Learn Houdini by creating interesting projects
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Create high quality effects using the most powerful visual effects software in the world.
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Created by Raffi Bedross
Last updated 8/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Articles
  • 10 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You will have solid knowledge on how to use Houdini.
  • You will learn the fundamentals of Houdini.
  • You will learn how to Create full CG chocolate commercial using Houdini.
  • You will learn how to use flip fluid solver inside Houdini.
  • You will learn how to make sand and snow effects in Houdini.
  • You will learn how to make rain effect.
  • You will fall in love with this software :).
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Requirements
  • You must have passion to learn visual effects and Game effects.
  • You must have passion to learn this incredible software!
  • You should know how to use the computer.
  • You should know what is 3D.
Description

Houdini is a visual effects 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.

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

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

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

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


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. Is Houdini difficult software to learn? Yes its difficult to learn,but I will show you step by step how to use it.after you learn this software,you will be surprised how powerful this software is.


Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone wants to learn how to create visual effects.
  • Any one who have passion to learn Houdini.
  • Anyone wants to learn how to use Houdini to create viscosity simulation
  • Anyone wants to learn how to create full CG chocolate commercial.
  • Cinema 4D's Artists who want to learn Houdini.
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Curriculum For This Course
53 Lectures
04:14:54
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Introduction
12 Lectures 01:13:35

In this short video I will show you how to download Houdini for free.

Download Houdini for free
00:36

Advice for you
00:43

You will learn the basics of Houdini

Preview 09:20

I will show how to create procedural Cup in Houdini.

Creating procedural Cup
13:40

Exercise
00:08

I will show you how to emit particles from an object

Emitting Fluid from an Object
09:57

you will learn how to fill any object with particles

Fill a geometry with particles
04:18

You will learn how to create a project folder to make your life easier 

creating the project folder
01:29

how to cache the particles on disk.

cache the particles
10:53

You will learn how to use simple expressions in Houdini to animate and object.

using expressions to animate the emitter
05:11

I will show you how to convert your particles to a mesh.

Meshing the particles
15:21
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Chocolate project
19 Lectures 01:36:31

you will learn how emit particles from several emitter at the same time.

emitting from multiple emitters
07:09

I will show you how to emit particles at a specific time and how to stop emitting the particles.

setting activation keys for emitters
09:08

I will show the right way to create collisions in Houdini.

creating proxy for the collisions
03:05

we will create a cache for all the emitters.

creating the cache for all emitters
08:07

creating a mesh for several emitters is a little tricky,I will show you how and its very easy.

creating a mesh for every emitter
03:49

I will show you some ways to improve the mesh look.

improving the mesh
02:30

Loading and preview what we did.

load the cache and creating flipbook
05:29

I will show you some ways to make the size of the mesh lower.

optimizing the poly count and caching
06:42

Important talk
01:15

Loading the final result of the mesh
03:20

If you dont have the Alembic caches that I uploaded for you,or if you want to use the caches that you created,I will show you how to import them to the new scene.

what if you dont have the alembic files
03:41

Creating materials in Houdini
02:34

creating materials for the static layers
07:50

creating the ground and the camera
04:41

You will learn how to create environment light in Houdini.

Creating the environment light
03:19

In this lesson we will shade the first layer.

shading the first layer
10:32

I will show you how to create milk shader for the second layer.

shading the second layer
06:51

Shading the third layer
04:00

shading the remaining static layers
02:29
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Creating rain effect
4 Lectures 17:15

Here I attached the background image,make sure you download that.

Preview 00:13

Rain effect part 1
05:03

Rain effect part 2
06:13

Rain effect part 3
05:46
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Creating Sand and Snow Effect in Houdini
18 Lectures 01:07:32
Fill an object with sand
02:36

creating the ground and cache the file
07:31

Upres the sand
06:32

We will create a project folder.

creating the project folder
01:04

Importing the animation to Houdini
03:29

scale and clean the animation
03:27

setup the collision to the animation
05:37

creating the camera and the object to fill it with sand
05:44

fill the geometry with sand
02:27

creating High res sand
02:25

creating the snow effect
05:05

Adding variation to the particles
02:20

Adding material to the particles
07:07

Final result of thirty million particles
01:09

The Final result
05:54

Adding snow particles to the final render
02:18

Deform the Geometry with grain solver
02:34

Very important
00:13
About the Instructor
Raffi Bedross
4.6 Average rating
49 Reviews
1,259 Students
4 Courses
FX TD Artist


I have 12 year of experience in visual effects .creating visual effects like smoke,fire and water simulation,and Rigging character in many softwares.

I helped my students to achieve best careers in 3d animation and visual effects industry.

My goal is not just teach you but also having fun while you learn .

I have 12 year of experience in visual effects .