Sketching for Real-time Control of Crowd Simulations

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Show simple item record Gonzalez, Luis Rene Montana en_US Maddock, Steve en_US
dc.contributor.editor Tao Ruan Wan and Franck Vidal en_US 2017-09-21T07:22:54Z 2017-09-21T07:22:54Z 2017
dc.identifier.isbn 978-3-03868-050-5
dc.description.abstract Crowd simulations are used in various fields such as entertainment, training systems and city planning. However, controlling the behaviour of the pedestrians typically involves tuning of the system parameters through trial and error, a time-consuming process relying on knowledge of a potentially complex parameter set. This paper presents an interactive graphical approach to control the simulation by sketching in the simulation environment. The user is able to sketch obstacles to block pedestrians and lines to force pedestrians to follow a specific path, as well as define spawn and exit locations for pedestrians. The obstacles and lines modify the underlying navigation representation and pedestrian trajectories are recalculated in real time. The FLAMEGPU framework is used for the simulation and the game engine Unreal is used for visualisation. We demonstrate the effectiveness of the approach using a range of scenarios, producing interactive editing and frame rates for tens of thousands of pedestrians. A comparison with the commercial software MassMotion is also given. en_US
dc.publisher The Eurographics Association en_US
dc.subject I.3.6 [Computer Graphics]
dc.subject Methodology and Techniques
dc.subject Interaction Techniques
dc.subject I.3.7 [Computer Graphics]
dc.subject Three Dimensional Graphics and Realism
dc.subject Animation
dc.subject I.6.8 [Simulation and Modeling]
dc.subject Types of Simulation
dc.subject Visual
dc.subject H.5.2 [Information interfaces and presentation]
dc.subject User interfaces
dc.subject Graphical user interface(GUI)
dc.title Sketching for Real-time Control of Crowd Simulations en_US
dc.description.seriesinformation Computer Graphics and Visual Computing (CGVC)
dc.description.sectionheaders Colours and Bitmaps
dc.identifier.doi 10.2312/cgvc.20171282
dc.identifier.pages 81-88

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