Hominidae depicts an ecosystem of x-ray visibility. Creatures have evolved in surprising ways, where humans, birds, spiders and frogs share unique anatomies. This experience follows an Arachnid Hominid, an intelligent creature with human and spider physiology, as she struggles to raise her young in a hostile environment. The story is told in five vignettes, from the birth of the children to the death of the mother in the teeth of her prey.

Hominidae is a CG animated virtual reality film based on the critically acclaimed animated short film Hominid.

The creatures of Hominidae were first created in 2004 as a series of photo-composites built from human and veterinary x-ray films. Alternative human evolutionary possibilities were explored as radiographs of humanoid anatomies. Compositionally, the images address the hominids with scientific lucidity, yet maintain an emotion of vulnerability as the figures betray the contradictions of their physicality. The series was exhibited internationally, including at SIGGRAPH, in the Hong Kong Exhibition Center, and at numerous galleries.

Based on the photo-composites, a CG animated short Hominid was produced in 2012 telling a story driven by the transparent biology of the hominids. After premiering in the Electronic Theater at SIGGRAPH Asia, the film went viral in online distribution and film festivals, culminating in strong coverage in both the entertainment and scientific press.