Ok— not sure what I did, but somehow I got simple-openni working in Processing + the structure sensor on a late-2013 13" Retina Macbook Pro. It’s kind of cool, and at least lowers the barrier for trying quick fun things out with the ‘hacker cable.’
I think one of the things I just realized is that the USB connection is a little touchy for some reason and I also have to unplug/plug the cable when stopping/starting separate sketches. Anyhow, I’m realizing too late that the only special thing that the Structure Sensor adds to the whole 3d scanning thing is the iOS portable piece, whereas a Kinect also seems to come with the color camera built in but has to operate tethered.
At least right now I don’t have to buy a Kinect to do some dumb art projects. On a side note, I think it’s unfortunate that a lot of the promised functionality that the iOS implementation was supposed to add to the game has been delayed. I’m also surprised I haven’t seen a lot out there regarding the pros/cons of the Structure vs the Kinect for various purposes.