Rob shows how to rapidly create variants of game assets using Houdini's procedural workflow and the new Procedural Dependency Graph (PDG). Explore methods for generating textures and geometry by iterating over value ranges using wedging. Learn how to using Houdini Engine and Houdini's pipeline tools for efficient batch processing, and see the resulting assets in Unreal Engine.
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Rob Stauffer is a Senior Production Consultant at SideFX. He has over 20 years experience in computer graphics and visual effects. Rob started his career at Digital Domain and has worked at Sony Imageworks, Weta Digital, Asylum FX and most recently was an FX Supervisor at Rhythm and Hues. He has contributed to the FX of over 20 feature films including, "Lord Of The Rings: The Return of The King", "Spiderman 2", "X-Men:First Class", "The Day After Tomorrow" and "Seventh Son”. Rob joined SideFX in 2013 where he educates new and existing clients on the features of Houdini. Consults with studios on their pipelines and where Houdini may fit in and explores new and future technologies within VFX,Games and VR.