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  1. My latest commercial training in Houdini about using CHOPs in Procedural Animation , Hope you Like it more info here : http://www.hossamfx.org/chops-in-houdinifx/ Hossam aldin Alaliwi www.hossamfx.org kind regards !!!
  2. Hello Everyone, This training is an update to the Tea and Cookies training. The training covers fairly similar topics such as modeling, shading, lighting and rendering. The primary difference is that instead of Mantra the training focuses on using the third party render engines namely, Redshift, Octane and Arnold. The modeling part of the training covers a variety of techniques ranging from basic poly modeling, VDB, fluid simulations and even POP grains to build the scene. This shading and lighting part primarily focuses is on building all the various shaders required for the scene using a variety of procedural textures and bitmaps. The training will also cover SSS, displacement and building fluid shaders using absorption. We will also build relatively detailed metal and plastic shaders. Trailer for further details kindly click on the link given below http://www.rohandalvi.net/dessert/
  3. We are looking for a part time teacher to teach Advanced Houdini course to international students at a University. Houdini experience a must. Teaching experience or presentation/training experience preferred but not essential. Good attitude and communication skills are essential. Excellent pay. Classes are once a week in the evening (7-10pm). Course length: 15 weeks. contact pbakic at academyart.edu
  4. Hey everybody! So as a member of both Allan McKays' "FX TD Transformation" as well as "Live Action Series" I can personally say that he makes some of the best FX training out there! Though this is mostly 3Ds Max training, replicating the stuff he makes in Houdini can be a lot of fun. So he just announced that he'll make a new training series, that will be completely free. And he'll be making the most popular suggestion for the desired effect for the plate he has shot. By signin' up with the given link, I will be granted some points as well, which would be much appreciated! Link: http://gift.allanmckay.com/ref/W4336540 Hopefully this is not in violation with any rules, I just wanted to share some great free training. Also, for those of you who submits an idea, feel free to write it down below. Would be cool to hear what people would like to see happen with the shot! :-) Cheers!
  5. We have just released a new volume to our Houdini Jumpstart Series from Adam Swaab Intro To VOPS Houdini VOPS is a powerful multi-threaded environment for building tools and components of tools in Houdini. This tutorial goes through the ins and outs of VOPS, going through many short examples to get you ready to harness the full power of VOPS. We also do a quick intro to pure coding in vex, as vex is the underlying language of VOPS. In the final chapter, we show how to create our version of a polygon effector, similar to one you may see in Cinema 4D. If you are not familiar with this fantastic series then you can see all the titles HERE. Thank you Tim
  6. Just wondering if anyone knows if there is anywhere at all in NZ to find houdini training? Everywhere seems to just focus on Max and Maya. So excluding online classes, is there anywhere in New Zealand?
  7. Hello Everyone, This training covers the process of building a highly detailed sci-fi power module and it's surrounding environment entirely from scratch in Houdini. To model this scene we shall use a combination of poly modeling, NURBS, VDB and a little bit of VOPS. This training will also help highlight the advantages of having a procedural system while building complex models and environments. The final chapter will take a look at how to render the scene in Octane Standalone by exporting the scene using Alembic. For further details kindly click on the link given below http://www.rohandalvi.net/advmodeling/ The final renders of the scene can be viewed in my still gallery. http://www.rohandalvi.net/stills/ regards Rohan Dalvi
  8. Brand New Houdini to Arnold OpenVDB Workflow by cmiVFX High Definition Training Videos for the Visual Effects Industry Princeton, NJ (December 9th, 2015) Fresh of the edit pipeline, just in time for the holiday season is another hit single training video by cmiVFX. As the Visual Effects industry has matured over the last few years, new formats to accommodate the rendering of large dynamic simulations such as dust, smoke, fire, or even explosions, have been developed to increase the potential for productivity in workflow. Our resident Houdini research scientist, Varomix, committed to bringing a hands on guide for this newly created software pipeline between a host app and a final render. OpenVDB is a standard in the film industry, proven, tested and built by the very same guys that are in the very same film industry. This technique has the potential to be applied to multiple workflows, and over time will be adopted by more artists, exponentially. When it comes to the latest research information in the computer graphics and visual effects industry, only one worldwide network of artists help maintain the lead in the VFX training revolution. That network is cmiVFX.com! Short Description Learn how to use OpenVDB, an open source file transfer format, to bring your dynamic simulations to final render. Vimeo Teaser Trailer https://vimeo.com/148132405 |||||| Houdini to Arnold VDB Workflow ||||| https://cmivfx.com/store/659-Houdini+Arnold+VDB+Workflow Chapter Descriptions Introduction This course was designed around customers requesting the most amount of information in shorter time periods. Our efforts allowed us to reach the best balance for the VFX artist on the go! Simple Workflow Example First, we will break down the process we need to export VDBs from Houdini to Arnold so they can be rendered. In the beginning, all processes will be manual, however as we get further into the process, we learn how to automated the process for rapid reuse. Arnold Volume Node We will dice all the parts of the Arnold Volume Node to become completely aware of all its possibilities. Automating The Workflow Now that we know the steps we need to export our volumes to VDB and into Arnold, we’ll automate the exporting part so we have faster iterations while tweaking the effect in Houdini. Explosion Workflow One of the more popular end user questions: “How to I render my dynamic CG explosion using Arnold?” Our answer back will be the remainder of this chapter. Clouds Workflow In this chapter, we take a full shot approach by making realistic clouds over a standard environment plate. All compositing and tuning will be shown in detail. Bonus Chapter: Rendering Volumes As a bonus chapter, we’ll talk about how to get rid of noise in your volume renders. Conclusion Houdini + Arnold is an example of unparalleled proceduralism amongst applications. This pipeline would work even if you have your own VDB capable render engine. Many compositing apps are looking at adding this technology to their toolset. About The Instructor Varomix is a VFX Artist, Generalist TD, Game Developer, Musician and Founder of MIXStudio. Shortly after Side Effects launched the Houdini Apprentice Program in 2002, Varomix became an ardent Houdini user. Since then it has become his main tool for creation. Varomix is also a father and husband that enjoy doing lots of crazy stuff with his family. Project Contents All cmiVFX videos come with all the training materials you can need right from our website. No matter what time of day, your location, or how you're feeling, cmiVFX will be there waiting for you! This video is available today at the cmiVFX Store: www.cmivfx.com About cmiVFX cmiVFX is the leader in High Definition Video Training for the Visual Effects Community. Register for free and receive hours of free content at the cmiVFX Video-on-Demand Player. Copyright 2016 cmiVFX | cmiStudios. All rights reserved
  9. Hi everyone, This email went out to the users, and we were asked to post it here. Feel free to email any questions, you might have a few if your new to Houdini or Training. READ BELOW: Upgrade to cmiVFX videos from other training companies products! Already purchased training from another training company, and feeling sad? Don't panic just yet, we might have the solution for you! If you purchased training from Digital Tutors, Lynda, Gnomon or another training company in the last YEAR before November 11th, 20015.. You can upgrade to our product for a huge discount! (Even earn FREE VIDEOS!) Email us at sales@cmivfx.com with a phone photo, or direct email of your receipt, and tell us what you were interested in at cmiVFX.com to get a offer you cant resist sent back to you by email! THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT TOO! We all understand making a decision based on marketing hype. Everyone has done it, not just you. The only difference here is that cmiVFX is going to help you fix it. Instructions: 1) Email us a copy of your receipt from another school or training company 2) In the subject line put “CMIVFX CROSS-GRADE” 3) Send to this email: sales@cmivfx.com 4) In the body, tell us about your purchase and what products at cmIVFX are you interested in. 5) Wait for our reply (Should be fairly quick) NOTE: Please feel free to ask for career advise, however make sure you tell us about yourself in your email. Thats all you need to do! Never bought from any other company? That’s ok, we didnt forget about you! Get 30% OFF - INSTRUCTIONS Step 1) Visit http://www.cmivfx.com Step 2) Select as many videos as possible (Here are some links below) Step 3) Enter in this code: November30 (case sensitive text) in the store cart and hit apply Step 4) Complete Check out Process Cheers, cmiTEAM TECHNICAL SUPPORT If anyone is having slow playback by default: Simply right click on the video player and choose the opposite server selection in the menu. Your choices are cmIVFX or Amazon Cloud. One is always going to work for you no matter where you are in the world. Your preferences are saved on your account, but dont be afraid to try the other server for fun. It wont hurt anything. ---------------------------------- LATEST VIDEOS! 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  10. Hey everyone, just wanted to let you know that Pluralsight Creative (formerly Digital Tutors) is offering a newly designed, "Introduction to Houdini 15" course. It's a little over 7 hours and has about 45 lessons. You can check it out now for free through December. The promotion includes some more advanced courses in addition to the Intro to H15;Creating Custom Shaders in Houdini, Building FX Tools in Houdini, Image-Based Rigid Body Destruction in Houdini, and Advanced Rigid Body Dynamics using Proxy Objects in Houdini. Here is a course description and a link to the free promotion: Free through December: https://www.digitaltutors.com/promotion/houdini-15 Introduction to Houdini 15 Course Description: In this Houdini 15 tutorial, you’ll develop the skills you need to get up and running. You’ll get the most out of this course when you’re brand new to Houdini, but still have a basic understanding of general 3D concepts. We’ll start with the first time you ever launch Houdini and walk through creating an awesome effects shot. Along the way, you’ll learn some of the most powerful aspects of this node-based software such as the key concepts of the Houdini user interface, basic geometry manipulation and polygon modeling. We'll also explore how to import geometry, create custom user interfaces, apply materials and manipulate UVs. We’ll get our feet wet in each step of the pipeline, including modeling, animation, dynamics, lighting and rendering to construct a dramatic FX shot using rigid bodies and fractured geometry. By the end of this Houdini training, you’ll be able to dive into the other amazing Houdini content in our library with confidence. Thanks everyone and I hope you have a great weekend! -johnCrief
  11. Hello! We hope to teach you one or two things... You can expect deep training on many cool topics you always wanted to know... and was always to shay to ask. We decided that it's best to make this topic as our "Hello, World" post on this forum because we felt that we can achieve two things at once, introduce ourself and focus your attention on this topic which will be used as a central for our future announcements. So make sure to follow this topic and remember... ... is the smart way!
  12. Hi Guys, cmivfx.com just released my latest training, I know this would be very useful, the content is amazing, I'm very proud of what I did, hope you guys like it. Thank you https://vimeo.com/97522457 cmivfx.com/store/597-Houdini+Python+Character+Picker cmiVFX brings you a brand new and improved Houdini Python Character Picker using PySide, this series will bring to you the tools to tackle everything you need to know to take advantage of the amazing Qt Framework + Houdini Combo, by using the Qt Python binding PySide, you can do everything your artist can imagine. Every studio in the work requires to develop custom tools to serve project, which makes repetitive, complex tasks easier and more productive, also helps you extend the standard tools and having a great interface for it that can be made really quick and looks just like any other tool in Houdini thanks to the great python integration. So this is not just a simple tutorial, this is career building information. Short Description Get ready to polish your custom tool chops, here you’ll learn everything you need to know to take advantage of the amazing Qt Framework, that will interface throw the incredible and open source PySide Python bindings. You’ll learn how to work as you’re used to work in python and take full advantage without any restriction to both Houdini and the Qt Framework, there’s is no limit of what you can achieve and the most important part is, your animators are going to be so happy and they will work more, so let’s dive in and start creating amazing tools and making artist happy.
  13. Back by popular demand, HOUDINI BOOTCAMP, with Houdini Guru extraordinaire, Peter Bowmar, FX Development Supervisor at Rythm & Hues Studios. Sunday Feb 23 from 10am to 6pm, this one-day intensive is intended for those who already know another software like Maya, Max or Softimage and want to wrap their head around how this incredibly powerful tool works. Cost $199 Early Bird price (before Jan 25) $149. Seating is very limited and this will fill up fast, so don't wait. http://academy.cg-masters.com/houdini-12-bootcamp/
  14. Hey folks. Due to overwhelming demand, a second Houdini BootCamp with Peter Bowmar has been added on October 13th 2012 from 10am to 6pm. CG Masters Academy is pleased to present a Houdini 12 BootCamp, a one-day seminar with Houdini Guru Peter Bowmar. This bootcamp focuses on providing users of other 3D software an introduction to Houdini. At the end of the course, users should have a solid foundation on which to build their Houdini skills. Artists with 3D experience who want to step into the powerful world of Houdini 12 will benefit from this course. Seats are $199 + HST each. Advanced registration is required due to limited seating. There are only 10 interactive seats available (computer workstation with Houdini 12 loaded for your use during the seminar). Date: Oct 13, 2012 Time: 10am to 6pm Location: CG Masters Academy For additional details and to register, please visit http://academy.cg-masters.com/houdini-12-bootcamp/ Or call CG Masters Academy at 604-553-CGMA