US Patent No: 6,778,948

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Method of creating a dynamic image, storage medium and program executing apparatus

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Abstract

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An induced explosion of a firework ball is represented using a small processing volume. A range for an induced explosion is set around a firework ball to be exploded drawn on a display image, for example, as indicated by the broken line in FIG. 10A in accordance with attributes of the firework ball. A drawing range of each firework ball under management, the range being indicated by its attributes, is referred to, and any other firework ball drawn in the range is set as a firework ball to be exploded. As a result, the firework ball located around the exploded firework ball is also exploded as shown in FIG. 10B.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT INC.TOKYO1361

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Fukui, Toshio Anjo, JP 8 41
Kanetaka, Katsuyuki Tokyo, JP 7 43

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