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Crowd Animation Techniques and Tools from Visual Effects
Premium Interview May 12th, 2015

Crowd Animation Techniques and Tools from Visual Effects

Crowd and ambient life simulation are having a huge impact on the visual effects industry. Many tools and and techniques are required to animate convincing crowds in films (Drakula Untold), TV series (The Walking Dead) and adverts. This interview digs into the technology using examples, and how these ideas and tools can be applied within real-time simulations and games.

Believable Force-Based Steering Power Law for Individuals and Groups
Premium Tutorial April 26th, 2015

Believable Force-Based Steering Power Law for Individuals and Groups

Both commonly used techniques for simulating movement in groups have their challenges. Steering does not look particularly human-like, and velocity-based approaches like ORCA don't scale very well to larger crowds and have their own challenges.

Take-Aways and High-Level Analysis from GDC 2015
Premium Coverage April 15th, 2015

Take-Aways and High-Level Analysis from GDC 2015

This recording digs into most important ideas and techniques in Game AI from GDC last month, including the AI Summit, as well as big trends take-aways from the conference. You'll hear about the AI, animation and procedural generation in games such as Sunset Overdrive, Watch_Dogs, Galak-Z, and more.

How To Train Your Neural Network: A Python Guide
Premium Tutorial April 4th, 2015

How To Train Your Neural Network: A Python Guide

Using Python is one of the simplest ways to get started with deep learning and neural networks. This tutorial will show you how you can get up and running with PyLearn2 via a simple wrapper library, and the various issues and questions you need to be considering in practice to get things working efficiently and reliably.

A Flanking Opportunity in The AI Sandbox
Premium Release March 28th, 2015

A Flanking Opportunity in The AI Sandbox

Keen to experiment with tactical pathfinding? The source code for the flanking tutorial is now available, along with bonus access to The AI Sandbox. You'll find a grid-based tactical pathfinder as well as one based on a corridor map, written in Python with extensive comments.