Monday, January 16th, 2017 Posted by Jim Thacker

Basefount ships Miarmy 5.1


Basefount has released Miarmy 5.1, a “minor update” to its crowd animation system for Maya that extends the capabilities of the software’s new automation engine into 3D space.

Automate collision avoidance and path detection in 3D space
Introduced in Miarmy 5.0 to simplify the process of crowd set-up, the automation engine enables artists to create crowd behaviours with fewer nodes or lines of scripting; or in some cases, completely automatically.

Initially, automation was confined largely to 2D behaviours, including collision avoidance and path following, both of which the 5.1 update extends into 3D space.

You can see a list of behaviours supported in the changelog and demos on Basefount’s YouTube channel.

Pricing and availability
Miarmy 5.1 is available for Maya 2014+ on Windows 7+, Linux and Mac OS X 10.6+.

It is now available on a rental-only basis, with a node-locked licence costing $2,750 for the first year, then $1,450/year thereafter. See the full range of rental options.

Read a full list of new features in Miarmy 5.1 on Basefount’s website