Parallel Motion Simulation of Large-Scale Real-Time Crowd in a Hierarchical Environmental Model

Mathematical Problems in Engineering. 2012;2012 DOI 10.1155/2012/918497


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Journal Title: Mathematical Problems in Engineering

ISSN: 1024-123X (Print); 1563-5147 (Online)

Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation

LCC Subject Category: Technology: Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) | Science: Mathematics

Country of publisher: Egypt

Language of fulltext: English

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Xin Wang (College of Computer Science and Technology, Zhejiang University of Technology, Hangzhou 310023, China)
Jianhua Zhang (TAMS Group, Department of Informatics, University of Hamburg, Vogt-Koelln-Stra├če 30, 22527 Hamburg, Germany)
Massimo Scalia (Department of Mathematics, Sapienza University of Rome, Piazzale Aldo Moro 2, 00185 Rome, Italy)


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Abstract | Full Text

This paper presents a parallel real-time crowd simulation method based on a hierarchical environmental model. A dynamical model of the complex environment should be constructed to simulate the state transition and propagation of individual motions. By modeling of a virtual environment where virtual crowds reside, we employ different parallel methods on a topological layer, a path layer and a perceptual layer. We propose a parallel motion path matching method based on the path layer and a parallel crowd simulation method based on the perceptual layer. The large-scale real-time crowd simulation becomes possible with these methods. Numerical experiments are carried out to demonstrate the methods and results.