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US20140320488 3D BUILDING MODEL CONSTRUCTION TOOLS  
A method for correcting 3D building objects is provided. Construction tools available within the visualization tool provide edge squaring and edge snapping of the 3D building objects, correcting...
US20150193968 Sparse Rasterization  
An importance map indicates, for each of a plurality of pixels, whether the pixel is considered important enough to be rendered. A hierarchical tree for pixels is created to generate a...
US20150097829 3D Modeling Using Unrelated Drawings  
A method is disclosed to create a 3D model using unrelated drawings. The unrelated drawing may represent the top view, front view, and side view of the 3D model. A user can draw on a computer...
US20130249910 Game Apparatus, Game Program and Game System  
A game apparatus generates control point data for forming a contour of each part of a character, generates a line model of a body being a line polygon model along the body on the basis of the...
US20140071125 Patient-Specific Segmentation, Analysis, and Modeling from 3-Dimensional Ultrasound Image Data  
Methods and systems to analyze and predict patient-specific physiological behavior of a human organ or anatomical entity such as the heart complex and the heart subcomponents from 3-dimensional...
US20130271460 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR GENERATING 3D TREE IMAGES  
Disclosed is an apparatus for generating 3D tree images, which comprises an object separation unit which is configured to extract a background and objects from an externally received 2D tree image...
US20130181987 GESTURES AND TOOLS FOR CREATING AND EDITING SOLID MODELS  
A modeling tool is activated in a 3D modeling application executing on a multi-touch device. A visual representation of a grid system tool is displayed in an active modeling plane and has three...
US20140104272 ANATOMICAL RECOGNITION, ORIENTATION AND DISPLAY OF AN UPPER TORSO TO ASSIST BREAST SURGERY  
Various methods, techniques or modules are provided to allow for the automated analysis of the 3-D representation of the upper front torso (i) to recognize 3-D anatomical features, (ii) to orient...
US20130027399 ANATOMICAL RECOGNITION, ORIENTATION AND DISPLAY OF AN UPPER TORSO TO ASSIST BREAST SURGERY  
Various methods, techniques or modules are provided to allow for the automated analysis of the 3-D representation of the upper front torso (i) to recognize 3-D anatomical features, (ii) to orient...
US20120256921 3-D CLIPPING IN A GRAPHICS PROCESSING UNIT  
A graphics processing unit (GPU) efficiently performs 3-dimensional (3-D) clipping using processing units used for other graphics functions. The GPU includes first and second hardware units and at...
US20150178976 View Dependent Level-of-Detail for Tree-Based Replicated Geometry  
An exemplary method for displaying geographic data in a three-dimensional environment includes identifying a node in a node tree including an instance set. The method also includes identifying a...
US20140368498 Shape Preserving Mesh Simplification  
Systems and methods for simplifying a three-dimensional mesh providing a three-dimensional model, such as a three-dimensional model of a cityscape, are provided. In particular, mesh simplification...
US20150206341 METHOD FOR PROVIDING A THREE DIMENSIONAL BODY MODEL  
A method for providing a three-dimensional body model which may be applied for an animation, based on a moving body, wherein the method comprises providing a parametric three-dimensional body...
US20110087350 METHODS AND SYSTEM FOR ENABLING PRINTING THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT MODELS  
The present invention relates to a system and method of transforming an inconsistent 3D (three-dimensional) model of one or more 3D objects into a valid printable 3D model, said method comprising:...
US20120069017 Method and System for Efficient Extraction of a Silhouette of a 3D Mesh  
A method and system for extracting a silhouette of a 3D mesh representing an anatomical structure is disclosed. The 3D mesh is projected to two dimensions. Silhouette candidate edges are generated...
US20140168217 METHOD OF FITTING VIRTUAL ITEM USING HUMAN BODY MODEL AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING FITTING SERVICE OF VIRTUAL ITEM  
A method of fitting a virtual item using a human body model and a system for providing a fitting service of a virtual item are provided, the method including determining whether a user is located...
US20130335413 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ESTIMATING CONSTRUCTION DURATION  
A system and method for estimating construction duration. The system includes a three-dimensional (3D) building information model (BIM) module, a duration estimation module, and a 4D BIM module....
US20140078139 PREOPERATIVELY PLANNING AN ARTHROPLASTY PROCEDURE AND GENERATING A CORRESPONDING PATIENT SPECIFIC ARTHROPLASTY RESECTION GUIDE  
Methods of manufacturing a custom arthroplasty resection guide or jig are disclosed herein. For example, one method may include: generating MRI knee coil two dimensional images, wherein the knee...
US20130335415 CONVERGED SECURITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD  
A converged security management system includes a geographical information optimization converter for converting pieces of geographical information collected for converged security management into...
US20140028674 SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL REPRESENTATION, VIEWING, AND SHARING OF DIGITAL CONTENT  
A digital content delivery system configured to aggregate user-selected digital content objects (tile) into a three-dimensional (3-D) object representation having a user-specified geometric output...
US20120299916 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR QUANTITATIVE MEASUREMENT OF CARTILAGE HEALTH USING MRI MAPPING TECHNIQUES  
This disclosure describes systems, methods, and apparatus for generating a 3D rendering of and quantitative analysis of biochemical MRI voxels corresponding to a tissue or organ of interest....
US20140303778 CREATION AND USE OF VIRTUAL PLACES  
An apparatus, method and system facilitate efficient creation of virtual places and provide tools for using the virtual places. The virtual places include a virtual real estate listing, newsworthy...
US20110301760 CREATION AND USE OF VIRTUAL PLACES  
An apparatus, method and system facilitate efficient creation of virtual places and provide tools for using the virtual places. The virtual places include a virtual real estate listing, newsworthy...
US20140092090 MORPHOLOGICAL ATTRACTOR FOR CREATING CUSTOM ANCESTORS IN INHERITANCE-BASED CHARACTER GENERATION  
Techniques are disclosed for creating and customizing graphical models. In one embodiment, a design application receives a morphological attractor created from the same mesh as one or more...
US20140160123 GENERATION OF A THREE-DIMENSIONAL REPRESENTATION OF A USER  
Described herein are technologies pertaining to generating a relatively accurate virtual three-dimensional model of a head/face of a user. Depth frames are received from a depth sensor and color...
US20130194263 THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE DISPLAY PROGRAM  
When generating an approximate right prism model, an approximate right prism model generating unit 14 expresses a hierarchical relationship among original right prism models and approximate right...
US20130155064 Method and System for Aortic Valve Calcification Evaluation  
A method and system for automatic aortic valve calcification evaluation is disclosed. A patient-specific aortic valve model in a 3D medical image volume, such as a 3D computed tomography (CT)...
US20140354637 CREATING A SYNTHETIC MODEL WITH ORGANIC VERACITY  
A method of creating a real time synthetic model tracking a dynamic physical entity, comprising: a) Receiving multiple points extracted from a sequence of 3D information depicting a dynamic...
US20140347357 GRAPHIC PROCESSING UNIT AND TILE-BASED RENDERING METHOD  
A graphics processing unit (GPU) is provided. The GPU includes a tiling unit and a rasterizer. The tiling unit is configured to determines primitives touching a corresponding tile in tiles in an...
US20150193975 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....
US20120013617 METHOD FOR GLOBAL PARAMETERIZATION AND QUAD MESHING ON POINT CLOUD  
The present invention comprises a method for global parameterization and quadrangulation on point cloud. The method comprises: (a) computing and smoothing principal direction field over the point...
US20130215116 System and Method for Collaborative Shopping, Business and Entertainment  
The methods and systems described herein relate to online methods of collaboration in community environments. The methods and systems are related to an online apparel modeling system that allows...
US20130286014 Custom Jewelry Configurator  
A jewelry configurator is disclosed which permits a consumer or end user to begin with a catalog of jewelry pieces that he is able to then customize and alter in various ways to tailor the piece...
US20140267252 USING CURVES TO EMULATE SOFT BODY DEFORMATION  
Using curves to emulate soft body deformation in a computer-generated character is disclosed. A method can include accessing a reference model mapped to one or more deformation curves for the...
US20150015577 IDENTIFYING FEATURES IN POLYGONAL MESHES  
A polygonal mesh is received and the edges and vertices of the polygonal mesh are analyzed. A positive (e.g., convex or protruding) feature may be identified where the positive feature is bound by...
US20110090220 ORDER-PRESERVING DISTRIBUTED RASTERIZER  
One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for rendering graphics primitives in parallel while maintaining the API primitive ordering. Multiple, independent geometry units...
US20140375633 Texture Blending Between View-Dependent Texture and Base Texture in a Geographic Information System  
Systems and methods for rendering a view-dependent texture in conjunction with a three-dimensional model of a geographic area are provided. A view-dependent texture can be rendered in conjunction...
US20130176306 AVATAR EYE CONTROL IN A MULTI-USER ANIMATION ENVIRONMENT  
In a multi-participant modeled virtual reality environment, avatars are modeled beings that include moveable eyes creating the impression of an apparent gaze direction. Control of eye movement may...
US20120327085 AVATAR EYE CONTROL IN A MULTI-USER ANIMATION ENVIRONMENT  
In a multi-participant modeled virtual reality environment, avatars are modeled beings that include moveable eyes creating the impression of an apparent gaze direction. Control of eye movement may...
US20150170328 Primitive Processing in a Graphics Processing System With Tag Buffer Storage of Primitive Identifiers  
A graphics processing system has a rendering space which comprises one or more tiles. The system comprises a processing module configured to perform hidden surface removal for primitives of a tile...
US20120106796 CREATING A CUSTOMIZED AVATAR THAT REFLECTS A USER'S DISTINGUISHABLE ATTRIBUTES  
A capture system captures detectable attributes of a user. A differential system compares the detectable attributes with a normalized model of attributes, wherein the normalized model of...
US20150187131 FEATURE-BASED CLOUD COMPUTING ARCHITECTURE FOR PHYSICS ENGINE  
A method for shape compression and physics processing is provided. One embodiment includes providing a volume model including a shape with one or more complex portions. The volume model is...
US20120280992 GRID WALK SAMPLING  
The grid walk sampling technique is an efficient sampling algorithm aimed at optimizing the cost of triangle rasterization for modern graphics workloads. Grid walk sampling is an iterative...
US20150130798 RASTERIZATION IN GRAPHICS PROCESSING SYSTEM  
A method and system are provided for performing rasterisation of input primitives to generate graphics fragments to be subsequently processed to generate output data for display in a render output...
US20060164413 Computer-implemented geometric shape interaction process  
A computer-based method of creating displays of a number of different geometric shapes that are displayed on the computer display. Display limitations that retain predetermined orientations of at...
US20130127853 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATIC RIGGING OF THREE DIMENSIONAL CHARACTERS FOR FACIAL ANIMATION  
A system and method for automatic rigging of three dimensional characters for facial animation provide a rigged mesh for an original three dimensional mesh. A representative mesh is generated from...
US20140035913 VIRTUAL DRESSING ROOM  
A method and system are provided to facilitate recognition of gestures representing commands to initiate actions within an electronic marketplace on behalf of a user. Spatial data about an...
US20150243069 VIEW INDEPENDENT COLOR EQUALIZED 3D SCENE TEXTURING  
One disclosed example method for view independent color equalized 3D scene texturing includes capturing a plurality of keyframes of an object; accessing a 3D representation of the object...
US20140267251 SEARCH-BASED MATCHING FOR MULTIPLE PARAMETER SETS  
Search-based matching for multiple parameter sets in computer animation is disclosed. The search-based matching method can include receiving a selection of a first set of joint parameters in a...
US20130328870 System and Method for Generating 2D Texture Coordinates for 3D Meshed Surfaces  
Systems and methods for generating 2D texture coordinates for 3D surfaces meshes may assign initial 2D texture coordinates to each node within a mesh using dead reckoning, compute a conformal...