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  1. I know it's tough out there, but I got the CHOPS, the SOPS, the POPS, and the DOPS (and Python) to help deliver on time and under budget. I'm on the market and well rested, ready to chew through the latest vfx challenges with a committed crew. 8 years of Houdini and 17 years in the vfx industry. Check out my reel over at: The breakdown's at: https://docs.google....-bh63-CoVcY/pub Resume: https://docs.google....L64OrmVZsr8/pub my LinkedIn will all sorts of accolades from old work mates: http://www.linkedin.com/in/clearmenser And of course there's all my helpful comments here on odForce http://forums.odforce.net/profile/1210-kleer001/ edit: added newest reel
  2. Houdini Multi-Dynamics

    Hi guys, We've just launched a new course - Houdini Multi Dynamics. It is focused on solving non-trivial dynamic problems. We’re mastering the knowledge creating FX-assets using virtually the entire selection of solvers available to HOUDINI, in most cases in combination with each other. You can find more details and video on the page of course.
  3. particle "beam"

    Hello Houdini Masters! I'm having trouble with finding a starting point for creating a beam of energy being shot out of the barrel of a weapon. I haven't worked with particles much, but I don't really understand how all those particles become something so clean as a solid beam of "energy". I have some reference as to what i would want the beam to look like: (lilo & stich - the green ray from Jumba's gun): (WoW: Legion trailer - Sylvanas's arrows she's shooting) If anyone has any links to tutorials, articles explaining the process for this, or has any first hand experience working with partcles/"energy"beams your help would be most appreciated. Thanks in advance
  4. - Having experience in houdini project (modeling to lighting) - able to used environment variables or an intelligent adaptable scatter system - willing to stay in Batam, Indonesia - please send your CV and porto / reel to ifwcareer@frameworks-studios.com with subject : Houdini artist / Houdini Supervisor
  5. My Latest Houdini works

    Hello Guys Im Ahmed Saady - Houdini FX Artist based in Iraq now i would like to share with you my latest houdini projects i have done and i hope you like them Also i'm available for freelance remotely work or full time position ahmedstudios@gmail.com Copa America Identity 2016 - beinsports Copa America - mainstudio 2016 Building Destruction - R&D All the information regarding of the houdini work is under each video description Thank you!
  6. Miikros Feature Animation - London

    Miikros have se up it's latest studio in London. We will be delivering Paramount's feature animation Sherlock Gnomes. This will be a London based role using Houdini for FX! The team will be 11 in total and we have already started hire. Drop me a line!
  7. Slow down fast moving parts

    Hello guys I am creating the brick wall destruction. Take a look what I have now. https://drive.google.com/open?id=0ByHRy_pSYAhgRDZLa1RXcjBZRlE On the screenshot I've checked the zone where are lots of fast moving pieces. This fast movement and rotation is not typical for the pieces of concrete and bricks. How can I make all the pieces act more like a concrete, and slow down their energy much faster to make them stop much faster? I used bullet solver. The density (mass) of pieces is about 3200. Bounce is set to 0.01, friction to 100. Thanks
  8. SENIOR ANIMATOR/VFX ARTIST (Atlanta studio) Second Story is a network of design studios focusing on responsive environments, story-driven experiences, and experience innovation. For more than 20 years, we have conceptualized, designed, and developed projects that educate, immerse, and activate across the cultural and brand space. Our studio is interdisciplinary and intensely collaborative, founded on the desire to make great work through collective authorship. We are seeking a multi-talented artist who bridges animation and visual effects to create breathtaking motion experiences for installations and interactive projects. You’re up on leading-edge motion-design trends, familiar with emerging and traditional pipelines, and your portfolio makes jaws drop. As a core part of a project team, you will work with the creative lead and other studio collaborators on the development and execution of motion design in all forms. CORE RESPONSIBILITIES: · Develop and deliver motion sequences that are true to the creative brief, original, nuanced, and recognizable · Produce envelope-pushing motion concepts across all project scales and a variety of media canvases · Directly contribute to the conceptual development of projects · Create motion elements for proposals and new business responses · Accurately estimate the level of effort for required results THE CANDIDATE MUST BE: · A visual artist whose command of motion design establishes the emotional tenor of a project, paints the complexion of its interfaces, and brings clarity to complexity · Skilled in generating design and motion studies that communicate spatial and time-based concepts · Experienced in creating visuals that engage individuals and groups at scale in both physical and virtual spaces · Collaborative, professional, outgoing, friendly, and fearless SKILLS & EXPERIENCE: · A masterful command of the craft of animation, both real-time and pre-rendered · A strong knowledge of visual effects techniques and tools · Expert-level skills in Houdini, After Effects, and Maya or Cinema 4D · Proven skills in: o rigid body and particle dynamics o volume modeling and rendering o procedural geometry generation o fluid dynamics · Strong understanding of physical dynamics and natural phenomena · Scripting proficiency using Python is a plus · Visual Effects/Animation (or related) professional degree · 6+ years professional experience in animation & visual effects This is an exceptional opportunity for a meaningful career in an environment where collaboration is paramount, but individual efforts shine. This position is located in Atlanta, GA, with a competitive, comprehensive salary and a benefits package that includes medical, dental, disability, employer-contributed 401(k), and professional development funds. Please send your resume and your portfolio to joinus@secondstory.com. about second story Second Story, part of SapientNitro, is a network of design studios that focuses on responsive environments, story-driven experiences, experimentation, and innovation. We conceptualize, design, and develop projects that educate, immerse, and activate across the cultural and brand space. In our studios in Atlanta, New York, and Portland, designers, producers, and technologists collaborate in a lab-based environment to create experiences that reward audience interaction with powerful, personalized pathways through content and the world of ideas. Second Story’s work has received hundreds of awards and is included in the Smithsonian’s permanent research collection on information technology. For more information, visit www.secondstory.com. about sapientnitro SapientNitro®, part of Publicis.Sapient, is a new breed of agency redefining storytelling for an always-on world. We’re changing the way our clients engage today’s connected consumers by uniquely creating integrated, immersive stories across brand communications, digital engagement, and omni-channel commerce. We call it our Storyscaping® approach, where art and imagination meet the power and scale of systems thinking. SapientNitro’s unique combination of creative, brand and technology expertise results in one global team collaborating across disciplines, perspectives and continents to create game-changing success for our Global 1000 clients, such as Chrysler, Citi, The Coca-Cola Company, Lufthansa, Target and Vodafone, in 31 cities across The Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. For more information, visit www.sapientnitro.com. SapientNitro and Storyscaping are registered service marks of Sapient Corporation. *Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this role, which include hearing, speaking, typing, and occasionally moving and/or lifting up to 15 pounds. Sapient US is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants to Sapient US will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
  9. Hello everyone, I'm 15 years old and just trying to create my portfolio, I wanna create something good, and I have a lot of time for this. But I just don't know how I can start. Is there some tips that can be helpful for a begginer? Thank you Att/Brayan
  10. Houdini FX TD Robby Thomas from Digital Domain shares how various mentors helped shape his career in our new Houdini artist feature: www.gridmarkets.com/robby-thomas Have a great day, Patricia and the GridMarkets team
  11. Space Challenges | Ad

    One of the recent CG ads my team at BlueLake created, where Houdini was used to do FX and some geometry magic. Project was done for the spaceedu.net Concept art: Final: Cheers, Tom
  12. iZ Inc. Tokyo is looking for Houdini FX TDs who are experienced in large scale flip fluid simulations. Work Period - Short term Contract (Monthly). Project starts on 23rd May. If working on location, should be able to arrive in Japan by 1st June. The simulation needs to be very art directed, so controlling the simulations are important . On location work (Tokyo, Japan) - Work together with us for the project duration (1 month) in our office in Tokyo. Transportation and Accommodation will be paid for. Remote work Option - If you have the necessary workstations and Houdini FX licence, you can work for us remotely as long as the commutation is fast and clear. Contact us for more information. Recruiting Team iZ inc. 4th Floor, Taniguchi Building, 1 Chome-9-21 Fujimi, Chiyoda-ku, Tōkyō-to 102-0071 Tel - 03-6272-9668 E-mail: recruit@aiz.bz Website:http://www.aiz.bz
  13. Looking for senior Houdini TD.

    Walking The Dog, production Company in Brussels is looking for a senior Houdini TD for our FX department for a Feature Film. period: start June 2016, end November / December / January (2017) Required Skills: - Work with deadlines - Likes building tools and creating Digital Assets - Production Experience - Technical skills required(Vex, Python, HScript) Please send us your reel and CV to ester@walkingthedog.be Thanks
  14. Learning Houdini

    If you are interested in learning Houdini, you might like Gridmarkets' new artist profile featuring Australian Houdini artist Ben Watts. He produces awesome VFX tutorials, both for C4d and Houdini. Also, don't forget to check out the list of online Houdini learning recommendations at the bottom of our feature‬: http://www.gridmarkets.com/ben-watts.html Good luck on your path to mastering cool new effects! Patricia and the rest of the Gridmarkets team
  15. We are bringing our D&AD Black Pencil and Cannes Gold Lion awarded design and motion studio Stateside in Summer 2016 and are looking for world-class talent to join our core LA team. You will be one of the elite founding members: ready to jump into high-concept projects for forward-thinking brands immediately. Our formula in London the past nine years has been simple and successful: produce exciting, high-end creative and effective work, executed by best-in-class 3D and VFX technical artists. And, crucially, to have fun doing it. We are all creative contributors, whether we work on the more conceptual or technical end of the spectrum. We thrive on a melting pot mentality, where artists can take pride and ownership in producing shots from start to finish using their broad range of skill sets, while still contributing their knowledge and expertise on a collective scale for the greater good of the studio. We are looking for middleweight and senior talent: Designers, Directors and VFX/3D artists with a strong design sensibility. We are not proscriptive about the path that you’ve taken to get here. Whether you’ve arrived at 3D and motion design via the fine arts, engineering or natural sciences, we appreciate unusual perspectives. Some processes and programs that we like to use: Our main pipeline tool is Cinema4D. We render in Arnold or VRay4C4D. Houdini is our big gun for the more complex stuff. From time to time we like to use Maya as well. Compositing happens either in AfterEffects or Nuke. Available Roles: Senior Designer/Creative Lead 3D/VFX Artist Motion Designer Applications may be sent to LA@mvsm.com. All applicants must be legally able to work in the United States. The ManvsMachine team in LA will enjoy the same generous vacation allowance as their London counterparts. Just like them, you should have a great sense of humor, a belief that mass communication should never preclude good design, and a devastating ping pong serve.
  16. Hey! We are looking for a water simulation artist to create CG water for our 3D animated short. We need a Realflow/Water Simulation artist who can make great CG water to integrated with character and environment. We have every aspects done except water sim and rendering. Please send your reel/portfolio and I am looking forward to working with you. Required skills: RealFlow, Water Simulation, CGI, 3D, VFX email: zhaoyuzh@usc.edu
  17. Farewell - Short film (~1min)

    Stew of cellphone footage with a speck of VFX spice. Enjoy! Role: Photography, Editing, Design, Post-Production and Direction. Audio: Kasabian - "Orange" Shot with an iphone 5. CGI done in Houdini. http://cargocollective.com/pedrokobuti
  18. TRIXTER Film (Munich) - vfx Pipeline TD

    TRIXTER Film is currently looking for a Pipeline TD to join our team as soon as possible. Long-term contract of minimum 1 year. Location: Munich, Germany. Responsibilities: • Writing pipeline tools and further developing the pipeline • Working in collaboration with the Supervisors and end users to determine the best solutions • Assists artists and other technical directors in the use and understanding of the pipeline and software architecture • Ongoing research to recommend improvements to workflows in order to improve productivity or communication • Maintaining of tools including troubleshooting and optimization • Detect failures in the Pipeline, propose solutions, and communicate this changes to the development team • Thorough documentation of all development and updating as necessary Requirements: • Programming proficiency in Python, Qt (PySide / PyQt). C/C++ is a plus • Proficiency in developing for Linux. • Knowledge of source code management as Git • In depth knowledge of Maya, Nuke, Mari, Houdini, Katana, Arnold. • Understanding principles of animation and VFX production pipelines. • Ability to prioritize production tasks in a frequently-changing environment • Ability to work self-reliable in diverse types of different projects • Excellent communication, collaboration and problem solving skills required • Good English language skills Although we're always happy to get to know international talents, due to the immediate need and short term nature of our current projects we are only able to consider applicants who are already eligible to work in Europe. To apply, please send us your CV and salary expectations to: jobs@trixter.de
  19. TRIXTER Film is currently looking for a VFX Pipeline Engineer / Developer to join our team as soon as possible. Long-term contract of minimum 1 year. Location: Munich, Germany. Responsibilities: • Collaborate in the Design, development and support of the production pipeline • Continuously improve the user experience and performance of our pipeline • Collaborate with other engineers to form a highly productive team • Ongoing research to recommend improvements to workflows in order to improve productivity or communication • Detect failures in the Pipeline, propose solutions, and communicate this changes to the development team • Thorough documentation of all development and updating as necessary Requirements: • Programming proficiency in C/C++, Python, Qt (PySide / PyQt). • Proficiency in developing for Linux. • Experience in assisting with architecture and designing pipelines for both off-the-shelf and custom packages. • In depth knowledge of source code management (Git) and maintaining large codebases • Strong knowledge developing for Maya (Houdini, Nuke is a plus) • Understanding principles of animation and VFX production pipelines. • Ability to prioritize production tasks in a frequently-changing environment • Ability to work self-reliable in diverse types of different projects • Excellent communication, collaboration and problem solving skills required • Good English language skills Although we're always happy to get to know international talents, due to the immediate need and short term nature of our current projects we are only able to consider applicants who are already eligible to work in Europe. To apply, please send us your CV and salary expectations to: jobs@trixter.de
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  21. UniSA Visual Effects Industry Night

    On Thursday November 26th, the University of South Australia will host a visual effects industry night in the Hartley Playhouse at Magill campus. Come along and hear from recruiters from three of Australia's biggest visual effects companies - Rising Sun Pictures, Animal Logic and Iloura. The night will provide the opportunity to network with key industry figures, find out what it takes to break into industry, and discover new opportunities to learn visual effects at the University of South Australia and Rising Sun Pictures. Space is limited so be sure to secure your ticket today - it's free!: Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/unisa-visual-effects-industry-night-tickets-19138436579​ And for more information please go to this event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1016445388377238/ When: Thursday November 26th, 6pm - 9.30pm Where: Hartley Playhouse (D1-09), Magill Campus, University of South Australia
  22. Hello everyone, I would like to introduce my new Houdini training, "Houdini Rocket Ship". The idea behind this training was to create a project that will take the viewer through a variety of aspects of Houdini without making the project overly complex or technical. As long as you have a basic understanding of Houdini you should be able to follow the training Over the course of this project we will cover a whole range of topics which include Procedural modelling, Polygonal modelling, Environment Generation, Cloud modelling, CHOPs, RBD, Constraints Network, Smoke Simulation, Materials, Lighting using HDRI, setting up Takes, Rendering and Final composite in After Effects. There is currently a one week discount on the training series of $25. The offer will last till 17th October 2015. Trailer Final Animation for further information kindly click on the link given below http://www.rohandalvi.net/rocket
  23. Hello OD force, I'm a new Houdini user, and I'm looking for some general advice when it comes to utilizing Ocean FX & FLIP tools for a project. Right now my team has been tasked with recreating Myst Island, and our camera shots feature a lot of interaction with water. We need to see an ocean trailing off to the horizon, splashes on the shoreline, and camera shots that pan under and out of the water. Needless to say, for a new Houdini user, this has been a (little) overwhelming so far. BUT, luckily, I've made some progress, and there are a couple more months to figure this out. Here's what I'm curious about: - How will shading both the FLIP & Ocean patches work consistently within Mantra? Is it better to somehow make a custom shader for this or Is it better to mesh the FLIP Sim w. VDB and apply displacement on top of it via the ocean shader? (My concern is that perhaps displacement may not work work in conjunction with velocity attributes affecting the mesh) (Finding anything about shading water & foam/splashes inside Houdini has proven to be an elusive topic in general) - What are some recommended tutorials/resources that you think might be helpful? - How would you approach a technical challenge like this? If you're interested in seeing the blockout video, I have it on vimeo here: I've also included a screencap of the ocean I've built so far. Thanks for reading! Have a good day, - Tyler Bay
  24. ToonBox is looking for amazing talent to join our team. Check out our job postings and apply now! http://www.toonboxent.com/careers/
  25. Platonic Love - Short film (~1min)

    Short animation i did last year about the Platonic Solids. Houdini for all the VFX; rendered with Mantra. Let me know what you guys think Cheers! http://cargocollective.com/pedrokobuti
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