Installation procedure on Windows is straight-forward using an installer.
- Connect the Orbbec Astra camera to one of the USB ports
- Look for the new hardware notification in Device Manager under
- A look at the contents of the driver
- Open the Sensor Driver folder and look for SensorDriver_V188.8.131.52.exe
- Double click the .exe and wait for the installer to begin and then click on the Install option
- Click Next
- Click on Finish and the installation is complete
Now, the driver must be visible in Device Manager
Adapted from the Readme file provided by Orbbec.
- For user with ARM based development board:
- With CPU Structure older than Cortex A17, use OpenNI-Linux-Arm-2.3 Nofilter.tar for better performance.
Download the OpenNI2 Zip Package from Orbbec - There are two zip files, one is for a 32bit machine and the other for a 64bit machine.
Let’s choose 64bit (x64) and install the driver using an example as follows:
- To run visual samples(e.g., SimpleViewer), you will need
freeglut3 header and libaries, please install
$ sudo apt-get install build-essential freeglut3 freeglut3-dev
Check the udev version, Orbbec Driver needs
If you can’t find it then make a symbolic link from
libudev.so.x.x, which is usually located at
Type the following commands, only if you could not find the right udev version.
$ ldconfig -p | grep libudev.so.1 $ cd /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu $ sudo ln -s libudev.so.x.x.x libudev.so.1
Next, let’s install the OpenNI 2 driver.
- Download the tgz(or zip) file to directory (e.g., /home) and unzip it.
$ cd ~/Downloads $ wget http://www.orbbec3d.net/Tools_SDK_OpenNI/2-Linux.zip $ unzip 2-Linux.zip $ cd 2-Linux $ unzip OpenNI-Linux-x64-2.3.zip -d ~/OpenNi $ cd ~/OpenNi/OpenNi-Linux-x64-2.3
install.shto generate OpenNIDevEnvironment, which contains OpenNI development environment
$ sudo chmod a+x install.sh $ sudo ./install.sh
- Please replug the Orbbec Astra device for usb-register
- Add environment variables
$ source OpenNIDevEnvironment