Karl Stiefvater

Karl Stiefvater

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.

Related Links

Karl Stiefvater's Courses


Creating Maya Plugins
with Karl Stiefvater

The Matrix and Second Life veteran Karl Stiefvater shows you how to reach into the heart of Maya and change it to do your bidding.
workshop-level-i I
8 Weeks 8 WEEKLY UNITS (starts: Jun. 1) (Sold Out) (teaching now) (starts: T.B.A.) (coming soon)