Yunus Balcioglu


About Me

Senior FX Technical Director @ Industrial Light & Magic | Feature film credits include The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, Marvel's Eternals, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, X-Men: Apocalypse, Aquaman, Alien: Covenant, Pirates of the Caribbean, Justice League and many m...  more
Technical Director


Singapore, Singapore

Houdini Skills

Procedural Modeling  | Digital Assets  | Mantra  | Pyro FX  | Fluids  | Destruction FX  | VEX  | Python
Realtime FX


Not Specified

My Tutorials

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Pragmatic VEX: Volume 1
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Pragmatic VEX: Volume 1

My Talks

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Retiming Ocean Spectra & The Pragmatic Approach to Solving Technical Problems in VFX
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Face Peeling Using KineFX

Recent Forum Posts

Can you change the color of the network grid? Feb. 17, 2024, 8:52 a.m.


Yes you can do that by changing these:
GraphGridLines:			GREY(0.25)
GraphGridPoints:		GREY(0.4)

in one of the color profile files depending on if you are using light or dark, etc. For example I use:

I made mine lighter than the default to be less visible.

Store group name in a variable Feb. 16, 2024, 2:37 p.m.

You can use the detail intrinsics for the groups.

i@found = 0;
string groups = detailintrinsic ( 0, "primgroups" );
if ( find ( groups, "group1" ) )
    i@found = 1;

Same for pointgroups, edgegroups and vertexgroups.

Houdini Syntax to move an object 10 times with 1 transform Feb. 14, 2024, 1:50 a.m.


You can use the Copy and Transform SOP:

Houdini has many languages: VEX, Python, Hscript, OpenCL, even C++:

For most tasks VEX is all you need: []