Alexander Weide sent us a link to a piece of his recent work. He is a 3D artist who works mainly with Blender and SideFX Houdini. For one project he needed to quickly rebuild and texture a Blackhawk helicopter. As I experienced on my own, often commercial online models are full of modeling problems. Fortunately Blenders modeling workflow is vert efficient and fast. He basically took the helicopter apart and rebuild component by component. The projection painting tool was a great help to build the image based skin texture.
The chopper was then animated and put together in Houdini because it has an outstanding animation and particle systems. For him this was a proof that Blender can be very well used for the modeling task in high-end work environments as it becomes more common recently to use a mix of specialist software packages to tackle specific design problems.
Black Hawk VFX Shotbreakdown
For everybody who is interested to maybe give Houdini a test drive there are two very affordable options.
Free Personal learning edition which has a watermark and image size limitation and the HD version which does not have any of the restictions for 99 $. Of course both versions as personal learning editions do no enable you to exchange your work with the commercial product nor can you use 3rd party plug-ins.
For more go to here: https://www.sidefx.com/