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8988438 Motion capture apparatus and method  
Provided are an apparatus and a method of effectively creating real-time movements of a three dimensional virtual character by use of a small number of sensors. More specifically, the motion...
8988436 Training system and methods for dynamically injecting expression information into an animated facial mesh  
A system and method for modifying facial animations to include expression and microexpression information is disclosed. Particularly, a system and method for applying actor-generated expression...
8989786 System and method for graphical expression during text messaging communications  
A system and method are described herein that allow computing device users to convey emotional expressions graphically to other computing device users during a text messaging session. During the...
8988435 Deforming a skin representation using muscle geometries  
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, are disclosed for animations that simulate skin deformation relative to a muscle. Displacement of...
8988446 2D animation from a 3D mesh  
Two-dimensional (2D) animation may be generated from a three-dimensional (3D) mesh by a machine or device that flattens, textures, and modifies the 3D mesh, which results in distorting the texture...
8988422 System and method for augmenting hand animation with three-dimensional secondary motion  
Techniques are disclosed for augmenting hand-drawn animation of human characters with three-dimensional (3D) physical effects to create secondary motion. Secondary motion, or the motion of objects...
8988437 Chaining animations  
In applications that display a representation of a user, it may be reasonable to insert a pre-canned animation rather than animating a user's captured motion. For example, in a tennis swing, the...
8982122 Real time concurrent design of shape, texture, and motion for 3D character animation  
Systems and methods for automatically generating animation-ready 3D character models based upon model parameter, clothing selections, and texture-region color component selections are described....
8982132 Value templates in animation timelines  
Methods and systems for animation timelines using value templates are disclosed. In some embodiments, a method includes generating a data structure corresponding to a graphical representation of a...
8982142 Parallel approximation of distance maps  
Method for parallel approximation of distance maps on a discrete representation of a manifold, the method comprising: for at least one Euclidean grid applied on the discrete representation of a...
RE45422 Organizational viewing techniques  
Annotation techniques are provided. In one aspect, a method for processing a computer-based material is provided. The method comprises the following steps. The computer-based material is presented....
8982133 Portable virtual characters  
Described herein are methods, systems, apparatuses and products for portable virtual characters. One aspect provides a method including: providing a virtual character on a first device, the virtual...
8982157 Collision free construction of animated feathers  
To generate a skin-attached element on a skin surface of an animated character, a region of the skin surface within a predetermined distance from a skin-attached element root position is deformed...
8982159 Computing device independent and transferable game level design and other objects  
A system which employs a method of creating transferable map schemas, storing the map schemas to storage devices, receiving target device settings, re-sampling the map schemas to fit the target...
8976180 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...
8976184 System and method for controlling animation by tagging objects within a game environment  
A game developer can “tag” an item in the game environment. When an animated character walks near the “tagged” item, the animation engine can cause the character's head to turn toward the item, a...
8976223 Speaker switching in multiway conversation  
A method, computer program product, and computer system for sending, by a first computing device, a video feed with a pre-determined quality level to a second computing device. The first computing...
8977977 Method for fanning pages of an electronic book on a handheld apparatus for consuming electronic books  
There is provided a method for fanning pages of an electronic book on a touch panel display of an electronic apparatus for consuming electronic books. The method replicates a user experience...
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...