1. quick video showing my process for this shot

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  2. A tutorial on the basics of Houdini chops, and then two examples of music driven animation.

    In the second part we set up a particle network that will be driven by music being brought in through CHOPs.

    How to import music into CHOPS, using pass filters, envelope and trigger to get the curves we want to drive animation. Using pitch to split out different frequency components and then use these to drive the colour of the particles.

    **Two mistakes crept into this video. One is that Houdini does in fact recognise MP3 files (it just seems to have had a problem with the particular file I used). The other is that there is bit missed from the video where I add a chop function to the y component of the tranform sop that moves the ball, to bring in the height channel from chops. Its there to see in the project file, however. **

    The project file is available from sites.google.com/site/pqhoudinitutorial

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  3. *Update*
    Music download link (+ a few extra variations of the song I worked on before the final version, hope you enjoy!): soundcloud.com/dee-san

    My thesis animation done at School of Visual Arts, class of 2013, Computer Art MFA.

    Software used: Houdini (animation), Reason (music), Nuke (comp), After Effects (final render), Processing (pre-RnD)

    A full description of the piece along with some still frames can be found at: dbsierra.com

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  5. CVD VFX - Now taking on remote work as a contractor with a small studio in Vancouver.

    *Contains scenes from the Purple Wedding*

    Edited by Jake Owens owensproductions.com/
    Music by "Safe / Pain" by Strangers. ℗ 2012 Stranger Sounds
    More at chrisvandyck.com

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