Softimage Crowd FX – 3D Crowd Modelling

With our recent post on Populate in 3D Max 2014 we thought we would take a quick look at Crowd FX in Softimage. CrowdFX is part of the Interactive Creative Environment (ICE) of Softimage allowing rapid pedestrian and stadium style simulations.

Softimage Crowd FX

Softimage Crowd FX

Below is a sample movie created using two crowd emitters with default collision detection. Using 100 agents the model is a simple cross path system but provides a glimpse of the nature of the output:

The modelling system is notably simpler to the current 3D Max Crowd/Delegate system, it will be interesting to see how it compares to Populate…

Author Bio

Andy is Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.

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