06331861 is referenced by 50 patents and cites 124 patents.

A method for producing an animation sequence on a graphic display driven by a computer, including defining an object that includes a geometrical description of an animated character and characteristics of social behavior of the character and animating an image of the character responsive to the characteristics. The character is programmed with a predetermined response, such as a rule governing motion of the character, to a sensitivity condition occurring externally to the object. The geometrical description of the object includes a geometrical skeleton characterized by a hierarchy of sub-objects connected by joints, the rule governing motion defines motions of the joints.

Title
Programmable computer graphic objects
Application Number
9/255662
Publication Number
6331861 (B1)
Application Date
February 23, 1999
Publication Date
December 18, 2001
Inventor
Ron Kaas
Moshav Ben-Shemen
US
Oren Zuckerman
Ramat Gan
US
Ruth Kikin
Tel Aviv
US
Eyal Livine
K′far Saba
US
Yoav Borer
Tel Aviv
US
Zohar Shpeizer
Tel Aviv
US
Eran Etam
Tel Aviv
US
Roy Oppenheim
Tel Aviv
US
Yaron Caneti
Tel Aviv
US
Addy Feuerstein
Tel Aviv
US
Doron Gill
Giv′atayim
US
Eilon Reshef
Tel Aviv
US
Gil Tayar
Giv′atayim
US
Orit Bergman
Tel Aviv
US
Nir Hermoni
Ramat Gan
US
Eval Gever
Tel Aviv
US
Agent
Ladas & Parry
US
Assignee
Gizmoz
US
IPC
G06T 11/60
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