“Taming the Swarm: Rippers on Pacific Rim Uprising”

  • ©Martin Pražák, Damien Maupu, Mungo Pay, Muhittin Bilginer, Aleksandar Atanasov, and Cristobal Infante Esquivel

  • ©Martin Pražák, Damien Maupu, Mungo Pay, Muhittin Bilginer, Aleksandar Atanasov, and Cristobal Infante Esquivel

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Entry Number: 22

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    Taming the Swarm: Rippers on Pacific Rim Uprising

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    When constructing shots of non-human crowds that exhibit complex behaviors, the standard approach based on the well-established rules of boid simulation is likely to fall short when used for a group of characters with “intent”. In Pacific Rim Uprising, Double Negative VFX tackled the challenge of producing a large crowd of highly articulated robotic creatures performing the complex and coordinated task of “assembling” a mega-Kaiju. This task required a number of innovative approaches to both crowd authoring and rendering, and close collaboration between the RnD and artists.

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