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(11)EP 1 785 942 B8

(12)CORRECTED EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION
Note: Bibliography reflects the latest situation

(15)Correction information:
Corrected version no 1 (W1 B1)

(48)Corrigendum issued on:
26.06.2019 Bulletin 2019/26

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
15.05.2019 Bulletin 2019/20

(21)Application number: 06255668.3

(22)Date of filing:  03.11.2006
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
G06T 15/50(2011.01)
G06T 15/40(2011.01)

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Method and apparatus for rendering semi-transparent surfaces

Verfahren und Gerät zur Darstellung halbtransparenter Oberflächen

Procédé et dispositif de rendu des surfaces semi-transparentes


(84)Designated Contracting States:
DE GB

(30)Priority: 09.11.2005 US 272209

(43)Date of publication of application:
16.05.2007 Bulletin 2007/20

(73)Proprietor: Adobe Inc.
San Jose, CA 95110-2704 (US)

(72)Inventor:
  • Miller, Gavin S.
    Los Altos, CA 94024 (US)

(74)Representative: D Young & Co LLP 
120 Holborn
London EC1N 2DY
London EC1N 2DY (GB)


(56)References cited: : 
  
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  • DIEFENBACH P J: "PIPELINE RENDERING INTERACTION AND REALISM THROUGH HARDWARE-BASED MULTI-PASS RENDERING", PHD THESIS UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, XX, XX, 1 January 1996 (1996-01-01), pages 1-152,I, XP001051169,
  • CASS EVERITT: "Interactive Order-Independent Transparency", INTERNET CITATION, 15 May 2001 (2001-05-15), pages 1-12, XP002557585, Retrieved from the Internet: URL:http://developer.nvidia.com/object/Int eractive_Order_Transparency.html [retrieved on 2009-11-25]
  
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