Houdini 18 launch video

•November 7, 2019 • Leave a Comment


Sidefx has done it again leap frogging over the competition once again. Last night they were on hand in Montreal launching Houdini 18 a massive release filled with great new tools major shifts and creating the pathway towards a new unified front with lighting and rendering and look dev on USD native implementation runs through out its veins . Karma the newest hydra USD production renderer . a lot of cool modeling improvements and new tools for interactive modeling as well

Houdini Connect with FX crew on Spider-Man

•October 7, 2019 • Leave a Comment


Faced with creative and technical FX challenges, the Sony Pictures Imageworks team was forced to rethink how they approached FX animation. Ian Farnsworth and Pav Grochola discuss how they used Houdini in innovative ways when creating this animated feature – including their use of machine learning to draw ink lines on the characters’ faces – plus for abstract motion blur, impact lines, the multi-verse, webs, environmental FX

Klaus trailer

•October 7, 2019 • Leave a Comment


Klaus opens in theaters on November 8, 2019, and on Netflix, November 15, 2019.

When Jesper (Jason Schwartzman) distinguishes himself as the postal academy’s worst student, he is stationed on a frozen island above the Arctic Circle, where the feuding locals hardly exchange words let alone letters. Jesper is about to give up when he finds an ally in local teacher Alva (Rashida Jones), and discovers Klaus (Oscar winner J.K. Simmons), a mysterious carpenter who lives alone in a cabin full of handmade toys. These unlikely friendships return laughter to Smeerensburg, forging a new legacy of generous neighbors, magical lore and stockings hung by the chimney with care. An animated holiday comedy directed by Despicable Me co-creator Sergio Pablos, Klaus co-stars Joan Cusack, Will Sasso and Norm Macdonald.

The Small Escape .

•October 7, 2019 • Leave a Comment


30 years after the fall of the Berlin wall, BMW recounts the story of the desire for freedom in the short film “The Small Escape.” Shot in Budapest, Hungary on the Sony Venice w/ Master Anamorphics and Hawk V-Plus 50 & 75.

Imageworks creating effects designs for Spider-Man into the Spider-verse…

•April 17, 2019 • Leave a Comment

Imageworks using Procedural methods for designing the effects for Spider-Man with the help of Houdini blended with hand drawn sprites animated on 2’s …

Psyops new Cricket short film for the holidays…

•November 9, 2018 • Leave a Comment


Psyop creates this short film for Cricket cellular service with the cast of Crickets characters going through different places for Christmas …

CG animated short One small step by Taiko Studios .

•October 27, 2018 • Leave a Comment


TAIKO Studios presents the story of Luna is a vibrant young Chinese American girl who dreams of becoming an astronaut. From the day she witnesses a rocket launching into space on TV, Luna is driven to reach for the stars. In the big city, Luna lives with her loving father Chu, who supports her with a humble shoe repair business he runs out of his garage. As Luna grows up, she enters college, facing adversity of all kinds in pursuit of her dreams.
Great animated film..