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From: Patrick Durusau <patrick@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2007 15:01:39 -0400
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Joshua,    (01)

Joshua Lieberman wrote:
> There is an amusing / alarming story from the filming of Lord of the  
> Rings concerning the use of a massive autonomous agent animation  
> program for the larger battles. It seems the first attempts at  
> defining the parameters of warrior behavior resulted in most of the  
> agents fleeing the battle scene. Only after concern for personal  
> safety was reduced to an appalling level could the battle animations  
> actually proceed in a "realistic" fashion.
I went to the Massive Software site, http://www.massivesoftware.com/, 
but could not find any references to published literature that discusses 
its use.    (02)

Do you have a reference for the story of agents fleeing the battle 
scene? I don't doubt the story but would like to find published sources 
for more information on the software.    (03)

Hope you are looking forward to a great weekend!    (04)

Patrick    (05)

Patrick Durusau
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