Are you ready to demolish a house, fracture the floor or maybe, making cars fly through the air? These are just some of the things that you will be able to learn in Houdini Renascence Program.
At Houdini Renascence Program, we train you to face any FX project successfully. Here you will learn how to use Houdini to create VFX using particles, volumes, rigid bodies, liquids and much more.
It is a course oriented to people who are looking for to acquire quickly the necessary knowledge to start a career as an FX Artist.
We have tried our best to offer you the best material. This course has been meticulously structured to take your FX skills to the next level so that you will be able to find a job in a top VFX studio in the future or maybe, become a successful FX freelancer.
Houdini 17 – 18.5
+60 hours approx.
English & Spanish (H17)
Mantra & Karma
Basic 3D concepts
NEW HOUDINI 18.5 VERSION
Our first and BEST-SELLER course has been re-recorded from scratch. New AWESOME projects using the latest features of Houdini 18.5.
Check out the new Module I teaser!
Modules and Weeks
We will start by explaining how to take your first steps in the software. The content is highly optimized to get you familiar with Houdini in a dynamic and productive way. We won’t talk about every menu or button; all this information will be explained on-the-go, along with the training. Our priority is to make you feel comfortable from the start.
You will find out about the main nodes in Houdini, you will learn to move around the interface and we will teach you how to control points and particles (Points, POPs and Vellum Grains).
At the end of this module, you will be able to create simulations of rain, sand, snow, perspiration, sparks, ashes, confetti, fireworks, bubbles, and much more.
This is not a lighting and rendering course, but we will teach you everything you need to submit your project with a perfect final look.
Rise Of The Fallen
You will become a weapon of mass destruction! You will learn to perform different types of fractures and we will provide you with all the tools to control and choreograph your simulations.
In this second module, you will put together everything you have learned so far to create complex scenes using particles.
Demolishing a house, fracturing the floor or making cars fly through the air, are just some of the challenges you will face here!
Explosions, fire, smoke, clouds… Everything you have been waiting for! This module is full of action.
We will focus on learning to emit and control volumes, using one of the most powerful solvers in Houdini, i.e., “Pyro Solver”. You will learn different methods to accelerate your simulations, always working as quickly and efficiently as possible. We will teach you how to create shaders that will make your simulation looks realistic.
Recycle! Every setup created during these 8 weeks, can be reused to create new scenes.
We will have to put out the fire after the chaos…
This is the final module of the course, and here you will learn to work with FLIP, which is the Houdini’s solver to create liquids.
You will recreate infinite oceans and simulate water. You will learn how to create foam, bubble and spray passes. Finally, we will teach you how to deal with the different viscosities to get simulations of blood, chocolate, honey, yogurt, caramel, etc.
- 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.
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.
Below are some answers to common questions about Houdini Renascence Program
ABOUT THE COURSE
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.
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.
We offer a unique teaching system: no schedules or start dates!
You can follow your own pace, start anytime and study as much or as little as 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.
This is not a certified course but will cover the skills and background knowledge needed to create your professional Demo Reel.
Your Demo Reel is your calling card and ticket to new job opportunities. It’s definitely the key towards landing your dream job!
This is not an introduction to 3D course but an FX introductory course, so good 3D generalist background is required.
If you have some experience in modeling, animation or lighting, you should be familiar with the basic 3D concepts.
No previous experience in Houdini is required, but the student must know and understand the basic 3D concepts.
You will get access to all the video classes of the Houdini 17 version. Regarding the Houdini 18.5 version, you will get access upfront to the first module with more than 60 video classes. Modules 2, 3, and 4 will be available between August and October.
No, all video classes are hosted in the VFX Campus.
Yes, you will have lifetime access to all course content.
We have a Discord server, where you can ask questions, give feedback, glean tips, and share your awesome projects.
It depends on your learning capability and your dedication. However, you can spend as much time as you need on every class as there is not schedule or start date.
A key factor: Practice as much as you can. The more your practice the easier it will become!
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No, installment payments are not possible. You will have to make a one-time payment.