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Third-dimension of a two-dimensional image represented through different color gradients of a mouse pointer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015586D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Mar-07
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Third-dimension of a two-dimensional image represented through different color gradients of a mouse pointer Disclosed is a mouse pointer which represents the third-dimension of a two-dimensional image through different color gradients. As the user moves through a two-dimensional image the mouse pointer changes colors. The different gradients of color the mouse pointer changes to directly corresponds to data of the z-axis. The mouse pointer is one of the most important tools a user has for navigating through computer desktop and programs. Proposed is a mouse pointer not only used as an indicator, but also a mouse pointer which communicates data to the user.