Master Classes / Lecturing

Demystifying procedural Effects animation - Master Class / Workshop (4 December 2014, Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Centre)

In short, this master class will cover / explain Effects Animation techniques used on modern movies such as "2012", "Tron", "The Sorcerer Apprentice", "The day Earth stood still" and similar. This master class will show how to achieve similar if not same effects using "off the shelf" 3D packages such as Side Effects Houdini, Autodesk 3DS Max and Maya

Course outline:

Part 1:

CGI Destructions !

Demystifying destruction effect used in "2012”, and “Avengers” - Case study

“The Day the Earth Stood Still” – Case study

...effect used in "The Day the Earth Stood Still" movie showing swarm of  little robots  “Aphids” eating whatever they touch originally developed in Weta Digital

“Sorcerer's apprentice” - Protective Force field - Effects reconstruction

...procedural force field shield system with various custom controls

 “Tron Legacy” -  "Derezzed" effect  – Case study

...procedural activation / propagation of hundred of thousands 3D pixel looking
rigid bodies

Digital Oceans and water

Overview of how to approach when creating digital water and oceans

Q & A Session

Part 2 - DEMO:

Create you own demolition / fracturing tool (plugin / Digital Asset) with procedural fracturing and activation

Q & A Session


to attend "Demystifying procedural Effects animation - Master Class" you will need Basic or Full conference Siggraph Asia pass. 


Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
November 19-22, 2013

I`ll conduct talk in front of my school named: "3D Animation and VFX in education".
 Also I`ll showcase some of effects work / lessons prepared for new run of my Master classes. 

10:00AM - 18:00PM

Booth B01, Hall 3G

Siggraph Asia 2013 was blast! Thanks to everyone for participating and
 making this event even better. Hope seeing you all again next year. 


1-4th March 2012, Halls 402-404, Level 4, Suntec Singapore

Time : 11am - 8pm
Booth : 689

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I`ll be presenting VFX techniques, in front of my school, used in movies on 4th of March 2012, Sunday, 12:30pm. Idea is to demo some of posts from Effects Animation section. Also there will be Q/A session as well. All presentations are free of charge! For additional info please click here.


  1. Will you be able to participate through the internet for the masterclasses?

    1. Hi,

      at this time it`s only in class teaching here in Singapore, but it`s a great idea. Thanks for your interest!