1. After more than 1 month of work this is my final Naiad splash.
    As other people did I tried to imitate the famous splash made by Ghost VFX for ILM, hope that you like it.
    In this work I tried to put all my effort and all my Naiad and Houdini knowledge in practice.
    A big thanks to my friend Igor Zanic, always available to answer all my questions. He helped me a lot to improve in Naiad during the last years.

    The breakdown is pretty fast and not complete, too boring to make a nice one...

    Simulations in Naiad 0.6.1.43
    Everything rendered in Mantra
    Compositing, Editing: Nuke

    Main Sim Details:
    Hydrodynamics: 0.7 - 80
    Adaptive Timestep: 0.8
    Min/Max: 1/3
    MVS: 0.145
    Particles: 120 M
    Voxels: 60 M
    230 frames
    Sim Time: 77 hrs
    Cube size: 10x10x10m
    Cube velocity: 15 m/s - 54 km/h

    Max Particle Count:
    Mist: 60 M
    Spray: 5 M
    Splash: 18 M

    Cache Size:
    EMPs: 1 TB Main + 600 GB Secondaries
    Mesh: 125 GB (60 M of Polys)
    BGEOs: 1.5 TB

    Render Time (Mantra):
    Water Mesh: 110 hrs
    Cube, Velocity, Vorticity, Splash, Spray, Mist, Ocean: 100 hrs
    Particle Passes rendered as Points + Normal
    Output Open EXR: (All Passes + AOVs): 130 GB

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  2. A physically based muscle simulation achieved by adapting Maya's ncloth solver.
    Tutorial over on cgcircuit.com - Follow this link to get the bundle and save 26%:
    http://tinyurl.com/q8q29v3

    # vimeo.com/141382975 Uploaded 6,517 Plays 14 Comments
  3. A few months ago my friend, Will Hayes, put me in contact with Bill Mather and Angie Gubser to discuss filming the implosion of an 11-story hotel across the street. Mr. Mather was kind enough to allow Matt and I to set up our cameras inside the blast perimeter, on the roof and in a vacant second story office of a building he owned. Thank you Bill, Angie, and Will for providing the opportunity to film such an incredible event.

    Four separate angles of the building implosion of the Plaza Hotel by Precision Demolition on May 24, 2012 in College Station, Texas.

    Filmed by:
    Phil Barrington // http://www.reactproductions.com
    Matt Johnson // http://whoismatt.com
    Taylor Stanley // http://www.creativenewworld.com

    Filmed on two Canon 7D's at 60fps, one Canon 5D Mark 2 at 24fps, and two GoPro Hero2's (one at 60fps and one at 120fps).

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  4. In a few weeks time I will be in Finland at an artist in residency program called Neo Future in Hahmajärventie. In conjunction with the program I have been commissioned by the Finnish Nature Center at Haltia to create an audio visual exhibition about the sights and sounds of Finland's beautiful natural environment. I will be travelling to several national parks on my journey to sample nature and really get a feeling for the forest with my own eyes and ears. The work will take many months to create and the exhibition will open in early August 2016.

    This is a sound responsive particle test using liquid metal, for the project I will be looking at emulating natural materials and textures.

    Look out for updates as I travel, on my website and facebook. I will be taking photos of the scenery, sketches and particle tests.

    # vimeo.com/159406308 Uploaded 1,432 Plays 1 Comment
  5. I did these animations about a year ago for a game called Dungeon Defenders II. Had a lot of fun!
    To find out more about Dungeon Defenders II click here http://dungeondefenders.com/2/about

    # vimeo.com/144560944 Uploaded 26.7K Plays 9 Comments

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