This single still is from the widescreen version of ?Beyond?, one of the Animatrix animated shorts. It has been considerably scaled back from the original material.
This image is about mapping, and more specifically how to preserve all necessary high level information in a virtual environment, in a cut down form, to allow easy oversight.
It shows use of a diagnostic aggregate tool that we don?t currently have, but which is a very good idea. A continuous sweep of a large, sprawling VR, doesn?t check the VR itself, so much as request status updates from regional monitoring scripts in the area. Anything that shows as out of place, flashes.
In the instance shown here of course, it?s a total breakdown of the simulation, but such visual aggregates would be useful for showing failures in a grid based approach as well.
Link: Animatrix: Beyond