Wednesday, November 9th, 2011 Posted by Jim Thacker

Golaem releases Golaem Crowd 1.3 for Maya

Keep your eye on the ball: Golaem Crowd 1.3’s new Look At behaviour in action.

Golaem has released version 1.3 of Crowd, its crowd-simulation system for Maya – and for the first time, has publicly announced its price.

Golaem Crowd 1.3 is available for €3,499 ($4,799) per floating node.

The pricing fits with Golaem’s sales pitch – as an alternative to the industry-standard Massive for smaller studios without dedicated crowd TDs – coming in $1,000 below Massive Jet and $13,000 below Massive Prime.

Golaem is the second lower-cost Maya crowd simulation system to be released this month: last week, Hong Kong-based developer Basefount Technology released Miarmy Pro for just $750.

In addition to the usual round of bugfixes and tweaks, Golaem Crowd 1.3 adds two new behaviours: an IK behaviour intended to enable digital actors to point at or touch targets, and a standard Look At behaviour.

Read more about the new features on the Golaem Crowd blog

Visit the Golaem Crowd website