Using a PMD Nano

RGBDemo supports the PMD Nano camera ( on Windows and Linux. To use it, you need to enable the NESTK_USE_PMDSDK cmake variable before compiling the software.

Most demo programs supports the —pmd option to make it look for a PMD camera, e.g. rgbd-viewer —pmd.

RGBDemo needs the calibration file provided by PMD, called “SERIAL_NUMBER.dat” and located in the USB stick that came with the camera. You need to copy it into the binary folder.

You should then be able to see the RGBD-D images, the color image being a copy of the amplitude image.

Look at the pmd-backend sample to see a minimal code example.