“Air works great with Massive. It's a high-quality, highly efficient and cost-effective solution that we are happy to recommend to our customers."
- Stephen Regelous, founder, Massive Software
What is Massive?(from the Massive Software web site)
Massive is the premier 3D animation system for generating crowd-related visual effects for film and television. Using Massive, an animator or TD designs characters with a set of reactions to what is going on around them.
The reactions of the characters determine what they do and how they do it. Their reactions can even simulate emotive qualities such as bravery, weariness, or joy. The agent reactions can control key-framed or motion captured animation clips called actions.
Characters that perform on their own in this way are referred to as agents. Massive is a system for designing and running such agents. When scaled up into the hundreds - or hundreds of thousands - the interaction within the crowd that emerges from these individuals is highly realistic.
Credits: Some projects featuring work with AIR and Massive:
Film: Spartacus, 2012, Changeling, Talladega Nights, Live Free or Die Hard, Spiderman 3, Charlotte’s Web, Renaissance, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, One Night with the King