Tencent. has filed a patent for a method allowing electronic devices to play performances of virtual objects in virtual scenarios. The method involves displaying virtual objects with different performance costumes and automatically changing costumes in response to background audio cues. GlobalData’s report on Tencent gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Virtual object performance costume changing method

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Tencent Holdings Ltd

A recently filed patent (Publication Number: US20240037884A1) outlines a method for playing a performance of a virtual object in a virtual scenario using an electronic device. The method involves displaying a virtual object with a performance costume in the virtual scenario, playing background audio, and showing a performance action corresponding to the audio. The patent details the automatic replacement of the performance costume with another costume as the background audio transitions. Additionally, the method includes displaying multiple performance costumes for association with the audio and rhythm indication information, establishing an association relationship based on user input, and determining picture scaling ratios for different parts of the background audio.

Furthermore, the patent describes an electronic device equipped with a memory and processor to execute the method outlined in the patent. The device displays the virtual object with performance costumes, plays background audio, and automatically switches costumes based on audio changes. It also includes features such as displaying performance costumes, rhythm indication information, and allowing users to select costumes based on the audio rhythm. The device also determines picture scaling ratios for different audio parts, ensuring a seamless transition between performance actions. Overall, the patent highlights a comprehensive method and device for enhancing virtual object performances in a virtual scenario through costume changes and audio synchronization.

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