US Patent No: 7,372,472

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Method and apparatus for graphically defining a video particle explosion effect

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A software library using a 3D graphics engine to produce a real time 3D particle explosion effect is provided. The particle explosion effect creation tool allows users to create their own particle explosion effect by defining their own shapes in a graphics image data file and allows to graphically define a plurality of explosion parameters of the video particle explosion effect in the graphics image data file. Particles are driven by a particle system algorithm that is controlled by real-world attributes such as gravity, direction and dispersion. These attributes can be keyframed by the users within a video editing application to produce specific 3D Particle explosion effects such as transitions and filters on video or graphics.

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MATROX ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS LTD.DORVAL QUEBEC31

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bordeleau, David Montreal, CA 1 2
Laframboise, Andre Notre Dame de l'Ile Perrot, CA 4 73
St-Pierre, Michel Laval, CA 11 93

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