Sean Lewkiw


About Me

CG Supervisor

Sean has over 25 years of VFX production experience as a VFX Supervisor, DFX Supervisor, CG Supervisor and Houdini FX artist. His credits include Lord of the Rings, Superman Returns, Golden Compass, Watchmen, Mazerunner, and many many more, and stints at Weta, DNEG, Method, Framestore and others. See his IMDB profile at Sean has extensive teaching experience as Lead FX Instructor for four years. He focusses on the fundamentals so that you understand what you are doing and why you are doing it, so that you can take what you learned and actually use it to create new content. Sean has also worked with Sidefx Software creating documentation for Houdini itself. He has also been using Houdini since its inception!


My Talks

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Ocean Tools Quickstart


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Build a Molecule HDA
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How to Eat An Elephant | Learning Strategies
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Solaris ライティング
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Material Based Destruction
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Solaris: USD での作業

Recent Forum Posts

Automatize file export 2023年3月2日9:52

Try this....

Control DOF of camera? 2023年3月1日8:04

The "fstop" on the Sampling tab of the camera controls the strength of the blur, just like a real camera.

Lead Houdini Instructor - Montreal Canada - Full Time 2023年2月27日9:17

Lostboys School of VFX in Montreal is looking for a Lead Houdini Instructor.

  • Must have a deep understanding of all aspects Houdini.
  • Must have industry experience of preferably at least five years.
  • Must have a professional demo reel.
  • Must be able to teach classes in front of small groups of students.
  • Must be fluent in English.
  • Ability to speak French an asset.
  • Bonus if you have Linux sysadmin or other tech abilities.

This role is best suited for Canadians or US residents, (who qualify for NAFTA visas), but anyone else who is legally able to work in Canada will be considered.

A full curriculum is provided so your role is mostly delivering this curriculum. As you go on, of course, it is expected that you would further develop, improve and maintain this curriculum.

If interested, please contact Ria Ambrose at