This talk will be about how to create Jupiter’s atmosphere in Houdini. Kate and David will go over how to produce these atmospheric effects by using some awesome hydrodynamic tools, particles, and ideas. As well how you can approach a project like this in an abstract way, while at the same time incorporating scientific ideas.
Kate Xagoraris is a VFX artist at Mr X in Toronto, Canada. She has a passion for researching science and its interaction with the world of visual effects. She also runs a VFX site (katexagoraris.com) for artists to better understand Houdini and to think outside the box. Previously, she has worked on popular TV productions such as The Boys and Umbrella Academy. Kate taught herself Houdini while learning 3D Animation at Humber College. She has been passionately studying the software for three-plus years.
David Ertsinian is a VFX artist currently working as a visual effects artist at Pixomondo in Toronto, Canada. He started learning VFX back in 2016 at Seneca College and has worked for a couple companies in the industry such as SideFX and Soho VFX. Before Seneca, he studied animation at Mohawk College. During his time at SideFX, David was also responsible for testing and providing input for Houdini’s then new ocean tools such as the guided ocean layer and the spectrum/masking tools.
00:00:00 - Intro
00:03:02 - Kate Xagoraris (Conceptual Overview)
00:34:26 - David Ertsinian (Atmospheric Effects made with Houdini)
00:56:16 - Questions