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Does anyone know how I might go about integrating a web cam into my program? I would guess that the first step would be to simply obtain an image from whichever port in the computer that the web cam is hooked up to. So does anyone have any ideas on how to go about doing this? PS - I''m talking about programming, so keep the "You run the program that cam with your quick cam and click ''Take picture''" comments to yourself

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Most of the camera vendors (Logitech etc) also have SDKs available with sample code to play around with.

If you can''t find anything online, send one of the vendors an e-mail - they like new apps which take advantage of their hardware - it''s good for them!

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Simon O''''Connor
Creative Asylum Ltd
www.creative-asylum.com

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I don''t know if it''s what your looking for but Game Programming Gems 2 has an article on using web-cams in games. I assume that that means grabbing images from them and texturing a quad with them.

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good thing about it is it should work with any capture device (brand, model, etc.)

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