Global Patent Index - EP 1082706 A1

EP 1082706 A1 2001-03-14 - 3D IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND APPARATUS

Title (en)

3D IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND APPARATUS

Title (de)

3D BILDVERARBEITUNGSVERFAHREN UND -GERÄT

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET APPAREIL DE TRAITEMENT D'IMAGES TRIDIMENSIONNELLES

Publication

EP 1082706 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99955353 A

Priority

  • GB 9901744 W
  • GB 9811695 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9963490A1] In a method of personalising a computer game character, at least one two-dimensional image (I) of a character (1) of the game (e.g. the user of a personal computer connected to the Internet) is digitally processed at a server (S) remote from the player's computer by distorting a generic image (G) to match the user's face or head, converted to an animatable character file and downloaded onto the player's computer. Preferably two overlapping images are acquired by a digital camera and uploaded to the server where they are stereoscopically processed to provide an incomplete 3D representation (I) to which is compared the generic 3D representation (G), the latter being distorted to match the former.

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

G06T 15/70

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06T 1/00 (2006.01); G06T 15/04 (2011.01); H04N 13/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06T 15/04 (2013.01); G06T 17/10 (2013.01); H04N 13/0059 (2013.01); H04N 19/597 (2014.11); A63F 2300/5553 (2013.01); A63F 2300/695 (2013.01); G06T 2200/08 (2013.01); G06T 2207/10012 (2013.01); H04N 13/0011 (2013.01); H04N 13/0239 (2013.01); H04N 2013/0081 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9963490A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE GB SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9963490 A1 19991209; AU 4275899 A 19991220; EP 1082706 A1 20010314; GB 2350511 A 20001129; GB 2350511 B 20031119; GB 9811695 D0 19980729; GB 9912707 D0 19990804; JP 2002517840 A 20020618

INPADOC legal status


2002-06-05 [18W] WITHDRAWN

- Date of withdrawal: 20020411

2001-03-14 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20001130

2001-03-14 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): DE GB SE