Demo Reel


Houdini Particles Spaceship

Houdini Grain

Maya Fluid Candle

Maya Fluid from Particles

Maya Texture & Lighting (Arnold)

Maya Fluid Smoke


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About Me

I am Siyu Chen, an MFA student at Academy of Art University majoring in Visual Effects and focusing on Dynamics. My expected graduation date is Dec 2020.

Before joining AAU, I got a bachelor's degree in 3D modeling and had an internship to create 3D models for animations. I gained interest in Visual Effects gradually and decided to come to the United States to pursue a career in the industry. At AAU, I got lots of hands-on experience in Dynamics with Maya and Houdini. I also did some modeling, texturing and lighting for some of my projects. I have much curiosity about technologies I am not familiar with and I am willing to explore them and try them on my own works. I also enjoy experimenting my own ideas, which cannot be found on the Internet. I really love the sense of accomplishment in solving technical problems. Constantly learning new things makes me feel fulfilled.

Apart from Visual Effects, I am passionate about life. I enjoy playing video games and watching movies.


Phone: (626) 710 - 8673

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