James Matson Awe - Bedford NH
Marc Wagner Schindewolf - Hopkinton NH
Chad Steven Ames - Bedford NH
Autodesk, Inc. - San Rafael CA
A method, apparatus, and article of manufacture for enabling the creation of authorable, dynamic software objects. An apparatus made in accordance with the present invention comprises a computer and an attached monitor, stream means, display property means, display representation means, and display configuration means. The stream means is performed by the computer and accepts at least one graphic primitive into the software object. The display property means is performed by the computer and stores at least one quality associated with each graphic primitive in the software object. The display representation means is performed by the computer and graphically represents a selected set of display properties of the software object. The display configuration means is performed by the computer and selectively displays one of the sets of graphical representations of the software object on the monitor of the computer.