Storytelling details

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For SideFX, I wrote about Disney Animation’s use of Houdini for Zootopia – everything from hair to water fountains. The film is great, but the detail is sometimes what makes it so re-watchable.

When you want to know, ‘How was it made?’

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UPDATE: Russell Earl from ILM is now attending VIEW, to break down his studio’s huge vfx work in Captain America: Civil War (remember that airport sequence?). And the directors of Dreamworks Animation’s Trolls, Mike Mitchell and Walt Dohrn, will both be there too.  

Last week I wrote about Turin, Italy. The city has had a big effect on me ever since attending VIEW Conference there last year. And so did the conference, itself.  There aren’t many places you can find out the latest in visual effects, animation and computer graphics AND actually interact with some of the biggest names in those industries.

But at VIEW, you can. Continue reading When you want to know, ‘How was it made?’

Houdini in TVCs

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You might usually associate Houdini with big budget film visual effects, but it’s been finding a large place in commercials for many years too. Like this Honda spot with vfx by Alt.vfx. I wrote about the work at the Side Effects website.