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Organic Design in Houdini

A 6-week course on creating complex effects in Houdini

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Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
6 weeks
Materials:
Houdini , After Effects
Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded
Assignment:
Deadlines each week
Skills Level:
Intermediate
Feedback:
Live during weekly Q&A sessions (also recorded)
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
Basic Houdini knowledge
Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
6 weeks
Materials:
Houdini , After Effects
Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded
Assignment:
Deadlines each week
Skills Level:
Intermediate
Feedback:
Live during weekly Q&A sessions (also recorded)
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
Basic Houdini knowledge
Course Format:
Standard
Duration:
6 weeks
Materials:
Houdini , After Effects
Lecture Type:
Pre-recorded
Assignment:
Deadlines each week
Skills Level:
Intermediate
Feedback:
Live during weekly Q&A sessions (also recorded)
Q&A:
Once a week
Prerequisites:
Basic Houdini knowledge
COURSE OVERVIEW
COURSE OVERVIEW
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
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The more you know, the better.

Week 1 | Enter the VOP

In this first week, we’ll explore the power of working in VOPs to build complex animation | PointVOP basics | Animation without simulation | Using color to animate points | Generate p-scale to control shapes and movement | Build a simple octopus’s tentacles effect | Create an awesome tentacles effect invading a geometry, from scratch to compositing

Week 2 | Shoot to Trail

Continuing the progression from week one, we’ll explore tendrils, strings, and very light and delicate trails effect | Trails and solver techniques | Projecting points on curves | Points sliding along curves | Using the « shortest path » node | Morphing techniques | Create an advanced nerve system based on muscles geometry in a motion design way, from scratch to compositing

Week 3 | Ground Control to Major VOP

This time, VOPs will allow us to create terrains and complex geometry even animate it in a very fluid and organic way | Generate detailed terrains from scratch using VOPs | Creating liquid surfaces | Playing with textures, colors, and attribute transfers | Modifying surface with particles or objects | Create a cool abstract shape based on what we learned, and animate it directly in VOPs, from scratch to compositing

Week 4 | Looping Jack Flash

Here we start entering a more advanced area using copy techniques and repetitive pattern to build complex mechanical system based on a simple attribute | Understanding different copy techniques in H16 (standard, stamping, toPoints etc…) | For loop and for each loop | Understanding iterations and offset techniques | Animate a simple system based on color attribute | Create an awesome mechanical clockwork style effect from scratch to compositing

Week 5 | Houdinian Rhapsody

This week we’ll start to mix different effects and see a bunch of various techniques really helpful in motion design nowadays: let’s see how we create even more abstractness using the power of Houdini | Trails and curves techniques to build object | Simple cloth animation (need to know the basics) | Particles (need to know the basics) and trails techniques | The power of the pointDeform | Particles animation working with UVs | Propagation effects techniques | Create a very poetic ghost using a mix of techniques, from scratch to compositing

Week 6 | Another Loop in the Wall

On this final week, it’s fractal time ! Let’s see together how we can build interesting shapes and fractal-like systems to create mesmerizing effects without too much pain | Extrusion based on color attributes techniques | Building a simple city with this technique to practice a bit | The clip node and how to replicate geometry to have interesting shapes | Looping geometry and offsetting animation | Create an awesome and complex mechanical fractal system based on our knowledge, from scratch to compositing

Organic Design in Houdini
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
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