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Loaded with career advice!

There’s a new interview I did with Pencil Kings (Podcast) up on iTunes You can check it out here I think this is worth checking out – it has a lot of really solid career advice all condensed down into 30 minutes, as well as a lot of other great insight, and it was a […]

Transformers VFX Talk

So this is some OLD work from 2010 I believe? ANCIENT! Lots of playblasts of fx elements and other things, surprisingly this is less than half of the elements I built for these shots, pretty crazy amount of work went into this! I worked with Atomic Fiction in San Francisco on this, lots of fun! […]

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FUMEFX Workstation + Render Node Hardware Shopping List

So below, is an actual purchase order for my main PC workstation that I work on. There definitely ARE faster machines out there. However, I wanted to get a machine within a certain budget range that essentially would be the fastest of every item, within the most optimal price range. Ie. I didn’t just fork […]

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VFX of God of War

More info to come – but please enjoy a video that was filmed at Mindtrek conference in Europe last year. I discuss how I created all of the ash visual effects for God of War.

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VFX of God of War

More info to come – but please enjoy a video that was filmed at Mindtrek conference in Europe last year. I discuss how I created all of the ash visual effects for God of War.    

FUMEFX Workstation + Render Node Hardware Shopping List

So below, is an actual purchase order for my main PC workstation that I work on. There definitely ARE faster machines out there. However, I wanted to get a machine within a certain budget range that essentially would be the fastest of every item, within the most optimal price range. Ie. I didn’t just fork […]

Transformers VFX playblasts

So this is some OLD work from 2010 I believe? ANCIENT! Lots of playblasts of fx elements and other things, surprisingly this is less than half of the elements I built for these shots, pretty crazy amount of work went into this! I worked with Atomic Fiction in San Francisco on this, lots of fun! […]

Care to watch? VFX Pipeline Video

Hey everyone! So another video I’m putting out this week – as I promised! This is actually more to gauge everyone’s interest and see whether there are enough of you interested in this sort of thing before I go head first into developing a series of free videos on this subject and then find out […]

Update, Interview & Final Real Flow Workshop!!

Interview with McKay at CG SWOT I recently did an interview with CG SWOT on some of the current things I’ve been up to, you can check it out here: Or direct download link here which goes for roughly an hour just discussing some of the recent things I’ve been doing as well as some […]

SIGGRAPH + ILM Fluids Talk + Updates

Update + SIGGRAPH 2010 – Los Angeles, CA So recently I have wrapped on a new film project ‘Priest’ which is out next year. Also M Night Shyamalan’s new film The Last Airbender is out, so take a look at all the amazing work Industrial Light + Magic did on this, I was initially working […]

Fast Track your Career – Autodesk University

I recently was flown out to Vegas to give a talk at Autodesk University Conference, which is the biggest of it’s kind, had a total blast but hectic as hell as it was in the middle of God of War’s production – I actually canceled my flight 5 times that week because I kept leaving […]

Let’s talk ‘Flight’

Okay! So Flight’s been out for a while, I plan to do a big coverage soon of all the stuff I did on that project, but I thought I’d post some stuff below in the meantime. This has to be one of the coolest projects I’ve ever worked on, and it was so great working […]

Autodesk University – FX Show & Tell!

Another talk I gave (same day!) discussing various recent films I worked on, primarily Transformers and Flight, it was early in the morning and I had literally ran from the airport to the stage so I’m definitely short on my caffeine intake! Check it out! Allan – Posting from the beach in beautiful Santa Monica, […]

Allan McKay discusses visual FX in NYC

Max End User event in New York City at Pratt Centre, discussing visual effects techniques from recent films and driving through various tools such as Fume FX, Rayfire, Digital Fusion, Pflow, etc.

Young Empires – Fire Talk

Quick walk through for this music video and generating fire in a easy to roll out pipeline. Not sure how long I will keep this online, so check it out while you can!

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