A few weeks ago I finished the SideFX Mardini Challenge, a month long marathon to submit a new Houdini artifact daily. Each submission was developed and rendered in less than a day – the same as last year’s HOULY challenge (you can find these submissions in my portfolio page).

Now I finally have some time to upload the scene files, provide some insight into the most challenging entries and develop my favourite ideas further over the coming weeks. Expect more detailed posts soon!


Since I submitted something on time (before midnight EST) I qualify as an iron heart winner, woo!

Here’s a contact sheet showcasing my submissions:

Daily Winner for Day 28 – Earth

I was surprised to be the 3rd place entry for Earth, shown below:

The vast majority of my submissions were rendered with Renderman in Solaris, so here’s the obligatory watermark!