Featured, NFTS, Pyrotechnics »

[8 Sep 2009 | 8 Comments | 31,507 views]
Pyrotechnics: Blowing Up a Car

Blowing cars up with a rocket launcher? Of course. It’s just another day on the SFX/VFX course at the NFTS.

Find out how we did it for real.

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Featured, Houdini »

[25 Aug 2009 | 5 Comments | 31,013 views]
Houdini: Multiparms

If you’ve ever wondered how to use multiparms in your own assets and tools, then this four page tutorial will show you how.

It also covers how to link expressions to them, and a couple of other tricks too.

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Featured, VFX Supervision, Video »

[18 Aug 2009 | 7 Comments | 12,272 views]
Video: Making an LED Tracker

How to make an LED tracker using a method from www.vfxhack.com.

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Miscellaneous, VFX Supervision »

[4 Aug 2009 | No Comment | 11,453 views]
VFX Roundup

A quick roundup of articles, videos, and other excellent resources I’ve stumbled on this week.

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Miscellaneous »

[29 Jul 2009 | 2 Comments | 5,993 views]
Reluctant Twitterer?

I feel slightly ashamed to admit that I’ve signed up on Twitter. I’ve heard a lot of people raving about it, so I though I would give it a go…

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Featured, Houdini, Miscellaneous »

[21 Jul 2009 | 12 Comments | 113,525 views]
Houdini CHOPs: Curves from animation

This is a simple but in depth 4 page tutorial on how to use CHOPs to create a curve from the path of an animated object.

It also takes you through the steps of creating a basic Digital Asset.

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TV »

[18 Jul 2009 | One Comment | 5,349 views]
The Wire: interview with screenwriter David Simon

As you’ve probably already guessed, occasionally I’ll be posting random content that I think you might be interested in.

If you’ve ever watched The Wire then this is essential viewing. If you haven’t seen it, watch this interview, and then go and buy the boxed set. You won’t regret it.

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Featured, Houdini, Python »

[14 Jul 2009 | 2 Comments | 12,142 views]
Customising Houdini Motion Effects

A brief introduction to Motion Effects in Houdini 10, and a working example of how to customise the Motion Effects menu for your own use.

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