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Best and quickest way to populate a street scene with cars?
show user profile  Zman
Any suggestions for a good and simple system or method for populating a street scene with moving cars?

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6/25/2017 2:16:59 PM (last edit: 6/25/2017 2:16:59 PM)
show user profile  donvella
just did this for quite a large project

Autodesk Populate worked really well for general people walking around, jogging, chatting

Ant Traffic by Anton was brillaint for setting up cars (on uneven terrain) $100. Totally worth it btw, aslong as you detach the wheels from the base (5 objects total), select them and click build rig, your rigging is done, you can set the speed and hit go, it works on all Z heights for terrain, does dampening on corners and when stopping you get follow through animation, bloody brillaint tbh.

Only issue with Autodesk Populate is... Adesk never finished the UI, you have to dive into maxscript a little bit to get some things working. Bit of an inconvenience but it works none the less. Have a look in the help file when you get to it you will know what I mean.

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6/27/2017 9:06:08 AM (last edit: 6/27/2017 9:06:08 AM)
show user profile  ijzerman
@donvella, good one on the cars;
For populate, its a bitch, i found the best way to work with it is make a empty scene, fill it with people and the actions you want and then export them as vray mesh with animations. This way you can place them the way you like(instead of being tied to autodesk UI and limitations)

Pushing buttons since "86
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6/27/2017 9:16:58 AM (last edit: 6/27/2017 9:16:58 AM)
show user profile  Shellica
I also read about Autodesk Populate somewhere. Is it really that good? Anyone got some personal experiences?
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6/30/2017 1:53:18 PM (last edit: 6/30/2017 1:53:18 PM)
show user profile  Error404
I seem to remember a plugin a while back that animated traffic on roads, intersections, stop lights, and what not. Or maybe that was a paper, and not actually a plugin. anyone else remember?

A google search brings up this, not sure if it's what I remember or not: -

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7/1/2017 4:04:12 PM (last edit: 7/1/2017 4:05:25 PM)
show user profile  donvella
wow good find Error404, id love to hear of some people's experience compared to AntTraffic.

Looks very modern, i like it!

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7/3/2017 1:05:13 AM (last edit: 7/3/2017 1:05:13 AM)
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