Tuesday, December 18, 2012

In Light of the Mayan Apocalypse...

I figured that since allegedly the world will end in fire or something in a couple of days, I'd post something festive for that occasion.... Kidding!

I was going through my files, trying to back up my work before we switch labs after Christmas Break, and found the first thing I ever did in Houdini about a year and a half ago: this torch flame!

Its insanely short, I can't remember why I didn't render out more frames, and maybe there is a longer one hidden somewhere, but I remember both enjoying this assignment a ton, and going crazy over the shader and other little things. I think I'll go back and try to make some really nice fire sometime and composite it into a real image someday. Only after I get the hair working in actual shots for our senior film though.

Also stay tuned: I'm modeling and grooming a lion over the next few weeks, so hopefully I'll have that to show you guys soon!