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
Editor, Digital Arts & 3D

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creativebloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and leading video game title Official PlayStation Magazine. In his early career he wrote for music and film magazines including Uncut and SFX. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on AI, digital art and video game art and tech, and more to Creative Bloq, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5. He's also a keen Cricut user and laser cutter fan, and is currently crafting on Glowforge and xTools M1.