05982390 is referenced by 64 patents and cites 12 patents.

A method and system support the definition, authentication, and enforcement of constraints on speech, appearance, movements, associations, and other properties that are used to suggest or exhibit the personality traits and behaviors of animated characters. The system includes a controlling object and one or more personality objects running in any of a wide range of software and hardware environments. Zero or more personality subobjects may be associated with each personality object. The methods provide steps for authenticating an object, controlling associations between objects and subobjects, controlling events involving one or more objects, controlling the proximity of personality objects to one another, controlling the distribution of objects, and mandating the use of auxiliary objects under specified circumstances.

Title
Controlling personality manifestations by objects in a computer-assisted animation environment
Application Number
8/823440
Publication Number
5982390
Application Date
March 24, 1997
Publication Date
November 9, 1999
Inventor
Brian C Fries
Auburn
CA, US
Stan Stoneking
8312 Leda Ct., Antelope, 95843
CA, US
Agent
Computer Law
Assignee
Stan Stoneking
CA, US
IPC
G06T 15/70
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