Originally Posted by oo7evan
Do head tracking now and report back!
here's one guy's report on the headtracking (typos and all):
"After the first race, I decided that I had to try the head tracking... Let me just first say that IF it is setup properly then it is just absolutely awesome! But I think the 'IF' is a BIG 'IF'. First, you will have to turn the Head Tracking ON. Then you'll need to do a little fine tuning... nothing major... for me it was moving closer... I didn't mind due to the fact that I usually move closer when I play Forza anyway... the Head Tracking just had me move even closer. The options allow you to adjust your Head Lean, Head Turn, the effect of Both at the same time and remove some of the background to isolate your head. I started with the defaults and tried at my normal play distance. I then started a race an the first thing it told me was that I needed to center my head during the entire race. Also the tracking was not working. So back to the tuning screen. I noticed that it wanted me closer to the screen... So I moved closer. New race and this time the Head Tracking was more ON then it was OFF. You get a big message telling you to center your head when it loses the tracking. So back to the tuning menu... closer still and a little background tweaking, New race and this time the tuning was good. Now here is the deal... I have a 46" flat screen and I was about 6 feet away. After tuning the Head Tracking the slight movement I made to look at the edge of the screen was enough to move the camera view. The key to the whole system came when I tried a race at Infinion with a R3 class racer and no driving aids... Seat of my pants the entire race... I was so involved with the driving that I totally forgot about the Head Tracking... that was unitl I was chasing down a car through the S's and realized that the camera was moving so I could see into the corners better... just ever so slight and it was being done with my natural head motion... I would say that I felt totaly immersed in to driving that car on that track car. So now I sit hear pondering this... will this truely give me an advantage over someone without a Kinect... Time will tell
So my TV is 46inch and my kinect is mounted on top about 6 feet from the floor. So sitting on a couch moved to about 6 feet infront of the TV, the Kinect sat about 6 feet away and about 2 feet above my head... this was not majorly uncomfortable but closer then I'd normally sit. I found that the setting for my Head Rotation had to be set to max and I had to be close enough that the tracking was constant to get my best results. And man they where good. I could turned my head to see the exit of a corner and it was enought to move the view to match. I wasn't moving my head much. At that point there where times I was racing and I wasn't forcing my head to do anything ... and the camera was moving as I naturaly moved my head to look into coners.
When I race by myself, Head Tracking will be ON. There where to many time in just the one night of racing that I saw it as a plus. I might change my mind on it but right now it will stay on."