mvMotionAI is a C/C++ & Lua based artificial intelligence module dealing with motion type actions such as one body follow another or moving towards a single point. These types of actions are referred as steering behaviours. As well as these common behaviours, this library uses a scripting language, so the various settings of each behaviour can be changed without recompiling the program.
mvMotionAI uses a OpenGL function interface, as most of the functions in the library have a prefix of 'mv'. The main class in the library is the mvWorld, which contains all of the minor classes. mvWorlds contain mvForce (gravity, wind, direction pull), mvObstacles (non-moving objects which are not yet implemented), mvWaypoints (points or markers in the world).
In the library, each moving item such as a car, a bird or person is represented as a mvBody. Each mvBody has various properties such as its position, maximum speed, direction in the world. These bodies can be grouped together. Some of the behaviour (or mvBaseActions) has been been written in the library and now in version 00-02-00+ there is a feature in the library which allows completely new user-defined behaviours to added at compile time (but not yet run-time).
To incorporate the mvMotionAI library, only one file/line is needed to be included/declared in your code.
To build a shared library, add the flag MV_BUILD_DLL to compiler process.
To build a static library, leave out the MV_BUILD_DLL flag when compiling.