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

My Tutorials

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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
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CG Wiki | Dynamics

Recent Forum Posts

Color points by proximity/density? Nov. 10, 2019, 5:49 a.m.

how do you do this in VOP?

Combining Houdini vec volumes to VDBs Nov. 9, 2019, 4:30 p.m.

Convert to vdb first. Vdb vector merge only works on vdb, not Houdini volumes.

Matcaps? Nov. 9, 2019, 3:58 a.m.

Nothing, just colour data. The matcap material assumes you've rendered a sphere. It uses the normal of your surface to look up the correct pixel in your sphere render, and maps that colour back onto your model.