299  129 USD

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It is finally here! We are proud to present the second part of our bestseller course: Houdini Renascence Program.

We have prepared an amazing training experience for you to learn how to create simulations of the highest quality and make the leap into your new career as a VFX Artist.

In this course, you will create ten projects from scratch. We will guide you step by step, using the latest tools and workflows offered by Houdini 18, working efficiently, quickly, and in an easy-to-understand way.

This course is aimed at all VFX students and artists who want to expand their knowledge of Houdini.

Houdini Renascence Program Vol. 02 is an intermediate level course, so students must have knowledge of the software or should have taken one of our basic level courses.

Your skills will improve over time, but for that to happen, you have to start now!

Houdini 18
30 hours approx.
Recorded videos
Content development
Agustín Schilling
Daniel Larrosa
Tariq Kinani
Tariq Kinani
Redshift & Mantra
Community Forum
Basic Houdini knowledge


Modules and Weeks


The first thing you will do in this course is become the god of destruction. With your new powers, you will learn how to destroy every asset we have prepared for you.

We will work on three projects from start to finish as we teach you how to use the new tools and workflows for Rigid Bodies that Houdini includes in its latest version.

At the end of this module, you will be prepared to approach destruction projects from a practical perspective, working easily and efficiently, and achieving outstanding production quality.

For detailed information about each week of the module, click here.


In the second module, you will learn to master the magic of Vellum Solver.

Through the weeks, we will use Vellum to create a variety of VFX that we will combine to create this module’s project.

You will learn to get the most out of this solver to simulate soft bodies, cloths, and grains.

By the end of this module, you will have the necessary knowledge to apply these techniques to bring your projects to life using Vellum.

For detailed information about each week of the module, click here.


Have you ever imagined what it would be like to have the power to command crowds? In this module, you will take control of Houdini’s crowds, learning how to configure and direct them with the highest level of precision.

We will have fun creating four projects that cover different situations and will help us explore a variety of techniques and tools you will need to establish a solid foundation for crowd simulations.

Are you ready to take control?

For detailed information about each week of the module, click here.


We saved the best for last! Are you ready to wreak havoc?

In the last project of the course, we will crash a helicopter into the ground!

You will learn to create fire, smoke and produce a tremendous explosion using the new and powerful Pyro Sparse Solver.

Detailed information about each week of the module coming soon.


  • Previous experience in Houdini or one of our basic level courses is a prerequisite for this course.
  • 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.

Enroll today for ONLY 129 USD!


Tariq Kinani

Tariq started his journey into the world of FX by enrolling at FX Animation, a 3d and film school located in Barcelona, Spain. During his training, he developed a keen interest in the natural and supernatural effects that can be achieved with Houdini. Since then, he has completed a multitude of projects simulating a range of natural phenomena, from melting wax heads to crowds of running skeletons.

Tariq has always had a passion for the visual arts, he graduated from Cardiff Metropolitan University in Wales, United Kingdom, with a Bachelor in Fine Arts in 2010. After finishing his masters in VFX in FX Animation, he returned to his home country Wales, and from then on he has been working as a freelance FX Artist for international companies.

One of the aspects of VFX that interests him most is the balance between the technical and the creative. His background in Fine Arts helps him find novel solutions to complex problems.


Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about Houdini Renascence Program Vol. 02


How do I enroll and register?

You must create an account or log in to enroll in this course.

Then you will be able to pay right away and get access to the course.

What is the start date?

We offer a unique teaching system: no schedules or start dates!

Learn at your own pace and convenience. Choose when to start, stop, or continue the course.

Do I need to take Houdini Renascence Program Vol. 01?

It is not required but highly recommended if you are new to Houdini.

Is it required to buy Houdini Indie or FX?

You can use «Houdini Apprentice», which is a free version of Houdini FX. However, you will need to acquire a Houdini Indie or FX license for those rendering lessons where we use Redshift, since Houdini Apprentice does not work with third party renderers.

Do I need to buy a Redshift license?

For taking this course, you can download the latest demo of Redshift here – You must first log into or register  –.

The Redshift demo is functionally identical to the commercial version, but renders with a watermark.


Will I get access to all videos upfront?

Yes, you will get access to all videos so you can take the course as fast or slow as you want.

Are the videos downloadable?

No, all video classes are hosted in the VFX Campus.

Will I have lifetime access to all content?

Yes, you will have lifetime access to all course content.

Do you provide support to solve questions?

We have a community forum, where you can find solutions, share ideas and follow discussions. It is a place for connecting with other students, learning new skills, sharing feedback and finding all the support you need for your projects.

Bear in mind that it is not guaranteed that you will receive a reply from The VFX School team, only in the case of the most frequent questions.