|Website:||website containing additional information|
|History:||This course was formerly known as Path planning (INFOMPAP). You can only do one of these courses.|
|Period:||period 2 (week 46 through 5, i.e., 13-11-2017 through 2-2-2018; retake week 16)|
|Participants:||up till now 29 subscriptions|
|Schedule:||Official schedule representation can be found in Osiris|
|Contents:||A huge challenge in computer games and other applications is to simulate large crowds of moving characters in a virtual environment in real-time. These characters need to avoid collisions with obstacles and with other characters. Also, it is important that their paths are visually compelling or even realistic (depending on the application).|
In this course, we will study and discuss state-of-the-art research papers on path planning and crowd simulation, and we will analyze how to apply these techniques in computer games.
|Literature:||A selection of research papers on path planning and crowd simulation is available on the course website ("Literature"). You will give a presentation on one of them, and write summaries and critical reviews of the other papers. We will discuss these papers during our meetings.|
|Course form:||This course is a seminar with regular mandatory meetings. In most of these meetings, you will present and discuss research papers. There are also a few standard lectures, and some sessions in which you will present assignment results. See the course website for a detailed schedule.|
There will be various other assignments next to the presentations and abstracts mentioned before. In these assignments, you will study crowd simulation problems in current games, and you will create your own game in which you try to solve these problems.
|Exam form:||There is no written exam. Your final grade for this course will be a weighted average of the assignments' grades. The exact weighting rules can be found on the course website ("Assignments").|
|Minimum effort to qualify for 2nd chance exam:||The rules for qualifying for a retake exam can be found on the course website ("Assignments").|
|Description:||This course has the following learning goals. After having passed the course, the student: