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8970592 Simulating an arbitrary number of particles  
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...
8970602 Object operating device and method, and program  
Motion data to be inserted between two different object actions that include a rotating action and are to be successively performed are generated so that the two actions are smoothly connected....
8970656 Static and dynamic video calling avatars  
A communication device may include logic configured to detect a request to initiate a video call by the user of the communication device; select an avatar for the video call, wherein the avatar...
8970601 System and method for generating, transmitting, and/or presenting an animation sequence  
An animation sequence is generated, transmitted, and/or presented to a user. The animation sequence may depict a first object that moves relative to a second object. The second object may partially...
8970651 Integrating audio and video conferencing capabilities  
Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media for adding video to an audio only communication session. During a communication session between a first device and a second device, the first...
8970584 Bounding box-based techniques for improved sample test efficiency in image rendering  
A bounding box-based method for reducing the number of samples tested for rendering a screen space region of an image includes determining a trajectory of a primitive in screen space for an image...
8963929 Animation drawing device, computer-readable recording medium, and animation drawing method  
An interpreter 11 outputs a drawing request to an animation controller upon interpreting an animation drawing instruction defined with use of a predetermined script variable. The animation...
8963926 User customized animated video and method for making the same  
A customized animation video system and method generate a customized or personalized animated video using user input where the customized animated video is rendered in a near immediate timeframe...
8963951 Image processing apparatus, moving-image playing apparatus, and processing method and program therefor to allow browsing of a sequence of images  
To allow a viewer to easily understand the details of a moving image shot by an image capturing apparatus in the case where the moving image is browsed. A camerawork detecting unit 120 detects the...
8966391 Force-based contextualizing of multiple pages for electronic book reader  
A system and associated method for contextualizing a page turn in an electronic book pursuant to a maximum amount of force applied by a user in a snap gesture triggering the page turn as performed...
8963927 Vertex-baked three-dimensional animation augmentation  
A method for controlling presentation of three dimensional (3D) animation includes rendering a 3D animation sequence including a 3D vertex-baked model which is derived from a 3D animation file...
8963928 Stereoscopic image processing apparatus and stereoscopic image processing method  
Provided is a stereoscopic image processing apparatus allowing a manufacturer of image data to grasp parallax of a subject in display data easily and accurately. The stereoscopic image processing...
8957899 Image processing apparatus and method for controlling the same  
The present invention includes an image processing apparatus having a slide show function of displaying a plurality of images while sequentially automatically switching the images and including an...
8957914 Method for extending a virtual environment through registration  
A method for providing virtual world functionality to a user of a base virtual world having base virtual world functionality and a base world list of base virtual world users, includes providing a...
8957915 Method, apparatus and system for dynamic images  
Methods, apparatus and systems are employed to generate a dynamic image, for example, an animated image in which a selected region of the image includes action. In some embodiments, the dynamic...
8957900 Coordination of animations across multiple applications or processes  
Animation coordination system and methods are provided that manage animation context transitions between and/or among multiple applications. A global coordinator can obtain initial information,...
8957907 Fill-volume techniques for use in a hair/fur pipeline  
A surface definition module of a hair/fur pipeline may be used to generate a shape defining a surface and an associated volume. A control hair module may be used to fill the volume with control...
8952989 Viewer unit, server unit, display control method, digital comic editing method and non-transitory computer-readable medium  
A viewer unit, comprising a display control device configured to control to shift the position of the display range sequentially within the page image in accordance with the positional line...
8952967 Method for inserting moving picture into 3-dimension screen and record medium for the same  
Disclosed is a method and a computer readable recording medium for inserting moving picture into 3D picture. The disclosed method comprises the steps of (a) Receiving a moving picture data from a...
8952968 Wave modeling for computer-generated imagery using intersection prevention on water surfaces  
A wave modeler usable with a rendering engine and for generating surface models usable for rendering images of scenes having surfaces therein reads user inputs including a desired displacement...
8947439 Process data presentation based on process regions  
Computer-implemented methods, computer program products and data processing systems for presenting dynamic data pertaining to a process. In one aspect, region information identifying a plurality of...
8947441 System and method for database driven action capture  
There is provided a system and method for database driven action capture. By utilizing low cost, lightweight MEMS devices such as accelerometers, a user friendly, wearable, and cost effective...
8947420 Processing image content for content motion or touch input  
An example apparatus for rendering frames of an image is caused to measure a processing load of the apparatus, and as a function thereof, estimate a target point in time at which the apparatus may...
8948468 Modification of viewing parameters for digital images using face detection information  
A method of modifying the viewing parameters of digital images using face detection for achieving a desired spatial parameters based on one or more sub-groups of pixels that correspond to one or...
8947440 Display device  
A display device includes an image signal processing unit to output a high-speed image signal with the aid of an image interpolation unit outputting a low-speed image signal. The display device...
8941690 Projected rear passenger entertainment system  
A method for augmenting a graphic displayed on a surface inside of a vehicle using a rear seat entertainment projection (RSEP) system includes generating the graphic for display on the surface...
8941664 System and method for real-time pose-based deformation of character models  
Systems and methods for animating a character model by deforming the character model based on poses. Embodiments may contain a modeling component in which a user may create a character model that...
8941665 Model production for animation libraries  
A computer-implemented method includes selecting a subset of images from a set of captured images. A surface feature of one object is represented in the content of each selected subset image. The...
8941688 Method of providing augmented contents and apparatus for performing the same, method of registering augmented contents and apparatus for performing the same, system for providing targeting augmented contents  
The system for providing targeting augmented contents includes: an augmented metadata generation apparatus that generates augmented metadata designating specific space and time of broadcast...
8941666 Character animation recorder  
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...
8941642 System for the creation and editing of three dimensional models  
A three-dimensional model display device and a model display system in which even a beginner can easily edit a model, and edit and watch a moving image using a model while maintaining harmony of a...
8937620 System and methods for generation and control of story animation  
A system and methods are disclosed which provide simple and rapid animated content creation with simple control of scene characteristics, scene-to-scene transitions, content elements, and certain...
8933940 Method and system for creating animation with contextual rigging  
There is described a method for applying a control rig to an animation of a character, the method comprising: receiving a state change for the character being in a first state; determining a second...
8933962 Clipart cartoon techniques  
Techniques for generating a personalized cartoon by using a few text queries are described herein. The present disclosure describes efficiently searching multiple images from a network, obtaining...
8933939 Method and apparatus for search in virtual world  
A method and apparatus for evaluating attention degree in 3D virtual world are provided, the 3D virtual world comprising at least one virtual object and at least one avatar controlled by user, the...
8928672 Real-time automatic concatenation of 3D animation sequences  
Systems and methods for generating and concatenating 3D character animations are described including systems in which recommendations are made by the animation system concerning motions that...
8928670 Moving image generation apparatus and moving image generation method  
A moving image generation apparatus includes an image display unit, a partial image specification unit, a partial image cutout unit, and a moving image generation unit. The image display unit...
8930969 Cloth application programmer interface  
A method of executing a physics simulation is performed in a system comprising a computational platform, a main application stored in the computational platform, a secondary application stored in...
8929600 Action recognition based on depth maps  
A plurality of depth maps corresponding to respective depth measurements determined over a respective plurality of time frames may be obtained. A plurality of skeleton representations respectively...
8928673 Methods and systems for 3D animation  
A system includes a computer apparatus, a means for display, and a means for storage. The computer apparatus is configured to perform a method of 3D animation. The method includes setting a first...
8928671 Recording and analyzing data on a 3D avatar  
In particular embodiments, a method includes generating a 3D display of an avatar of a person, where the avatar can receive inputs identifying a type of a physiological event, a location of the...
8928674 Combining multiple session content for animation libraries  
A computer-implemented method includes comparing content captured during one session and content captured during another session. A surface feature of an object represented in the content of one...
8924895 Extraction of video picture screen saver function  
The apparatus and method for extracting a single picture image from a video file saved in a storage device (20) of the electronic device (10) and performing a screen saver function using the...
8922564 Controlling runtime execution from a host to conserve resources  
A runtime management system is described herein that allows a hosting layer to dynamically control an underlying runtime to selectively turn on and off various subsystems of the runtime to save...
8922588 Information processing program, information processing system, information processing apparatus, and information processing method, utilizing augmented reality technique  
An exemplary embodiment provides an information processing program. The information processing program includes image obtaining instructions, search target detection instructions, event occurrence...
8922553 Interactive region-based linear 3D face models  
An improved modeling system and associated techniques are described herein. In various embodiments, a modeling system generates a spatially local PCA model where the parts are connected with...
8917277 Animation control device, animation control method, program, and integrated circuit  
An animation control device includes a priority identifying unit that identifies priorities of a plurality of animation parts with reference to part priority information; an animation executing...
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...