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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...
8860735 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...
8854378 System and method for simulating hair and cloth using polyhedral-based constraints  
Systems and methods are disclosed to create a realistic and dynamic model of an animated object, such as hair or cloth, by employing control vertices and control entities that make up an animated...
8854376 Generating animation from actor performance  
A motion library can be created by generating motion feature vectors for at least some of multiple frames of a video sequence using a 3D mesh, each motion feature vector corresponding to...
8854178 Enabling authentication and/or effectuating events in virtual environments based on shaking patterns and/or environmental information associated with real-world handheld devices  
Shaking patterns and/or environmental information associated with real-world handheld devices may form a basis for enabling authentication and/or effectuating events in a virtual environment. The...
8854377 Hierarchical motion blur rasterization  
Motion blur rasterization may involve executing a first test for each plane of a tile frustum. The first test is a frustum plane versus moving bounding box overlap test where planes bounding a...
8847964 Physical simulation tools for two-dimensional (2D) drawing environments  
Methods and apparatus for simulating various physical effects on 2D objects in two-dimensional (2D) drawing environments. A set of 2D physical simulation tools may be provided for editing and...
8847965 Methods, systems, and computer readable media for fast geometric sound propagation using visibility computations  
Methods, systems, and computer program products for simulating sound propagation can be operable to define a sound source position within a modeled scene having a given geometry and construct a...
8848103 Content data display device, content data display method and program  
It is desired to provide a content data display device having a caption display function which can effectively use the screen of the limited size and achieves a high operability. A content data...
8847963 Systems and methods for generating skin and volume details for animated characters  
This disclosure relates to computer-generated imagery (CGI) and computer-aided animation. More specifically, this disclosure relates to techniques for skin and volume simulation for use in CGI and...
8842120 Physics rules based animation engine  
At an animation authoring component, an inputted movement of an object displayed in a graphical user interface is received. Further, at a physics animation rule engine, a physics generated movement...
8839127 Object transitions  
Object transitions can include providing a graphical transition of an object item that retains an aspect ratio associated with the object item while transitioning the object item into an instance...
8836693 Image processing apparatus and image processing program  
A course CR is set in a virtual space SP along which a player character CH can move. The player character moves freely on the course, as long as it does not run off the course. In the course, a...
8836707 Animations  
At least certain embodiments of the present disclosure include a method for animating a display region, windows, or views displayed on a display of a device. The method includes starting at least...
8836706 Triggering animation actions and media object actions  
A request may be received to trigger an animation action in response to reaching a bookmark during playback of a media object. In response to the request, data is stored defining a new animation...
8830270 Progressively indicating new content in an application-selectable user interface  
This document describes techniques for progressively indicating new content in an application-selectable user interface. These techniques permit a user to view indications of new content for...
8830242 Realistic real-time simulation of brush behavior  
A method, system, and computer-readable storage medium are disclosed for simulating brush behavior. In one embodiment, user input may be received to modify an image using a brush model, wherein the...
8831919 Physics-inspired up sampling for cloth simulation  
A technique for physically-based cloth simulation uses linear upsampling operators. The upsampling operators enrich the appearance of a coarse mesh physical cloth simulation. The technique starts...
8830244 Information processing device capable of displaying a character representing a user, and information processing method thereof  
The basic image specifying unit specifies the basic image of a character representing a user of the information processing device. The facial expression parameter generating unit converts the...
8830269 Method and apparatus for deforming shape of three dimensional human body model  
A method of deforming a shape of a human body model includes the steps of reorganizing human body model data into a joint-skeleton structure-based Non-Uniform Rational B-spline (NURBS) surface...
8830243 System and method for making emotion based digital storyboard  
A system and a method for generating a digital storyboard in which characters with various emotions are produced. The digital storyboard generating system includes an emotion-expressing character...
8830321 Producing high-resolution images of the commonly viewed exterior surfaces of vehicles, each with the same background view  
Disclosed is an apparatus and a process for producing and viewing through the internet high-resolution images of the commonly viewed exterior surfaces of a vehicle, while maintaining the same...
8830230 Sensor placement and analysis using a virtual environment  
A process for sensor placement and analysis using a virtual environment includes receiving into a computer processor a model of an area, a position in the model that represents a placement of a...
8823714 Music-reactive fire display  
The invention provides a system for controlling flame to produce a music-reactive fire display. This system comprises a digital signal analyzer, electronically-controlled burner elements that allow...
8821234 Methods and/or systems for designing virtual environments  
In an editor a plurality of valid start points are determined. Based on the plurality of start points a user may select one of the points. When a user selects one of the points, the editor...
8810582 Hair caching optimization techniques for use in a hair/fur pipeline  
A lighting module of a hair/fur pipeline may be used to produce lighting effects in a lighting phase for a shot and an optimization module may be used to: determine if a cache hair state file...
8810583 Apparatus and method for creating animation from web text  
An apparatus and method for creating animation from a web text are provided. The apparatus includes a script formatter for generating a domain format script from the web text using a domain format...
8812315 System and method for adapting automatic speech recognition pronunciation by acoustic model restructuring  
Disclosed herein are systems, computer-implemented methods, and computer-readable storage media for recognizing speech by adapting automatic speech recognition pronunciation by acoustic model...
8812954 Multi-instance, multi-user virtual reality spaces  
A multi-instance, multi-user animation platform includes a plurality of modeled parallel dimensions in a computer memory. Each of the parallel dimensions may be an independent model of a physical,...
8812957 Relevance slider in a site analysis report  
In the context of a site analysis report showing paths between nodes, a relevance slider allows a user to dynamically specify how many node-to-node connections should be shown at any given time....
8803888 Recognition system for sharing information  
A system and method for sharing information between users based on recognition of the users and their associated processing devices in a scene. Interactions can be physical, verbal or a combination...
8803676 Graphic display apparatus  
A graphic display apparatus within an automotive vehicle wherein the display apparatus includes at least two display units operable to display graphics and/or video, a wire connector connecting the...