Currently teaching an extensive 8-week Houdini destruction masterclass
for CGMA/CGSociety, with full video homework critiques and weekly live Q&A!






Keith Kamholz is an FX Technical Director specializing in destruction, with extensive character simulation experience as well. Notable work shown here includes:
  • 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' - (ILM)
  • 'Jurassic World' - (ILM)
  • 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' - (ILM)
  • 'Life' - (Double Negative)
  • 'Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them' - (Double Negative)
  • 'Justice League' - Double Negative
  • 'A Cure For Wellness' - (Double Negative)
  • 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' (2014) - (ILM)
  • 'Epic' - (Blue Sky Studios)
  • 'Ice Age: Continental Drift' - (Blue Sky Studios)
  • 'Rio' - (Blue Sky Studios)
  • 'After Earth' (Tippett Studio)


Some of the 'Ice Age' shots here were featured in the Side Effects Houdini 2012 demo reel.

Software used: Houdini, Maya, ILM's Zeno, Blue Sky's CGIStudio, Nuke


Recent work not shown in demo reel:

'Pacific Rim: Uprising' - Double Negative

'Category 5' - Double Negative

'Ice Age: Collision Course' - Blue Sky Studios
** Breakdown coming soon **

Updated July, 2017