Patent Number: 6,803,915

Title: Method of processing animation by interpolation between key frames with small data quantity

Abstract: A key frame animation processing method includes steps of outputting information indicating a time for presenting a key frame for every key frame, and outputting state information of each object in correspondence to the time information of the key frame for every key frame, thereby reducing the quantity of outputted data. The data may be outputted to either a storage medium or a communication medium. This method may include a step of outputting link information as to each object and another object in another key frame in correspondence to the state information of the object. The state information may include only the quantity of a state change. Also disclosed is a method of displaying a key frame animation in real time.

Inventors: Takakura; Masaki (Osaka, JP), Nishihata; Minoru (Nara, JP)

Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: G06T 15/70 (20060101); G06T 015/70 ()

Expiration Date: 10/12/2012