I use a real-time, 3D animation and rendering software program called iClone 5 which lets me create my own 3D animated projects. Included with the package comes with the special Mocap Plugin where you can hook up the Kinect and use your own body to control virtual characters in real-time. I was reading a 2011 article from Maximum PC's website regarding which special programs or drivers I will have to download in order for Windows to recognize the Kinect. In addition to plugging in the AC adaptor included with the standalone package(Kinect only, X-Box 360 not included) and then connecting it to the available USB port, the first piece of software I need to download is OpenNI, and then the Sensor Kinect driver. The final software that is required to use the Kinect connected to my laptop is called NITE. Once all the required programs is installed on my system, all I need is to install any software that has the motion capture capability feature and I am good to go.