Kinect Studio cannot Initialize Direct 3D... RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I'm running Kinect SDK 1.5.1 on a machine with Win 8 RP (8400) with Visual Studio 2012 RC. The machine is IBM Thinkpad X60 with  Intel 945 Express chipset and I'm getting following error message box when I'm trying to launch Kinect Studio:

    "Kinect Studio cannot Initialize Direct 3D. This is due to your graphics driver/card capabilities. Please verify you have the latest driver version installed and restart kinect Studio"

    In the same time samples from the SDK which I suppose use Direct 3D (e.g. DepthWithColor-D3D.exe) run without errors.

    I have latest Direct X SDK and runtime installed.

    I wonder if there is anything in Direct X setting I can change to get the Kinect Studio up and running?



    Monday, July 9, 2012 9:01 PM

All replies

  • Same here, in the message, they said that may be caused by graphic card driver,  May be drivers for Windows 8 are not completely ready....  I have a Quadro 4000, so I doubt my graphic card cannot run Kinect studio ;-)  but this info can help to troubleshoot.



    Saturday, July 14, 2012 9:34 PM
  • just a guess, but, do you have directX_9 sdk installed? I had to do that on my netbook to get it to work.

    Monday, July 16, 2012 12:36 AM
  • just a guess, but, do you have directX_9 sdk installed? I had to do that on my netbook to get it to work.

    Hi Mike,

    Tnank you for answering!

    I've installed DirectX SDK v.9.29.1962. Is it a correct one?

    Could you please send a link to the SDK which you've got?



    Monday, July 16, 2012 12:06 PM
  • It could be that the drivers cannot call those directx functions because some supported  function is not available using default built-in windows drivers.  I've had this happen and if this is the case go to manufacturers website of your graphics card and download a driver if they have one for windows 8 (latest up-to-date one).

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    • Edited by The Thinker Thursday, July 19, 2012 7:26 PM
    Thursday, July 19, 2012 7:25 PM