06272650 is referenced by 46 patents and cites 10 patents.

A system and method for loading a scene graph in a plurality of loads, associates one or more undesignated nodes of a scene graph with an appropriate one of a plurality of loads. The technique is accomplished by traversing the scene graph to detect an undesignated node. Then, it is determined whether the detected node has one or more parent nodes. If so, the one or more parent nodes are examined to determine a load associated with said one or more parent nodes. Where at least one of the parent nodes is associated with the first load, the undesignated node is designated as associated with the first load. If all parent nodes are associated with the same node, the unlabeled node is designated as associated with the parents' load. Where an ambiguity arises, any of several techniques can be utilized to resolve the ambiguity.

Title
System and method for disambiguating scene graph loads
Application Number
9/17894
Publication Number
6272650 (B1)
Application Date
February 3, 1998
Publication Date
August 7, 2001
Inventor
Darren H New
San Diego
CA, US
Scott D Kessler
San Diego
CA, US
Thomas W Meyer
Encinitas
CA, US
Agent
Cooley Godward
US
Assignee
Amazing Media
VA, US
IPC
H02H 3/05
View Original Source