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8913065 Computer system for animating 3D models using offset transforms  
The present invention relates to a novel 3D animation system for animating models. The system uses offset transforms to make it possible to make animation components that can be added individually...
8913063 Pattern detection of avatars in a virtual environment  
Techniques are described for detecting script-controlled avatars in a virtual environment engaging in certain pattern formation behaviors. In particular, a virtual environment server may select a...
8913064 Real-time terrain animation selection  
In-game characters select the proper animation to use depending on the state of the terrain on which they are currently moving. In this specific case the character chooses an animation depending on...
8907957 Automatic animation generation  
Some embodiments of the invention provide a method that receives a selection of an animation to apply to two or more graphical objects in a scene over a particular time duration. The method...
8903891 User interface communication utilizing service request identification to manage service requests  
Apparatus, systems, and methods may operate to receive a first service request for data from a user application executing on at least one first machine and, in response to the receiving,...
8902233 Driving systems extension  
Techniques that give animators the direct control they are accustomed to with key frame animation, while providing for path-based motion. A key frame animation-based interface is used to achieve...
8902232 Facial performance synthesis using deformation driven polynomial displacement maps  
Acquisition, modeling, compression, and synthesis of realistic facial deformations using polynomial displacement maps are described. An analysis phase can be included where the relationship between...
8902237 Image generating apparatus and image generating method  
Disclosed are an image generating apparatus and an image generating method with which the size of a storage region required to display animated images can be suppressed. In the image generating...
8902235 Methods and systems for representing complex animation using scripting capabilities of rendering applications  
A computerized device implements an animation coding engine to analyze timeline data defining an animation sequence and generate a code package. The code package can represent the animation...
8902236 Implicit surface deformer in a defined direction  
In one aspect, a method performed by one or more processes executing on a computer system, the method includes displaying in a user interface at least a portion of a 3D object model and one or more...
8902234 Simulation primitives  
In various embodiments, information defining a first set of simulation primitives and a second set of simulation primitives is received at one or more computer systems. A first simulator and a...
8897493 Body scan  
A depth image of a scene may be received, observed, or captured by a device. The depth image may then be analyzed to determine whether the depth image includes a human target. For example, the...
8896603 Methods and apparatus to bind properties in a process control system  
Example methods and apparatus to bind properties in a process control system are disclosed. A disclosed example method involves associating a binding type with a property of a configuration...
8896607 Inverse kinematics for rigged deformable characters  
A method for a computer system includes receiving a surface deformation for an object from a computer system user, wherein an object model comprises animation variables used to determine the...
8896608 Method for providing an animation from a prerecorded series of still pictures  
The invention relates to a method for providing an animation from prerecorded still pictures where the relative positions of the pictures are known. The method is based on prerecorded still...
8897821 Method for providing visual effect messages and associated communication system and transmitting end  
A method for providing visual effect messages on a receiving end and associated transmitting end configuration is provided. At the transmitting end, visual effect positions and visual effects of...
8890874 Changing visual content communication  
Techniques for presenting changing visual content, including video, animation and so on, as an overlay are discussed. Changing visual content, included in a visual presentation, may be identified...
8884967 Mobile communication device, display control method, and display control program  
A mobile phone including upper and lower portions, a flash memory to store images, a selecting portion to select a target image from the stored images, a closed state detection portion to detect a...
8884948 Method and system for creating depth and volume in a 2-D planar image  
Implementations of the present disclosure involve methods and systems for creating depth and volume in a 2-D image by utilizing a plurality of layers of the 2-D image, where each layer comprises...
8884982 Method and apparatus for identifying speakers and emphasizing selected objects in picture and video messages  
A method for emphasizing selected objects in digital data of at least one of pictures and video that is stored in digital messages, the messages including sender addresses and being stored in a...
8884969 Method and system for providing a three-dimensional preview of a finished document  
A method and system for providing three-dimensional preview of a finished document based on a key feature analysis. The document can be analyzed by a document analysis algorithm configured in...
8884970 Aligning script animations with display refresh  
Various embodiments align callbacks to a scripting component that enable the scripting component to update animation, with a system's refresh notifications. Specifically, an application program...
8884968 Modeling an object from image data  
A method for modeling an object from image data comprises identifying in an image from the video a set of reference points on the object, and, for each reference point identified, observing a...
8884971 Animation engine decoupled from animation catalog  
Embodiments provide animations with an animation engine decoupled from an animation catalog storing animation definitions. A computing device accesses at least one of the animation definitions...
8878873 Enhanced visibility of avatars satisfying a profile  
Disclosed is a computer implemented method, computer program product, and apparatus to decorate visible attributes of a rendered avatar. A server may collect a first user profile of a first avatar,...
8878851 Method and system for streaming documents, e-mail attachments and maps to wireless devices  
A method for streaming vector images to wireless devices, including receiving a request from a wireless device for a portion of a vector image and a target display width and height, the vector...
8878857 Methods and apparatuses for expressing animation in a data stream  
Methods of expressing animation in a data stream are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of expressing animation in a data stream includes defining animation states in the data stream with each...
8878856 System, method, and computer program product for depicting a body of water utilizing a height field and particles  
A system, method, and computer program product are provided for depicting a body of water utilizing a height field and particles. In use, content depicting a body of water is identified....
8880586 Metadata subscription registry  
Updated metadata can be requested from a set of remote servers according to a subscription registry. The subscription registry can include information for retrieving metadata from the remote...
8881009 Synthetic audiovisual description scheme, method and system for MPEG-7  
A method and system for description of synthetic audiovisual content makes it easier for humans, software components or devices to identify, manage, categorize, search, browse and retrieve such...
8878855 Video in e-mail  
To allow a video clip to be rendered within an e-mail, the video stream is converted into an animated image object (e.g. a GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) object) and stored on a server system....
8872832 System and method for mesh stabilization of facial motion capture data  
A method and system for removing head motion from facial motion capture data. The method includes receiving a set of measured points of a target model, wherein each point is associated with...
8875008 Presentation progress as context for presenter and audience  
A presentation tool that includes visual progression graphics which represents progress of a presentation. The presentation tool automatically creates and presents the progression graphics for...
8866856 Image processing program and image processing device for moving display area  
A video game device calculates a difference vector extending from a predetermined reference position on the screen to an input position. Moreover, the video game device calculates movement...
8866822 Alternate source for controlling an animation  
Techniques and tools described herein provide effective ways to program a property of a target object to vary depending on a source. For example, for a key frame animation for a property of a...
8867995 Apparatus and method for human body communication in a mobile communication system  
An apparatus and method for human body communication in a mobile communication system are provided. A portable terminal includes a human body communication module and a controller. The human body...
8866821 Depth map movement tracking via optical flow and velocity prediction  
Techniques for efficiently tracking points on a depth map using an optical flow are disclosed. In order to optimize the use of optical flow, isolated regions of the depth map may be tracked. The...
8868642 System and method for dynamically switching between mouse modes  
A local computing device determines that multiple mouse modes are supported by both the local computing device and a remote computing device with which the local computing device is connected. The...
8861785 Information processing device, information processing method and program  
An information processing device, including: a three-dimensional information generating section for obtaining position and attitude of a moving camera or three-dimensional positions of feature...
8862442 Preview of an object in graphical modeling environments  
Graphical programming or modeling environments in which a preview window of an object is provided are disclosed. The preview window may be provided when the pointer of a pointing device hovers over...
8861890 System and method for assembling and displaying individual images as a continuous image  
A system for continuously displaying individual images to present a visual narrative is provided. The system includes a storage module that stores multiple digital images. The images include image...
8860733 Device for displaying cutting simulation, method for displaying cutting simulation, and program for displaying cutting simulation  
In order to reduce the amount of computation required for ray tracing and facilitate simulating of changes in workpiece shape even on an inexpensive, low-performance computer, a device for...
8860732 System and method for robust physically-plausible character animation  
An interactive application may include a quasi-physical simulator configured to determine the configuration of animated characters as they move within the application and are acted on by external...
8860752 Multimedia scripting  
Disclosed are methods and systems for multimedia scripting, including evaluating a script at runtime and invoking a process for editing multimedia in dependence upon the script. Multimedia may...
8860729 Gaze intent estimation for retargeting of characters  
Any image capturing system, and a method to use same, that includes one or more image capturing devices that have known and fixed positions relative to one another and the eye of a subject, wherein...
8860731 Refining animation  
A system includes a computing device that includes a memory configured to store instructions. The computing device also includes a processor configured to execute the instructions to perform a...
8861881 Image processing apparatus, method thereof, program, and image capturing apparatus  
An image processing apparatus stores model information representing a subject model belonging to a specific category, detects the subject from an input image by referring to the model information,...
8860755 Signage display system and process  
Display apparatus and process is provided for displaying a static source image in a manner that it is perceived as an animated sequence of images when viewed by an observer in relative motion to...
8860734 Wagering game object animation  
An outcome of a dice throw and an orientation of the dice can be randomly determined. Based on knowledge of the outcome of the dice throw and the orientation of the dice, die faces that face the...
8860730 Information processing apparatus, animation method, and program  
An information processing apparatus is provided which includes an input information recording unit for recording, when a movement stroke for an object is input, information on moving speed and...