Massive Used On Oscar-Winning Happy Feet
Academy Award-winning Massive is the innovative 3D animation system that incorporates procedural animation and artificial intelligence. Massive is used by animation and visual effects artists to explore the new world of creative opportunities that AI-enabled characters make possible.
Agents are 3D characters that have a fuzzy logic AI "brain" and the natural senses of sight, sound and touch, which enables them to interpret and react autonomously to the world around them. Agents can be just about any character you can imagine from humanoids, birds, animals and insects to inanimate objects such as cars.
The intuitive interface of Massive allows artists to interactively control and direct agents providing highly realistic, directable and emotive performances.
New Zealand-based Massive Software (www.massivesoftware.com) is the leading creator of artificial intelligence-based 3D animation systems. Massive was founded when Stephen Regelous programmed a unique piece of software for director Peter Jackson to make creation of complicated visual effects scenes involving hundreds of thousands of digital characters a practical reality. Regelous garnered a Scientific and Engineering Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2004.
One of the world's most highly respected digital production companies, Animal Logic (www.animallogic.com) produces award-winning design, animation and visual effects solutions for the film, television and advertising industries. The company has a studio in Sydney, Australia, and a production office in Los Angeles.