August 13, 2008

Massive 3.5 Debuts at SIGGRAPH 2008

Massive Software has released Massive 3.5, a new upgrade to Massive, the artificial intelligence (AI)-driven animation system. Massive 3.5 follows on Massive 3.0 with new features, including Agent Fields, improved integration, and hair and fur dynamics. Massive enables artists to create and direct anything from CG humanoids to birds, animals, cars, and more to deliver realistic and emotive virtual performances. Massive "agents" are 3D characters that use sight, sound, and touch to interpret and react autonomously to the world around them. Massive incorporates procedural animation and AI, and is used by professionals in animation, visual effects, and design visualization.
The latest addition to the growing library of off-the-shelf Ready To Run
agents is the Car Agent--ready to be placed into cityscapes, architectural
visualizations, and anywhere there's a need for realistic traffic
animation. The car agent uses the Lanes feature, first released in
Massive 3.0. The Ready To Run agents all come complete with animation,
brain, geometry, textures and shaders, and include enough variation to
populate large scenes.

Massive 3.5 is now available for Windows and Linux. Massive Jet 3.5,
delivering out-of-the-box functionality, is available for $5999 per
license. Massive 3.5 is priced at $17,999 per license.