Atoms Crowd Features

Atoms Crowd makes crowd animation available to anyone. You don’t need any particular skill set to layout your crowd shots and simulate them. You don’t believe it, do you? Wait and see!

Easy to Use

With Atoms Crowd you can layout your shots in several ways and run your first simulation in just few clicks.

The simulation is completely artist driven, Atoms won’t try to take any decision for you. You will always have the final say on everything.

 

Animation Quality

The simulation is completely skeleton based for great animation quality!

No particles! We fully simulate the agent skeletons and only display openGL in the viewport.

 

Customizable

Full control on every single entity in the simulation!

Different users can take advantage of their skill sets.
Do you like playing with nodes?
Do you script with Python?
Can you write C++ plug-ins?
If the answer is yes, you can unlock a whole new world within Atoms Crowd.

Abstract Skeletons

Atoms Crowd supports characters with any number of legs!

There’s no difference between two, four, eight, twelve legs! Atoms will simulate any kind of skeleton!

 

Hybrid Workflow

Atoms Crowd supports multiple softwares and each integration shares the same workflow!

You can lookdev and prepare your agents in Maya, simulate in Houdini and come back to Maya for rendering. Or do the opposite. Or use only one software. It’s up to you really!

 

Pipeline Integration

C++ and Python APIs!

Our C++ and Python APIs make it easy for everyone to integrate Atoms Crowd in their pipeline!

 

About ToolChefs

Founded in 2014 by Daniele Federico and Alan Stanzione, who between them have more than 20 years experience within the VFX and Animation industries. Daniele specializes in animation, rigging and pipeline development and has worked on projects to include Gravity, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Happy Feet 2, The Guardians of the Galaxy to name a few. Alan has a degree in Electronic Engineering and was the main developer of the MPC crowd engine ALICE for many years. ALICE has been used in movies like World War Z, Guardians of the Galaxy, Exodus, Maleficent, 300: Rise of an empire and many others. ToolChefs specialize in creating unique plugins for a variety of software packages, such as Autodesk Maya, The Foundry Nuke, SideFX Houdini and Newtek Lightwave.

About Atoms Crowd

Atoms Crowd is a crowd simulation framework which is skeleton based, modular and fully customizeable via c++ or python. Atoms Crowd is integrated with Maya, Houdini and Katana but is also a standalone application and supports Vray, Renderman and Arnold

 

Atom Crowd Introduction

 

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