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Becker professor working on special effects for new TV series

Becker professor working on special effects for new TV series

Published on: October 5, 2020


This breakdown image  from episode 6 shows what a simulation looked like when Professor Huber was working on it (below) —and how the final shot appeared (above).

This breakdown image from episode 6 shows what a simulation looked like when Professor Huber was working on it (below) —and how the final shot appeared (above).

Advertisement for Raised by Wolves TV seriesBecker College Professor Curvin Huber is working on Ridley Scott’s new TV series Raised by Wolves, which recently premiered on HBO.

Huber, a VFX artist who teaches Interactive Media at Becker, is working on the production team at Mind and Machine. His VFX shots have appeared in episodes 1 and 6 for the first season of the television show.

“This will be a great connection for our Game Design students at Becker College,” Huber said. “Virtual production makes heavy use of Unreal Engine for real-time rendering.”

Raised by Wolves is science fiction/drama TV series that premiered on HBO Max this fall. The story revolves around two androids that are tasked with raising human children on a mysterious planet.

Huber noted that he was involved with the project long before it went into production. He designed test simulations that were used to secure Mind & Machine’s bid for VFX shots on the show.

He used SideFX Houdini to develop multiple simulations for the TV series, which includes rigid body simulations in episode 1 and fluid simulations in episode 6.

Raised by Wolves is currently HBO’s leading original series and has been picked up for a second season.

“Season 2 looks to be packed with even more VFX and could possibly utilize virtual stage production techniques similar to what was used on The Mandalorian,” Huber said.

To learn more about Becker College’s Interactive Media programs, visit https://www.becker.edu/academic/academic-programs/design-technology/.  To learn more about Becker College’s partnership with SideFX Houdini, go to https://www.becker.edu/becker-college-sidefx/.

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