A short music video for the song "Real Magic" from the musical album "Tongue Like A Cat". Available at http://atomicperception.bandcamp.com
Particle and smoke work was created in Houdini. Clothing work was created in Marvelous Designer and exported as an .OBJ sequence which I converted to .BGEO.SC inside of Houdini. The entire video was rendered using the Redshift GPU accelerated render engine via the Houdini plug-in.
The characters themselves were created using the MakeHuman software. Each character was exported in the FBX format using the Advanced Motion Builder skeleton with facial bones. The lip synch and facial motion was controlled inside of Houdini by a custom Python script that evaluated Payagayo phoneme timing data every frame.
Blender was used as a conversion tool to prepare models for Houdini. All background geometries and the foreground owl were taken from creative commons zero sources.
You can watch the video tutorial on how I made the bouncing mushroom at this video link.