Course overview Course overview
Create Dynamic FX for film & games
Intro to FX using Houdini will give an exciting introduction to a variety of FX capabilities in Houdini. This course is designed to focus on VFX that are commonly called for in the film industry today. We will go over procedural modeling, fluid FX, particles FX, rigid body destruction, smoke, and lighting & rendering. Each week we will focus on a certain procedural aspect, while maintaining a wider perspective of Houdini's incredible capabilities. This course will strengthen your practical knowledge in VFX, and give you a greater understanding of Houdini's common uses in VFX companies. | *Note: Students can still take the course with a computer that has less performance, but the computations will take longer and some simulation won't be as high resolution due to RAM limitations. | Houdini's Apprentice education edition software is available as a free download, and is all you will need to take this course.
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The more you know, the better.
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Lectures by Manuel Tausch
Manuel Tausch is the co-founder of Stormborn Studios in Vancouver, Canada, a boutique studio that specializes in Houdini effects. Over the course of 10 years Manuel has worked on over twenty feature films at some of the most prestigious studios around the world, including Weta, ILM and Sony Imageworks. Manuel is always trying to push the boundaries of procedural FX and enjoys building complex setups, programming tools and tackling challenging shots. He loves sharing knowledge and is constantly trying to improve his techniques. Manuel considers Houdini his tool of choice when it comes to building intricate FX rigs.
May 14th - July 23rd
Summer TERM Registration
Oliver Wildt / Winter 2018
It is a great course so far and the things i am most interested are still to come (Particles, FLIPs, RBDs and Volumes) Overall i have zero complaints. I also would like to point out that you really feel that you want to teach people and not just show how stuff is done. This a great thing about the Houdini community in general but its something that should always be acknowledged.
Peter Tong / Winter 2018
I really like the course and the way you taught. I'm excited with those VEX coding and would like to learn more. Looking forward to your more advanced course coming soon. Thanks for you great work!
Grzergorz Olesniewicz / Winter 2018
I like how you've structured this course and how you are teaching. Having knowledge doesn't always mean you have the skill to pass it on to someone, but you definitely have it, that's why I find this course so awesome.
Martino Ferrara / Winter 2018
I want to spend two words on your workshop: for a beginner like me, this course was a real game changer, I struggled a lot, every week, but I know for sure that mastering these materials that you gave us will be the foundations of my future works! (and that's really motivating!)
Alasgar Hasanov / Winter 2018
Thanks for such a unique and interesting course! The course was for sure very unique and intense(the most intense Houdini course I have taken :D).
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