PYRO R&D / JUNE, 01, 2021


Learning volumes and various smoke/pyro workflow is definitely a huge step in my learning journey. 
In the above image I have extracted few things that brought me the most joy while learning from using procedural dependency graph to create contact sheets and increase my ability to iterate or create multi layered pyro simulation.
I currently putting the hours to be able to share my first VFX demo reel by the end of this summer. Stay tuned. 


DESTRUCTION / MAY, 13, 2021



Geometry or structure destruction was for a me a great way to be introduced to the teaching of steven knipping, his series of tutorials are an incredible source of learning. I can say that managing my caches by setting up $DATA variables is definitely now part of my personnal workflow.


RIGGING SYSTEM / MAY, 13, 2021




Learning rigging in Houdini started with a poster from one of my favorite graphic designer Yusaku Kamekura.




Houdini riggings tools are incredible. The level of accuracy you can get while working proceduraly to capture your geometry in mind blowing. Your workflow can become as simple as 1-setting your geometry capture > 2. Fine tuning your capture using a brush and the capture layer paint node > 3. Mirroring your capture > 4. Ending your graph with a bone deform node.





Rigging is a huge topic by itself, I believe it will take me years of back and forth to grasp the intricacies of theses tools.
To conclude I would not been able to hope achieving anything this close without the help of the 10 years old of tutorials series released by 3DBuzz.  



TIMETABLE OR MODULAR MULTIPLICATION IN VEX / MARCH, 16, 2021


Im currently following some vex courses given by varomix. The second was about creating shape with simple polylines.
The first two rows in my example are created using 200 points. The multiplier numbers for the first row going from left to right are 2,3,4,5.
For the second row the multiplier numbers are 50, 70,  9, 100.
The little twist here is that Im using the CarveSop to trim the begining and the end of the polyline in the U direction.
I have applied to same process to the last two rows using a lower amount of points in my circle. 





ADVANCED SHADING USING ARNOLD FOR HOUDINI / FEBRUARY, 20, 2021


I've been learning procedural shadings in Houdini using arnold.
This is some renders I have done using a simple model. The goal was to recreate an old metal.

I have used an HDRI for the lighting.




PHOTOGRAMMETRY WITH CANON REBELT6 / AUGUST, 15, 2020 

Test render done Using Octane for Cinema 4D

I've been doing a lot of photogrammetry stuff during that month, I have still have a lot to learn.
This is a test I have done using my girlfriend. My plan is to one day fully understand the digitial double workflow.


Metadata set
Mesh cleaning using Z-brush smoothing brush



Epidermis textures displacements using maps



UV Unwrapping using Rizom UV










PHOTOGRAMMETRY 1 / AUGUST, 15, 2020



My first experiment at photogrammetry using MeshroomLAb, my Canon RebelT6.My metadata set included 70 images.
Once the reconstruction complete. I have first used meshlab to fix my base mesh. Then I have exported  that mesh to 3D coat and using the  basic scuplting brush I have smoothed the surface of my mesh.
From then I fed my cleaned geometry back to meshlab to be able to reproject my texture on solid tight mesh.

Image set


Meshlab mesh repairing



3D coat mesh smoothing



3D coat uv painting



Final result rendered using Octane for Cinema4D






HELLO WORLD / SOMEWHERE BETWEEN JUNE AND AUGUST 2020


Living as an artist can be very challenging. Sticking to my learning journey has always been for me a great way to overcome any adversity that life brought to me. 
I always had in the back of my mind this desire to share with others what works for me. In that spirit I will try my best via this page to share my learning journey.





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