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System and method for interfacing a 2D or 3D movement space to a high dimensional sound synthesis control space Patent #: 6009394
ApplicationNo. 986276 filed on 12/05/1997
US Classes:704/270, Application345/419, Three-dimension345/474, Motion planning or control704/275Speech controlled system
ExaminersPrimary: Dorvil, Richemond
Assistant: Azad, Abul K.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassG10L 021/00
AbstractA three dimensional virtual reality creation, manipulation and editing system including a voice and three dimensional gesture input interface. An operator immersed in a data structure preferably presented in a three dimensional immersion environment interacts with the data structure and performs operations on the data structure in the environment through the voice and gesture input interface. A virtual director receives input from the voice and gesture interface. The director records the input as keyframe values that are necessary time-based spline data points for commanding the display environment to redisplay a recorded spline path for viewing or operational purposes. The voice recognition system accepts commands according to a menu displayed in the three dimensional environment to enable various operational and display functions through the gesture input portion of the interface.