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LA-HUG: Under the Hood of a 'Houdini-centric' Pipeline
You've undoubtedly seen the work of this month's special guest; not only has he worked on many of the more eye-catching ads of the moment, he also created the furry splash screen for Houdini 16! Joshua Matthews ( is a Los Angeles-based Houdini artist working at Electric Theatre Collective ( His focus is Lighting, Grooming, and FX. He previously interned at Side Effects Toronto, focusing on the new suite of grooming tools included in the Houdini 16 launch. Together, we'll dive behind the scenes of some of Josh's commercial work at Electric Theatre Collective. He'll discuss his OTL workflow and explore the many benefits of working within a Houdini pipeline. A few of Josh's spots: "Shave Butter" - Dollar Shave Club "E is for Everyone" - Nest Thermostat "Make It With Keanu Reeves" - Squarespace Josh's site:

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    This is a group for the procedural 3D modeling / animation / VFX / gamedev software ...Houdini! We welcome everyone, from Houdini experts to complete beginners who want to get started with Houdini. This group is a mix of visual effects artists, animators, game developers, modellers, VR creators, motion graphics artists, etc. While Houdini is the main focus of this group, we will also be discussing other related 3D software and game engine tools.

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