Patent Number: 6,295,070

Title: Three-dimensional image texture mapping

Abstract: A circuit arrangement and display apparatus are described for use in 3-D graphics, where 2-D texture maps stored at different resolutions in a pyramidal array are indexed by a pair of texture coordinates and an associated level coordinate (L). In order to introduce depth cues to the 2-D transformed image of the 3-D environment, a focus depth (F) for the image is specified and those image components having a depth (z) other than the focus depth have their texture blurred to direct the viewer's eye to the depth of interest. The texture blurring is introduced by applying an offset (FS) to the level coordinate (L) indexing the pyramidal array in an amount determined by the distance to the focus depth.

Inventors: Wood; Karl J. (Crawley, GB)

Assignee: U.S. Philips Corporation

International Classification: G06T 15/10 (20060101); G06T 15/20 (20060101); H04N 13/00 (20060101); G06T 011/40 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018