Sean Lewkiw


About Me

CG Supervisor

Sean brings over 20 years of Visual Effects production experience as an artist, manager, and supervisor. He has an impressive list of credits on films such as Lord of the Rings, X-Men, The Golden Compass, Cloud Atlas, and Transformers to name a few. Sean brings a strong knowledge of Houdini, having used it since Inception in 1999, and has worked closely with SideFX over the years as a consultant and guest speaker. He is currently Lead Houdini Instructor at Lost Boys School of VFX in Montreal, and works as a Content Creator for SideFX.


My Tutorials

obj-image Intermediate
Material Based Destruction
obj-image Beginner
Solaris: Working with USD

Recent Forum Posts

Where do you report nightly Houdini build issues? Jan. 24, 2020, 9:08 a.m.

Can you open it non-graphically? Open a shell, type “hscript hipname.hip”. Does it crash then? If not, it's probably graphics related. You can try “mwrite -i” to increment and save and then try to re-open.

Point position Jan. 24, 2020, 9:06 a.m.

You can select the points, open a geo spreadsheet, display “selected points” and edit the point position. The node should become soft locked.

RDB's and Emission Jan. 16, 2020, 2:26 p.m.

For the SESI demo, was it the rolling block? That was to demo the better chipping algorithm in the RBD Material Fracture SOP… there was nothing fancy about that AFAIK, it was just a straight up Bullet SIM.