FAQ

(Frequently Asked Questions)

ABOUT THE COURSE “HOUDINI RESNASCENCE PROGRAM”

How do I enroll and register?

Please follow the steps outlined in the Registration page.

Once you send the completed form, we will get in touch with you within no more than 48 hours to formalize the registration and make the payment.

Is this program an advanced Houdini course?

No, Houdini Renascence Program is a course for beginners.

Who is it intended for?

This course is oriented to both 3D industry students and professionals who wish to specialize in FX or who want to approach Houdini for the first time.

How long does the program last?

The program lasts 32 weeks approx. (more than 32 hours), for only 599 USD (Apply now and get 50% off ⇒ 299 USD).

What is the start date? Can I still apply to the Houdini Renascence Program?

Yes, of course! We offer a unique teaching system: no schedules or START DATES! You can follow your own pace.

If you make the purchase now, you could take the course whenever you want!

Do I need to buy Houdini FX software?

You can use “Houdini Apprentice”, which is a free version of Houdini FX, used by students to create personal non-commercial projects. With Houdini Apprentice, you have access to virtually all of the features of the award-winning Houdini FX to develop your skills and work on personal projects.

Can I get some diploma after this course?

Our educational philosophy is based on a simple and playful teaching system that will provide students the knowledge and necessary skills to create a professional Demo Reel in less than 12 months. It’s without any doubt, the best diploma you can get!

REQUIREMENTS

Do I need to have Programming or Math knowledge to take this course?

You do not need to have any knowledge of Programming or Math. Requirements are detailed here below:

  • Good 3D generalist background. This is not an introduction to 3D course but an FX introductory course. No previous experience in Houdini is required, but the student must know and understand the basic 3D concepts.
  • A computer with Windows, Linux or OSX.
  • 16 GB RAM, at least. Take into account that the more RAM, the more resolution and detail will be achieved in the simulations.
  • AMD or Intel 64-bit processor of recent generation.

Can I take this course if I do not have 3D basic knowledge?

Good 3D generalist background is required. If you have some experience in modeling, animation, lighting, etc., you won’t experience any difficulties taking this course. You must know and understand the basic 3D concepts.

COURSE CONTENT

Is there a more detailed outline about the listed course modules?

Detailed content about the modules can be found here.

We do not focus on a syllabus, but on developing real projects, covering all possible aspects of every tool used.

Our educational philosophy is based on a simple and playful teaching system that will provide students the knowledge and necessary skills to create a professional Demo Reel in less than 12 months.

Do I get access to all videos upfront?

The program is still being developed. All classes are available on our Vimeo On Demand site. New lessons are uploaded as soon as new recordings are made. This process will take a few months, but new lessons will be able to be found every week.

Are the videos downloadable?

No, all video classes are available on our Vimeo On Demand site.

While there’s no way to permanently download a video from Vimeo, the mobile app does allow you to save videos for offline viewing.  In this case, you can stream your videos to Chromecast or Apple TV to play them on your TV.

Is the content accessible only for the duration of the course?

No, the content will be accessible for a long time on our Vimeo On Demand site. At least, 3 more years.

Do I have any help or support to solve questions or doubts?

Of course, we have a Facebook support group, where you can interact with your instructor and classmates. Questions and assignments are shared and discussed in this support group. Likewise, every student receives personalized corrections.

Will I receive daily feedback?

Instructors make corrections twice or three times per week. Likewise, our Facebook support group is more than a group, a community of students, in which everyone (both students and instructors) share tips, suggestions and reviews. So, it is probably that you get also feedback from more experienced students. We think it is the best way and tool to learn from each other.

How much time per week should I spend studying?

The number of hours you spend studying per week depends on your learning capability. However, you can take as much time as you need on every assignment. Creating outstanding projects must be the objective, since it is the single way to get a great Demo Reel.

Are included in the price all of the 4 modules?

Yes, the course price is only 599 USD (Apply now and get 50% off ⇒ 299 USD), which includes four intensive modules (The Awakening, Rise of the Fallen, Fire Inception and Deep Dive), that take place over the course of 32 weeks approx.

PAYMENT

Can I pay by bank transfer or credit card?

For now, we only accept payment via PayPal, a well-known, trusted, and secure way to make payments over the Internet.

Making a payment to us through PayPal is easy. You can sign up for free! Find out more information by going to the PayPal web site here.

You can also pay with a friend or relative’ PayPal account.

Can I make the payment in installments?

Installment payments are not possible in any case. It is a one-time payment of 599 USD (Apply now and get 50% off ⇒ 299 USD).

Do I have to pay 299 USD for every module?

No, it is a one-time payment including all of the four intensive modules (The Awakening, Rise of the Fallen, Fire Inception and Deep Dive).