VFX Inspiration: 6 Amazing Houdini Demo Reels

By: Rebelway

Want some VFX Inspiration? Check out these 6 incredible Houdini demo reels from world-class artists.

We love curating awesome Houdini demo reels here at Rebelway. So we thought it’d be fun to find some of the best reels from around the industry and share them in a single place. Here are 6 amazing Houdini demo reels. 

1. Steven Knipping: FX Demo Reel April 2017

Steven Knipping is currently a Senior Rigid Body Destruction / FX Technical Director at Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light & Magic. He has worked on some of the most significant FX projects in the industry including Star Wars, Avengers, Aquaman and many more. He also makes tutorials for VFX on a site called Applied Houdini. Check it out!

Visit Steven’s Vimeo Channel

2. Matt Puchala: Demo Reel 2020

Matt’s reel includes various work on projects like Star Wars, Jurassic World, Transformers, and many more. He also has created an Axiom Solver – A sparse, GPU accelerated volumetric fluid solver for computer graphics and visual effects. Have you used the tool before?

Visit Matt’s Vimeo Channel

3. Manuel Tausch: Demoreel 2017

Check out this awesome reel from Manuel! In over the course of 10 years Manuel has contributed to over 30 feature films and TV shows including Skyscraper, Dr.Strange, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers 2, Transformers 4, The Hobbit 3, The Amazing Spiderman 2, The Hunger Games 2, and many more. He is also the co-founder of Stormborn Studios in Vancouver, Canada.

Visit Manuel’s Vimeo Channel

4. Jeffrey Charles Higgins: VFX Reel 2016

Jeffery has been working in VFX for 15+ years. He has worked for various studios including Moving Picture Company , Animal Logic, Rising Sun Pictures , Image Engine, Sony Imageworks, and Industrial Light and Magic. Here is his collection of work thoughout the years. 

Visit Jefferey’s Portfolio

5. Todd Liddiard: VFX Showreel 2013

Its hard to belive that this showreel is 7 Years old! It still looks amazing and inspiring. Todd has been nominated and won many awards for his work including an Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Special Visual Effects for Tin Man (2008) and the Gemini Award for Best Visual Effects for Stargate: Atlantis (2005 and 2007).

See Todd’s IMDB Profile

6. Lorenzo Lavatelli: FX Showreel 2020

Lorenzo has been in this industry for over 14 years. Here is his collection of FX work produced at different studios for various Feature Films and TV series. He is currently working as Lead FX Technical Director at Weta Digital.

See Lorenzo’s IMDB Profile

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