Mortal Kombat 11: A Bloody Production Talk | Matt Battaglia | SIGGRAPH 2019

Dive into the techniques and production lessons learned during the development of Mortal Kombat 11 with Houdini. We will focus on our geometry cache pipeline which allowed us to leverage Houdini’s fluid simulation tools to drive our unique cinematic blood effects. As a studio new to Houdini, we will give a behind the scenes look at some of our assets and share a little bit of the wisdom we’ve gained while ramping up on Houdini over a two year development cycle.

Matt Battaglia is the Technical Art Lead at NetherRealm Studios. With over 14 years of professional experience, Matt has a background in AAA game development, feature film, and teaching. He enjoys developing asset pipelines and pushing the boundaries of what is possible in real time rendering and visual effects. While not chipping away at his ever growing list of research projects or new software to learn, he enjoys tackling home improvement projects and attempting to entertain his wife and daughter with bad dad jokes.


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