Its no mystery that creating captivating effects is an extremely technical role. It requires complex problem solving and a studious lifestyle. An effects artist requires a lot of skills but here are 3 skills you should have in your arsenal.
As we begin our growth and mission its important to us that we maintain our transperency and connectivity to the community. GitHub is our first milestone of many to come in the goal to connecting artists and technology.
We live in a world of complexity and variables. In it, exists a beautiful relationship between everything. The universe is truly amazing and to understand that beauty we have found a way to represent it and a way to appreciate. Read about how you have been misunderstanding our world.
Ever wonder how ILM creates the magical explosions, dust, and volumetric? What makes there system tick? Plume. ILM has always been, what I consider, the embodiment of what FX is, the combination of art, technology, and passion. Plume is proof that when Engineers and Artists get together they can create some amazing works and why I believe studios and artist should look to the RND Teams to create the tools they need/want.
Creating Debris is an essential part of being an Houdini Artist. Learn to create efficient debris simulations in this weeks quick tip for Houdini! We will explore three method to instancing and stamping debris geometry onto our particle sims! We will use some simple expressions and little bit of Pack Primitives to improve the performance of copying our debris to our particles.
Sometimes we just do not have time to create our directories and having nuke error on the farm or when rendering locally can be a real headache. Todays Tip is about Creating Automatic Directories in Nuke using Python. We setup a environment where the write path is create automatically at render time! This is designed to work locally or on a server farm!
I stumbled upon this gem early this morning! Its pretty fantastic! Watch the Title Video and then the BTS. I honestly though the entire thing we comp'd after the principle shooting (You know Traditional) They actually did the post first and then projected and filmed the effect. Pretty awesome!
Focus, Concentration, and Distractions. These are keywords in the rumbling discussion of productivity and efficiency. Staying focused is harder each day! Thanks to the total adoption of open workspaces and open internet surfing its hard not to get pulled into that inspiring TED Talk, Post on reddit, and that funny video someone was watching across the room.