As you may have guessed, that’s not what I was hoping would happen. I purchased a few IR reflective markers with the intent of cutting them up into a fiducial marker that would nicely reflect IR light.
infrared (IR) reflective material intended for the covert combat identification of troops, vehicles and equipment. It is most commonly used to prevent fratricide (the inadvertent killing of friendly forces). To the naked eye, GloTape appears to be similar to black duct tape in both texture and finish without a visible reflective glow. When illuminated with the infrared diode on standard night vision goggles (NVGs), the GloTape gives a bright reflection that is clearly visible up to 70 meters away.
No dice — at least with the 15-ILO5 Infrared Illuminator Panel I tested it with. And it’s worth mentioning that it didn’t reflect the IR laser used in the Kinect Camera, either. So, either the frequency of IR diodes on “standard night vision goggles” is way different than the 15-IL05 and the Kinect diode –OR– the squares I purchased are duds.
As a side not, to get the PS3 camera working under OSX 10.6.8, I had to install macam. Worked like a charm.