Karl Stiefvater is a visual effects artist with over 20 years experience. He has worked on games and film, in academia and the industry, with traditional and real-time rendering. Karl has a special passion for procedural graphics.
Karl's accomplishments include: the effects for the Nebuchadnezzar destruction sequence in Matrix: Reloaded, the swarming sentinel destruction effects used throughout the battle sequences of Matrix: Revolutions and the procedural generation of the infamous bottomless pit from 300. Most recently Karl has been working on the infrastructure of the metaverse for Second Life.
Karl grew-up in a funeral home; he owned/ran a cafe on a naked beach in Mexico; he lived on the streets of San Francisco in a 1970 RV.