Welcome to HEX, an ongoing series of interviews with people from the Houdini community
Studio artists, indie artists, developers, event organizers - you name it!
NEXT EPISODE | June 11, 2021
EPISODE 4 | May 21, 2021
EPISODE 3 | April 9, 2021
01:34 | Ingenuity Studios - S.W.A.T. Chad Wanstreet (VFX Supervisor on S.W.A.T.) and Grant Miller (VFX Supervisor and Co-owner of Ingenuity Studios) discuss how they incorporated Solaris into their pipeline as they digitally reconstructed street scenes from Downtown Los Angeles for S.W.A.T.
EPISODE 2 | Mar 5, 2021
2:00 | Free Houdini Engine Plugins for Unity and Unreal - SideFX is pleased to announce that Houdini Engine for UE4 and Houdini Engine for Unity are now available for commercial customers for free. Learn more in this segment with SideFX's Judith Crow and Christopher Hebert.
8:15 | Unreal Engine PluginV2 - SideFX's Simon Verstraete and Damien Pernuit chat about the latest and greatest version of the Unreal Engine plug-in for Houdini.
19:15 | New Crowds Course - Fianna Wong chats with MPC's Mikael Pettersén, the author of the newly released Crowds Course.
24:48 | Mardini - The Mardini Daily Art Challenge is underway! Meet Carl Drifter, Mardini's first official animation winner.
30:44 | Making of Joji '777' Music Video - Debra Issac chats with Saad Moosajee and James Bartolozzi about how they utilized Unreal Engine with Houdini to create a full troupe of CG dancers based on the captured movements of just one.
40:37 | KineFX - SideFX's Fianna Wong and Henry Dean chat about the progression of KineFX, tools in Houdini designed for riggers and animators.
52:26 | Indie Game: Shoulders of Giants - SideFX's Ben Mears chats with indie game developer Patrick McAvena about his latest title and how Houdini played a role creating assets for the game.
55:55 | SideFX Labs - SideFX's Paul Ambrosiussen chats with Matt Estela - Mr. CG Wiki himself - about SideFX Labs.
1:08:06 | Sci-Viz with Houdini - Debra Isaac talks with Kate Xagoraris about the many possibilities using Houdini for scientific visualization purposes, particularly where outer space is concerned.
1:16:08 | Learning Path Enhancements - SideFX's Robert Magee takes you through the latest enhancements to the learning section on SideFX.com.
1:19:02 | Henry Foster, Chief Architect, MOPs - Interviews from Houdini Illume Excerpt from the Houdini Illume Webinar Series. Meet MOPs chief architect Henry Foster.
1:25:35 | Moritz Schwind, Co-Founder, Entagma - From Houdini Illume - Excerpt from the Houdini Illume Webinar Series. Meet Entagma's Moritz Schwind.
1:31:10 | Gallery Showcase - We conclude HEX with a collection of art recently posted to the SideFX.com Gallery.
EPISODE 1 | Feb 5, 2021
1:40 | Nikola Damjanov / The Dawning - We recently launched an animated short film called The Dawning. Project lead Fianna Wong speaks with one of the artists from the project, Nikola Damjanov.
10:30 | Moeen Sayed / Mardini Daily Challenge - We'll tell you about Mardini - the upcoming daily art challenge - and speak with the winner of last year’s Houly challenge, Moeen Sayed, about his experience.
17:30 | Tim van Helsdingen / SideFX Snacks - In January we published a Houdini course on creating a chocolate bar. Fianna speaks with the author of that course - Tim van Helsdingen.
23:00 | Jacob Reynolds / Epic MegaJam - Meet Jacob Reynolds - the Houdini category winner of the Epic MegaJam.
29:50 | Worldwide HUG updates - Fianna Wong and Paola Catano provide some info on current and upcoming HUG presentations.
31:42 | Chris Wallis / RenderMan Art Challenge - Ben Mears speaks with Chris Wallis - the winner of the RenderMan Art Challenge.
40:15 | Chris Rydalch / USD Pipelines - As part of his Illume webinar, Jeff Wagner recently spoke with Blue Sky’s Chris Rydalch about developing a USD pipeline. We’ll end this HEX episode with an excerpt from that interview.