I think we have a winner winner chicken dinner on making audiences now. This is the final technique and posed figures. I spent years photoshopping crowds into Arenas and stages and I was never really satisfied with the look/integration. It's a lot of work to make the lighting look correct. This system is more flexible, but requires a hefty machine to be able to render all that geometry. This crowd is 7400 bodies. GT5 Space hunter model by Herminio Nieves and modified by me. Thanks to @stuz0r for the tips on Fuse to Mixamo workflow in Cinema. Here is a Corona render test.