Topgolf Callaway Brands has filed a patent for methods, systems, and apparatus for controlling a virtual camera in a three-dimensional environment displayed on a two-dimensional touchscreen display. The patent describes presenting a camera view into the environment, receiving user input through a single touch and slide on the touchscreen, and updating the camera view by rotating and changing the distance based on the direction of the input. The media summary should focus on the patent’s description and features without making any judgments or comments. GlobalData’s report on Topgolf Callaway Brands gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Controlling virtual camera in a 3d environment on touchscreen

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Topgolf Callaway Brands Corp

The filed patent (Publication Number: US20230315254A1) describes a method and system for interacting with a three-dimensional environment using a two-dimensional touchscreen display. The method involves presenting a camera view of the three-dimensional environment on the touchscreen display and receiving input from the user in the form of a single touch or slide across the display. The camera view is then updated based on the input, with the camera view rotating in accordance with the direction of the input and the distance of the camera view changing based on the input direction.

In one embodiment, the method includes selecting a current anchoring point from a series of anchoring points in the three-dimensional environment. The user can provide additional input to toggle through or select which anchoring point to use as the current anchoring point. The series of anchoring points can be defined by the user through a user interface or by an application providing the three-dimensional environment.

The system described in the patent includes a two-dimensional touchscreen display, one or more processors, and one or more memory devices encoding instructions. The instructions, when executed by the processors, enable the system to present the camera view of the three-dimensional environment on the touchscreen display, receive input from the user, and update the camera view based on the input.

The system also includes the ability to select a current anchoring point from a series of anchoring points in the three-dimensional environment. The system can receive additional input from the user to toggle through or select the anchoring point to use as the current anchoring point. The series of anchoring points can be defined by the user through a user interface or by an application providing the three-dimensional environment.

The update of the camera view can include changing the height and pitch of the camera view based on the input direction across the touchscreen display. The update can also involve changing the yaw angle of the camera view with respect to a location of interest in the three-dimensional environment. Additionally, the system can move a targeted location, used for rotating the camera view, toward a predefined location in the three-dimensional environment when changing the distance of the camera view results in increasing the distance.

Overall, the patent describes a method and system that allows users to interact with a three-dimensional environment using a two-dimensional touchscreen display, providing a more intuitive and immersive experience.

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