Houdini Stuffs

Houdini Stuffs

This blog post is my attempt to collect and unfiy some of the useful stuff in Houdini I have picked along the way. Feel free to comment or contact me regarding any of this. Here we go! Using the Textport to Update Paths in Any String Channel If you need to update a...
Creature Design Updates II

Creature Design Updates II

After kickstarting the whole design process for the creatures of the ecosystem, I have been engaged on a back and forth process of iterating through the weak aspects of the designs and upgrading them. Starting with the mechanical hunters, after showing the design...
Getting Camera Position from an Alembic

Getting Camera Position from an Alembic

Dealing with Alembics in Houdini is, for the most part, very straightforward, but sometimes there are times in which you wanna do something very specific that you can do with zero difficulty in SOPs, and turns out that if there’s an Alembic involved, it gets...
Creature Design Updates

Creature Design Updates

When proposing a thesis at SCAD I had some concept temp. creatures included in my presentation. They were there to illustrate the intent and convey how they should feel like (hunters were gonna be mechanical and menacing while prey were rather organic and soft) rather...
Thesis Intro

Thesis Intro

Hello everyone. This section of my blog will be dedicated to everything related to my Visual Effects M.F.A. thesis development. For those of you who don’t know what my thesis is about, let me give you a broad overview: In as few words as possible, my thesis...
Döhrener Tower Project

Döhrener Tower Project

For the final project of the VSFX 728 class, I decided to tackle something that involved somewhat large destruction, since, I need to challenge myself, and It’s something that I’d like to have on my reel and I’d learn a lot from it. One of the main...
Updating Projects

Updating Projects

Last year my friend Vanicha had a personal project that involved some rain. She was recruiting some of her specialized friends to work on some aspects of it. I jumped in to work on some rain, and if you’ve seen my reel, you’ve probably noticed the...
Thoughts about this website and blog

Thoughts about this website and blog

I used to have a website with my design portfolio. I had it for a long while but was always outdated work-wise and I didn’t have a lot of control  over it’s content due to my lacking knowledge of web design and HTML. Now that it’s been a while since...