Patent Number: 8,823,699

Title: Getting snapshots in immersible 3D scene recording in virtual world

Abstract: A system and method for using an encoding module in a virtual world server for: receiving scene data including a description of at least one virtual object and underlying terrain associated with the scene; organizing the description of the at least one virtual object into a first track segmented by virtual object time slots, organizing the description of the underlying terrain into a second track segmented by terrain time slots; and storing the descriptions in persistent storage as separate files where users can retrieve and render the separate files.

Inventors: Betzler; Boas (Magstadt, DE), Katz; Neil A. (Ft. Lauderdale, FL), Wang; Gang (Shanghai, CN), Wu; Yu Hui (Beijing, CN), Ye; Meng (Beijing, CN), Zhu; Zi Yu (Beijing, CN)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06T 15/00 (20110101)

Expiration Date: 9/02/12018