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Houdini 16 Launch & VFX festival

For those of you in London, make sure you visit the VFX Festival where SideFX is going to launch the upcoming Houdini 16 in what looks like a very important point for all of us artists, and especially relevant for us Softimage users that are moving forward.


Visa : The Heart

An enigmatic and fascinating piece by one of the best directors out there right now, truly an amazing experience to work with such a visionary and the team at MJZ who managed once again to make look simple the complex production requirements.


I have joined Glassworks

After two years at Realise I have decided to move to Glassworks as Creative Director and continue my journey to produce memorable work. On this journey I have stretched my muscles beyond what I though was possible, learned a lot, produce some beautiful pieces I regard as some of the best I have produced and now that I found my true voice it is my aim to help Glassworks raise to be the best post production house. Why Glassworks? I do believe is the only top tier company that truly values the craft, has an amazing culture, history and pedigree, […]


Mundos Digitales 2014 Summary

This edition of Mundos Digitales has been specially incredible, not only the speaker line up was fantastic, the material shown gets better and better every year, but also had the number of reasons to feel this was the best edition I have been.


Mundos Digitales 2014

It is rare to find a VFX festival where you can meet the speakers in a very informal way, chat, go for drinks or even lunch… My favourite visual effects festival is back again this year stronger than ever with an amazing line up of conferences which I am sure you will love. Make sure you book as soon as possible.


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Softimage to Houdini Transition Guides

After Autodesk decision to abandon Softimage I took upon myself to use my little spare time to help the community to transition to what I believe is the best tool for any FXTD and CG artist. Given its steep learning curve I though it would be great to try to compare Softimage to Houdini from an artistic point of view and skill all the very technical details for those who are interested. The first incarnation was hosted in my Dropbox account but soon I was reaching the 200Gb download limit so it has been great to see Side Effects stepping […]


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Farewell Softimage

For the past eleven years I have been lucky enough to be at the right time in the right place and with the help of very talented people we managed to produce some truly amazing work, I feel fortunate enough to have built my career in a time in which the craft was more valuable than ever, but even more important has been the role of certain tools that enabled us to produce that work.


D&AD awards celebrate 50 years

Another amazing surprise to see Playstation “Mountain” still going strong and being recognised in such a way again. I was part of the this incredible project and it is a pleasure the feeling I have got when the director says; “It should have been impossibly hard, but it was just a job where everything went right.” Let’s refresh our memories


London Softimage User Group

The Softimage community never ceases to surprise me, now a bunch of top artists are organising the London User Group to coordinate efforts in promoting our favourite tool and bring even closer a very strong community. If you are interested in joining us into what surely will be exciting times make sure you visit the website. London Softimage Users Group


CVMP 2011 conference

I will be speaking at the high profile CVMP 2011 conference and hopefully share my view on modern lighting techniques and discuss the reality we live to day. Hopefully some of you will be joining us.