BENOIT ONILLON
2nd place winner “the great transmutator” VFX Contest

BENOIT ONILLON – SENIOR TECHNICAL ARTIST EIDOS MONTREAL – QC, CANADA

Technical Artist for Gameloft, Benoit Onillon has more than 19 years of experience as a 3D artist. He has worked on projects such as the “Raving Rabbids” and “Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon” licenses and has teached real time 3D at Isart Digital (France).

 

BENOIT ONILLON’s FINAL ENTRY FOR “THE GREAT TRANSMUTATOR” VFX CONTEST

The Great Transmutator Benoit Onillon

 

2nd PLACE WINNER PRIZES

PopcornFX Pro License and 4 hours training, 1 year license Houdini Core, 12 months license subscription Substance Live, NVidia Quadro M4000 card, Wacom Intuos Pro Medium

 

THANKFUL MESSAGE

Thank you everyone !
This was a very fun contest to do, the theme was great and the work done by everyone incredibly inspiring and motivating.
Congratulations Michal and Ryan, awesome work !”

 

INTERVIEW

  • Why did you like The Great Transmutator VFX Contest ?

At first I simply loved the theme. It was presented in a video game context that really got the imagination running and gave it purpose. Then during the contest everyone was sharing his own view and the diversity of ideas was very inspiring. You really felt that every artist was adding his own twist to the concept.

  • What was the biggest challenges in this contest ?

I’m not a VFX specialist so the artistic side like tweaking colors and animations was a lot of trial and errors. Watching the others post their work really pushed me forward.

  • Tell us what VFX mean to you ?

As a technical art generalist I would say VFX is my creative outlet. I love how you get to use every trick you know to invent new ways of putting things in motion.

  • Why would you recommand to use PopcornFX in production ?

Because it’s time we got much more ambitious with our particles!

  • Would you participate to another VFX contest ?

Definitely! And I encourage everyone interested to try that once. There’s a lot to learn when you have to make your own ideas happen.

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