I’ve been doing some Houdini pyro research lately in my freetime.
I have been focussing on keeping a default pyro solver but changing the smoke by adjusting the emission object and its properties.
This short video shows just some examples of how small changes pre-dops, can affect the look of the final smoke.
More to come, enjoy.
I have edited together my updated showreel comprising mainly of my work over the last 2 years from working at Framestore.
Work from Jupiter Ascending is still to be added once I have permission.
British Airways: Olympics 2012
Tooned 50: Episode 2 The Bruce McLaren Story
University Group Project: Based in the City
Sony: Four Times the Detail
Zeo: Zeo Is Here
Galaxy: Audrey Hepburn Moon River
Audi E-Tron: Powerwalking
3 Mobile: All You Can Eat
Pepsi: Beyoncé Mirrors
Tooned 50: Episode 1 A Night To Remember
Peroni Nastro Azzurro: Una Storia Di Ispirazione
Since October 2013 I have been working in the film department for Framestore as part of the FX team on Jupiter Ascending, the new film from the directors of The Matrix.
I will be able to go into further detail about my work once I receive permission, which is usually once the film has gone to DVD release.
Luckily though the time span from theatrical release to DVD release is much shorter than it was in the past.
Here are the trailers shown for the movie so far, both of which feature my work.
Here is the last television advert I worked on as part of Framestore’s commercial department.
We were tasked with adding photorealistic petals to shots to enhance those filmed on set, to really bring together the image of a huge volcanic eruption of flower petals.
I worked on several shots simulating Houdini fluid volumes and the advecting particles by this to achieve the effect.
I was also responsible for tracking many of the shots. Given that the majority of the plates were obscured by thousands of petals, getting a solid solve was an extremely difficult job.