Guys, Just Go Around

Tyson Ibele is an animator who has created tyFlow, a particle simulation tool for 3dsmax. What this means for you is: funny videos of 3D models falling over.

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In this example of tyFlow's crowd system, hundreds of animated cyclists are sent along a curve using a path follow operator. tyFlow keeps them oriented to their travel direction, with a banking setting enabled which causes them to lean into their turns. On impact, each character is automatically converted into a dynamic PhysX ragdoll. PhysX bindings are set to break at certain velocities, so that helmets can fly off, and wheels can detach. tyFlow ensures velocities are maintained when switching rigidbodies from kinematic to dynamic mode, so that inertia is not lost during the transition. Despite the complexity of the scene, the whole thing simulates in just a couple of minutes, thanks to tyFlow's efficient multithreading. #tyflow #autodesk #physx #procedural #generative #animation #crowd #crowdsim #miarmy #golaem #simulation #cg #3d #vfx #3dsmax #houdini #cinema4d #maya #particles #mdcommunity #mgcollective #ssequential #plsur #chaosgroup #vray

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tyFlow now features complex crowd simulation capabilities. It allows you to convert arbitrary rigs into dynamic tyFlow actors, blend smoothly between animation clips and maintain full control over all individual bodyparts at all times. You can easily convert actors into PhysX ragdolls and back again on the fly, have characters drop their props, lose limbs, trigger events, drive their rigidbody motion with keyframes, etc. tyFlow's fast, multi-threaded skinning system means the deforming meshes of your actors update as quickly as possible, and tyFlow has no trouble managing thousands of individual rigs simultaneously. This particular example was inspired by Dave Fothergill's fantastic crowd simulation demo from years ago. #tyflow #autodesk #physx #procedural #generative #animation #crowd #crowdsim #miarmy #golaem #simulation #cg #3d #vfx #3dsmax #houdini #cinema4d #maya #particles #mdcommunity #mgcollective #ssequential #plsur #chaosgroup #vray

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Animators, if you’re not testing and showing off stuff with slapstick comedy videos, what are you even doing.

You can see more of Tyson’s vids at his Instagram page.


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    WTF Instagram, where are your volume/mute controls?

    BMC rider. Richie Porte. Crashing. This is pretty close to reality.

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