Patent Number: 6,396,495

Title: Producing image data in a virtual set

Abstract: A virtual set combines real and synthesized images. The set includes a real light source (205) configured to generate a beam of light. In addition, a virtual light source is synthesized such that the real light source and the virtual light source are co-ordinated so as to appear as if originating from a common light source in the virtual set. In this way, a single light source appears to illuminate both a real and a syntheized image.

Inventors: Parghi; Amit G. (Montreal, CA), Dery; Jean-Luc (Montreal, CA)

Assignee: Discreet Logic Inc.

International Classification: H04N 5/222 (20060101); G06T 015/00 ()

Expiration Date: 05/28/2019