Watercolor simulation in computer graphics

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5432896
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07648631

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Watercolor effects are simulated in computer graphics by defining a brush shape and brush type, selecting a wetness level for the drawing area and, in accordance with the selected wetness level, causing the brush stroke to merely interpolate the brush color with the pre-existing color in the stroked area, create a texture effect of diminishing brush color, or create a smearing effect by interpolating the pre-existing color at a new brush position with that of the previous brush position before interpolating it with the brush color. Apparatus is also disclosed for selecting various brush attributes and brush color parameters.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
RESEARCH ENGINEERS, INC.IRVINE, CA0

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Cheng, Chin-an San Pedro, CA 3 247
Hwong, Yao D Tustin, CA 2 229
Su, Ming T Riverside, CA 1 135

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