Global Patent Index - EP 0978102 A2

EP 0978102 A2 2000-02-09 - METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MAPPING A TWO-DIMENSIONAL TEXTURE ONTO A THREE-DIMENSIONAL SURFACE

Title (en)

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MAPPING A TWO-DIMENSIONAL TEXTURE ONTO A THREE-DIMENSIONAL SURFACE

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND GERÄT ZUR ZWEI-DIMENSIONALEN TEXTURABBILDUNNG UAF EINER DREI-DIMENSIONALEN OBERFLÄCHE

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET DISPOSITIF DE MAPPAGE D'UNE TEXTURE BIDIMENSIONNELLE SUR UNE SURFACE TRIDIMENSIONNELLE

Publication

EP 0978102 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 97944280 A

Priority

  • US 9709073 W
  • US 1821496 P
  • US 84262297 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9745782A2] A method of mapping two-dimensional textures onto a three-dimensional object yields the correct result in terms of pattern placement, scale, repeat and flow of various textures. This is accomplished by providing a unique user interface to control the texture mapping process. The user controls how the texture should flow and where the texture should be "cut and seamed" to fit the geometry of the three-dimensional object by clicking and dragging directly on the rendered surface of the object. The user is presented with two simultaneous windows: one providing a view of the three-dimensional object being wrapped with texture and the other providing a view of the two-dimensional texture with object surface polygons projected thereon. The texture mapping process is controlled from both windows. The three-dimensional object window gives the user control of the texture flow on the surface of the object. The two-dimensional texture window gives the user control of the orientation of the texture and permits the introduction of mapping distortion to simulate stretching of the texture, if desired.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G06T 15/10

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06F 3/0484 (2013.01); G06T 15/10 (2011.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06T 15/10 (2013.01); G06F 3/04845 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9745782A3

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9745782 A2 19971204; WO 9745782 A3 19980430; EP 0978102 A2 20000209

INPADOC legal status


2006-12-29 [REG HK WD] APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN, DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN, OR REFUSED AFTER PUBLICATION IN HONG KONG

- Document: HK 1026761

2003-05-02 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20021028

2002-07-31 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20020617

2000-04-19 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: STYLECLICK.COM

2000-02-09 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19981212

2000-02-09 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE