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Thread: Tutorials Or Methods of Generating A Low Poly Crowd Animation for Theme Park Project

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    Tutorials Or Methods of Generating A Low Poly Crowd Animation for Theme Park Project

    I have never simulated a crowd before. Anyone have any tutorials or tips on creating a small crowd of people walking around a theme park?
    Thanks!

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    Explorer souzou's Avatar
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    If you don't mind a paid solution, have a look at Anima:
    https://secure.axyz-design.com/en/anima

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    Thank you. i will check it out!

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    Depending on the level of detail you need you could use instancing and flocking.

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    HDInstance by Happy Digital would let you randomly offset mdd animation so that was an easy way to do Crowds. Unfortunately I don't think they sell the plugin in anymore. To my knowledge the native instancer can't offset mdd motions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ernpchan View Post
    HDInstance by Happy Digital would let you randomly offset mdd animation so that was an easy way to do Crowds. Unfortunately I don't think they sell the plugin in anymore. To my knowledge the native instancer can't offset mdd motions.


    That's a pain Ern, ask them LW3DG,
    by email to update you never know?

    But there a very good Tut out there for this lo-rez crowd

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXQW0XoG39Y
    Quote you need to clone the source object and offset that motion.
    I think I had 5 clones in the scene and it was these that were instanced

    Also this one by Ivan B
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uiDHsOYizE
    very good explanation here

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    I would look into exporting your scene to Twinmotion, it's really easy to add plants, people, cars and stuff like that in there. And it's free for now.

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    Anima is an excellent solution. I've used it several times with no problems.
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    Thanks guys. All great solutions! I can always depend on the members in this forum to help.

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    @Danner. Dude! I had to get back here and thank you for suggesting TwinMotion! Killer program!! Just what I was looking for! Thanks.

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    You are welcome. I was impressed, everything is so easy and fast while looking really good. For those that don't know, it's an Arch viz renderer with lots of useful extras that uses Unreal Engine. Epic aquired them not too long ago so it's uncertain what they'll do with it. But for now it's free.

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