Crowd Simulation

  • Daniel Thalmann
  • Soraia Raupp Musse

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Daniel Thalmann, Soraia Raupp Musse
    Pages 1-4
  3. Daniel Thalmann, Soraia Raupp Musse
    Pages 5-17
  4. Daniel Thalmann, Soraia Raupp Musse
    Pages 19-58
  5. Daniel Thalmann, Soraia Raupp Musse
    Pages 59-87
  6. Daniel Thalmann, Soraia Raupp Musse
    Pages 89-123
  7. Daniel Thalmann, Soraia Raupp Musse
    Pages 125-148
  8. Daniel Thalmann, Soraia Raupp Musse
    Pages 149-176
  9. Daniel Thalmann, Soraia Raupp Musse
    Pages 177-200
  10. Daniel Thalmann, Soraia Raupp Musse
    Pages 201-218
  11. Daniel Thalmann, Soraia Raupp Musse
    Pages 219-220
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 221-242

About this book

Introduction

Research into the methods and techniques used in simulating crowds is now reaching maturity, but until now there is no book that focuses on this important topic.

Prior approaches have been application-specific focusing on different aspects of collective behaviour and using different modelling techniques. Thalmann and Musse have identified two broader areas of crowd simulations, firstly focusing on the realism of behavioural aspects and secondly looking at how to achieve high quality visualisation.

The study of crowds is complex with issues such as collision avoidance problems relating to large numbers of individuals; motion planning, trajectories and so forth. Depending on the application of crowds, other requirements such as real-time simulations are needed to populate virtual environments in VR systems. In order to provide a tool to simulate behavioural aspects of a crowd, social conventions of inter-relationships are needed.

Crowd requirements and potential strategies are discussed in this book and topics covered include population modelling, virtual human animation and computer vision techniques that are focused on crowd control and crowd rendering.

Keywords

Animation Computer Vision Navigation Rendering Simulation modeling ontology robot robotics visualization

Authors and affiliations

  • Daniel Thalmann
    • 1
  • Soraia Raupp Musse
    • 2
  1. 1.Epfl VrlabCH 1015 LausanneSwitzerland
  2. 2.Graduate Course in Computer SciencePucrs6681 - Builing 32Brazil

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84628-825-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84628-824-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84628-825-8
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