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It's Crowded in Here!

Thursday, 28 July, 9:00 am - 10:30 am, Anaheim Convention Center, Room 303 A-C

MURE: Fast Agent-Based Crowd Simulation for VFX and Animation

MURE is a suite of technologies built upon Houdini that vastly improves its scalability and directability for agent-based crowd simulation. It employs a new VEX context that enables lock-free, multithreaded construction of acceleration structures, procedural FSMs for massive animation libraries, and a USD-based fast GPU drawing plugin.

Stephen Gustafson
Pixar Animation Studios

Paul Kanyuk
Pixar Animation Studios

Hemagiri Arumugam
Pixar Animation Studios

Michael Lorenzen
Pixar Animation Studios

"Warcraft": Raising a Horde

For "Warcraft", ILM was tasked with creating an entire horde of orcs that would be unique members of different clans with variations in shape, gender, clothing, hair, and materials. The team created a flexible variation pipeline to provide randomization for each clan member and allow efficient reuse across disciplines.

Chase Cooper
Industrial Light & Magic

Eileen Bai
Industrial Light & Magic

Brian Paik
Industrial Light & Magic

Vick Schutz
Industrial Light & Magic

"The Jungle Book": Management, Caching, and Preview of Many Animals

To animate the many animals in the complex shots of "The Jungle Book", MPC leveraged the animation, rigging, and crowd pipelines to build a system that increases the playback speed of animation previews and improves access to characters' animation rigs.

Marco Romeo
Moving Picture Company

Ryan Chan
Moving Picture Company

Jeren Chen
Moving Picture Company

Greg Fisher
Moving Picture Company

"Zootopia" Crowd Pipeline

Disney's 55th animated feature film, "Zootopia", takes place in a modern animal metropolis. Bringing this bustling city to life required rethinking the crowds toolset. A modular design was constructed to provide a framework for artists to easily construct tools and tackle increasingly complex tasks.

Moe El-Ali
Walt Disney Animation Studios

Le Tong
Walt Disney Animation Studios

Josh Richards
Walt Disney Animation Studios

Tuan Nguyen
Walt Disney Animation Studios

Alberto Luceno Ros
Walt Disney Animation Studios

Norman Moses Joseph
Walt Disney Animation Studios