80 LEVEL | Procedural Landscape Generation

80 LEVEL | Procedural Landscape Generation

80 Level talks with Alexander Dracott about the new Houdini 16 terrain tools, which could offer some interesting alternatives to your standard World Machine workflow for environment design.

3D World | Houdini 16

3D World | Houdini 16

In issue 218, 3D World takes an exclusive look at the new features coming your way in Houdini 16, and they’re impressive.

FX Guide | Dr Strange’s Magical Mystery Tour

FX Guide | Dr Strange’s Magical Mystery Tour

Marvel’s latest comic book hero to receive the big-screen treatment is Doctor Strange. The creation of artist Steve Ditko, Strange (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) is a master of ‘black magic’, arm...

80LVL | Building Volumetric Clouds

80LVL | Building Volumetric Clouds

3d artist Camelia Slimani talks about how she creates her amazing volumetric clouds in Houdini. She gives us some nice tips and tricks while discussing all of the stages of production.

FX Guide | Who you gonna call?

FX Guide | Who you gonna call?

Has anyone ever yelled out 'who you gonna call?' without someone answering 'Ghostbusters'? The iconic comedy from 1984 is such a classic that news of a reboot was met with internet outrage. Yet a...

80LVL | Mastering the Procedural Power of Houdini

80LVL | Mastering the Procedural Power of Houdini

An interview with Ahmed Saadi, a freelance VFX Artist originally from Iraq.

FX Guide | Raining Octopuses

FX Guide | Raining Octopuses

After seeing this great new spot, fxguide spoke to Deluxe’s Method Studios Senior VFX Supervisor Benjamin Walsh about how they made it rain octopuses.

FX Guide | Method Studios NY throws Particles-off Dance-off for AICP

FX Guide | Method Studios NY throws Particles-off Dance-off for AICP

Method Studios NY was chosen by production company RSA to create the 2016 sponsor reel for the AICP Show awards which honor work done in commercial productions.

FX Guide | Apocalypse, how?

FX Guide | Apocalypse, how?

X-Men: Apocalypse picks up ten years after the events of X-Men: Days of Future Past, with Professor X (James McAvoy), Magneto (Michael Fassbender), and Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) all on very sepa...

Cartoon Brew | X-Men: Apocalypse

Cartoon Brew | X-Men: Apocalypse

How They Made That ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Scene Everyone Is Talking About If there’s one thing in Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse that’s got everybody talking, it’s the...