Go Compare

  • Director: Big Red Buton
  • Production Company: Moxie Pictures
  • Agency: Dare
  • Task: FX TD

This light hearted spot for Go Compare starring Steven Hawking presented the interesting challenge of creating a cg black hole to engulf everyone’s favourite all singing all dancing operatic car insurance salesman. I was an FX TD on the project and was given the task of creating a volumetric twister effect along with various particle effects to enhance the feeling of dust and debris flying into the black hole.

I used Houdini to accomplish this by creating a twister digital asset that allowed very precise custom manipulation of velocity fields which I used to push around my smoke and particle simulations. I also made extensive use of advecting particle simulations through the velocity fields of the smoke simulations.