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1. (WO2018146461) SIMULATION METHOD AND SYSTEM

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/146461    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2018/050329
Publication Date: Fri Aug 17 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Feb 07 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: G06T 13/40
Applicants: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT EUROPE LIMITED
Inventors: SHAPIRO, Elisheva
JENABZADEH, Mandana
Title: SIMULATION METHOD AND SYSTEM
Abstract:
A method of simulating avatar attention in a virtual environment comprises the steps of, for a given avatar within the environment; periodically calculating the respective interest value of a plurality of elements in the virtual environment in dependence upon one or more factors, wherein at least one of said factors is evaluated responsive to a relationship between the respective element and that given avatar, selecting the element with the highest calculated interest value, and causing a representation of that given avatar's eyes to point at the selected element within the virtual environment.