Ever hear of Houdini?
No, not the magician, the software by SideFX. Joey got a chance to have a very nerdy talk with the super genius Christopher Hendryx about his work at Disney as an FX Animator.
Christopher was the lead artist in charge of Elsa's ice magic on a little film you may have heard of called Frozen. He created a very flexible and powerful rig in Houdini to create the effect, and shares a lot of insight into how he goes about making the insane visuals that he's responsible for.
He also talks with Joey about why Houdini is turning out to be the "software of choice" for FX, and how one might go about learning it.
Prepare yourself, things are about to get real nerdy.
Christopher's REALLY OLD Demo Reel
Watch it here
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