Intro to Procedural Modeling with Houdini
What you'll learn
- Utilize the Powerful Houdini Node based Workflow
- Understand how to connect nodes together to create procedural systems
- Build your own procedural models for use in your own game projects
- Some experience with a 3D package
- A copy of the free Houdini Apprentice
Houdini is a very powerful 3D software application that has the ability to create procedural assets for Movies and games. It is more widely known in the movie industry but it is becoming more and more integrated into the game development pipeline. Throughout this course we will cover the crucial information to make anyone successful in their procedural modeling adventures, using Houdini.
With each lesson we will take you from beginner to a Houdini modeling expert by covering some of the basic nodes that every procedural modeling graph begins with. The course will begin by walking through each of the basic primitives available so that you have a good understanding of the types of geometry you can start with. As we move towards the middle of the course, we will take a look and learn how to set up common procedural algorithms, that produce the procedural models you see in games and movies today!
Finally we will close out this course by performing a small procedural modeling project. We will create a procedural staircase, that allows you to change the number of stairs, the height, width, and depth of the stairs, as well as the colors of the stairs. By creating this proceudural project, you will get practical training in a procedural modeling pipeline.
Who this course is for:
- If you have any desire to want to make procedural models
- If you have a drive to want to begin using the Houdini 3D package
- If procedural modeling is something you have always been interested in but didnt know where to start, then this course is for you!
Gametutor teaches the latest in game development and technical art for Unity 3D, Houdini 14, Houdini Engine, C#, and Substance Designer. Gametutor has been teaching industry professionals, online, for over a year and a half, and continues to push the boundaries of game development education.
Noah Kaarbo (Co-Creator / Designer / Entrepreneur), has worked in the Game Industry for over 14 years. He has helped ship over 20 AAA titles, ranging from Halo Reach to countless Forza, Call of Duty, and infamous franchises. He is proud to be contributing his skill sets to Gametutor.
Kenny Lammers (Co-Creator / Instructor / Programmer / Technical Artist) has worked in the Game Industry for over 14 years, for large game companies such as Microsoft Games Studios, Activision Blizzard, Surreal Software, Eline Media and Amazon. He has a deep knowledge of C# programming, Shader Development for Games, General Technical Art Techniques, Modeling, Texturing, and Teaching. He has taught course online, for Digipen, and for the University of Washington.
Our Goal with Gametutor is to bring the highest quality Technical Art and Programming training, to the masses, and show how awesome game development can be!