Massive Software, the Academy Award-winning developer of autonomous agent 3D animation systems, announced that its educational programs have been adopted by a number of higher learning institutions. Massive-developed courses and curriculum will be integrated into animation and 3D programs as Gnomon School of Visual Effects, Savannah College of Art and Design, Ringling College of Art and Design, the USC School of Cinematic Arts and the Institute of Animation at the Film Akademie.
Developed by company founder Stephen Regelous to populate the epic battle sequences in New Line Cinema’s first Lord of the Rings film, Massive is a 3D animation system that incorporates procedural animation and artificial intelligence. The software is now used by animation and visual effects artists at top facilities around the world to create a variety of AI-driven humanoids, animals and insects, as well as inanimate objects such as cars.
Other schools and universities that have implemented Massive programs include Drexel University and Coastal Carolina University in the U.S.; Bournemouth University, Architectural Association and the University of Teesside in the U.K.; ETH Zurich in Switzerland; Kasetsart University in Thailand; Media Design School in New Zealand; RMIT University in Australia; the University of Giessen-Friedberg in Frankfurt; and Shizuoka University of Art and Culture, Tokyo
Polytechnic University and Waseda University in Japan.