Evolving Destruction Workflows | Keith Kamholz | FMX 2019

Houdini 17/17.5 include a number of excellent updates/additions to destruction workflows. In this presentation, Keith will discuss how his preferred destruction workflow has evolved with these new features. He’ll also compare bespoke techniques to built-in solutions & use the example scene from his recently revamped CGMA ‘Mastering Destruction in Houdini’ class to demonstrate some of these techniques.

KEITH KAMHOLZ | Lead FX Technical Director

Keith has previously worked at Industrial Light & Magic, Blue Sky Studios, Tippett Studio, and Framestore NY. He also teaches a Destruction FX class online for CGMA. He’s worked on ~20 feature films, with credit highlights including Pacific Rim: Uprising, Venom, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, & Ice Age: Continental Drift. Keith has also presented some of his destruction techniques at SIGGRAPH 2018, courtesy of SideFX. He earned a dual-major B.A. in Computer Science & Media Study at SUNY Buffalo, and an M.S. in Digital Imaging and Design at NYU’s CADA.

Keith’s Mastering Destruction course on CGMA: sidefx.co/2JouABL

More Houdini videos from FMX 2019: sidefx.co/fmx2019

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