Saturday, November 27, 2010

SOuP dev

I keep waiting to have a better more perfect'er video to post on the SOuP dev I've been doing. But this will be a start/where I'm at. Peter's been working on (as some of you do, and all of you should know) but the newer part is an uprezing wavelet turbulence.
I wrote about each video on the vimeo page so check them out.
http://www.vimeo.com/17243715
http://www.vimeo.com/17249372
and
http://www.vimeo.com/17249372

SOuP upRez Wavelet test 11d_1 from destruct007 on Vimeo.

http://www.soup-dev.com/
SOuP, get it. Its free.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

FX Houses Open for Biznass

I know when I'm looking for a list of US FX houses it's a pain in the ace. I found a list of some on a reply to some talk about Asylum closing, I added the links... Anyway, the list!

Psyop    
Eight FX       
Motion Theory       
Prologue       
MPC LA           
The Mill LA       
Public           
Logan           
Brand New School
OOOii           
Svengali       
D-Train           
Method           
Sway        
Look           
Hydraulx       
Eden           
Stargate       
Zoic           
Buck           
Radium           
A-52           
Brickyard FX       
Blue Room       
Sight           
Luma Pictures       
Crazy Horse       
CIS

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Getting Good with Maya Fluids


Maya Fluid Testing from destruct007 on Vimeo.
Ok ok ok its been a while since I last posted. I have for you my "scientific method" of fluid testing. I use this a few times a week when in heavy development of a new effect. There are so many combinations of settings, it could be arguded billions of combinations, but lets say even a few million. There is no way and no one who can predict how a fluid will react given a set of attributes and influences. This is one of the key parts of fluids that make it hard to learn and harder to master. A master of fluids is someone who knows how to narrow in on the attributes that are effecting the fluid... well faster than someone who would just be good with fluids. I use this technique to help me understand different attributes. A lot of the time I fine my understanding challenged, and refined as I continue to learn what the hell is going on in there.