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Vertex Week: animate a kaleidoscopic scene in Houdini, with Carmelo Barberá

Make a kaleidoscopic scene in Houdini

CG artist and director Carmelo Barberá is based in Madrid and his career has covered directing, cinematography, screenwriting, post-production. For over 10 years Barberá has been creating stunning CG art and effects.

In his video workshop for Vertex Week 2022 Barberá shows how to create and animation a mesmerising kaleidoscopic VFX scene in Houdini. Follow along to his video workshop below.

We have more animation workshops today for Vertex Week 2022, including a great pair of workshops from Netflix animator Jackie Droujko: warm up your animation design and speedpainting a character design. The incredible Aaron Blaise joins us too, as he shares his process for designing animal creatures for animation for animated movies.

Vertex Week Schedule

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If you're inspired by this video tutorial then take a look at our guides to the best laptops for animation, as well as our list of the best 3D modelling software. You could also subscribe to 3D World magazine, the UK's leading magazine for CG art and VFX.

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Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & Design at Creative Bloq. Ian is the former editor of many leading magazines, including digital art focused ImagineFX and 3D World and leading video game title Official PlayStation Magazine. Ian launched the magazine X360 in 2005 and has relaunched many others. In his early career Ian wrote for music and film magazines, including Uncut, SFX, and assisted on The Idler. With over 25 years' experience in both print and online journalism, Ian has worked on many leading video game and digital art brands. With a passion for video games and art, Ian combines his loves to bring the latest news on NFTs, video game art and tech, and more to Creative Bloq. In his spare time he doodles in Corel Painter, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5.