View Full Version : Need advice from tall people

03-02-2011, 02:57 AM
I'm having trouble having the sensor pick up anything I do that involves my reaching my hands up. Every time I do, it cuts my hands out of the sensor and doesn't read me, and it's getting extremely frustrating.

I'm on Funky Town on medium and it won't read hardly any of the moves because they involve high arm movements (Disco, Funky, Latina, etc.) and I can't five star the song because it won't read my arms. If I back up far enough to read my arms, it doesn't read the rest of my body because I'm too far away.

How do you guys set up your Kinect's, and have you had this problem? If so, how did you remedy it?

(On a side note, I can't get it to read "Smush" from Evacuate the Dance Floor either, which is pissing me off, especially after trying it over 25 minutes in Break it down)

03-02-2011, 04:03 AM
One suggestion is mount your Kinect above your TV. Have it looking down at you.

03-02-2011, 04:07 AM
Don't let it cut your hands off. Kinect mostly reads your face and hands; your feet don't matter as much. You can still play Dance Central without your feet in view. Try using the Kinect setup to move the camera up a little.

KB Are I
03-02-2011, 04:14 PM
I would suggest moving it up as well. Maybe a little above your eye level. I understand why it wouldn't read your hands above your head but not on the "Smush" move. Have you ever calibrated your Kinect?

03-11-2011, 05:04 PM
I mounted it on top of my TV and it has no problem reading my arms up (and I'm 6'4)

Jebus Fist
03-24-2011, 02:30 AM
I mounted it on top of my TV and it has no problem reading my arms up (and I'm 6'4)

i'm 6'3 and have mine mounted too. With your height it's worth the $30, as I can attest to how well it works. In fact, I can be closer to my TV than at my brother-in-law's house - his Kinect is not mounted.

Damian 83
04-08-2011, 06:37 PM
im 190cm and yes you re right. hands up are out of kinect range, however it are recognized anyway