Hey, I'm WanYi. Welcome to my personal website! I'm a Houdini Artist from Singapore 🇸🇬 currently working in Guangzhou 🇨🇳.
I am an avid movie and animation fan like many others. I did not pursue an education in the arts because I stubbornly believe that you cannot measure art with grades and that art is everywhere.
My career began in ILM Singapore as a Technical Assistant learning the ropes of VFX production. Later on I was lucky enough to transition to the FX team and got to learn Houdini and observe FX elements as part of my job. I’ve had the pleasure to learn from the best and worked on a number of titles before I left ILM to explore the unknown land that is Guangzhou China.
ILM Singapore FX Team 2019
Having worked in VFX for 6 years, I have acquired a harsher critique for VFX movies. I enjoy them less and I tend to seek out movies more appraised for other aspects. Realising it was time for me to venture out, I decided to explore other forms of storytelling with computer graphics, and that intention led me to where I’m working now.
I'm working at **DeepMirror** as a Senior FX Technical Artist, using Houdini and Unity to help construct our Metaverse base layer.
The work I do now is vastly different, with quicker turnarounds and visually less demanding. It took some getting use to and changing of mindset from a sleek production pipeline worker to finding my own direction and fighting for the work I want to do. I get to work with shaders and tinker with kinefx as necessary, also writing little scripts and making storyboards for shorts.
Although I no longer fit into a pigeon hole of a typical FX job description, I look forward to making more stuff in the future. You can check out my Practices for a dumping ground of little snippets that I’ve done both for learning and projects requirements.
It could be a while before I return to making high end productions for a living, it’s nice to look back and see where I come from.
Head on over to my showcase.