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  1. Hello. I am very new and I only have access to Houdini very rarely. I would like to spend a lot of time learning two techniques. So I'm looking for two tutorials. The first is a method to replace the edges of a solid Platonic with a shape in 3d ... The second is a method to draw a path on a photo 2d and it is done with 3d stones in fact, an artificial "landart" ..... Links with tutorials would make me a great pleasure ... Thank you ... To make matters worse I do not speak English very well.
  2. Hello there, I just wanted to let everyone know about the latest Houdini course over at Pluralsight. It's called, "Building Character FX Rigs in Houdini" by Terry Marriott. Below is a brief course description and some information about the author. I hope you enjoy it! Course Link https://www.pluralsight.com/courses/houdini-building-character-fx-rigs Preview Video https://app.pluralsight.com/player?name=c3c1cd3d-7dc0-4f57-8c52-06ff0ca6fe8f&mode=live&clip=0&course=houdini-building-character-fx-rigs&author=terry-marriott Course Description Have you ever wondered how to create magical FX work in Houdini, but you don't have the technical skills to bring them to life? In this course, Building Character FX Rigs in Houdini, you'll learn how to create a stunning character simulation in Houdini. First, you’ll discover how to take a working animation in Maya and export it successfully to Houdini. Next, you’ll explore how to create several methods to create an interesting source emission with all the attributes and SOPs needed. Finally, you’ll delve into creating a beautiful simulation that use microsolvers to advect the color and create a stunning slap comp in NUKE. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll not only have created a fantastic simulation, but you’ll also have the knowledge and skills needed to render and sim out your own FX concepts in Houdini. Software required: Maya and Houdini. About the author Terry is a Lead FX TD at Method Studios. He started working in 2009 at Double Negative London. In 2014, he moved to Vancouver, Canada and worked at a number of VFX houses since. He specializes in fluid effects and rigid bodies.
  3. Explosion with PyroFX Series 2

    New tutorial available at cgcircuit. Creating explosion https://www.cgcircuit.com/tutorial/explosion-with-pyrofx-series-2
  4. I've recently started using Houdini coming from a Grasshopper/Rhinoceros + Architectural background and quickly I realized it's such a great tool for parametric & procedural design for modeling some geometrical shapes which sometimes GH is not good at. I'm planning to post tutorials for Houdini to following Facebook page and Youtube channel as my note how to make geometries I'm interested in. [Facebook Page] https://www.facebook.com/ParametricProceduralHoudini/ [Youtube Playlist (Fast ver.)] [Youtube Playlist (Slow ver.)]
  5. Hello, I have decided to study more Houdini. As i want to expand my knowledge regarding Houdini and not limit myself only with shelf tools. VEX expressions what tutorials or educational materials would you recomend and in what order? Note (need only up to date tutorials as out of date tutorials where they use nodes that are obsolite etc will not help but only create more confusion). Also what tutorials to go over regarding wrangle nodes. Best regards Tanel
  6. https://www.hossamfx.org/trees-rigging-in-houdini/ Hello Everyone : this tutorial is about creating and animating trees in Houdini FX in Procedural way . you will learn how to create your own tree model and how to animate it in different weather like windy day, normal wind ........etc. also you will see how to simulate a growing process : what i mean in growing is : you can select at which age of tree you want to start growing to final complete model , so you can start growing from zero or you can grow from winter tree to a beautiful spring tree with leaves and young branches . i will show you firstly how to create a tree model in SpeedTree software for about 1 hour and then move to Houdini and create python code to define the hierarchy of branches and build a procedural wire dynamic network with some math concepts of course . Houdini rigging tools and chops techniques in our list also to add more option and realistic to animation . in the link you can find more description about this tutorial . More info Here: https://www.hossamfx.org/trees-rigging-in-houdini/
  7. Just wanted to let everyone know that there is another new course on Pluralsight today. This time it's all about the solver SOP. Below is a bit of information. Hope you all enjoy! Exploring Houdini's SOP Solver by Kolt Wilson https://www.pluralsight.com/courses/houdini-exploring-sop-solver Course Description Houdini's SOP Solver is the industry standard procedural modeling tool. In this course, Exploring Houdini's SOP Solver, you'll learn how to create points, primitives, and vertices using vex. First, you'll explore some basic vector maths to allow you to have the knowledge and skills needed to create a wire growth solver. Next, you'll dive into using the Solver SOP and have the chance to learn several techniques via practical examples. Finally, you'll discover a setup that is built and has many applications. When you're finished with this course, you'll have developed several timeless, practical Houdini skills, and have the necessary knowledge to utilize those skills in practice. Software required: Houdini 16. About the Author Kolt Wilson is a designer and technical director freelancing in the northwest of the UK. Kolt began his career as a designer and 3D artist, where he focused on graphic and experiential design before making his way into commercials and film. Kolt has worked in the creative and motion/VFX industries for over 13 years and has been using Houdini, Cinema 4D, and Zbrush in recent years.
  8. Hi again everyone, I'm working through a Pluralsight tutorial (Introduction to Houdini Pyro) for developing a firebreath sim. It was made in Houdini 15 and I only have access to Houdini 16. I've been running into some issues related to the different versions. One of my main problems at the moment is my pyro sim isn't colliding with the dragon geometry that I need to be using in my current project; there are some minor differences in settings as I need a much smaller flame with a different look, but otherwise I'm following the tutorial's steps closely. The POP network that the fluidsource is plugged into doesn't register that the dragon's head is a collision object. The tutorial doesn't do anything specific to make the two interact and their example works fine but mine doesn't collide at all. Has anyone done this tutorial series before and had success with this previously? Or are there any Houdini wizards out there who could take a look at my .hip file and suggest where I'm going astray? I've included some screen shots from the tutorial (Snake) and then from my file (Dragon), to give you an idea of what I'm working with. There's also the tutorial's .hip file, my current .hip file, and a link to the dragon geo alembic file included below. Any help or suggestions is greatly appreciated! https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4nUEqhUvCtpeVFBS0xTYVhRY0U (Dragon Alembic) Thanks again ODFORCE, Chris (AUS) Mother_Dragon001.hipnc Snake_Tutorial.hipnc
  9. Sharing my tutorials

    Hey magicians, Wanted to share some Houdini tutoriales I did You can find them here: https://caskaldesign.com/tutorials/ Cheers!
  10. Just letting everyone know that there is a yet another new Houdini course on Pluralsight. Please take the time to explore the new course by Framestore FX TD Timothy Stam, Procedural Cities with Houdini and Python. Course Link https://www.pluralsight.com/courses/houdini-python-procedural-cities About the Course In this course, you will learn how to tackle the problem of generating vast CG cities, making use of Python and various Houdini techniques, while maintaining artist control every step of the way. First, you will be introduced to Python itself, and where and how it can be used in Houdini. Next, you will learn how to populate a city plan with buildings of various types, block by block, and how to automate this using Python. Finally, Python is again used to do the heavy lifting on the skyline, building a tool that ensures artist control over the height of buildings. You will use Python to import files from disk, read from and write to files, keep track of what the set-up is doing, build node networks automatically and to develop the technology required to make this city generator work internally. By the end of this course, you will output a vast, automatically generated CG city, instanced upon a point cloud containing all the necessary attributes. With this knowledge, you can go big while keeping your memory footprint as small as possible. About the Author Timothy worked on the cities for the Yorktown sequence for Star Trek: Beyond, did a variety of FX on Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and has worked on a number of commercial projects, both doing FX and building procedural modeling tools. He studied Digital Effects at Bournemouth University and Game Art at the Utrecht School of Art & Technology and is currently an FX TD at Framestore, having worked as such before at MPC, Electric Theatre Collective and as a TD at Double Negative.
  11. I just wanted to invite you all to check out a new Houdini: Stereoscopic Fundamentals course by Andrew Kennedy on Pluralsight. Link to the Course https://www.pluralsight.com/courses/houdini-stereoscopic-fundamentals About the Course In this course, you'll learn the process of planning and rendering an action scene in 3D using Houdini. First, you'll explore the basics of working with stereoscopy and how to view stereo images. Next, you'll discover all the ins-and-outs of using the stereo camera rig in Houdini. Finally, you'll be guided through the rendering of a 3D shot from start to finish. When you're finished with this course, not only will you be proficient in working with stereoscopic rendering in Houdini, but you'll also have a set of real-world stereo production skills that you can bring to your own projects in the future. Software required: Houdini and Nuke. About the Author Andrew is a Technical Director at StereoD in Burbank, California. He specializes in merging art with technology to find creative solutions to problems. He has worked professionally in animation, visual effects, commercials, game development, and education. Andrew also serves as a remote instructor for visual effects and compositing at Purdue University in Indiana. His most recent work can be seen in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Rogue One, and Doctor Strange. About Pluralsight Pluralsight has partnered with SideFX to make it easier for Visual Effects artists, game developers, animators, and 3D content creators like you to take your skill set to the next level. With over 150 hours of Houdini training from the world’s most knowledgeable authors, accurate skills assessments and other powerful learning tools, Pluralsight is redefining the learning landscape. --Cheers!
  12. Knitting with SideFX Houdini?

    Turkish Houdini artist Alican Görgeç is producing amazing knitting work - using SideFX Houdini! If you'd like to find out more about his technique, you can read our new Gridmarkets artist profile: http://www.gridmarkets.com/alican-gorgec.html
  13. Houdini Flames and Fire Tutorial

    New tutorial at CMIVFX about creating fire and flames, check it out
  14. New Quick Pyro Tutorial at CMIVFX

    New quick tutorial explaining basics of Houidni clusterin for Pyro and creating flare effects. https://cmivfx.com/houdini-pyro-and-cluster-simulations
  15. Houdini Tutorial VOL 01

    Houdini tutorial VOL 01 Houdini Training Package number 1: Educator : Amin Sadeghvand | Software : HOUDINI 15.5 | Level : Medium | Duration : 13 hr | Volume : 4.31 GB| Quality : HD | Language : English . Website
  16. Pluralsight is proud to offer three new courses... one covering intermediate level ocean shot development, a second covering the development of visual effects for Unreal Engine, and another covering the fundamental math concepts that are pivotal to working within Houdini. Below is a bit about each course and a link where you can check out the course overviews. Houdini: Intermediate Ocean FX by Andreas Giesen Link: www.pluralsight.com/courses/houdini-intermediate-ocean-fx In this course, you'll learn how to setup a procedural ocean and do a flip fluid simulation for a traveling boat in choppy waters. First, you'll discover how to use the ocean spectrum to create an infinite ocean. Next, you'll add the boat, do a flip simulation for a specific area with high detail, and add whitewater and mist. Finally, you'll extend the simulated area and set-up the shaders to render all the layers. When you're finished with this Houdini 16 course, you'll not only have an ocean rendered with a high detail fluid simulation, but you'll also have a workflow on how to master your own ocean and fluid challenges in the future. (Software required: Houdini 16.) Houdini VFX for Games by Andreas Glad Link: www.pluralsight.com/courses/houdini-vfx-games Have you ever sat down in Unreal Engine to create an effect, and not had a clue where to start? In this course, you'll start from the very beginning by creating the textures for your sprites. Next, you'll create debris in a way that allows you to use it repeatedly and uniquely. Finally, you'll add all the extras to really sell the effect, like decals, camera shake, and a shockwave. When you are finished with this course, not only will you have gained a deeper understanding of timing and the importance of telling a story with the effect, but you'll have planted the seed for future endeavors into proceduralism. (Software required: Houdini 15 and up, Photoshop and Unreal Engine 4.) Practical Houdini Math Tips by Beau Garcia Link: www.pluralsight.com/courses/houdini-practical-math-tips In this course, you will learn the math that drives Houdini effects production. First, you'll learn about Sines and Cosines. Next, you will explore the concept of Vectors. Finally, you'll finish the course learning about Matrices, Quaternions, Dot Products, and Cross Products. When you're finished with this Houdini course, you'll have a solid foundation in the math skills needed to produce high end visual effects. (Software required: Houdini 15 and up.) Thanks, and as always, I'd love to hear your feedback on these courses so we can continue to improve! Learn more about SideFX and Pluralsight: www.pluralsight.com/sidefx
  17. Introduction to Vex

    Hello everyone, This is a simple introduction to using Vex.
  18. Hi, I just released a new tutorial about lighting and rendering with Mantra in Houdini. Over 5+ hours of content. Topics include Cameras, Lights, Lighting Setups, Materials and Shaders, Render Settings, and Scene Management. If you don't know where to start with Mantra, or with lighting and rendering, in general, this is a pretty good, comprehensive explanation: http://helloluxx.com/product/houdini-training-learn-jumpstart-vol-8-intro-to-lighting-rendering/ -Adam
  19. I want to have a puddle of water/lava that starts to rise up to create a character standing up that i have animated, i have tried doing it in reverse by melting him and playing it backwards but it looks wrong, i want to learn how to do it properly. I am looking for any good tutorials that might help me? Any help would be amazing! Thanks
  20. Choose Your Tutorial

    Hello dear VFX community! Every month, we (PopcornFX) are organizing a survey to determine what will be the next tutorial that we will propose to you. How to participate ? Very simple, you just need to follow this LINK, and make your choice among the list. Feel free to share this survey with your friends, and visit our youtube channel to discover more tutorials Cheers
  21. New Tutorial about PyroFX

    Check out the new tutorial about creating explosion with pyrofx in Houdini. https://www.cgcircuit.com/course/explosion
  22. Procedural Lake Houses tutorial

    Hello, everyone! I'm very excited to share my Procedural Lake Houses tutorial series, where I show how to generate the houses all the way from base silhouette to final shading. Example of the Generated Content: Link to cmiVFX page: https://cmivfx.com/products/494-procedural-lake-house-building-creation-in-houdini-volume-1 Thank you for watching and have a good day!
  23. Hello everyone, Are you into pyro? Then you might like our new GridMarkets Houdini Artist Profile! Alex Halstead , Senior FX Artist at Iloura, shares his workflow for digital fire effects. I hope you enjoy his thoughts on how to create spectacular and believable digital fire, Patricia and the GridMarkets Team
  24. Hello everyone! Our new Featured Houdini Artist is Hernan Llano, FX TD at Framestore London. Aside from being a really nice guy and a pleasure to work with, I found his career path fascinating - read our interview with him to find out why. Hernan has also graciously agreed to sharing a detailed video tutorial about using applied vectors in Houdini - I hope you enjoy his helpful tips. Patricia and the GridMarkets team
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