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Everything posted by Garman

  1. Rolling Box Tutorial

    Houdini Rolling Box Tutorial Here's a tutorial set for creating a rolling box without simulation. This was based on a question from one of my students, which turned into a bit of a complex answer. So I recorded the process. It's a good overview of how to create somewhat complex animation setups and avoid motion blur problems. The value isn't so much in getting a box to roll as to understand some animation methods in Houdini. Also covers lighting and rendering. Enjoy -Garman
  2. vol100 Houdini Intro Basics Here's the basic getting started videos from my VizyAcky (now defunct) vol100 Houdini Intro class. These videos are a good "getting started" overview, including making your own custom desktops. Files can be downloaded at: https://garman-herigstad.squarespace.com/shop-vizy-acky/ -enjoy Garman
  3. vol100 Houdini Intro Chapter 01 My VizyAcky (now defunct) vol100 Houdini Intro class videos are now on YouTube. There are fifteen chapters (fifteen YouTube Playlists) plus an introduction "basics" chapter and a "Rolling Box" demo. About 30 hours of instruction. While an introduction it hit's the ground running. Well suited for someone switching from Houdini from another 3D package and wants to understand the meat of how things work quickly. These lectures took a lot of time (and money) for me to create, and while I've closed down VizyAcky.com, I wanted to give these files a second life. Downloads PDF Notes and Houdini Files can be downloaded at: https://garman-herigstad.squarespace.com/shop-vizy-acky/ vol100 Houdini Intro Basics vol100 Houdini Intro Chapter 01 vol100 Houdini Intro Chapter 02 vol100 Houdini Intro Chapter 03 vol100 Houdini Intro Chapter 04 vol100 Houdini Intro Chapter 05 vol100 Houdini Intro Chapter 06 vol100 Houdini Intro Chapter 07 vol100 Houdini Intro Chapter 08 vol100 Houdini Intro Chapter 09 vol100 Houdini Intro Chapter 10 vol100 Houdini Intro Chapter 11 vol100 Houdini Intro Chapter 12 vol100 Houdini Intro Chapter 13 vol100 Houdini Intro Chapter 14 vol100 Houdini Intro Chapter 15 Houdini Rolling Box Tutorial -Enjoy Garman
  4. Houdini Particles Videos I have uploaded my Vizy Acky vol250 Particles video's to YouTube. There are Three Playlists (A,B,C) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5NBsOYkIRM&list=PLJBoGo6-CCyZocXjwLLu1crNj5Ja05spu Playlist "C" has some H12 to H13 transition tips. Very basic. The hip files and PDF notes can be found at GarmanHerigstad.com http://garmanherigstad.com/shop/
  5. Vizy Acky Particles Course Now On YouTube

    I've regrouped all my Houdini Training YouTube video's under several sets of playlists. They are much easier to find and follow now. https://www.youtube.com/user/vizylists These are now all at the bottom of my YouTube Channel Main Page. Houdini Math for Visual Effects: Garman's vol105 Class Houdini Introduction Course by Garman Herigstad: vol100 Garman's Intensive Intro to Houdini. (Don't knock it. There's things to be learned!) Houdini Particles: Garman's Vizy Acky vol250 Particles Course Houdini Effects: Various Video's by Garman Herigstad Notes and Houdini Hip Files can be downloaded from: http://garmanherigstad.com/shop-vizy-acky/ Enjoy -Garman
  6. I've regrouped all my Houdini Training YouTube video's under several sets of playlists. They are much easier to find and follow now. https://www.youtube.com/user/vizylists These are now all at the bottom of my YouTube Channel Main Page. Houdini Math for Visual Effects: Garman's vol105 Class Houdini Introduction Course by Garman Herigstad: vol100 Garman's Intensive Intro to Houdini. (Don't knock it. There's things to be learned!) Houdini Particles: Garman's Vizy Acky vol250 Particles Course Houdini Effects: Various Video's by Garman Herigstad Notes and Houdini Hip Files can be downloaded from: http://garmanherigstad.com/shop-vizy-acky/ Enjoy -Garman
  7. I've just released a new introduction course to Houdini. Made for those new to Houdini who may be trying to switch from another software and find themselves in "new interface hell." This is a very extensive introduction to Houdini with many many hours of lectures, hip files, a pdf book, and with or without my instructor support. I try to cover as many of the "how to I start to do this..." things in almost every area of the software. I also go over "How Houdini Thinks" and some of the hidden gems which seem to be just "below" the interface level but critical for understanding the software. From time to time I yawn during the lectures, just to assure you that at times I think it can be boring too! I have had over 25 years of production experience in film and television and share tidbits of knowledge from my experience. During those years I have done a lot of teaching, while on the job, at universities, vocational schools and with my online school, Vizy Acky. Many of my students have gone on to great jobs in LA, Vancouver, London, Hong Kong, Beijing and all points west. http://www.vizyacky....ses_vol100.html Contact me, Garman Herigstad, if you have any questions. garman@vizyacky.com
  8. The Houdini Classes listed in the Course page are all online classes. I currently don't offer any scheduled Houdini training at my Bellingham Studio, but plan to start in Fall 2013. -Garman
  9. Loving the PacNW

  10. Font comes up under moutain

    Can you write a very detailed description of all the things you want to have happen. It's difficult to give advice because there are so many things that could happen.
  11. Flip Fluids Jittering

    I have problems jittering on random frames with flip fluids. Any ideas why this may happen? Video
  12. is teaching Houdini and efx in Beijing.

  13. The SSS Diaries

    Here's my attempt at faked subsurface scattering... -Garman
  14. The SSS Diaries

    This is so cool!
  15. Hi, We're looking for Houdini (or the "M" word) Character Animation Teachers or good animators that can be groomed to teach. In Beijing China for 6-month terms. Please contact me: Garman Herigstad garman@vizyacky.com http://www.vizyacky.com
  16. Python Expression Cookbook

    Where's the Python Expression Cookbook which shows the same examples in the new syntax.
  17. Image Efx Challenge

    I've attached a frame from a movie file for an effect created in SOPs. There was no compositing, the image rendered with mantra. I can post a movie to the scad site, which appears to be down. Please, no answers from SCAD students, as I used this as a final exam question. -Garman
  18. trees

    One way to create a unique forest is to create a branch and tree factory. While not a tree, for the brooms in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone stone I created a branch factory which made some 300-plus different branches. The were variations in my L-systems / SOP setup so that when I played the animation, a different branch was created. One unique branch was written to disk for each frame of animations. After the branches were written to disk, I created a broom factory that read in the bgeo files from disk and combined and bent the branches into the various broom shapes. Writing the geometry to disk help me to keep Houdini from overloading. -Garman
  19. Alternative to xpdf

    Are there any alternatives to xpdf for viewing the Hoduini docs on LINUX. I can't get the docs help to work on LINUX and need to go to the directory and load them. And, booooo, xpdf doesn't show chapters or have a search. -Garman
  20. Image Efx Challenge

    Here, I've included the last frame of the sequence.
  21. new challenge

    I know!
  22. HP Red Hat utilities

    Does anyone know where to get the binaries for ABIword for Red Hat 7 specific for the new HP 4000?
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