About Moontower VFX

MoontowerVFX is a boutique animation and visual effects studio located in Austin, Texas. We produce high-end animation, virtual reality (VR) and professional visual effects. Our projects range from collaborative projects with clients to turnkey concept-to-creation services that produce a unique and compelling visual experience. To learn more about us and how we can help you create your own exciting experience, feel free to reach out.

Founded in 2009 by Ray Pena and Greg Omelchuck, veterans of the video game and film industries, MoontowerVFX has established itself as one of the top visual effects, VR and animation companies in Texas. Whether we are developing cinemas for games or making an appealing corporate web campaign, the attention to detail and professionalism is apparent in every spot. Over the past several years, we’ve ventured into the realm of VR and have created numerous exciting experiences for clients around the world.

MoontowerVFX is widely known for its diverse portfolio of work of visual effects for film, commercials, video game cinemas and content, web campaigns, augmented reality, virtual reality and much more.


Moontower VFX

Aaand here’s our July anim challenge in all of its 16x9 glory!
We participated in the July Anim Challenge hosted by @agora.community here’s what we came up with. Enjoy! #starwars #ahsokatano #3danimation #animation
We created the chalkboard animation for this project for our good friends @twoshotwest Matthew was a pleasure to work with and a true professional! This is dear to us as it is for a very good cause.
Congratulations to @crypttv and @story.is.king on the June 9th theater release of The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster. Moontower VFX collaborated with @foxtrotxrayvfx on the visual effects in this adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.
One of our recent feature film collaborations is premiering this Friday and Saturday at the Dallas International Film Festival! 

"Match Me If You Can" - @moontowervfx was responsible for 115 shots including 3d animation for the puffer fish, general vfx, and motion graphics, with the help of our good friends at @foxtrotxrayvfx! Congratulations and best wishes to everyone at MY Productions for a fun and successful weekend of screenings at DIFF and beyond! 🐌🐡💛

Go see the trailer: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CrTXM5VO5DO

#matchmemovie #unmatchables #diff2023 #indiefilm 
@wearediffdallas my_prod_llc 
#ipromise #yoursoulmateisoutthere
OH BY THE WAY: we're so excited for S3 of #TedLasso NEXT WEEK!!! We were lucky enough to get to help with some vfx on a few episodes. Richmond Til We Die. Go Greyhounds... Believe!!! ⚽️
Happy International Women's Day from the ladies of Moontower VFX! Producer/Animator Laura Skowronski Nattam and Office Manager/Asst. Producer Adrienne Riggins 👭❤️💪
Here's our 2022 studio reel! We're experienced in film VFX, commercials, video game cinemas, real-time VR, and full CG work. We love what we do and we're always for hire. Let's create something amazing together!

#animation #vfx #vfxbreakdown #vr #maya #3dsmax #3dart #cg #austin #motiongraphics
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Contact Moontower VFX

Ray Peña

Co-Owner | Animator

Starting his career in video games in 1998, Ray knew his path would be in animation. He worked in film and television before settling back in Austin to create Moontower VFX with Greg. Nowadays running many miles, building his kids’ Halloween costumes and enjoying music and film with his family are his passion.

Greg Omelchuck

Co-Owner | CG Director

Greg began at an early age creating imaginary worlds with toy dinosaurs which continued into his career as an artist/animator for video games in the 1990s and later. In 2006 Greg partnered with Ray to create Moontower VFX to further expand and explore all arenas of media creation. Currently, Greg enjoys raising his two little girls and exploring the world through their eyes.

Adrienne Riggins

Office Manager

With a degree in Microbiology from The University of Texas, Adrienne spent years in the biotech industry as well as the Department of State Health Services. She enjoys working with the talented team at Moontower VFX and ensures that their work environment runs smoothly.

Laura Skowronski

Animator | Producer

A professional animator since 2008 and anim/VFX producer since 2012, Laura loves expressive art, solid communication, and the power of a good collaborative team. Her passions in life include gourmet cooking, dining out, enjoying movies and music, networking, happy hour socializing, going for walks, and spending quality time with her husband, kitties, family, and friends.

Timothy Allen

Art Director | Artist

From the boyhood dream of being a comic book artist, to film school, to a 10 year career behind a camera, telling stories through art has always been Tim’s focus. He spends his off-hours working on short films, watching movies, and maybe playing video games with his kids. Occasionally, you might also find him pretending in front of a camera.

Clarke Collins-Godwin

VFX Artist | XR Developer

Starting out in Hollywood working his VFX magic in the movies, Clarke then set his sights on game development. He found his perfect fit at Moontower. After discovering a love for programming, he splits his time between VFX and coding. Clarke enjoys gaming, spending time with the animals, and working around the house.