Held at Sendai (Japan), the UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) gathers thousands of people from governments, intergovernmental organizations, NGOs, scientific institutions and the private sector to discuss the resilience of nations and communities to disasters.
MASA is releasing the 10th minor version of MASA LIFE with, once again, a focus on VBS integration.
Improved animation control
The main feature of this release is a vastly improved character controller for VBS units. Thanks to our close collaboration with the Bohemia Simulation team we have managed to get smoother character animation and better control of the speed of movement. In practice, this improved control allows:
- soldiers to walk, run and sprint;
- animation blending between speeds to be handled properly;
- behaviors to specify which speed to use, the controller being able to automatically decrease the speed whenever needed (sharp turns, collision avoidance, …).
In upcoming releases we’ll further refine this control for improved handling of strafing. This 1.10 release is also the last preliminary release on our path to release a reusable military infantry behavior content library !
MASA introduces the first issue of INTELLIGENCE, its brand new semestrial newsletter.
For this first edition, among other things you will learn about the acquisition of SWORD by the New Zealand Army, read the interview of Coronel Pablo Carrillo from the Ecuadorian Army and find out the latest product news.
Next January at the 7th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART 2015) in Lisbon, Juliette Lemaitre will present her paper “Towards a resource-based model of strategy to help designing opponent AI in RTS games”. Juliette is currently a PhD student at MASA Group and the Heudiasyc lab. She’s working on strategic behaviors in RTS games.