Matt Estela


About Me

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Matt Estela is VFX Lead in Residence at the UTS Animal Logic. Academy. Previously 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.


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
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 Tips
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CG Wiki | Houdini Long-Form Tutorials

Recent Forum Posts

Create point (trail) by traveled distance? Aug. 9, 2020, 8:13 p.m.

generate the trail by usual methods, resample sop it with the distance you want?

VEX Expression question Aug. 1, 2020, 8:40 p.m.

I think he's referring to the joy of vex stuff: []

Blend shapes along curve? July 17, 2020, 1:50 a.m.

Here's one way.

  1. make all your blendshapes
  2. give them each a @variant attribute
  3. make a curve, give each point a @variant attribute driven by its position along the curve
  4. copy the shapes onto the curve using the copy to points ‘variant’ option.

There's probably a much easier way to do this with MOPS.