05926179 is referenced by 190 patents and cites 13 patents.

To allow a user to quickly and surely recognize whether an object is chat-enabled or not. A pointer is displayed on a three-dimensional virtual reality space image and, when the pointer is placed onto any of objects displayed in the three-dimensional virtual reality space image to specify the pointed object, it is determined whether that object is chat-enable based on the attribute information thereof. If the object is found chat-enabled, the pointer having a normal shape of an arrow is changed to a pointer 201a having a shape resembling a human face. This novel constitution allows a user to intuitively understand whether each of the objects displayed in the three-dimensional virtual reality space is chat-enabled or not.

Title
Three-dimensional virtual reality space display processing apparatus, a three-dimensional virtual reality space display processing method, and an information providing medium
Application Number
8/939220
Publication Number
5926179
Application Date
September 29, 1997
Publication Date
July 20, 1999
Inventor
Tatsushi Nashida
Kanagawa
JP
Futoshi Hiei
Kanagawa
JP
Satoru Matsuda
Kanagawa
JP
Agent
Limbach & Limbach L
Assignee
Sony Corporation
JP
IPC
G06T 17/00
G06F 3/14
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