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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...
9041718 System and method for generating bilinear spatiotemporal basis models  
Techniques are disclosed for generating a bilinear spatiotemporal basis model. A method includes the steps of predefining a trajectory basis for the bilinear spatiotemporal basis model, receiving...
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...
9019279 Systems and method for navigating between a nadir view and an oblique view of a map  
System and method for rendering a sequence of orthographic approximation images corresponding to camera poses to generate an animation moving between an initial view and a final view of a target...
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;...
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...
8994738 Systems and method for navigating between oblique views of a map  
System and method for rendering a sequence of images corresponding to a sequence of camera poses of a target area to generate an animation representative of a progression of camera poses are...
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...
8988439 Motion-based display effects in a handheld device  
A method or apparatus to provide motion-based display effects in a mobile device is described. The method comprises determining a motion of the mobile device using an accelerometer. The method...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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,...
8941667 Method and apparatus for frame interpolation  
The invention generally provides a method and apparatus for up-converting the frame rate of a digital video signal, the method comprising: receiving a digital video signal containing a first frame...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
8880044 Mobile terminal and method of displaying information therein  
A mobile terminal is presented. The mobile terminal includes a display including a touchscreen, and a controller for performing an editing operation on information displayed on the touchscreen...
8874309 Method for acquiring information  
A method for acquiring information from a driving operation of a vehicle, in which first information is acquired with respect to at least one operating state of the vehicle and additional second...
8866823 In-betweening interactive states  
Automatically creating a series of intermediate states may include receiving a start state and an end state of a reactive system, identifying one or more components of the start state and the end...
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...
8836859 Image processing apparatus, image processing method and image display apparatus  
Disclosed herein is an image processing apparatus including an interlace/progressive conversion section configured to carry out interpolation processing on image data of the current field by...
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...
8803887 Computer graphic system and method for simulating hair  
A computer graphic system and methods for simulating hair is provided. In accordance with aspects of the disclosure a method for hybrid hair simulation using a computer graphics system is...
8803889 Systems and methods for applying animations or motions to a character  
An virtual character such as an on-screen object, an avatar, an on-screen character, or the like may be animated using a live motion of a user and a pre-recorded motion. For example, a live motion...
8803886 Face image display, face image display method, and face image display program  
The present invention provides a facial image display apparatus that can display moving images concentrated on the face when images of people's faces are displayed. A facial image display...
8797331 Information processing apparatus, system, and method thereof  
An information processing apparatus includes a bio-information obtaining unit configured to obtain bio-information of a subject; a kinetic-information obtaining unit configured to obtain kinetic...
8786612 Animation editing device, animation playback device and animation editing method  
An animation editing device includes animation data including time line data that defines frames on the basis of a time line showing temporal display order of the frames, and space line data that...
8786608 Systems and methods for providing and using animations  
Certain embodiments relate to combining or blending animations that are attempting to simultaneously animate the same target. Certain embodiments simplify the blending of animations in the...
8786613 Method and system for interactive simulation of materials and models  
A method and system for drawing, displaying, editing animating, simulating and interacting with one or more virtual polygonal, spline, volumetric models, three-dimensional visual models or robotic...
8786598 Pixel-intensity modulation technique for frame-sequential stereo-3D displays  
Discloses herein are methods, apparatuses, and systems for preparing and displaying images in frame-sequential stereoscopic 3D. Frame-sequential stereoscopic display includes an alternating...
8773442 Aligning animation state update and frame composition  
An event, such as a vertical blank interrupt or signal, received from a display adapter in a system is identified. Activation of a timer-driven animation routine that updates a state of an...
8760469 Apparatus and method for managing marketing  
A method that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, the steps of transmitting media content to a group of set top boxes for presentation with an overlay...
8749560 Image motion blurring  
The disclosed systems and methods make the motion of an object in an animation appear smooth by blending a number of subframes of visually adjusted images of the object for each frame of the...
8743125 Method and apparatus for providing natural facial animation  
Natural inter-viseme animation of 3D head model driven by speech recognition is calculated by applying limitations to the velocity and/or acceleration of a normalized parameter vector, each...
8744214 Navigating images using image based geometric alignment and object based controls  
Over the past few years there has been a dramatic proliferation of digital cameras, and it has become increasingly easy to share large numbers of photographs with many other people. These trends...
8744627 System and method of distributed control of an interactive animatronic show  
A system of distributed control of an interactive animatronic show includes a plurality of animatronic actors, at least one of the actors a processor and one or more motors controlled by the...
8730245 Defining an animation of a virtual object within a virtual world  
In a method of defining an animation of a virtual object, during which values for attributes of the virtual object are updated at each of a series of time points, a user specifies a structure...
8726168 System and method for hiding latency in computer software  
A system and method hides latency in the display of a subsequent user interface by animating the exit of the current user interface and animating the entrance of the subsequent user interface,...
8711178 System and method for generating profile morphing using cephalometric tracing data  
A method for generating an animated morph between a first image and a second image is provided. The method may include: (i) reading a first set of cephalometric landmark points associated with the...
8711151 Hair motion compositor system for use in a hair/fur pipeline  
A hair pipeline utilizes a surface definition module to define a surface and a control hair and a hair motion compositor module combines different control hair curve shapes associated with the...
8704828 Inverse kinematic melting for posing models  
A model is associated with a deep pose. When the model is changed from an attractor pose to a current pose, the current pose and the attractor pose are compared with the deep pose. If any portion...

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