VFX: Complete Houdini Bootcamp
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VFX: Complete Houdini Bootcamp

Beginners guide to Houdini FX : The most powerful 3D FX application in the world.No prior knowledge required.
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Created by Raffi Bedross
Last updated 1/2020
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This course includes
  • 13 hours on-demand video
  • 14 articles
  • 31 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • You will learn how to create professional Explosions.
  • You will have solid knowledge on how to use Houdini.
  • You will learn how to create realistic oceans.
  • You will learn how to create Destruction.
  • You will learn how to Create full CG chocolate commercial using Houdini.
  • You will learn how to make sand and snow effects in Houdini.
  • You will learn how to use flip fluid solver inside Houdini.
  • You will learn how to make rain effect.
  • And much more....
  • You will fall in love with this software :).
  • You will not find like this course anywhere!
Requirements
  • You must have passion to learn visual effects and Game effects.
  • You must have passion to learn Houdini.
  • You should know how to use the computer.
Description

This is the best selling Visual Effects Course.

  • You will not find like this course anywhere.

  • No presentations,No time wasting,It's all about doing and creating.

  • This Course is Projects based Course,so you will learn Houdini by creating effects!.

  • This course is continually updated.

Last update:

  • Creating a Rock (Introduction) section.

  • The section (Introduction) is updated.

  • The section (Introduction to PyroFX)  is updated.

  • Creating organic shape (Some modeling stuff section).

  • New features in Pyro FX in Houdini 17.5

  • Creating Droplets "Condensation" in Houdini 17.5 (New features in Houdini 17.5 section)

  • Creating your first Animation (Introduction to Houdini section)

  • New Section: (RBD Material Fracture).

  • New section: Introduction to Rigid bodies.

  • Creating Spider Web (Some Modeling Stuff Section).

  • Continuous Emitting (Intro to Vellum).

  • Pressure constraint (Intro to Vellum).

  • Attaching a cloth to animated object (Intro to Vellum).

  • Creating a flag using Vellum (Intro to Vellum).

Why you want to learn Houdini FX?

Houdini FX is a visual effects and 3D animation software like Maya or Blender,but what makes Houdini different and unique is the procedural system and has very powerful dynamic system that other softwares don't have.You will be surprised how powerful this 3D application is. 

Houdini is the number 1 3D application that used in vfx, 3D animation studios and Game studios, Houdini can create high quality effects like water,explosions,fire and sand....

Houdini now is used by Big Game studios,they save 100X of the time by creating tools that are used in their Game Engine or in unreal engine or unity.

Knowing Houdini gives you very big advantage in the Game industry and in VFX companies.

If you are Game developer you must know at least a little bit how Houdini works,this gives you very big advantage in Game studios.In my course I will just teach you how to use Houdini,not teaching you how to use it for games.After you watch my course then you will be able to learn how to use it for games and in game engines like unreal engine or unity. i.e: I will not teach you how to use it for games,I just will teach you Houdini.

This course is very special,I will teach you how to use Houdini software to create interesting effects.

Although Houdini is difficult software to learn, but its very very powerful,I will make it fun to learn and I will simplify every thing for you.

Take the course now and I promise you won't disappointed!


Q&A

  1. Is Houdini free software? Yes its free for non commercial use,and it called Houdini apprentice.

  2. Is there any limitation in Houdini apprentice? No,you Have all the tools that the paid version has,and you can render your shots too,but you will get a very small watermark at the right bottom of the image.

  3. I am game developer,do I need to learn Houdini? Yes, you must at least know a the basics of Houdini.

  4. How Houdini is used in Game studios? Say for example you have a game and you want to fill it with more than 1000 buildings,imagine how long this will take you right? But in Houdini you can create 1 building and then export it as Digital asset(Plugin) to Unreal Engine or Unity,and in Unreal Engine you can scatter the building in your game and give random variation to each building,like the size,the color,windows size,Height,width and so on.... Imagine how much time you saved! instead of creating 1000 buildings,you created just 1 building in Houdini.Not just buildings,this works for(sieges,tables,chairs,streets......).


Who this course is for:
  • Anyone wants to learn how to create visual effects from scratch.
  • Game developers who want to power up their games using Houdini.
  • Any one who have passion to learn Houdini.
Course content
Expand all 140 lectures 13:09:21
+ Introduction
15 lectures 01:05:51
Advice for you
00:38
  1. Alt + left mouse = Tumble

  2. Alt + right mouse = Zoom

  3. Alt + middle mouse = track

  4. Space + G or Space +H to frame the camera

  5. Space + B to split the viewport

Shortcuts for navigating in the viewport
00:04

In this tutorial you are going to learn how to create objects and navigate in the viewport

Creating objects
08:38
Note
00:21

In this lesson you are going to learn how to create your very first effect inside Houdini fx

Preview 08:39

In this Houdini tutorial we are going to learn how to link channels.

Link channels
06:13

Understanding what procedural is.

Understanding Procedural
00:05

In this lesson we are going to create our first 3D model in Houdini.

Modeling a Cup
05:23

In this lesson we'll take a quick look at Materials inside Houdini and how to use them.

Creating Materials
08:31

This is your first Houdini Homework :)

Homework
09:55

This is a challenge for previous Homework.

Challenge
00:08

We are going to learn how to create a rock inside Houdini in very easy way.

Preview 03:59

In this lesson you will create your first animation inside Houdini.

Creating your first animation
06:38
+ Houdini Core (Groups)
5 lectures 28:12

In this lesson you are going to understand what groups are and how they work in Houdini.

Preview 04:35

You are going to learn the benefit of using groups inside Houdini.

Delete the group using the Delete node
02:27

In this lesson we are going to learn more features in group node.

Grouping by boundary box
04:28

In this lesson we are going to see how the Group by range node works.

Group by range
06:20

In this lesson we are going to use what we learned to create some effects.

Loading custom 3D model
10:22
+ Houdini Core(Attributes)
4 lectures 18:17

In this lecture I will show what attributes are.

Attributes
04:35

You will learn how to transform attributes from geometry to another geometry.

Transferring Attributes
03:33

You will learn how to create custom attributes in Houdini.

Creating custom Attribute
03:08

In this lesson am gonna show you the power of the attributes by creating a simple example.

Attribute Randomize
07:01
+ Some Modeling stuff
3 lectures 20:50
Here you can download the files for this section
00:04

In this Houdini tutorial we are going to learn how to create spider web.

Spider Web
09:58

In this lesson we are going to learn how to create organic shape by using the polyreduce node

Creating Organic Shape
10:48
+ Introduction to lighting
3 lectures 15:08

We will prepare a scene for lighting.

We are going to create a ball and a ground to test the lights.

Preparing the scene for lighting.
04:29

In this lesson we will take a look at:

Point light

Spot light

Area light

You will learn how to use them to light your scene.

Point Spot and Area lights.
07:52

we'll take a look how to light the scene using 3D models.

Geometry Light.
02:47
+ Introduction to Pyro FX
15 lectures 01:37:53

You will understand what the Voxels are and how they work.

Understanding the Voxels
02:35
Here you can download the files for this sections.
00:05
Creating smoke Emiter
05:27
Creating a Flipbook
04:58
Understanding the smoke Emitter (new)
05:28
Understanding the pyro solver (new)
06:42

This is a homework for you :).

Homework
05:31
Homework answer
17:56
Prepare and Import the 3D wheel into the scene
02:51
Start creating the fire (new)
02:36
Finishing and caching the fire on disk
11:54

We are going to add the final touches in Nuke to make the fire more interesting.

Final touches on the fire
17:22

Here you can download the file for Candle effect

Candle resource download
00:02

In this lesson I will show you how to create realistic candle effect in Houdini using Pyro solver

Candle effect
13:44
+ Introduction to Rigid Bodies
8 lectures 34:49
Downloadable Resources
00:02

In this tutorial you are going to understand how RBD work in Houdini

Understanding RBD Objects
06:19

In this lesson we are going to continue working on RBD and understanding the packed primitives.

Packed Primitives
03:00

In this tutorial we are going to learn how to destruct a Wall

Wall Destruction
06:27

In this lesson we are going to use Voronoi to add more details to the wall destruction.

Adding more details to the wall destruction
02:36

In this lesson I am going to show you some tips that you really need to know.

Tips for Destruction
04:03

In this lesson we are going to learn how to use Pin constraint in Houdini

Pin Constraint
08:09

In this lesson we are going to learn how to use the Hinge constraint in Houdini.

Hinge Constraint
04:13
+ Particles
6 lectures 53:28
Creating particle Emitter
09:54
Creating Forces
04:22
Emitting from surfaces Manually
08:49
Filling a Text with particles
10:07
Curve Force
07:14
Animated Curves
13:02
+ Introduction to VOPs
3 lectures 13:24
Intro to VOPs
04:09

In this lesson we are going to use Clamp node in VOPs.

Clamp
05:45

In this lesson we are going to add random holes to the cheese using VOPs.

Adding random scale.
03:30
+ Introduction to Vellum
5 lectures 45:39
Here you can download the files for this section (Vellum)
00:02

In this lesson I'm gonna show you how to create a simple flag simulation by using Vellum.

Creating a Flag using Vellum
21:20

In this lesson we are going to learn how to attach a cloth to animated geometry using vellum constraint.

Attaching a cloth to Animated object
15:01

In this lesson we are going to look how to apply Vellum pressure constraint on objects.

Pressure constraint
05:04

In this lesson I am going to show you how to emit Vellum.

Continuous Emitting
04:12