Will MacNeil is a filmmaker and digital artist currently working as a Design Director at The Mill in London. Will designs, directs and leads a broad range of projects from good old-fashioned TV to online, games, interactive and experiential. One of Will’s recent personal projects, called Stroke-it, is an oil painting tool that works inside Houdini. He’s now developing a way to incorporate live data sources into Stroke-it using Houdini. Will’s talk looks at his weather painting system, D’istral. Will will go through the process behind acquiring live weather data and using it to create generative images, all within Houdini. This will include a quick look at Python scripting as well as massaging data values and then connecting them to a generative art system.
The Mill is a global network of award-winning VFX artists & creative technologists with decades of experience across the advertising and brand experience industries. As specialists in VFX, Creative Production and Experience design, they push the boundaries of the imagination to make big ideas a reality. Partnering with agencies, production companies and brands, they solve tough creative challenges and bring visually stunning stories to life across linear and interactive media.
VFX, EXPERIENTIAL, ART AND CREATIVE DIRECTION, DESIGN, PRODUCTION, INTERACTIVE
FRIDAY, MARCH 24