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Procedural Modeling for Production in Houdini

A 6 week course where students will learn how proceduralism can be used to create powerful modeling workflows

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Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
6 weeks
Materials:
Houdini (18.0)
Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded
Assignment:
Deadlines each week
Skills Level:
Intermediate to Advanced
Feedback:
Individual recordings
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
Strong understanding of Houdini SOPs & UI. Good understanding of VEX/VOPs.
Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
6 weeks
Materials:
Houdini (18.0)
Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded
Assignment:
Deadlines each week
Skills Level:
Intermediate to Advanced
Feedback:
Individual recordings
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
Strong understanding of Houdini SOPs & UI. Good understanding of VEX/VOPs.
Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
6 weeks
Materials:
Houdini (18.0)
Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded
Assignment:
Deadlines each week
Skills Level:
Intermediate to Advanced
Feedback:
Individual recordings
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
Strong understanding of Houdini SOPs & UI. Good understanding of VEX/VOPs.
COURSE OVERVIEW
COURSE OVERVIEW
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WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
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Week 1 | Hard Surface Models Part 1: Chandelier

Build a generator to for creating a customizable chandelier | Explore how we can use point attributes to give extra levels of control & complexity through proceduralism | Learn the basic attributes used to control copies (N, up, pscale, scale)

Week 2 | Hard Surface model Part 2: Mechanical Bird

Explore the tools we can use to get a hard-surface mechanical look | Explore methods of add slight imperfections to our setup to add believability | Learn methods for troubleshooting bad topology | See how, with the proper procedural setup, a “rig” comes for free, and we can control and pose the bird via the controls we created | Explore methods for adding a detail pass to our model

Week 3 | Organic Models Part 1: Succulents & Cacti

Build a generator for a cactus model | Explore how to use the topology of the mesh to generate ridges and spines | Build a generator for a succulent | Learn methods for duplicating and controlling the shape, bend, and distribution of the petals

Week 4 | Organic Models Part 2: Coral Reef

Explore how we can paint areas on a terrain to specify where to populate geometry generation | Build generators for a few different coral reef types: Tubular, Digitate, Laminar Sheets, & Branching

Week 5 | Structures Part 1: Pagoda Foundation

Build the foundation of our pagoda | Create the base of the pagoda, generate stairs that match the height of the base, build repeatable stories, construct the roof, and add railing.

Week 6 | Structures Part 2: Pagoda Adornments

See how adding many simple layers of procedural detail can give complex looking, believable results | Continue working on our pagoda, adding extra detail to it | Add wooden columns and trim, doors, windows, a roof topper, and roof tiles.

Procedural Modeling for Production in Houdini
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Instructor

Igniting your imagination

Sean is a VES Nominated Procedural Environments Artist currently working at Blue Sky Studios. He has worked on over 25 movies and television shows, with some of his more recent credits including Shazam!, Ad Astra, and Spies and Disguise. His experience ranges from animation studios to vfx houses, and he has worked as both an FX Artist and Environment Artist, both with a focus on Houdini. He studied Visual Effects at Savannah College of Art and Design.

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