Weyland-Yutani replied to Eagle66's topic in General Houdini QuestionsHi guys, I have been browsing the forums for a while but I have never had the chance to post anything. I must say that I am also thrilled with Houdini. I started learning Maya, and of course at the beginning I started with tutorials to get to know the basic principles of VFX. I must agree with most of the people here: if you really need a tutorial to teach you every little detail you have to do to accomplish a certain task, I would direct you to learn 3ds Max, and have fun posting a bunch of videos of something that 100 other people have already done following an A-Z lesson. I feel Houdini might not be for you. I personally, have no problems adapting concepts taught on other packages to Houdini. Granted, this software is a handful to study, but the possibilities are endless. I plan to continue studying it for the years to come, because everything you do is out in the open, no tools are a black box you can't tweak. And of course, the core job of a VFX artist is solving problems, to make a specific effect work. Either way, I wish you the best in your VFX career. Phoebe.