Sidefx is having a contest for artists to create the splash screen for Houdini 14. Since this contest closes November 2nd, I’m assuming H14 will be released sometime mid-November. H13 was released on Halloween last year, so it’ll be right near the 1 year mark so it’s due. Houdini releases are traditionally massive so I’ll be very interested to see what’s included.
Speaking of Houdini, Solid Angle has released Arnold for Houdini to the public. Here’s the documentation. Does anyone know if any studios in Toronto use Arnold yet? I'd be curious to know.
Great article from a recruiter. Replace ‘designer’ with ‘VFX Artist’ and several of the tips carry over.
Meant to post this yesterday. Here's a sensor size comparison on Arri's new camera. As you can see, it's completely insane.
Art of VFX has a new Job board that looks cool.
Some of BUF’s work on Cosmos.
I like Modo for modelling and rendering. Here’s a SIGGRAPH presentation on how it was used by Naughty Dog for Pre-Vis for games.