Climability: property for objects in 3-D virtual environments

  • US 5,883,628 A
  • Filed: 07/03/1997
  • Issued: 03/16/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/03/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. In a data processor controlled display system for displaying a virtual three-dimensional workspace having three-dimensional interactive objects within the workspace,means for displaying a portion of said workspace and the objects therein,viewer interactive means for navigating along paths in all three dimensions within said workspace to bring selected portions of said workspace into display,means for storing in association with each of a set of said objects, barrier means for intercepting any of said navigation paths heading toward intersection with any object of said set, and means responsive to said barrier means for diverting said navigation around it'"'"'s said associated object.

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