Head-Coupled Perspective

Head-Coupled Perspective

Intel Corporation

Features / Description

Head-Coupled Perspective is a technique for rendering a scene that responds naturally and intuitively to changes in the viewer’s position relative to the display. The sample utilizes the head-tracking capability of the Intel® Perceptual Computing SDK to create a novel game mechanic, where the rendered view responds to the user’s head motion. The scene is continuously re-projected to correspond to the location of the user’s face relative to the display, creating the effect of looking through the display frame at a scene positioned behind. As the user moves left the scene pans right, for example, providing feedback that matches the user’s intuition. The Perceptual Computing SDK requires no special hardware for face tracking; an Ultrabook™’s built-in camera or a standard webcam are sufficient.



System Requirements


  • CPU: Intel® Core™ i5 or better suggested
  • GPU: Microsoft DirectX* 9c capable graphics card
  • OS: Microsoft Windows* 7 or Microsoft Windows* 8 (x64 recommended)
  • Memory: 2 GB of RAM or better
  • USB or integrated camera technology

Software requirements for binary:

  • Redistributables: Microsoft Visual C++* 2010 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86 or x64), DirectX End-User Runtimes (June 2010)
  • Redistributables: Intel® Perceptual Computing SDK 2013 Beta

Software requirements for building:

  • Compilers supported: Microsoft Visual Studio* 2010 w/ SP1, Microsoft Visual Studio* 2012, Intel® C++ Compiler version 11
  • Libraries required: Microsoft DirectX* SDK (June 2010), Intel® Perceptual Computing SDK 2013 Beta

Head-Coupled Perspective




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