Friday, July 27th, 2012 Posted by Jim Thacker

Eye candy: the Houdini 2012 demo reel

Half the fun of Siggraph season is seeing what all the software developers will come up with on their annual greatest hits reels. This year, Side Effects is first up to the plate – and the Houdini 2012 reel doesn’t disappoint.

There’s a nice mix of movies, indie shorts and games cinematics in there – the reel kicks off with a shot from Axis Animation’s amazing Dead Island teaser – plus some fantastic ads from Method Studios and BlackGinger.

Not surprisingly, VFX blockbusters like Prometheus and John Carter are present and correct, but there are also a few movies with which you wouldn’t necessarily associate Houdini, like Ice Age 4. Cool stuff.

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