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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...
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...