Manu and Mo discuss why they stopped worrying and love Python.
Mo has been away, working together with Paul Ambrosiussen to bring machine learning into Houdini. Resulting in a toolset with the bestest ever Banner on Github: MLOPs
While moving, Manu unearthed a part of his dad’s portfolio of oil and watercolor paintings. Mo and him discuss his father’s art style, marvel at some contemporary art and ramble on about growing up with a painter.
Manu moved houses, Mo helped rebuild the Nerd Rant studio in Manu’s attic, the guys ramble on about redecorating, WD40, luggable PC cases and portable displays for your travelling workstation needs. Sliger Cerberus X Uperfect Portable Monitors
Manu and Mo ramble on about what the arrival of AI tools such as midjourney, Dall-E or Imagen mean for (not only) the field of visual design.
Mo got to go to Barcelona to present at OFFF and is still on cloud number nine. The guys discuss what learning and teaching Houdini to a visually minded person means, how and why there is a resurgence in interest in Houdini and finally they […]
Manu and Mo ramble on about what sets CG and photography apart and what might make them closer than they appear at first glance. Rethinking Photography (German): https://fotografieneudenken.de Chris Hoffmann / Ugly Stupid Honest: http://www.uglystupidhonest.com
Before leaving for easter holidays, Manu & Mo discuss the usefulness and pain involved in using Python libraries in Houdini’s SOP context to easily access higher level functionality like arcane file export or intricate math.
New premium course out on April 14th: Generative Design Using Blender Geometry Nodes Mo is cranky he’s back in Germany, Manu isn’t cranky although he hasn’t been out of Germany. Manu discusses his soon to be released premium course on Blender’s Geometry Nodes.
TPart two of our special Nerd Rant with Vincent Schwenk is here! This time we spend time talking about getting geo into and out of Houdini, tweaking simulations and how to install MOPs for Houdini, which makes mograph tasks a good bit easier. Vincent Schwenk […]
This is a special nerd rant – just an excuse to upload well over an hour of Vinz and Mo struggling with understanding / teaching Houdini to an absolute beginner. So if you’re thinking of learning Houdini, this call where Mo introduces Vinz to the […]
While pondering what makes a decent digitally created human figure, Manu & Mo go almost toe-deep into the philosophical aspects of what believable digital humans would mean technologically and for society. Don’t expect mentions of elk meat, saunas or chimpanzees though.
In the second part of our nerd rant with guest Marcel Casasola Merkle we talk about the nitty gritty of what game development means. To Marcel. We talk tools, techniques, opinions on what to best use when creating a game.
Suffering through German autumn part two: Manu & Mo finally got the heaters running and aren’t freezing anymore. Fantasizing about working from some warm and sandy beach, they discuss the pitfalls of and solutions for working remotely.
We’ve got a guest! One that shares the same last name with Manu! It’s Marcel Casasola Merkle, game designer extraordinaire and we’re rambling about the state of games, game design and free to play.
Mo dusted off his best shacket (yes, that’s a word!), Manu is donning his best summer shirt – at this point the guys are just trying to mentally escape winter. What better topic than dynamic solvers to get their minds off the muddy weather.
Manu dons his finest T-shirt, Mo is going all lumberjack, the audio offset still hasn’t been fixed and the guys discuss their experience turning photos into 3D meshes.
Mo is back from holidays, Manu’s winter semester started and both guys are freezing through the German autumn. Yet a ray of hope shines on them in the form of SideFX’s new Houdini 19 release.
In part two of their highly scientific and grown up debate about 3D DCCs, Manu and Mo go knee deep in apps to find out what’s THE BEST 3D APP (!!!) on the market.
We still have offset audio, one camera is slightly out of focus and Mo starts requiring a haircut, but on the plus side we discuss our weird origin story in terms of apps and tools we used. To at some point in the future arrive […]
We still have laggy video and Manu is overexposed but we share our favorite tips, tricks and resources for getting a grip on scientific papers.
We finally fixed our streaming setup, Manu had a haircut and the guys discuss if it is a good idea to render your projects in Houdini or if you should rather export to other tools.
Yes we still have some black frames in there, yes the audio is still slightly offset, no we don’t have a proper intro yet… but… you get the idea. In our second (or first depending on how you count) episode of our new nerd rants, […]
Yes we’re aware there are some black frames in there, yes the audio is slightly offset, no we don’t have a proper intro yet… but… Took us some time, but we’re (a)live again. This episode should’ve ended up being a test, hidden away in some […]
Mo chats with Phospho’s Jeroen Claus, covering topics such as protein visualization, virus nubbins and Folding@Home. Jeroen’s Company: https://www.phospho.co.uk/ David Goodsell: https://ccsb.scripps.edu/goodsell/ Folding@Home: https://foldingathome.org/
You Asked for it – there you have it: Two hobgoblinish nerds rambling on about computer graphics in general and Blender and the recent hype in particular. EDIT: “That 3D Format” whose name we couldn’t remember turns out to be gltF – thanks Vasilis!
Recorded back in October when Mo was cranky due to reasons, Manu decided to discuss his (then) favorite topic when it comes to Houdini: DOPs. Turns out it is not so much Mo’s favorite topic. Watch this nerd rant to see us being cranky and […]
There are many render engines out there nowadays and it’s not easy to choose the right one. CPU or GPU, biased or unbiased. In this video we discuss the pros and cons of different render engines from our humble point of view. As a bonus […]
This is an experimental post. As we often sit down to discuss different topics from our Entagma life, this time we just switched the camera on and created a vlog-type movie for you. Just the right thing to watch on a otherwise boring “no-new-tutorial Monday”. […]