Here is two demo clips of my Master thesis research which is about perception of crowd animation.

The topic is THE EFFECT OF AUDIENCE PERCEPTION ON DIFFERENT LOCOMOTIONS OF CROWD ANIMATION. I used Golaem, a crowd animation plugin for Maya to make the demo videos.

In each scene, there are two identical characters. The methodology is to let audience watch the video and check how long they can identify the two identical models (if they can find). Then compare the time audience have spent on different scenarios. As a result, different locomotions of characters might affect audience's perception.