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...
OSL MOOM Shading

OSL MOOM Shading

This final project’s objective is to showcase the implementation of what our professor, Malcolm Kesson, calls  M.O.O.M. (Many Objects, One Material) shading. The following image is my artistic application of this technical concept. Developed in Houdini and Maya,...
C++ Side Mask Utility for Arnold

C++ Side Mask Utility for Arnold

The intention of this project is to showcase a custom C++ utility for Arnold while displaying creativity and artistry. The final result below was achieved by procedurally modeling and animating wind mobiles and spatially distributing them in a scene to create an...
Procedural Primitives

Procedural Primitives

The goal for this introductory project was to get familiarized with C++ in order to generate RenderMan procedurals. The final result was achieved by loading a custom C++ script with a RenderMan Procedural and subsequently using an additional custom Python script to...
Grand Finale

Grand Finale

Ten weeks have gone by and we have presented to our mentors at The Mill for the last time. Many many thanks to Olivia, Kyle, Todd and Billy for all their guidance through this process.   Our final version of the project: We are pretty happy with the result...