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  1. Hi everyone! Following the success of our GridMarkets Featured Houdini Artist profiles, we are excited to introduce our new series of Featured Animation Schools. The focus of our first feature is CG Spectrum Film and Game School, based in Melbourne, Australia. We'll get the opportunity to learn some advanced displacement techniques for materials from CG Spectrum’s Houdini instructor, Ben Fox, who kindly shares one of his video tutorials with us. http://www.gridmarkets.com/cgspectrum.html Let us know what you think, Patricia and the rest of the GridMarkets team
  2. Hi all! Our new GridMarkets Houdini Artist Profile features Alessandro Pepe, Lead FX TD at Framestore, Los Angeles. He shares a detailed and systematic tutorial on how to create cigarette smoke using Houdini: www.gridmarkets.com/alessandro-pepe.html For more information on Alessandro's work, visit his website: www.alessandropepe.com For more Houdini tips go to: http://pepefx.blogspot.com/ We hope you'll like Alessandro's amazing tutorial! Patricia and the GridMarkets team
  3. Paint Cracking Method

    Hey all. I tend to read these sorts of forums a lot but never actually contribute anything, so I figured I should change that. Here's a somewhat lengthy write up of an approach to peeling paint off of a wall: http://www.pixelninja.design/paint-flakes-in-houdini/ I haven't been using Houdini long (only a couple of months) so there's probably much better ways of doing this. If so, let me know! Hopefully it's easy enough to follow along with. Blog/tutorial writing isn't something I generally do, so if you've got any feedback I'd love to hear it. Edit: added a hip file as per a request paintFlakes.hipnc
  4. Goodman Houdini tutorial ( Tiger on Fire ) Houdini 12-15 Pyro system Price:49 $ This Houdini tutorial has 5.5 hours in length,the first 2 sections will be free, and will open to download very soon. In this tutorial, i have shared ton of Houdini Pyro production experience which i always use during the last 6 years movie production process. I will put on more details about this amazing Houdini tutorials later Contact me for more info at: goodmanhoudini@gmail.com https://vimeo.com/173249803 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rp851gDQZk8&feature=youtu.be Section 1 Free https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lncWHhjEaJc Section 2 Free https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StOZVF4o-cI also you can download the video to watch on your local PC _________________________________________ This is REAL production experience sharing,can save you time!!!!!!!! we are not the tutorial provider only "translate" Houdini parameters, but we share the experience to you, and help you to improve your Houdini skill. To find FX job or to make your Houdini effect making easier, reduce your working hours per-shot! and make you more competitive! Join us, i'm sure you will not regret! You are able to produce the SAME look after you finish this Houdini tutorial, We are not the tutorial maker to only show you a fancy cover image to make you purchase!
  5. Our new GridMarkets Simulation and Render Submission tutorial is out! Our new video tutorial describes how to submit a Houdini render or simulation to GridMarkets. A sample .hip file can be found at the bottom of the following page to help you to get started: How to submit a render or simulation to GridMarkets
  6. Hello everyone, Our next Houdini artist feature has been published! French Houdini artist and FX Supervisor Niels Prayer shares his thoughts on how to use Houdini efficiently and creatively: GridMarkets Houdini Artist Profile: Niels Prayer As always, we hope you enjoy the feature, Patricia and the GridMarkets team
  7. Hello everyone, Our new Houdini artist feature is out! FX TD Tim Sepulveda tells us a bit about his life and about how to master fur in Houdini: www.gridmarkets.com/tim-sepulveda I hope you like it, Patricia and the GridMarkets team
  8. Hi everyone, The new GridMarkets Houdini artist feature is out! Johnny Farmfield, Houdini artist from Sweden, shows us how working with attributes is key to understanding the Houdini workflow. Don't miss his entertaining and extensive tutorial. Have a great week, Patricia and the GridMarkets team
  9. Intro To VOPS in Houdini

    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
  10. 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
  11. Learn VEX from Double Negative Senior FX TD Beau Garcia in a new Pluralsight course! Creating Custom Houdini Solvers with VEX Wrangles Often while working on high-end feature films, TV shows, or commercials, it is necessary to create completely procedural setups that are both robust and controllable. This new course, “Creating Custom Houdini Solvers with VEX Wrangles”, is designed to teach you techniques and workflows to help achieve exactly that. In this course, you will learn how to create sophisticated setups that are required to achieve a completely procedural sticky slime system. First, you will learn to utilize Wrangle nodes extensively with VEX scripting to create a dynamic Sticky Constraint Solver that will be the driving force behind the whole system. In addition to the Sticky Constraint Solver, you will learn how Wrangle nodes can be used inside a DOP Network to control a Position-Based Dynamics Solver, otherwise known as the Grain Solver. The course will also take you through how FLIP simulations can be used to complement the effect. By the end of this course, you'll have the practical skills to achieve robust, controllable and procedural setups for high-end Houdini VFX projects.
  12. NEW TUTORIAL: Alembic Vector Motion Blur Tutorial- A Houdini, Maya, Arnold and Fusion or Nuke Workflow Thanks for watching and Sharing! If you have any suggestion, please come them in! Thanks
  13. Learning Houdini

    If you are interested in learning Houdini, you might like Gridmarkets' new artist profile featuring Australian Houdini artist Ben Watts. He produces awesome VFX tutorials, both for C4d and Houdini. Also, don't forget to check out the list of online Houdini learning recommendations at the bottom of our feature‬: http://www.gridmarkets.com/ben-watts.html Good luck on your path to mastering cool new effects! Patricia and the rest of the Gridmarkets team
  14. Crowds in H15

    Hey, finally my H15 Crowd tutorial was released on Digital Tutors/Pluralsight. It covers the preparation of animated characters for the crowd system, several behaviours/states/transitions and ragdoll effects! In the end you will have a complete crowd scenario with hundreds of agents and more than 8 different animation clips + ragdoll.. Here you can take a look and feel free to get in contact with me for any further questions and/or feedback Crowds in H15 Just a quick side note...as SideFX is improving the crowd system a lot (even with every daily build) there is now the possibility to import animations directly from the FBX file, which makes the preparation process easier, but nevertheless I think its good to understand whats going on under the hood and you can also start with a later lesson, where all agents are already cached out... Cheers
  15. [SOLVED] H15 crowd simulation error

    Hello everyone, I recently installed H15 on my system and tried to follow zombie hit tutorial from sidefx ( ). Everything went fine except when ball hits the first zombie, it disappears and only first zombie appears to affected and that too in very weird way. I followed the tutorial thoroughly. I have attached the scene file and video. I don't know why it happened. Thanks in advance. EDIT: Problem fixed. Forgot to put collision layer for all. zombiev1.hip zombie_error_video.rar
  16. 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
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  18. Hi! I tracked some footage in PF Track, and everything seemed good. My test geo didn't slip or slide around. I exported it as Houdini Script. Brought it into Houdini, trackers all showed up along with the camera. But when I put the image sequence into the Camera background everything is sliding. The trackers don't match up with the background. I don't think my track was as way off as it seems with the background plate. Is there another reason why background sequence and trackers wouldn't be matching up? Any information is great! Thanks!
  19. Hi Folks! My new tut is uploaded. Hope it will help! Please share with me if you have some better suggestion on this technique. THANKS in advance! CHEERS! Link:
  20. Houdini Tool Development

    Great news from School Online VFX! We are going to start English group on the program Houdini Tool Development. The first lesson is beginning on September 19th. This program will be useful for technical specialists, engaged in Pipeline construction, instruments creation, technology development, etc. We are waiting for houdini VFX artists, especially FX TD and all Houdini artists, who want to explore Python and improve the quality and productivity of their work. See details and videos: http://onlinevfx.ru/course-and-masters/142-houdini-tool-development-eng
  21. Hey everyone! After about year and a half after I switched to Houdini from Autodesk Softimage I decided to create series of tutorials with a things I`ve learned so far. 3 is ready for now, the target is to make 10 =) Plexus-like effect Prometheus-inspired "scan" effect - Sound driven deforms on animated garment All sources are available for download in video description on Vimeo. I`ll update this post as new tutorials will be available. UPDATE: Number 04 - VEX trails on vortex-like points movement
  22. Introduction to POP Grains

    Hello Everyone, This tutorial provides a brief introduction to the POP grains solver or the new Position Based Dynamics which has been introduced in Houdini 14. There is also a simple tip on how to create the PLEXUS effect in Houdini towards the end of the video ( Go to Minute 43.00 for the plexus effect) The video covers the following topics - Setting up a Grain Source Manually setting up POP grains Adding Forces Adding collision objects Clumping Constrains Attributes to control Clumping and Constraints Modifying the attributes using VOPS You can download the file from the blog rohandalvi.net/blog/ regards Rohan Dalvi
  23. Hello everyone, I wanted to introduce my new training. The aim of this commercial training is to take you through the process of creating the Motion Graphics animation shown in the promo. The idea is to create a variety of User Interface and Motion Graphics elements using a combination of SOPs, Particles and CHOPs in Houdini. The training will also cover setting up the materials, rendering and an overview of the final compositing in After Effects. The training is broken into 3 parts. Each part will cover the creation of individual elements required for the final animation. Final Animation Trailer Link to training http://www.rohandalvi.net/motion-graphics I have also put up a few free training videos over the last few weeks. I am putting the links for those down below as well Interior Rendering in Houdini Grow Ivy How to sell Digital Goods ( For anyone who is interesting in selling their own training videos) regards Rohan Dalvi
  24. Hi, folks! My new tutorial is arrived. It's about how to make crown splash like real flow IOWaterBlast. If you have any suggestion accroding to this tut and the techniques, please share! Thanks a lot!
  25. CG Workshop - Intro To Houdini 14

    Hey Everyone, CG Workshop is currently enrolling for the Intro To Houdini 14 course. I will cover a variety of material and get into many technical low level concepts, such as the math, geometry, and trigonometry involved in gaining complete control over an effect. When it comes to making great FX, there aren't any push-­button solutions. This course helps to lay that groundwork to understand what is going on under the 'hood'. I will take you step-­by-­step through the construction using production techniques in Houdini, right from looking at the UI and procedural modeling in Week 1, and eventually on to particles, grains and fluids. We will cover methods that give complete control when you're procedurally fracturing geometry, creating dust and debris, dissolving effects, as well as procedural animation and modeling, to name a few. http://training.cgsociety.org/course/introduction-to-fx-using-houdini Check it out and let me know if you have any questions! Spencer
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