Resolving local minima problem of potential field

@inproceedings{Zhang2010ResolvingLM,
  title={Resolving local minima problem of potential field},
  author={Yan-Ping Zhang and Qing-Ge Ji and Ka-Ho Li and Ming-Min Zhang},
  booktitle={VRCAI},
  year={2010}
}
This paper proposes a crowd simulation model based on the potential field. First, the moving paths of pedestrians in the crowd are planned by solving the Harmonic Equation. Traditional Harmonic Equation solver suffers from the local optimum problem; as such we introduce a "virtual wall" to overcome it. Then, a dynamic potential layer is added to potential… CONTINUE READING