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Fundamentals of Houdini for 3D Artists

An 8-week course learning all about Houdini’s 3D pipeline to gain a deeper grasp of how it works

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Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
8 weeks
Materials:
Latest Houdini (Apprentice ok)
Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded Videos
Assignment:
Due each week. Expect to spend 10-20 hrs/wk viewing lectures, Q&A, and time on assignments.
Skills Level:
Intermediate
Feedback:
Individually Recorded
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
No prior Houdini experience is needed however knowledge of 3D principles is highly recommended
Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
8 weeks
Materials:
Latest Houdini (Apprentice ok)
Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded Videos
Assignment:
Due each week. Expect to spend 10-20 hrs/wk viewing lectures, Q&A, and time on assignments.
Skills Level:
Intermediate
Feedback:
Individually Recorded
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
No prior Houdini experience is needed however knowledge of 3D principles is highly recommended
Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
8 weeks
Materials:
Latest Houdini (Apprentice ok)
Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded Videos
Assignment:
Due each week. Expect to spend 10-20 hrs/wk viewing lectures, Q&A, and time on assignments.
Skills Level:
Intermediate
Feedback:
Individually Recorded
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
No prior Houdini experience is needed however knowledge of 3D principles is highly recommended
COURSE OVERVIEW
COURSE OVERVIEW
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
EXPAND ALL COLLAPSE ALL

The more you know, the better.

Week 1 | Basics

Project Setup | User interface | Networks and Parameters | Importing and Exporting | Cameras and lights | Working with objects | Geometry attributes

Week 2 | Fundamentals

Groups | Custom Attributes -a little VEX and creating attributes | Volumes | Expressions | Digital assets | Animation

Week 3 | Procedural Geometry

Booleans | Copying and Instancing _ variant | VDB | Vop, Attribute Sops | Looping – FOR_Loops

Week 4 | Shading

Material palette | How to Assign Shaders | Textures | Build custom Shaders with Vops | Displacement | Layering Shaders

Week 5 | Lighting & Rendering

Mantra Rendering | Redshift Renderig | Mplay | Motion Blur | Depth of field | Lights & shadows | Environment

Week 6 | Particles

Particle emission | Forces | Collisions | Curve flow | Particle attributes | Sprites, Geometry, Instancing, and Rendering | Trails

Week 7 | Dynamics

Dynamic Objects | Visualization | RBD Solver | Forces and Constraints | Fracturing | Shattering | Collisions | Vellum

Week 8 | Fluids

Source geometry | Noise | Flip Solver | Viscosity | Pyro Solver | Containers

Fundamentals of Houdini for 3D Artists
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Instructor

Your journey starts here

Varomix is an FX TD and Houdini master, having used the program since its first apprentice version back in 2002. He has created both animations and VFX for different projects in TV, Film, VR, Games, etc. He has worked with brands such as Ford, Nissan, Nerf, and Halls, and has contributed to many films, most recently "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle". He is also an avid Beta tester, helping test and develop programs such as Houdini, Renderman, Redshift, SpeedTree, Clarisse, VRay, and Arnold.

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COURSE BEGINS
April 19th

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Receive personal individual feedback on all submitted assignments from the industry’s best artist.

1+ Year Access

Enjoy over 365 days of full course access. This includes all lectures, feedback, and Live Q&A recordings.

Certificate of Completion

Earn a Certificate of Completion when you complete and turn in 80% of course assignments.

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Learn anywhere, anytime, and at your own pace with our online courses.

Fundamentals of Houdini for 3D Artists
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SPRING TERM REGISTRATION
Feb 8, 2021 - Apr 26, 2021
ONLY
$699
COURSE BEGINS
April 19th
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