Stefan Habel

Visual Effects Software Developer
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Photo from Flickr: Überseequartier Station Sign in Hamburg's HafenCity

Walka (2008)

VFX short film

Last updated: 30 December 2021

Directed by Agnieszka Kruczek

My role: Effects TD
Software used: Houdini, Python, Maya

I created an RBD simulation of a collapsing lamp and a pillar. I used the shattering Houdini Digital Asset that I had created for Red Rabbit, and just needed to write a new script to import the cached simulation channels into Maya.

Shattering the geometry of the pillar by curves in Houdini Still from Walka (1/2)
Still from Walka (2/2)
Screenshot of Maya showing the pillar scene