Matt Estela


About Me

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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.


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 Lessons
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CG Wiki | Houdini Long-Form Tutorials

Recent Forum Posts

Exporting a usd with a timeshifted volume Aug. 4, 2021, 6:31 p.m.

Yep, I think I mention in my notes that after going deep into all this, Mark was right in that it was much easier to just use a simple expression on the volume lop. And I hate admitting that Mark was right.

using KineFX skeleton for path orientation July 19, 2021, 5:04 a.m.

Overthinking solutions is the Houdini way.

using KineFX skeleton for path orientation July 18, 2021, 10:01 a.m.

Interesting question! Here's a quick attempt, basically delete all the heirarchy, rigpose, and skeleton blend back onto the original curve.