Andrew D Lyons presents a solution to the problem of how to create a large number of moving contained fluids. This presentation was originally given to the San Francisco Houdini User's Group which was held at PIXAR studios in October 2010.
The final system demonstrates how Houdini's unique procedural tools can be used to create automated solutions to VFX challenges that might otherwise require costly dynamic simulations. The system draws on a number of Houdini's operator contexts in order to do so.
SimSOM is an independnt library, Multiplatform and application independant, it can be easily implemented for any 3D app. My current implementation is for Houdini using its HDK, and all the demos are realized using it.
It is still far from done, and there are tons of ideas fighting in my head to implement, but I already managed to get many parts done or partially done, and I am moving forward, slowly but surely - depending on the amount of free time I can get.
This is the opening created for the 2010 Advertising & Design Club of Canada (ADCC) Awards. The film taps into an insight we think every creative feels - love for the business when things are going well, and hate, when things aren't.
Product: Award Show 2010
Airdate: For Award Show Screening - November 4, 2010
Agency: Leo Burnett, Toronto
Chief Creative Officer: Judy John
Executive Producer: Franca Piacente
Writer: Steve Persico
Art Directors: Anthony Chelvanathan, Dave Tupper
Project Manager: Dawn Green
Production Company: Spy Films, Toronto
Director: Arev Manoukian
Executive Producer: Carlo Trulli
Producer: Marcus Trulli
Director of Photography: Andre Pienaar
Visual Effects: Crush, Toronto
Executive Producer: Jo-ann Cook
Senior Producer: Janice Rebelo
CG Supervisor/Artist: Aylwin Fernando
CG Production Manager: Raphael Quirino
CG Artist: Josh Clifton
CG Artist: Leonardo Silva
CG Artist: Tim Dormady
CG Animator: Chris Minos
VFX Supervisor: David Whiteson
VFX Artist: Kaelem Cahill
VFX Artist: Andre Arevalo
VFX Artist: Pat Moore
Logo Treatment Senior Graphic Designer: Julia Deakin
Editorial: Panic & Bob, Toronto
Editor: Mariam Fahmy
Executive Producer: Sam McLaren
Transfer: Notch, Toronto
Colourist: Jason Zukowski
Music and Sound Design: Silent Joe, Toronto
Producers: Jody Colero, Marco DeFelice, Christine Leslie