Miyarmy Express: free crowd simulation for Maya

Miyarmy is a Maya plug-in that seems to offer Massive-like AI-driven crowd simulations, with a fairly extensive range of fuzzy logic features.

The software also includes a PhysX-based physics system, which can be used to drive ragdoll animations or to enable actors to be affected by forces or by Maya Fluids systems. The system is compliant with MotionBuilder and HumanIK-based pipelines, while rendering is RenderMan-compliant, via a dedicated 3Delight plug-in or the option to export RIB files.

Best of all, the Express editon of the software – there are rendering limitations, apparently, although we couldn’t see what they are from the product website – is “free to download forever”.


Miyarmy Express