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Substance: A Study of Matter

Client: Dolby

Location: San Francisco, CA, United States

Completion date: 2017

Project Team


Kamil Nawratil

Volvox Labs


Javier Cruz

Volvox Labs


Substance: A Study of Matter
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.


The goal was to illustrate colorful matter that was inspired by coral polyps
It is an abstract look at the process of 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.