3-D toons for Web unveiled

TOKYO — Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. has developed technology that allows 3-D animated characters with lifelike motions to be used over the Internet.

Matsushita said the technology was developed by techniques that include a way to compress basic motion data to one twentieth its original size.

The technology identifies basic motion and smoothes the transition from one motion to the next .

“Using this new technology, a lifelike 3-D CG character with a complex skeleton can be manipulated just like a real human, even with a low-speed telephone connection,” Matsushita said in a statement.

The new technology will be displayed at Siggraph ’97 in Los Angeles through Aug. 9.

More Digital

  • Michelle Kempner

    BuzzFeed Entertainment Operations Head Michelle Kempner Exiting for Facebook

    TOKYO — Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. has developed technology that allows 3-D animated characters with lifelike motions to be used over the Internet. Matsushita said the technology was developed by techniques that include a way to compress basic motion data to one twentieth its original size. The technology identifies basic motion and smoothes the transition […]

  • Empty movie theater

    AMC Theatres Teams With Facebook for Movie Ticket Purchases

    TOKYO — Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. has developed technology that allows 3-D animated characters with lifelike motions to be used over the Internet. Matsushita said the technology was developed by techniques that include a way to compress basic motion data to one twentieth its original size. The technology identifies basic motion and smoothes the transition […]

  • VUDU logo

    Walmart Eyes Q4 Launch of Vudu-Branded Service to Rival Netflix (EXCLUSIVE)

    TOKYO — Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. has developed technology that allows 3-D animated characters with lifelike motions to be used over the Internet. Matsushita said the technology was developed by techniques that include a way to compress basic motion data to one twentieth its original size. The technology identifies basic motion and smoothes the transition […]

  • Marc Hustvedt - Fine Brothers Entertainment

    Marc Hustvedt, Formerly CEO of Above Average, Joins FBE (EXCLUSIVE)

    TOKYO — Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. has developed technology that allows 3-D animated characters with lifelike motions to be used over the Internet. Matsushita said the technology was developed by techniques that include a way to compress basic motion data to one twentieth its original size. The technology identifies basic motion and smoothes the transition […]

  • Walter Cronkite Media Broadband

    Rebooting Walter Cronkite: Broadcast News Rushes to Broadband

    TOKYO — Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. has developed technology that allows 3-D animated characters with lifelike motions to be used over the Internet. Matsushita said the technology was developed by techniques that include a way to compress basic motion data to one twentieth its original size. The technology identifies basic motion and smoothes the transition […]

  • Spotify logo is presented on a

    Spotify Launches Feature to Help Artists, Labels Submit Music to Playlists

    TOKYO — Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. has developed technology that allows 3-D animated characters with lifelike motions to be used over the Internet. Matsushita said the technology was developed by techniques that include a way to compress basic motion data to one twentieth its original size. The technology identifies basic motion and smoothes the transition […]

  • Chance the Rapper

    Chance the Rapper Buys Chicagoist Website, He Announces in New Single

    TOKYO — Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. has developed technology that allows 3-D animated characters with lifelike motions to be used over the Internet. Matsushita said the technology was developed by techniques that include a way to compress basic motion data to one twentieth its original size. The technology identifies basic motion and smoothes the transition […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content