Method and system for rendering brush strokes with multiple nibs

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6195100
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09123159

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Abstract

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A method and system are provided for rendering a brush stroke with multiple nibs which are added to a center point indicated by a cursor, and the position and movement of each nib are controlled based on variables which can be set by a user. The variables include a number of nibs to be rendered in the brush stroke, initial position values determining an initial position of each nib relative to a center point, and movement variables representative of movement of each nib relative to the center point. A current position of the center point is determined relative to the document. A new position for each nib is calculated, relative to the current position of the center point, based on the initial position values and the movement variables. A dab is rendered at the new position of each nib. By repeating the steps of determining a current position, calculating a new position and rendering a dab while the center point is being moved, a brush stroke of unique painting effect is rendered.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
COREL CORPORATIONOTTAWA42
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.NEW YORK, NY1982

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Tibbett, Steve Ottawa, CA 3 8

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