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An invention is provided for affording a real-time three-dimensional interactive environment using a three-dimensional camera. The invention includes obtaining two-dimensional data values for a plurality of pixels representing a physical scene, and obtaining a depth value for each pixel of the plurality of pixels using a depth sensing device. Each depth value indicates a distance from a physical object in the physical scene to the depth sensing device. At least one computer-generated virtual object is inserted into the scene, and an interaction between a physical object in the scene and the virtual object is detected based on coordinates of the virtual object and the obtained depth values.

Title
System and method for providing a real-time three-dimensional interactive environment
Application Number
10/448614
Publication Number
8072470 (B2)
Application Date
May 29, 2003
Publication Date
December 6, 2011
Inventor
Richard Marks
Foster City
CA, US
Agent
Martine Penilla Group
Assignee
Sony Computer Entertainment
JP
IPC
G06T 15/00
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