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9041723 Method of and apparatus for encoding and decoding data  
Each block of texture data elements is encoded as a block of texture data that includes a set of integer values to be used to generate a set of base data values for the block, and a set of index...
9041722 Updating background texture for virtual viewpoint animations  
Image data of an event is provided by updating a textured 3d model of the event. For example, in a sporting event, a model of a stadium can be periodically updated to reflect changes over time in...
9036860 Method for editing propagation of video and image content based on local feature structure preservation  
The invention discloses a method for editing propagation of video and image content based on local feature structure preservation, comprising: mapping all pixels in the input original image and/or...
9036869 Multi-surface optical 3D microscope  
A method of detecting multi-surfaces of an object includes providing an imaging system capable of detecting surfaces of the object. After system parameters are set up, two-dimensional images of...
9024959 Demand-paged textures  
A method and system may include a chip having graphics rendering hardware, a cache and a processor to execute an application with texture allocation logic to receive notification of a page miss...
9025083 Method and device for the real-time superposition of images arising from at least two video streams  
The device (1) comprises means (7) for assigning, for each pixel of a second image, a part of the three components (red, green, blue) defining the color constituting the pixel, to a component...
9021347 Information processing method and apparatus, program, and storage medium  
An information processing method comprises the steps of: inputting an input information of a multi-dimensional array; calculating an accumulated information value corresponding to a position of...
9013499 Methods and apparatus for multiple texture map storage and filtering including irregular texture maps  
A method for a computer system including receiving a file comprising textures including a first and a second texture map, which can be regular or irregular texture maps, and metadata, wherein the...
9013498 Determining a working set of texture maps  
A system and method for tracking and reporting texture map levels of detail that are computed during graphics processing allows for efficient management of texture map storage. Minimum and/or...
9013500 Real time intervisibility analysis  
A method comprises supplying textures and location information to a graphics processing unit. The textures represent elevation data of obstructions in an environment. The location information...
9007388 Caching attributes of surfaces without global parameterizations  
Surfaces without a global surface coordinate system are divided into surface regions having local surface coordinate systems to enable the caching of surface attribute values. A surface attribute...
9007390 Creation and manipulation of hand drawn objects with automatic grouping  
A graphical drawing includes maintaining recently drawn strokes in a wet state after the strokes are drawn, causing strokes in a wet state to transition to a dry state based on passage of time,...
9007389 Texture map component optimization  
Embodiments of the present invention are directed towards increasing texture filtering performance for texel components represented by more than 8 bits. As the number of bits per component...
9007369 Photogrammetric texture mapping using casual images  
A method for photogrammetric texture mapping using casual images is provided. The method may include the following steps: estimating, for each vertex of at least a portion of a three dimensional...
9007374 Selection and thematic highlighting using terrain textures  
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, that enable selection and individual feature highlighting in detailed three-dimensional ground...
9008724 Methods and systems for content processing  
Disclosed are technologies are useful in enabling a smart phone to respond to a user's environment, e.g., so it can serve as an intuitive hearing and seeing device. Some of the detailed...
9001139 Image processing device and image processing method  
An image processing device includes an image generation mechanism configured to generate computer graphics images based on computer graphics description data, an image mapping mechanism configured...
8994742 Systems and methods for seam resolution  
Systems and methods are provided for resolving seams in computer graphics when a two-dimensional image is applied to a three-dimensional structure. The method can include providing a...
8994722 Method for enhancing depth images of scenes using trellis structures  
An image for a virtual view of a scene is generated based on a set of texture images and a corresponding set of depth images acquired of the scene. A set of candidate depths associated with each...
8988434 Text rendering for browsers and mobile based applications  
A system and method for rendering text data in web applications is provided that eliminates redundant processing. Constant resources are pre-computed and work is offloaded from the central...
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...
8988445 Systems and methods for capturing and recreating the feel of surfaces  
Systems and methods for capturing and recreating the feel of a surface are disclosed. A method for capturing a feel of a surface comprises contacting the surface with a handheld tool, recording...
8988461 3D drawing and painting system with a 3D scalar field  
Rendering 3D paintings can be done by compositing strokes embedded in space. Users input strokes and other image elements using an input device that specifies a 2D view of the element, and the...
8982143 Method and apparatus for constructing virtual sloped landscapes in computer graphics and animation  
There are both flat and sloped ground surfaces on which the game characters traverse. In areas where a sloped surface changes angle (i.e. where a sloped surface connects to a flat surface), a...
8982134 Area-based dependency chain analysis of shaders and command stream  
A method and device are provided for performing tile based rendering. The method and device analyze past and current commands to determine when tiles are renderable independently of other tiles....
8982120 Blurring while loading map data  
Aspects of the disclosure relate to rendering three-dimensional (3D) models to increase visual palatability. One or more computing devices may render an image of a 3D model. This rendering may...
8970615 Systems and methods for rapid three-dimensional modeling with real facade texture  
A computer system is described for automatically generating a three-dimensional model of a structure, including hardware and one or more non-transitory computer readable medium accessible by the...
8970590 Surface mesh generation systems and methods  
A method for generating a finite element mesh that includes receiving, by a computer system, data regarding a model of a simulated object, categorizing one or more geometric features of the model...
8963942 Programmable processor  
A digital signal processor 1 is provided for performing digital image processing operations such as forward texture mapping. A first logic unit 21 receives input sample coordinates xr and xl, and...
8965074 Image processing apparatus  
An image processing apparatus includes a memory unit which stores data of a first projection image and data of a second projection image, which are associated with the same object and are captured...
8963943 Three-dimensional urban modeling apparatus and method  
Disclosed herein is a 3D urban modeling apparatus and method. The 3D urban modeling apparatus includes a calibration unit for calibrating data about a translation and a rotation of at least one...
8963958 Apparatus and methods for adjusting a texture wrapped onto the surface of a virtual object  
Techniques for wrapping a two-dimensional texture conformally onto a surface of a three dimensional virtual object within an arbitrarily-shaped, user-defined region. The techniques provide minimum...
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...
8952959 Embedding images into a surface using occlusion  
A three-dimensional relief can be produced from one or more two-dimensional digital (2D) images. A height field is computed from the one or more 2D images and illumination direction information....
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3D drawing and painting system with a 3D scalar field
 
Rendering 3D paintings can be done by compositing strokes embedded in space. Users input strokes and other image elements using an input device that specifies a 2D view of the element, and the...
8933946 Mechanism for effectively handling texture sampling  
A method and apparatus for efficiently handling texture sampling is described herein. A compiler or other software is capable of breaking a texture sampling operation for a pixel into a pre-fetch...
8922577 Texture information provider and frame syntheszier for image processing apparatus and method  
Provided is an image processing apparatus. The image processing apparatus may synthesize an input frame with texture information of another frame and provide an output frame with an enhanced...
8922558 Drawing graphical objects in a 3D subsurface environment  
A system and method for drawing in a three-dimensional space. The drawings may include dots, line segments, arrows, polylines (open and closed), polygons, surfaces and 3D volumes. The method may...
8922578 Embedding ARGB data in a RGB stream  
Methods and systems are provided for merging a plurality of video inputs resulting in a single coherent output. More specifically, in one exemplary embodiment, a device embeds alpha red green blue...
8922548 System and method of pointillist painting design  
A method of generating a textured pointillist painting design comprises receiving a digital image file including a specification of a plurality of pixels representative of a digital image, the...
8917354 Motion detection in video fields  
A method for detecting motion in video fields of video data, comprises the steps of: calculating texture information for a pixel in the video fields; determining a threshold value as a function of...
8917270 Video generation using three-dimensional hulls  
Video of a scene is generated and presented to a user. A stream of mesh models of the scene and a corresponding stream of mesh texture maps are generated from one or more streams of sensor data...
8913061 Automatic tracing algorithm for quantitative analysis of continuous structures  
This invention provides an automatic tracing algorithm for quantitative analysis of continuous structures, such as the images of tree-like or network-like structures. The algorithm includes the...
8907968 Image rendering device, image rendering method, and image rendering program for rendering stereoscopic panoramic images  
An image rendering device realizes stereoscopic viewing of a joint background image. A DIBR unit 17 applies pixel shifting to each background image constructing the joint background image and also...
8907970 Apparatus and method of viewing electronic documents  
A method of generating an e-book document comprises representing some or all of a page of an electronic document as a graphic textures sequence derived from the document page. The sequence...
8907973 Content adaptive image restoration, scaling and enhancement for high definition display  
An image processor includes generates a content adaptive kernel from an image block with noise of a luminance component signal with a low resolution. The content adaptive kernel is convolved with...
8907969 Partially resident textures  
A method, computer program product, and system are provided for processing a graphics operation. For instance, the method can include partitioning a texture and associated mipmaps into memory...
8907950 Driving simulation apparatus, wide-angle camera video simulation apparatus, and image deforming/compositing apparatus  
A driving simulation apparatus includes an input unit that receives an input of an operation instruction, a vehicle simulation unit that calculates a position and an orientation of a vehicle in a...
8902229 Method and system for rendering three dimensional views of a scene  
The present invention provides a method and system of generating multilayered point based 3D representation of a scene. The method includes constructing an alpha model of randomly selected regions...
8896601 Projecting geographic data from a spherical surface to two-dimensional cartesian space  
A method for projecting geographic data (e.g., latitude and longitude coordinates) from a spherical surface onto a two-dimensional Cartesian space is provided. Such a capability can employ a...