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Pyro FX Using Houdini

An 8-week course focused on creating state-of-the-art pyrotechnic effects for TV and Film

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Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
8 weeks
Materials:
Houdini
Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded
Assignment:
Due each week. Expect to spend 10-20 hrs/wk viewing lectures, q&a, and assignment.
Skills Level:
Intermediate
Feedback:
Individual recordings
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
Foundation knowledge of Houdini
Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
8 weeks
Materials:
Houdini
Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded
Assignment:
Due each week. Expect to spend 10-20 hrs/wk viewing lectures, q&a, and assignment.
Skills Level:
Intermediate
Feedback:
Individual recordings
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
Foundation knowledge of Houdini
Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
8 weeks
Materials:
Houdini
Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded
Assignment:
Due each week. Expect to spend 10-20 hrs/wk viewing lectures, q&a, and assignment.
Skills Level:
Intermediate
Feedback:
Individual recordings
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
Foundation knowledge of Houdini
COURSE OVERVIEW
COURSE OVERVIEW
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
EXPAND ALL COLLAPSE ALL

The more you know, the better.

Week 1 | Colored Smoke and Vorticles

This lesson will cover how to setup custom shaders and how to add colors to our fluids. You will also learn how to build microsolvers

Week 2 | Large Scale Oil And Smoke Plumes

There’s an art to getting detailed and realistic smoke columns that typically, is overlooked. We will be looking at the different approaches to creating realistic effects such as these. It is a very indepth topic with many aspects to cover. The aim is to prepare you to art direct the many looks you can create within PyroFX!

Week 3 | Pyroclastic Flow

This week we will focus on a favorite of effect of many blockbuster Hollywood films – a destructive pyroclastic cloud wiping out a house!

Week 4 | Fire Part 1

This week is part one of how to deal with the fundamentals of creating realistic fire effects for feature film production. We will start with small scale fires and over the next two weeks, we will advance to burning entire cities to the ground.

Week 5 | Fire Part 2

This is week is part 2 of our focus on fire! This week should see us move into the area of whole cities burning to the ground.

Week 6 | Explosion Tools Part 1

Over the next three weeks, we will over how to build several OTLS to generate powerful explosions involving several simulations: fire, smoke, dust, shockwave, fireball, etc.This is a very complex part of the course and requires a full three weeks of concentrated learning.

Week 7 | Explosion Tools Part 2

This is the second week of out learning how to building OTLS. We will continue to build on what we have learnt so far and head towards a final explosive week!

Week 8 | Explosion Tools Part 3

During the final week of the course we take everything we have learned and turnit up to eleven!

Pyro FX Using Houdini
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
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Igniting your imagination

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