- February 01, 2015
I worked on character FX for this particular commercial. The hermit crab who uses a Dr. Pepper can as his shell needed interaction with live action shots on the beach. I used the animated crab character to drive a sand simulation. The simulation was then rendered by a lighting artist to produce realistic interaction with the environment. This project took advantage of Houdini’s new position based dynamics (PBD) grain solver to create realistic sand.