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8698810 Reorienting properties in hair dynamics  
Techniques are disclosed for orienting (or reorienting) properties of computer-generated models, such as those associated with dynamic models or simulation models. Properties (e.g., material or...
8698809 Creation and rendering of hierarchical digital multimedia data  
The present invention relates to a method for the creation of large hierarchical computer graphics datasets. The method comprises combination (401) of one or more primitive computer graphics data...
8698793 Storage medium having information processing program stored therein and information processing apparatus  
Movement means moves, in accordance with a user performing an operation, a moving object including a vehicle object, and a rider object riding the vehicle object, and the vehicle object and the...
8694889 Object-aware transitions  
Approaches are described in which objects within slides are identified, automatically or by a user, and each object is individually manipulable during slide transitions. The individual manipulation...
8694888 Method and apparatus for titling  
Some embodiments of the invention provide a method for presenting computer-generated characters. The method defines several frames for a character and sequentially presents the frames. Each frame...
8692831 Parallel operation processing apparatus and method  
Provided is a parallel operation processing apparatus and method. The parallel operation processing apparatus and method may generate an interpolated matrix with respect to a character included in...
8695068 Device authentication using display device irregularity  
A device authentication server authenticates a remotely located device using data representing pixel irregularities of a display of the device. Since each display will deteriorate in a unique and...
8687355 Slide and rotation module for executable multiple operation mode electronic device  
The present invention discloses a slide and rotation module for an executable multiple operation mode electronic device, providing a structure with inclination-adjustable, movable, rotational and...
8687002 Method, medium and system rendering 3-D graphics data having an object to which a motion blur effect is to be applied  
A 3D graphics rendering method, medium and system that provide a motion blur effect. Clone objects of an object are generated based on animation information of the object to which a motion blur...
8687005 Apparatus and method for synchronizing and sharing virtual character  
An apparatus and method for synchronizing and sharing a virtual character are provided. The method includes generating a virtual character, synchronizing content in a predetermined form with the...
8681157 Information processing apparatus, program, and information processing method  
An information processing apparatus including a storage section storing a plurality of content data and characteristics data of the plurality of content data, and a creation section for creating a...
8681158 Using animation libraries for object identification  
A computer-implemented method includes comparing one or more surface features to a motion model. The surface feature or surface features represent a portion of an object in an image. The method...
8681146 System and method for view management in three dimensional space  
A method for managing a display space for a 3D environment is provided. A 3D scene having at least one scene object is displayed and the visible surfaces of the scene objects are represented as...
8681100 Apparatus system and method for human-machine-interface  
There is provided a 3D human machine interface (“3D HMI”), which 3D HMI may include: (1) an image acquisition assembly, (2) an initializing module, (3) an image segmentation module, (4) a seg...
8683429 Systems and methods for runtime control of hierarchical objects  
Methods for runtime control of hierarchical objects are provided. Certain embodiments provide kinematics procedures in a media content, runtime environment. Making these procedures available in the...
8674995 Folding avoidance in skeletal stroke application  
Folding avoidance in skeletal stroke application is provided. In some embodiments, folding avoidance in skeletal stroke application includes identifying a destination path for a source artwork and...
8674997 Systems and methods for resource planning using animation  
A system and method of presenting resource information for an entity includes receiving input data associated with the resource information of the entity, generating, by a computer, an animated...
8674996 Script control for lip animation in a scene generated by a computer rendering engine  
A system for controlling a rendering engine by using specialized commands. The commands are used to generate a production, such as a television show, at an end-user's computer that executes the...
8674849 Information display terminal  
An information display terminal allows a user to grasp rapidly and surely the direction to a destination, and can guide the user to the destination without placing a burden on the user. The...
8674989 System and method for rendering photorealistic images of clothing and apparel  
Embodiments described herein enable a user to select a set of clothing or apparel. The selected set of clothing or apparel is rendered to appear as being worn, by rendering one or more regions of...
8675991 Modification of post-viewing parameters for digital images using region or feature information  
A method of modifying the viewing parameters of digital images using image feature detection for achieving desired parameters based on one or more sub-groups of pixels that correspond to one or...
8675952 Apparatus and method to extract three-dimensional (3D) facial expression  
Provided is a method and apparatus of extracting a 3D facial expression of a user. When a facial image of the user is received, the 3D facial expression extracting method and apparatus may generate...
8669996 Image processing device and image processing method  
An image processing device includes an image generation unit generating a computer graphics image on the basis of computer graphics description data, an image mapping unit texture-mapping an input...
8669978 Animating a moving object in a three-dimensional coordinate system  
A method for modeling and animating an object trajectory in three-dimensional (3D) space. The trajectory includes at least one course which represents a 3D model mesh. A course includes at least...
8665259 Multiscale three-dimensional navigation  
One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for providing an end user with a multiscale three-dimensional (3D) navigation experience in design software application programs. An...
8665260 Multiscale three-dimensional navigation  
One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for providing an end user with a multiscale three-dimensional (3D) navigation experience in design software application programs. An...
8665277 Integrating a motion synthesis system into a video game system  
The present disclosure includes, among other things, systems, methods and program products for integrating a motion synthesis system into a video game system.
8665278 Multi-layered slide transitions  
Architecture that enhances the visual experience of a slide presentation by animating slide content as “actors” in the same background “scene”. This is provided by multi-layered transitions between...
8659596 Real time generation of animation-ready 3D character models  
Systems and methods for automatically generating animation-ready 3D character models based upon model parameter and clothing selections are described. One embodiment of the invention includes an...
8659623 Three-dimensional (3D) virtual world wormholes  
A three dimensional (3D) virtual world wormhole includes hosting a 3D virtual world, and creating a wormhole at a selected location in the 3D virtual world for automatic transport of an avatar from...
8661363 Application programming interfaces for scrolling operations  
A method performed at an electronic device that has one or more processors, memory, and a touch-sensitive display includes transferring a set bounce call to provide a bounce operation. Transferring...
8660544 Mobile terminal, method of displaying data therein and method of editing data therein  
A mobile terminal, method of displaying data therein and method of editing data therein are disclosed, by which an alignment sequence of data can be changed. The present invention includes a...
8659606 Inversion of post-skinning features  
A computer-implemented method includes identifying a representation of a feature of an animated character by inverting a skinned representation of the feature in one position. The inversion...
8654130 Computer readable medium for modifying an animation wire frame  
An animation wireframe is modified with three-dimensional (3D) range and color data having a corresponding shape surface. The animation wireframe is vertically scaled based on distances between...
8651956 Method and system for instant-on game download  
Disclosed are methods, apparatus, and systems, including computer program products, implementing and using techniques for a method for providing a game on demand over a data network, in a gaming...
8648866 Facial animation system and production method  
A facial animation production method for producing 3-dimensional (3D) facial animation data in response to input video data includes the following steps. First, data positioning and character...
8648865 Variable rendering of virtual universe avatars  
Avatar appearance attributes for use in rendering a first avatar within a virtual universe are associated with keys, wherein the first avatar is rendered to a second user in a virtual universe...
8648863 Methods and apparatus for performance style extraction for quality control of animation  
A method for a computer system for inspecting an animation sequence having a series of specified poses of an animated character includes receiving a mathematical performance style model associated...
8648864 System and method for blended animation enabling an animated character to aim at any arbitrary point in a virtual space  
A method for blended animation by providing a set of animation sequences associated with an animated character model is disclosed. In one embodiment, a geometric representation of a blend space is...
8643654 Transfer of rigs with temporal coherence  
In various embodiments, a user can create or generate objects to be modeled, simulated, and/or rendered. The user can apply a mesh to the character's form to create the character's topology....
8643653 Web-based animation  
Approaches providing web-based animations using tools and techniques that take into account the limited capabilities and resources available in the web environment are disclosed. In some...
8638213 ***WITHDRAWN PATENT AS PER THE LATEST USPTO WITHDRAWN LIST***
Systems and methods for the automatic registration of devices
 
Systems and methods for providing registration at a remote site that may include, for example, a monitoring module that may communicate with a remote site. A registration protocol may be used by...
8633925 Image processor, image processing method, computer program, recording medium, and semiconductor device  
To provide an image processor that is capable of presenting images in which a character object is moved smoothly and naturally as a user intends it to be, regardless of the change in shape of an...
8633932 Animation with adjustable detail level  
A system includes a computing device that includes a memory for storing one or more animations (e.g., a first and a second animation), and a model compressor. The model compressor quantifies...
8633934 Creating animations  
Animation creation is described, for example, to enable children to create, record and play back stories. In an embodiment, one or more children are able to create animation components such as...
8633933 System and method of producing an animated performance utilizing multiple cameras  
A real-time method for producing an animated performance is disclosed. The real-time method involves receiving animation data, the animation data used to animate a computer generated character. The...
8632409 Method and apparatus for online rendering of game files  
A method and apparatus for automatically rendering a game file to an audio/video file format to allow the action recorded in the game file to be viewed without requiring the corresponding game and...
8629875 Constraint systems and methods for manipulating non-hierarchical objects  
Methods and apparatus for animating images using bidirectional constraints are described.
8624902 Transitioning between top-down maps and local navigation of reconstructed 3-D scenes  
Technologies are described herein for transitioning between a top-down map of a reconstructed structure within a 3-D scene and an associated local-navigation display. An application transitions...
8624901 Apparatus and method for generating facial animation  
An apparatus and method for generating an animation of a virtual character using video data and a limited number of three-dimensional (3D) key models of a virtual character, are provided. The video...