View Full Version : My kid is to short?

11-08-2010, 03:29 AM
I got the kinect and my wife and I have been playing it with no issues really until my 3 year old decided to play. I loaded up kinect adventures and we were going to play rallyball but when it shows him on the tv the avatar is kneeling because he's just over 3 feet tall. Does anyone know how to get it to recognize him a kid and not an adult kneeling?

Canis Lupus
11-08-2010, 11:23 AM
If I remember correctly when looking at the back of the box it says the minimum height requirement is 1 meter. Other than that you shouldn't need to have to enable any special options.

11-08-2010, 11:51 AM
Is the kinect on top of the TV or at the bottom? It might help if it's at the bottom.

11-08-2010, 12:02 PM
Ok thanks....it's on top. I'll try putting it below and see what happens.

11-08-2010, 01:29 PM
i put mine about 3 feet off the floor, both my 3 and 5 year old are recognized, but the 3 year old also has to be farther back (around 8 feet) or it won't detect him.

11-08-2010, 03:42 PM
I think it recommends to be over 5ft at least.. maybe 4'5"ft is the height, but yeah, putting kinect lower should defiantly help, unless your speakers are on the bottom of your TV.. in that case it won't as speakers interfere with it I think.

I've just heard about that speakers thing, from IGN, don't have kinect yet to know if its true or not.

11-08-2010, 05:31 PM
I have mine above the tv and my 3yr old needs 8 ft to really be seen. He also wants to stand against the wall which causes him to not be noticed. It did a thing in game with my 5yr old where the avatar was on his knees. I had him step out of camera and back in and that helped. On one of the videos they say above the tv gives u an extra ft of room.

11-13-2010, 01:48 AM
As with many Kinect issues it seems the best option is create more space, or move the camera so it has a better view!

11-15-2010, 08:11 AM
i guess kinect needs a certain height just to register i wouldnt want to be a little person/midget trying to play it

11-15-2010, 09:47 PM
You just have to adjust the height. It's not too hard. I had to adjust when my cousin came over to play.

11-17-2010, 09:05 PM
The Kinect support page at Microsoft recommends lowering the sensor for younger children, perhaps to the bottom of your TV set. But they say it should definitely work for them.

11-18-2010, 02:56 AM
My 3 year old son plays also on my Kinect. I find that if he boots up the Xbox and then into a Kinect game it is fine. When he tries to jump in a game with me or takes over then it gets confusing with it thinking he's kneeeling. I have my Kinect sensorat the bottom of the TV, roughly a metre high.

11-18-2010, 03:22 AM
I never expected to hear that bout Kinect. lol

11-20-2010, 01:41 PM
My 4 year old cousin was playing it perfectly with the sensor on top of the TV but only if its on the right profile. If someone tall is signed in it will show the avatar as squatting and go glitchy.