Computer Animation Category

Entry Title:

Substance: A Study of Matter


Professional Computer Animation



Design Director:

Kamil Nawratil

Design Team:

Creative Direction/Visual Artist - Kamil Nawratil Sound Design & Composition- Javier Cruz


Creative Direction/Visual Artist


Dolby HQ Gallery

Individual Credit:

Kamil Nawratil, Creative Direction/Visual Artist, Volvox Labs

A 10 minute audio visual animation made in Houdini. 'Substance' is inspired by fluid dynamics and systems in nature. The visual narrative uses procedural techniques to create models. The result is complex organic forms emerging from matter. The music was composed in tandem with the visuals. Substance is an abstract look at the process behind substances as living artworks, colorful matter inspired by coral polyps and molecular anatomy. Watch and explore the audio-visual storytelling of these fluid forms as they emerge from their smallest denominators in search of greater form. Procedural techniques give these brightly animated substances its complexity and uniqueness.