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Where: Toronto Reference Library & Online

When: November 2-4, 2023

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Toronto Animation / VFX Job Fair

SideFX presents: Houdini's New Animation Tools

Sat, Nov 4th

4:15PM - 5:15PM


Learn all about Houdini 20’s new character animation features, tools and workflows – from SideFX’s in-house animator, Warren Leathem, who helped develop the toolset. From being able to pose your IK controls in an FK manner – to selection sets, animation sliders and adding dynamics to your characters – this session will focus on a viewport centric workflow for animators.


Warren Leathem, Senior R&D Animator, SideFX

Warren Leathem is a Senior Animator on the character team at SideFX. Prior to joining SideFX in 2021, he spent over 20 years as an Animator, Animation Lead and Animation Supervisor in the film and TV industry, focused almost entirely on character animation. Having worked at studios such as MPC, Weta Digital, and Animal Logic, he brings that experience to focus not only on animators doing amazing work, but also on how animation fits into the overall production environment and workflows.


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