Virtual extras get own personalities

Giving each member of a digital crowd its own personality could make animated mob scenes more realistic.

The behavior of computer-generated crowds in movies and video games could soon appear much more realistic, thanks to new software that gives each character a complex personality of its own.

Read the full report at Technology Review: "Virtual Extras"

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