OpenNI Tracker

IMPORTANT: We have received reports that the OpenNi Tracker addon does not work on Apple computers with the M2 processor chip. At this time we do not recommend using M2 machines with OpenNi Tracker.


The OpenNI Tracker allows Isadora to capture a depth map image, and to do body/skeleton tracking, using depth map cameras like the Kinect v1, Orbbec Astra and Intel Realsense.

This bundle includes:

OpenNI Tracker v0.9.8b6
Skeleton Decoder v0.9.4
Skeleton Visualizer v0.9.2

Using this Add-On on Apple Silicon (ARM/M1) Based Macs

If want to use this actor on an Apple Silicon (ARM/M1) based Mac with Isadora 3.1 or later, you’ll have to enable Intel emulation (Rosetta) mode on the Isadora application.

Public Beta

This actor is in public beta. There may be bugs that affect performance and/or lead to crashes. Because of this, we do not recommend using this actor for public performances or installations. If you do choose to use this beta version for such performances, you do so at your own risk.

Compatible Cameras

This plugin is currently compatible with the Kinect v2 (Kinect for Xbox One) , Kinect v1 (Kinect for Xbox 360, Models 1414 and 1473), the Orbbec Astra, and the Intel Realsense D435.

Important: Read the “Read Me” Files!

Everyone must read the file called __READ ME__ Installing the Tracker Plugins.rtf.


You find the tutorial for the OpenNI Tracker here:

You can also go for a “deep dive” with Isadora’s creator by watching Isadora Guru Session #13: Body Tracking with Depth Cameras

For Isadora
Actor version(s)
February 18 2020
last updated
May 15 2022
111.80 MB (Windows), 124.49 MB (Mac)
2598 (Windows), 3384 (Mac)
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    bonemap onFebruary 18, 2020 at17:29 said:

    Great to see this plugin out in the world! I highly recommend looking for the companion tutorial. It includes very useful information and excellent underlying templates for skeleton tracking.

    gmdesigner onNovember 17, 2021 at8:45 said:

    The windows .ZIP file is not extracting for me. I’ve downloaded it several times on a couple of different machines and it says “Windows cannot open the folder. The compressed (zipped) Folder. . . in invalid”

      DusX onNovember 30, 2021 at0:32 said:

      I am sorry to hear you are having trouble with the download file. I have double checked the file by downloading and opening the Zip file twice. Both times the file downloaded correctly and I was able to open the Zip and access the files as expected. Please clear your browser cache and try again. It is a large file over 100mb, so be sure your internet connection is reliable.