Kai Stavginski


About Me

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Kai Stavginski has been a Senior Technical Director for SideFX Software since 2014. In that time, he's mostly been busy in the areas of shading and fur tools. He started in the industry as a generalist in 2004, spent some time as a rigger for an animated feature and then created VFX for major Hollywood blockbusters for several years. He used Houdini to get the job done and now uses his extensive industry experience in his development work on the software itself.


My Talks

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Shading in Houdini 16
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Fur in Houdini 16
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Hair and Fur Grooming in H17

My Tutorials

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Fur & Hair Grooming Toolset | H16.5 Masterclass
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New Shading Features | H16 Masterclass
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Custom Shading | H16 Masterclass
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Hair and Fur Masterclass

Recent Forum Posts

How to import camera in Solaris? March 25, 2020, 8:04 a.m.

There's also a render setting to turn off DOF since some time ago.

Drag unselected objects in the edit lop? March 17, 2020, 7:50 a.m.

I should make clear that this dragging of unselected primitives only works in physics mode. Is that what you're using?

Drop node silently fails on Instances Feb. 7, 2020, 9:04 a.m.

Hi Peter,

that should work in tomorrow's build, along with some other internal approvements.