(Frequently Asked Questions)
ABOUT THE COURSE “HOUDINI RESNASCENCE PROGRAM”
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.
No, Houdini Renascence Program is a course for beginners.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
No, the content will be accessible for a long time on our Vimeo On Demand site. At least, 3 more years.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).