Robert Thomas

Houdini FX Department Head

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Meet Robert

 

Robby Thomas studied visual effects at the University of Texas, Dallas, where he took two semesters of Houdini and fell in love. His passion for Houdini and effects work blossomed during an internship with Side Effects, and 6 months later he landed his dream job at Digital Domain working on the Roland Emmerich film 2012. During his 5 years at Digital Domain, Robby found himself attracted to tasks where he could build Houdini setups for other artists, and support those artists, solving any technical issues along the way. Through this, he got into teaching, and now teaches an online class and tutors other artists in the industry. Robby's other film credits include Tron: Legacy, Thor, Transformers 3, and Ender's Game.

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WHERE YOU KNOW HIM FROM

Tron

Transformers

Thor

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Foundations for Film & Games

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Advanced 3D Animation Course

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Advanced 3D Modelling Course

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Advanced Visual Effects Course

Take the next step and learn advanced FX techniques with the industry standard software Houdini FX.

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VFX Compositing Course

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Concept Art & Ilustration Course

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MARI Texturing Course

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Introduction to Game Animation

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Introduction to 3D Animation

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Introduction to 3D Modeling

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Learn the basics of Concept Art through a series of video tutorials and take the next step on your journey to becoming a Concept Artist.

 

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