What an insane start to 2021. Early in the year, my homie PJ Richardson hit me up to collaborate with him on these titles. I've had the opportunity to work with him a bunch at Laundry and it was always a blast, so I knew this was going to be a fun opportunity. We decided to get pretty trippy and experimental with it by just going crazy trying out different types of simulations. I personally explored a variety of flip, pyro, and vellum simulations in Houdini to see how I could manipulate the organic results they generated. I also wanted to push my knowledge of Houdini and see what exactly the previous year of grinding on this program amounted to. With PJ's incredible eye and design chops, we hit the ground running to bring this all to life. We also brought on another homie of mine, Cisco Torres, to do the type animation and he absolutely knocked it out of the park bridging those elements into the 3D pieces we created. Thank you PJ for sharing this opportunity with me, I am and will forever be incredibly honored. Also major shout out to Matt Puchala for creating the Axiom pyro solver and his help when I ran into snags with the solver.
Created with Houdini, Axiom, Cinema 4D, Redshift, and After Effects.
Creative Directors: Alex Liou, PJ Richardson
Designer: PJ Richardson
Houdini Artist: Alex Liou
Animation/Lighting/Compositing: Alex Liou, PJ Richardson
Type Animation: Cisco Torres
Sound Design/Music: Marcelo Baldin/Combustion