Surface Pro 3 not detecting Kinect. RRS feed

  • Question

  • Alright, so I bought a kinect for xbox 360 recently, hoping to get some basic 3D scanning capacity as I'm attempting to enter the 3D design field. I first tried plugging it into my main desktop computer, installed runtime, SDK, etc, and kinect worked like a charm. I was able to use it as a webcam, my 3D apps could access it, all was good. But then I learned about 3D builder, and thought it would be easier to prep it for doing more than webcamming using 3D Builder over Blender. For various reasons, I haven't installed Windows 10 on my desktop computer yet, so I decided to install the necessary software on my Surface and do it from there. But when I plug in the kinect and enter 3D builder, it gives me an error message saying no kinect detected. I tried uninstalling everything and reinstalling it. I also looked for answers 

    here: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows8_1-winapps/is-3d-builder-work-with-kinect-360/3638b3df-26d3-4581-aee7-f6cfcd5175c4

    here: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/a34a03da-5107-4959-ab29-7cd12c04c1df/installation-issues-surface-pro-3-and-the-kinectzigfusdk-for-xbox-360

    and here: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows8_1-winapps/3d-builder-not-working-on-surface-pro-3-i7-kinect/97bdcc92-133f-4401-9537-8f2594636861?auth=1

    nothing any of them recommended has helped in the least, so I'm asking on my own. Surface still runs 8.1, just so you know. 

    Monday, October 5, 2015 7:09 PM