Crowd  Maker
/ Pedestrian
 behavioural animation engine for Maya particles - v0.7
 Adriano Rinaldi - rinaldi.adriano@gmail.com


         


Autonomous Pedestrians
NEW - Crowd Reel 2006

Download it from:

- 480x360 DivX  - 23.8 MB:  link
- 480x360 QuickTime (Sorenson 3)  - 54.7 MB: link

- 560x420 DivX  - 35.9 MB:  link
- 560x420 QuickTime 7 (H.264)  - 91.2 MB: link




"Thinking like a fish" is a 78 seconds animation short.
Crowd Maker 0.7 and others behavioural animation techniques are the key of this new simulation.
I have used flocking, obstacle avoidance, prey-predator behaviour and assembling of formations and other scripting jobs.
Moreover a script controls different animations of individual agents.

Download the RENDERED (underwater) short from one of the following links:
        - QuickTime (Sorenson 3) - 29Mb:  http://web.tiscali.it/maya_tutorial/short/thinking_like_a_fish.zip
        - DivX - 18Mb:  http://web.tiscali.it/maya_tutorial/short/thinking_like_a_fish.avi

Or for a TECHNICAL DEMONSTRATION, download the high quality PREVISUALIZATION:
        - QuickTime (Sorenson 3) - 20Mb:  http://web.tiscali.it/maya_tutorial/short/thinking_like_a_fish(playblast).zip





My first test with 1000 particles (Crowd Maker v0.5).
Download test_1000particles.avi (DivX) to view the simulation.
Simulation with 100 particles (Crowd Maker 0.6 beta 2).
Download  Test_CrowMaker0.6_DivX.avi or Test_CrowdMaker0.6.mov
(DivX / QuickTime) to view the animation.




SCRIPT:
        - Download Crowd Maker 0.5c (tested on Maya 6.0/6.5): CrowdMaker 0.5c.rar
       
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Crowd Maker 0.6 beta 2.
         - New "Surface Follow" function, particles can move along a Nurbs surface.
         - New Random attributes.
         - More accurate functions.
         - Not compatible with precedent version!
        - Crowd Maker 0.6 beta 3 - Download the script (tested on Maya 6.5): rar (700 KB) or zip (2 MB).
        - NEW Crowd Maker 0.7 beta - Coming soon!
        - NEW Crowd Maker Pedestrian - to be released in 2007!


TUTORIAL:

1) How to create a simple crowd - ITALIAN version / ENGLISH version


PUBLICATIONS:
       - Adriano Rinaldi, Alessio Malizia, Rick Parent, “Modelling Behavior in a School of Fish by Fast Synthetic
          Distributed Vision”, (Research Poster), SIGGRAPH 2006, Boston, July 30 - Aug 3, 2006. link



LAST UPDATED:  06 July 2006





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