Although Industrial Light & Magic's advanced fluid simulation system had been honored with a Sci-Tech Award from the Academy in 2007, for "Battleship" the visual effects team knew they would have to completely re-engineer the system from the ground up if they were going to be able to meet the demands of Peter Berg's sci-fi epic.
Side Effects Software is proud to release the 2013 Demo Reel featuring the work of Houdini customers worldwide. From "Life of Pi" by Rhythm and Hues, to "Halo 4 Spartan Ops" by Axis, the shots in this reel are a small sampling of all the amazing work created by the Houdini community of artists. It was a busy year and a great deal of hard work and dedication has gone into every frame. Congratulations to all the artists and studios responsible for these fantastic shots!