SideFX’s Paul Fratesi and Jeff Wagner are returning to Australia this February, making stops in Sydney, Adelaide, and Melbourne, with a trio of community events. Jeff “Old School” Wagner will bring you up to speed on the latest features and improvements in Houdini while guest speakers show you how Houdini is being used in production.
Check out recordings of some of the talks from the Houdini for Character & Crowds Knowledge Workshop. Learn from top Houdini studios such as Axis Studios, Framestore, The Mill, Lunar Animation, and NineteenTwenty!
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has proved to be one of the most innovative animated features released in recent times. Directors Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman tasked Sony Pictures Imageworks with using 3D animation combined with more of a 2D aesthetic to bring the story of the latest Spider-Man, Miles Morales, to life.That meant that Imageworks had to adapt - and even ‘break’ - its existing animation pipeline to deliver the film. In doing so, the studio still used its go-tools, including Houdini, to realise the computer-generated imagery. But it did so in several new ways, as key members of the team share with SideFX.