Nike Football: The Last Game

I joined Passion Pictures to develop the FX pipeline. I spent several months  incorporating Houdini into the house pipeline tools.

The largest project I was involved with there was this World Cup 2014 short. Nike Football: The Last Game

It was a fun project, to which I contributed smoke, fire, cloth and hair sim. This includes the fire sims in the cavern scene and David Luiz's hair sim. The fishing net that snags Rooney is a wire sim in Houdini and a lot of the cloth was done using a custom cloth solver in Houdini from a fantastic 3rd party developer.

All rendered in arnold via the HTOA plugin

see the full piece below