Matt Estela

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Matt Estela is a Senior Houdini Artist at RYOT. Previously he was VFX Lead in Residence at the UTS Animal Logic. Academy, and before that at Animal Logic he's been a VR Supervisor, Lighting Lead, Fx Lead, CG Supervisor, and is one of those annoying Houdini evangelists you don't want to sit next to on the bus.

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My Talks

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“Non-VFX” VFX | Matt Estela
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Hypercubes for VR Noobs
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Learning Houdini: You're Doing It Wrong and How to do it Right
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Houdini: You're learning it wrong (no really this time)
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Just the Tip(s)

My Tutorials

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Solaris LOPS
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The Joy of VEX
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Building Generator
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CG Wiki | Maya to Houdini
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CG Wiki | Quick Lessons
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CG Wiki | Houdini Long-Form Tutorials

Recent Forum Posts

SSS trace sets for karma? Jan. 29, 2023, 8:40 p.m.

How to access the step ladder on a Mac Laptop? Jan. 14, 2023, 1:05 a.m.

Map one of your keyboard keys to the middle mouse button.

I use karabiner, but I haven't run houdini on osx in a while, it seems every major osx upgrade breaks this handy tool:

https://www.tokeru.com/cgwiki/index.php?title=HoudiniUserInterfaceTips#Houdini_on_a_laptop.2C_middle_mouse_button [www.tokeru.com]

There's an envvar trick from Noah documented there too.

How do I animate zscale incrementally? Dec. 16, 2022, 1:52 a.m.

Multiply by @Time?