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9041717 Techniques for processing image data generated from three-dimensional graphic models  
Techniques are disclosed for creating animated video frames which include both computer generated elements and hand drawn elements. For example, a software tool may allows an artist to draw line...
9030479 System and method for motion editing multiple synchronized characters  
Disclosed are a system and a method for motion editing multiple synchronized characters. The motion editing system comprises: a Laplacian motion editor which edits a spatial route of inputted...
9019278 Systems and methods for animating non-humanoid characters with human motion data  
Systems, methods and products for animating non-humanoid characters with human motion are described. One aspect includes selecting key poses included in initial motion data at a computing system;...
9007362 Adaptable generation of virtual environment frames  
A virtual environment in generated in a server where at least one object representative of an entity interacts with other objects or attributes of the environment. A desired frame rate for...
9007364 Augmented reality display apparatus and related methods using database record data  
Disclosed are examples of methods, apparatus, systems, and computer program products for providing an augmented reality display of an image with record data. In one example, image data is received...
9007381 Transition animation methods and systems  
An exemplary method includes a transition animation system detecting a screen size of a display screen associated with a computing device executing an application, automatically generating, based...
9001129 Processing apparatus and method for creating avatar  
A processing apparatus for creating an avatar is provided. The processing apparatus calculates skeleton sizes of joints of the avatar and local coordinates corresponding to sensors attached to a...
9001132 Constraint scenarios for retargeting actor motion  
A computer-implemented method for providing retargeting of actor motion includes: receiving, in a computer system, an input generated by user selection of at least one of multiple real-time...
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...
8990057 Representing geometry of a system in a modeling environment  
In an embodiment, an element, that represents an entity in a system, is generated. The generated element may be incorporated in a network that represents the system. The generated element may...
8988202 Method and apparatus for processing virtual world  
In an apparatus and method for processing a virtual world, haptic information regarding a virtual object in the virtual world, the haptic information corresponding to sensed information, is...
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...
8982053 Presenting a new user screen in response to detection of a user motion  
A second user interface screen is presented to a user in response to detection of a predefined user motion associated with a first user interface screen. In one embodiment, a method includes:...
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...
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....
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...
8979652 Natural movement in a virtual environment  
Some aspects discussed herein may provide for a dynamic and real-time analysis of a virtual environment around a player as the player traverses the virtual environment. The analysis may determine...
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,...
8963914 Computer based system and method for medical symptoms analysis, visualization and social network  
A computer system and related method for analysis of medical symptoms on a body of a living being is provided. The system comprises a first portion of computer readable medium which stores digital...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
8952969 Transfer of motion between animated characters  
Motion may be transferred between portions of two characters if those portions have a minimum topological similarity. The elements of the topology that are similar are referred to as basic...
8952958 Stereoscopic computer-animation techniques based on perceptual constraints  
A computer-implemented method for defining a range of bounding parameter values that satisfy perceptual constraints for a stereoscopically filmed computer-generated scene. A user selection of a...
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...
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...
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...
8938431 System and method for real-time environment tracking and coordination  
A configurable real-time environment tracking and command module (RTM) is provided to coordinate one or more than one devices or objects in a physical environment. A virtual environment is created...
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...
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...
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...
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...
8926427 Video game with screen flip and dual sets of collision data  
When there is an instruction for rotation during a game in a first field, a CPU core of a game apparatus obtains central coordinates in a second field after the rotation and coordinates (central...
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...
8907984 Generating slideshows using facial detection information  
Methods and systems are presented for automatically generating a slide associated with a slideshow. In one aspect, a method includes selecting an image for inclusion in a slideshow, where the...
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...
8903693 Boundary handling for particle-based simulation  
Boundary handling is performed in particle-based simulation. Slab cut ball processing defines the boundary volumes for interaction with particles in particle-based simulation. The slab cut balls...
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...
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...
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...
8896609 Video content generation system, video content generation device, and storage media  
A video content generation device generates video data synchronized with music data based on motion data, representing a motion graph including nodes, edges, and weights, and metadata indicating a...
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...
8890875 Processing method for capturing movement of an articulated structure  
A method of obtaining simulated parameters ( pos(t), vit(t), acc(t), par(t)) able to characterize the movement of an articulated structure provided with sensors, characterized in that the method...
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...
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...
8878880 Method of driving electrophoretic display device capable of displaying image data approximated to original image data, electrophoretic display device, and electronic apparatus  
A method of driving an electrophoretic display device includes changing the gradation level of image data on the basis of correction data corresponding to the gradation level, converting image...