US Patent No. 10,193,959

GRAPHICAL INTERFACE FOR EDITING AN INTERACTIVE DYNAMIC ILLUSTRATION


Patent No. 10,193,959
Issue Date January 29, 2019
Title Graphical Interface For Editing An Interactive Dynamic Illustration
Inventorship Rubaiat Habib Kazi, Toronto (CA)
Tovi Grossman, Toronto (CA)
George Fitzmaurice, Toronto (CA)
Fanny Chevalier, Lille (FR)
Assignee AUTODESK, INC., San Rafael, CA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,193,959

1. A computer-implemented method for modifying a dynamic illustration, the method comprising:receiving a first input, via a graphical user interface, associated with a functional relationship between a first visual entity included in the dynamic illustration and a second visual entity included in the dynamic illustration;
receiving a second input, via the graphical user interface, that correlates a first visual parameter associated with the first visual entity with the functional relationship;
receiving a third input, via the graphical user interface, that correlates a second visual parameter associated with the second visual entity with the functional relationship;
receiving a fourth input, via the graphical user interface, that modifies a quantitative definition of the functional relationship, wherein the quantitative definition includes a two-dimensional mapping curve that graphically represents the functional relationship between the first visual entity correlated with the first visual parameter and the second visual entity correlated with the second visual parameter, and graphically modifies the two-dimensional mapping curve that graphically represents the functional relationship;
generating a graphical representation of the first visual entity and the second visual entity based on the modified two-dimensional mapping curve; and
displaying the graphical representation of the first visual entity and the second visual entity via the graphical user interface.