Mr. X VFX, Toronto's biggest VFX studio, is being bought by Technicolor.
Speaking of Technicolor, MPC (owned by Technicolor) is coming to Toronto for a recruitment roadshow.
You can read the full report yourself here.
Spin VFX is holding 'Compositor Night', a community event to introduce themselves to local compositors that might be looking for work.
I love seeing things like this pop up, as it's usually good for the artists in the city. And hey, free food!!
I did a quick test adding POP Forces to a FLIP simulation. It's cool how easy this is to set up in Houdini. I should have made the container bigger, as you can see the particles disappear when they hit the edges.
I have to say that rendering in Mantra still confuses me. The later frames were taking close to 3 hours to render...
Still, the simulation itself only took about half an hour to set up.
Just tried another simple fluid sim, but I'm trying to experiment a bit with the Whitewater settings. Instead of rendering as a volume, I'm trying to render the points as just points, although with a highly reflective material on it.
I'm not totally happy with it. I do think it looks cool when there's a ton of spray happening, but I'm not happy with how it looks when there's just a few particles shooting out. Still, this is pretty much Houdini out of the box, so I can't complain. Took about 15 hours to render, the sim itself went really fast.