tested, but any compiler with support for C++11 should be compatible,
    including XCode 5 or better, GCC 4.9 or better, Clang 3.1 or better, and Android NDK r9e or better.
Download OpenNI 2 for Linux Mirror

macOS

System Requirements

  • OS X 10.8 or later
  • x86-based processor @ 1.8+ghz
  • USB 2.0
  • 4 gigabytes of RAM

Details

  • GCC 4.9 and Clang 3.5 have both been extensively tested, but any compiler with support for C++11 should be compatible,
    including XCode 5 or better, GCC 4.9 or better, Clang 3.1 or better, and Android NDK r9e or better.
Download Astra SDK for OS X x64 Mirror

Android

System Requirements

  • Android OS 4.4.2 (KitKat) +
  • Multi-core ARMv7a-based processor @ 1.5 ghz+
  • USB 2.0 host support (OTG-capable)
  • 512 megabytes of RAM

Details

  • GCC 4.9 and Clang 3.5 have both been extensively tested, but any compiler with support for C++11 should be compatible,
    including XCode 5 or better, GCC 4.9 or better, Clang 3.1 or better, and Android NDK r9e or better.
Download OpenNI for Android Mirror

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Orbbec believes in open source

Orbbec is committed to putting developers and the creative coding community first. That’s why our Astra SDK is cross-platform and open source. Get the source on GitHub.

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