Frequently Asked Questions

Is there more documentation available?
The only existing documentation is what's here on CodePlex and the posts on the project blog:

At what distances does the finger detection work?
Because of the limited resolution of 640x480 of the devices it gets hard to distinguish fingers at distances greater than 1 meter. The default settings limit the depth range to 500mm - 800mm.

Does Candescent NUI work with Kinect SDK?
It does work with Kinect For Windows with enabled Near Mode. Kinect For XBOX isn't recommended, because it does not return depth values below 850mm.

I have KinectSDK and OpenNI installed and your project does not work
I strongly recommend against installing both OpenNI and the KinectSDK. There is a project that tries to make this work, but I haven't testet that myself. You should choose if you want to use OpenNI or KinectSDK.

I can't install OpenNI
Here is an installer that contains everything you need:

VS 2010 Express tells me that the assembly Microsoft.VisualStudio.TestTools.UnitTesting is missing
VS Express does not support Microsofts Testing Framework. You can remove the test project from the solution, the rest should work.

I installed OpenNI correctly and the OpenNI samples do run, but I get an error (BadImageFormatExeception) when I try to run Candescent NUI
Check if you've installed the 64-bit version of OpenNI. The Candescent NUI default build uses the 64-bit version.

Last edited Mar 13, 2012 at 8:25 PM by Candescent, version 16


ganapathy Jan 8, 2013 at 7:23 AM 
"VS Express does not support Microsofts Testing Framework. You can remove the test project from the solution, the rest should work." Then how do I execute then ? Pardon me am very new to .net c# , just got swapd from java to .net


gangwarkumar May 24, 2012 at 10:28 AM 
Hi this is very nice it working very fine with Xpro Asus , but i have ask one thing that as you given a answer for this "At what distances does the finger detection work?" Question that the resolution as set to 648x480 then depth should not more than 1 meter if we change the resolution 1280x1024 then is it possible to finger detection correct?

Candescent Mar 7, 2012 at 10:10 AM 
Hi all

If your questions are still unanswered, please send me an e-mail:

I'm not checking the comments here very often.

- Stefan

jeffman1 Feb 24, 2012 at 10:58 PM 
Question can you provide documentatipn or help on finger detection with your source? I need to do a sign language project in which i need to detect fingers if you can help me out towards the proper docs on your project I can make a sign language to speech converter but Im trying to make a dynamic finger or gesture detection routine.

Dtornieri Feb 14, 2012 at 11:27 PM 
Hello, after everything installed, CCT.NUI.Samples works, but I'm trying to use the mouse module and the following message appears: "No hand generate found . One is needed for session manager." Please know the reason for the error?

HosamHHR Jan 30, 2012 at 12:30 AM 
Hi, thank you for this amazing job ,I have the same question of browniee, I'm trying to use CCT.NUI in my code but I can't track the code , i can't understand how it is working , could you help us please , thank a lot again .

browniee Jan 19, 2012 at 6:27 PM 
im currently using CCT.NUI 9489 - samples with kinect SDK option and I would like to know where can I find the data that is generated when I run the sample? where do I find the code and understand what is going on and how it collects and saves the data? thank you! you did an amazing job.