Google Nexus

In order to demonstrate the psychedelic power of the new Nexus Surround Sound, Google tasked us to immerse the audience in a synesthesiastic dreamscape of fantastical natural beauty.

To flesh out this world and make it feel rich and alive, it needed atmospherics. I used Houdini to generate volumetric elements at different scales to represent river mist and jungle fog.

I took advantage of the new cloud tools in Houdini to generate true 3D volumetric clouds that we could fly through and animate over time.



  • Role: FX Technical Director
  • Studio: Buck
  • Year: 2013
  • Medium: Film
  • Software: Houdini, Maya, VRay