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Alessandro Pepe
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I don't think there is a single person on earth who didn't spent at least 10 minutes of their life contemplating in awe the beautiful shapes drawn in mid air by an incense stick or cigarette smoke. If I had to put together th...
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Bravissimo amore!! Well done, now you just need to add some proper revolving music to this effect. I'm thinking some sort of saw, like the song from "one flew over the cuckoo's nest"!!! 
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One way to achieve this effect is using a looot of particles advected by a velocity field generated by some gas simulation. Why not use the gas sim itself ? Cause in order to achieve the same detail offered by particles, the ...
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I suddenly have a new hero. I want the T-Shirt !

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Houdini fountain water sim - FLIP solver test from Alessandro Pepe on Vimeo. A few days ago I realized the world couldn't survive without my contribution to the countless water simulation tests out there. Honestly this is no...
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I know, it's time to move on, enough with this growing and crawling stuff, but ... I just can't ! It's too much fun to see those tentacles growing and reaching out drawing crazy shapes in the virtual space. The problem with the previous version was that ... the algorithm is quite heavy because it relies upon two nested loops (for each seed, search for the closest root) : it was too slow.
So I decided it was about time to learn a bit of HDK and implement a prototype in C++.
This version is about 30 times faster and allows a real time feedback for way more complex structures than the OTL version.
In this video I am illustrating how to use this SOP node to create a simple tree and in the second part of the video , how to paint venations on a polygonal head.
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Encryption allows us to control our digital lives by protecting us from people we don't want to read, view, or copy our stuff, like hackers and governments looking to bypass legal process. 

We want everyone to know about the benefits of encryption. Share this graphic and help spread the word.
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The following Vex code used in a Point Wrangle reproduces the behavior of the Creep SOP, and it's about 5 times faster. I've used it to stick and move points on a NURBs surface. Points To Stick --> Point Wrangle Input 1 Nurbs...
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The Anti-Rolling Shutter glass. 
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do not pour to the brim
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HA ! really cool !

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Whether its Gollum in Lord of the Rings, the Dementors from Harry Potter, or the Na'vi from Avatar, there can be no denying that Visual Effects is an extremely integral part of filmmaking that allows stories of any kind or complexity to be told. This, of course, would not be possible without the hardworking efforts of talented VFX artists, a profession that lacks the stability and respect it deserves.
At Schoolyard FX (the Spring Intern Group at Zoic Studios) became frustrated with the current state of the industry and wanted to spread awareness about the problems facing the world of VFX. We created this short video as an entertaining way to highlight the importance of VFX and to subsequently educate the general public about the state of the industry. Together we can make a difference. Together we can ensure that movie magic remains intact to evolve and thrive for years to come.
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The Blue Guy rulez. Definitely deserved starring role
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absolutely ! Are you still in Spain having sangria and playing el matador ??
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Rome, Italy - genova, Italy - Lugano, Switzerland - Sydney , Australia - London, UK
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  • DreamWorks Animation
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  • Framestore
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  • Animal Logic
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  • Amila
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  • Gradient FX
    FX Artist, 2014
  • Framestore L.A.
    Lead FX-TD, 2014 - present
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