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Believable Force-Based Steering Power Law for Individuals and Groups

Alex J. Champandard on April 26, 2015

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.

This tutorial with Ioannis Karamouzas, researcher in Applied Motion at the University of Minnesota, will cover the topics of improving steering behaviors in crowd simulations. In particular, you'll hear how gathering data from humans interactions revealed some universal equations for controlling the forces in steering, and how it can be applied in practice with very little code — to improve your own simulations.