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1. "Twin Sparks" Short Film
Twin Sparks is Heather Yun and I's SVA senior thesis film set to come out in Spring 2023! I've always been inspired by stylized 3D, and am super excited show off all I've learned about the medium in this film! I'm responsible for the shading, lighting, and FX in this shot, which was done in a combination of Houdini, Blender, and Nuke. Animation is done by my thesis partner Heather. Learn more here! https://www.ollieyao.com/twin-sparks
Modeled in Maya, textured in Substance Painter, Fluid sim/steam FX created in Houdini, rendered in Mantra. My very first foray into Flip fluids, and it went pretty smoothly! I utilized the new Flip/SOP workflow introduced in 19.5 which streamlined a lot of the setup. I also utilized the velocity field from the fluid to add particles such as oil droplets and parsley to the soup.
3. "The Broken Egg":
Modeled in Maya, textured in Substance Painter, rendered in Blender Cycles. A moody neon-bathed environment model of a sweet, janky little diner.
4. Google Firebase Summit Opener:
I was responsible for set modeling and shading of the ropes course and other background props, as well as lighting certain shots in the opener. The project was rendered in Redshift.
5. Four Items Three Ways:
A short personal project seeing how I could use Houdini attributes to shade in Maya/Arnold. I wanted to try it out with some unconventional shaders, so I did a jade shader and a donut shader! Models were acquired from TurboSquid.
6. "The Devil" 3D Illustration:
Rendered in Blender. Tarot card rendered with the Parallax Occlusion Mapping node plugin in Blender created by Anton Neveselov. Original illustration was created by me as a present for my Dungeons and Dragons group.
7. Medieval Meadow Environment Model:
Modeled in Maya, textured in Substance Painter, rendered in Blender Cycles. Vegetation created in Houdini.
Music is "I Lost All My Eggs" by Shawn Wasabi.