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  1. Learn Houdini through Video Tutorials

    Hey, everyone ! I know some of you are having hard times looking for a good Houdini tutorials? Found a really cool website with video tutorials. I like the author of the tutorial, he explains everything very clear. Just in case someone will need video tutorials , here’s the link to check full list of his tutorials: https://www.cgcircuit.com/instructor/tyler.bay Hope it helps! Best, Chris
  2. Senior FX TD - Image Engine Vancouver

    Senior FX TDs will act as an example to and mentor junior artists. They will deliver all tasks within the required timeframe. They will be capable of assisting production to answer questions related to FX work; both ongoing and upcoming. In addition, they will assist junior artists regarding techniques, and approaches for FX. They will guide junior artists through the workflow process within the department to explain how their work connects to other departments. Senior FX TDs will proactively seek solutions with FX Leads and members of other departments. They will communicate with other departments, ensuring they receive data to resolve shot related issues. Senior FX TDs will work with their Supervisor and Leads to implement technical and creative solutions to shows. They may be required to balance multiple shows and communicate with other Leads/artists that are assigned to the show to ensure continuity. They will potentially assist in the Lead role on a short term basis in the event of an absence or production needs require it. They will participate in team meetings when necessary. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES · Create multiple types of realistic and believable effects (ie. rigid body and particle dynamics, procedural geometry generation, fluid dynamics and cloth simulations) with minimal supervision and within the studio pipeline · Address your Leads critiques and comments while providing solutions to aesthetic issues to improve the shot; and maintaining a quality level as described by your Supervisor/ Lead · Provide dailied versions for assigned tasks in an agreed upon time by your Supervisor/ Lead · Attend dailies, reviews, and team meetings as required · Work with FX team, as required, to maintain shot continuity; as well as, support other departments (Lighting, Compositing, etc) to ensure information is communicated up and down the pipeline · Provide input regarding existing tools and interfaces for FX pipeline and provide solutions for technical problems that may arise in a shot, sequence or with a film format · Assist members of the FX team to learn and grow their skills to meet their career aspirations by providing informal feedback, tips and tricks, and encouragement · Estimate the time required for tasks and provide accurate progress reports · Mentor junior artists EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE · 5 years+ of feature film/TV production experience · Demonstrated work experience with Houdini · Strong understanding of natural phenomenon and how to replicate them using FX techniques, good knowledge of the underlying mathematical principles and a desire to learn more depending on the requirements of each project SKILLS AND ABILITIES Technical skills · Ability to train work in Houdini · Able to create multiple types of FX from simple to difficult with a minimum of supervision · Strong aptitude for technical workflow challenges such as directory structure, file formats, naming conventions, scripts, automation tools, automated dailies, etc. · HScript is a minimum requirement, python scripting preferred · Python scripting, C++ and RenderMan shader coding is a bonus · Experience with other solvers and simulation tools (e.g. Naiad, realflow, Bullet, Blastcode, etc) is a bonus Core skills · Ability to assist bids; determine the timeframe and scope required for each project · Ability to troubleshoot and deal with competing priorities · Excellent problem solver who can focus on detail, while maintaining the whole picture · The ability to work alongside, communicate with, and understand the requirements of Animators, CG and VFX Supervisors, Assets Department, Creature FX, Lighting, Comp, R&D and Pipeline developers · Excellent time management and communication skills
  3. Hi all So I have a question about the new versions of the For-Each node, particularly the Numbers one, I have been following a tutorial from Anastasia Opera, and during the tutorial she uses a For-Each subnetwork node now I understand what this node is doing collecting the data from the box_id, Anastasia also gave the node a stamp name which will be used a bit later on for a blast node to specifically target some points following the local path hence why the stamp name was given to the For-Each Subnetwork node in order to lead a path towards a node that contains specific points with a number that is less than 3 which I understand is the point number and can also see it infant of me.... but now here is where I get confused in the new version of Houdini 17 the Subnetwork node has been disabled and be re-enabled but instead I would like to understand what on earth is up with the new For-Each Numbers node, it has some weird dodgy layout that just throughs me right off!! I would not mind trying to re-create the tutorial using this new node but its proving to be a challenge as I have no idea where to place the nodes that help in set things up for procedural modelling which I have tried to place things in myself but ended up with nothing but more errors. if someone could please help that would really awesome and I would really appreciate it. Kindly Ahmet .B
  4. I know Houdini focus has been VFX, I have few questions regarding cinematic pipeline. Hero characters, close shots UDIM-s etc. I know by the fact UDIM-s are used in films and often also on hero characters and in VFX pipeline. Main reasin is that you have more control over texture details on specific model. For example: If i have a character face and i need specific part of that face to be more detailed then other i have udim-s and that specific part (UDIM tile / UV tile) that covers that area of face has higher UV texture resolution thus means that that area can have more detailed / higher rez textures. Now typical pipeline i understand is so called Sketch to screen workflow. (same workflow that Aaron Sims Creative Studio uses) and many others. 1. Model is sculpted 2. Model retopology is done (retopo that supports and follows basics for topo that is needed for animation) 3. Model is animated (in maya or houdini) 4. Model is textured (ptex or UV-s) 5. VFX is created 6. Look dev that means shaders are created, lights are created etc) 7. VFX compositing (nuke etc) 8. and final shot(s) are rendered. What i struggle is how to proceed with my pipeline. Need to focus on specific things and not to try study full program as houdini is huge. Need to take one project and step by step try to complete it. SO at the moment regarding my project> 1. Sculpting part is done 2. Retopology part is done 3. UV-s are done (Used Unfold 3D( and model has UDIM UV-tiles 4, Model is tegxtured in Mari (So now model has UDIM textures) tho i was thinking for second to try ptex also but i think it does not support xyz texturing method. And now i am strugeling with shader building as there are not many good tutorials regarding Houdini skinn shader-s. And not getting good result with those. For second i was thinking to use substance painter as in that case you do not have to build shader from scratch. Example https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaUoYyWfMzE&t=75s But problem is that Substance does not have fully implemented full UDIM-s support. It does support UDIM-s but you cant paint seamlesly over model that has UDIM-s. Explained here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihQTBc_e8DM So now i was thinking may be i can do skin shader in Maya as there are way more maya btutorials regarding UDIM-s and skin shaders then there is Houdini, But as my plan was also to create VFX effect i would try to do it in Houdini. And now arises question can i do VFX in houdini and shaders in maya and some how bring those over to Houdini or vice versa_
  5. Houdini Fur Artist Needed Outpost VFX UK

    **CALLING ALL SENIOR GROOM TD's** Short 4 week Contract Available at Outpost VFX to work on something mammoth... . Fur experience using Houdini is essential! If you are looking for a short term gig to squeeze in before Xmas then drop me an email on talent(at)outpostvfx(dot)co(dot)uk or message me direct. All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK, Remote work is not possible for this role.
  6. Breakdowns & Reels

    Hi The below link is my YouTube channel in which i will be posting Recent and best of vfx breakdowns and show reels. Which will be for self motivation and fx reference.. Hope will be useful for some one... https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNhBrSWTST2igLPaE_13uDw/featured https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNhBrSWTST2igLPaE_13uDw/videos
  7. VFX to Realtime Transition

    Hello fellow Houdini users, I've been thinking of changing industries from VFX to real-time (games or VR) and wanted to ask if any of you have had similar transitions and if you could share that experience? I'm also aware that there are tons of game/Unity tutorials from SideFX and other sources available online, but I've yet to find any that are specific for VFX artists. And also because of the abundance of material, it's pretty overwhelming to figure out a good starting point. If you can share some resources that would be great. Thanks!
  8. Hello everybody! I am glad to present you my latest tutorial “Liquid pixels simulation. Houdini tutorial”.
  9. Hi guys! I would like to share here my latest personal project. Everything done in Houdini and Mantra Hope you like it. Youtube Version: Shark_Youtube.mp4
  10. Hey guys, My name is Daniel Moreno, I am an Effects Artist based in Sao Paulo. Brazil. I have many years of experience with Maya and Realflow, and about 2 years Houdini. My main expertise is Fluid Simulations but Having been doing a lot of other things as well. This page has my Bio, Resume and Reels: http://danmoreno.com/v05/#about-us http://vimeo.com/danmoreno http://linkedin.com/in/danmoreno/ http://facebook.com/danmoreno3k PS: How do I embed vimeo here? Daniel Moreno
  11. Hey ODforce! I recently published the next installment of the Houdini For The New Artist series. This course is all about making Houdini easier to learn, and you can watch the first chapter for free! Here's the link: http://bit.ly/2okYpY4 Some of the main topics include: Chapter 1: How to understand and set up DOP networks Using SOP attributes with the dynamic context Forces Particles Life & Variance How to use groups Rendering Particles Sub-steps, Sub-frames, & Time-Steps Caching Sub-steps & Practical Applicaitons Chapter 2: Texturing & Lighting Techniques How to Integrate a Substance Painter Workflow with Houdini Spot Lights, Area Lights, & Artistic Considerations When Placing Key Lights Utilizing Light Attenuation Gobos Aim Constraints, Near-attenuation Techniques for Reading & Emphasizing Form While Lighting How to Make Light Blockers Shadow Masking Techniques for Controlling Light Placement Component-based Lighting Light Linking Chapter 3: HDAs, Velocity, Normals, and & VOPs What is an HDA? How do you make one? Data Types & Adding user Parameters Booleans, Switch Nodes, & Parameter Behaviors Additional HDA Modifications What is Velocity? What are Normals? An Introduction to the Point Wrangle Introduction to VOPs How to Blend Materials Basic Noise Parameters Additional VOP Techniques Chapter 4: Geometry Types, Animation, & CHOPs Geometry Types & Attributes Introduction to Volumes Animation Basics Channel Groups, Animation Layers, & Motion Trails Introduction to CHOPs Curve Constraints, CHOPS with DOPs, & Additional Settings Chapter 5: Rendering & Compositing Introduction to Multi-pass Compositing Rendering Concepts How to Use Takes Rendering Multiple Jobs De-noising passes Compositing Basics with Houdini Thanks for watching! - Tyler
  12. New to houdini

    Hi my name is abhigyan and i just joined this forum. I am new to houdini for almost 3-4 months at max. I was learning c4d and after effects before that. I love programming as well(python, javascript). The thing is as much as I love houdini I get confused as to how I go about learning it. It feels so overwhelming. No matter how many tutorials I watch I am just not able to grasp some concepts. How do I go about it? I am sorry if I didnt follow some rules here since I am new.
  13. Hello everyone : Some test using my tool for creating procedural Tree growing and Rigging : Tutorial Trailer : link to Tutorial : https://www.hossamfx.org/trees-rigging-in-houdini/ thanks Hossam Aldin Alaliwi www.hossamfx.org
  14. Houdini Python Tools

    You can see it here : https://gumroad.com/l/oIDpL
  15. The Artist's Guide to Technical Direction in Houdini - Volume 0: Hscript Back in 2005 I got my start as an intern at Side Effects Software Inc. Over the past decade of using Houdini, I've worked around the world in the film (Starz Animation, Dr. D, Digital Domain) and games (The Coalition, BioWare, EA Motive) industries. In this time, I've had the pleasure of working with many artists who were new to Houdini and sharing some of the insight I've gained. While most people are pretty excited to get their hands on the flashier parts of the software such as FLIP and Pyro, I think that Houdini's greatest strength comes from it's sheer flexibility. And that flexibility is something that only opens up the deeper you delve into how things work. What I like most about Houdini is discovering new ways of doing things. One complaint I've heard time and again, is that after following a tutorial, new artists are often left with something that looks pretty but with little understanding of how anything actually works. I'm always hearing complaints about how steep the learning curve is with Houdini. I'm seeking to help fix that with 7 hours of new training material that focus specifically on HScript scripting in Houdini. This course I've designed for artists who are either lacking a technical background, or who may have experience in other packages but want to understand Houdini better. We'll avoid creating pretty things in this series. Instead, I want to keep a sharp focus on how things work. That means learning about procedural networks, variables and attributes, functions, and for-each loops. Most importantly, I address how to self-learn Houdini. My hope is that this course will build a solid foundation for you to get the most of any future training you pursue and help you to understand how to get the most out of your Houdini networks. If you'd like to become more adept at scripting in Houdini, please consider signing up for my course: https://mixtrn.com/course/the-artists-guide-to-technical-direction-in-houdini-hscript/ Have a Great Day!
  16. Houdini For The New Artist

    Download the Course Files & Watch for Free at CG Circuit https://www.cgcircuit.com/tutorial/houdini-for-the-new-artist Hello ODFORCE! I'm very excited to share my first Houdini course titled: Houdini For the New Artist Houdini for The New Artist is perfect for anyone interested in learning Houdini for the first time. To keep things interesting, we learn about the basics while building "Alfred the Rhino" from scratch. If you're looking for an intro tutorial that gives you a bit of everything, fun to work with, and straight to the point - this is for you. Be sure to check out the full course and download the course files and practice along. Thank you for watching! Course Outline Intro 42s The Interface 12m 26s Setting up Our Project 12m 53s Utilizing Attributes 10m 47s Caching 8m 23s Applying Materials 9m 55s Adding the Backdrop 6m 41s Basic Shading Parameters 5m 36s Lighting 9m 30s Rendering 12m 29s
  17. "Foreword" - MULMO

    Hi guys, Here is a new MULMO piece of work, fx all done using Houdini, enjoy! ludo
  18. Introduction to FX using Houdini - workshop

    Hey what's up guys, Only 1 week left to sign up for my fast-track Houdini workshop "Introduction to FX using Houdini". Limited student capacity! Over the course of 9 weeks and 33+ hours of tutorial content students learn how to do procedural modeling, particle-, RBD-, pyro-, FLIP- and whitewater simulations. On top of that we're going to talk about lighting, shading, rendering and we're going to dive deep into VEX scripting. I would love to answer any questions that you might have!!! Cheers, Manu Find the complete course syllabus here: https://www.cgmasteracademy.com/courses/16-intro-to-fx-using-houdini Also for more detailed information on the workshop, check out an interview that was done on 80.lv recently: https://80.lv/articles/making-first-steps-in-vfx-with-procedural-tools/ Here's a quick teaser:
  19. Hello! I want to present you my latest project! Did a test of cloud and fire, the video below. Hip_file is available for download hip file https://gum.co/IlDLG
  20. Dear odforce, I want to show you this short teaser, which without the treasure of knowledge and tips found within these forums, I would not have been able to create. Please take the minute that it lasts () to watch it, and turn your volume up! A little bit about the project: a former boss at a studio in which I worked needed a quick, raw and eye-catching portfolio teaser that would be independent from client-work. A project that would be created entirely by ourselves, and that would serve as a portfolio-item in the end. I had mentioned to him the idea of having something caught in the moment of shattering, as a photograph, and he found some images that kicked our motivation off. He told me to take this project under my wing, and leave everything up to me.. so my expectations were very high. Based off of the photography, all fracturing-methods felt very CG, and despite how complex my fracturing-setup was, I always ended up seeing these eye-sores which were the typical convex voronoi pieces. Then comes H16 with its new boolean method. The possibility of using custom cutters as surfaces to pre-fracture an object, and simming it with perfectly stable results, changed the game. I started seeing how much customizing I could add to the overall fracture, via VOPS, VEX and everything that makes Houdini what it is (you know what I mean). The rnd of a whole year went to the trash and I put all my hopes into this new method, and after ~220 logged hours, I am really proud to present this fully CG short. You can find some more details to the process in the Vimeo description, and please feel free to ask anything I haven't mentioned. I completely forgot to share this project here, so having just recently updated the video (minor details + new audio) I am doing it now. I truly hope you like it! Chris 08052017_bustshatter-wip01.mp4 12052017_bustshatter.v2-wip01.mp4 14052017_bustshatter-wip01.mp4 14052017_bustshatter-wip02.mp4 15052017_bustshatter-wip01.mp4 18052017_bustshatter.v5-wip02.mp4
  21. HOUDINI FX- RENASCENCE PROGRAM PROMO VIDEO: Welcome, soldier! Are you ready to demolish buildings, flood cities or maybe, making a stadium sprout from the underground? These are just some of the things that you will be able to learn in Houdini FX Renascence Program. At Houdini FX Renascence Program, we train you to face any FX project successfully. We have tried our best to offer you the best material. This course has been meticulously structured to take your FX skills to the next level so that you will be able to find a job in a top VFX studio in the future or maybe, become a successful FX freelancer. Our commitment, as an online school, is to offer the best learning experience in the market. Therefore, all our content is available in English and Spanish. HOW IT WORKS This course will be delivered via video only. We will work on weekly projects, so will have to meet the assigned challenges. Keep in mind that these assignments will make up interesting material for your «Demo Reel». Likewise, we will give you access to the Facebook support group, where you can interact with your instructor and classmates. The course is divided into 4 modules: MODULE I The Awakening (8 weeks) We will start by explaining how to take your first steps in the software. The content is highly optimized to get you familiar with Houdini in a dynamic and productive way. We won’t talk about every menu or button; all this information will be explained on-the-go, along with the training. Our priority is to make you feel comfortable from the start. You will find out about the main nodes in Houdini, you will learn to move around the interface and we will teach you how to control points and particles (points, pops and grains). At the end of this module, you will be able to create simulations of rain, sand, snow, perspiration, sparks, ashes, confetti, fireworks, bubbles, and much more. This is not a lighting and rendering course, but we will teach you everything you need to submit your project with a perfect final look. MODULE II Fire Inception (8 weeks) Explosions, fire, smoke, clouds … everything you have been waiting for! This module is full of action. We will focus on learning to emit and control volumes, using of one of the most powerful solvers in Houdini, i.e., “Pyrosolver”. You will learn different methods to accelerate your simulations, always working as quickly and efficiently as possible. We will teach you how to create shaders that will make your simulation look realistic. Recycle! Every setup created during these 8 weeks, can be reused to create new scenes. MODULE III Rise of the Fallen (8 weeks) You will become a weapon of mass destruction! You will learn to perform different types of fractures and we will provide you with all the tools to control and choreograph your simulations. In this third module, you will put together everything you have learned so far to create complex scenes using particles and volume. Breaking objects, demolishing buildings or splitting a land into two lots, are just some of the challenges you will face here! MODULE IV Deep Dive (8 weeks) We will have to put out the fire after the chaos… This is the final module of the course, and here you will learn to work with FLIP, which is the Houdini’s solver to create liquids. You will recreate infinite oceans and simulate water. You will learn how to create foam, bubble and spray passes. Finally, we will teach you how to deal with the different viscosities to get simulations of blood, chocolate, honey, yogurt, caramel, etc. APPLY TO THE RENASCENCE PROGRAM NOW AND GET 25% OFF!* 399$ 299$ http://houdini.training/
  22. Access "dead" attribute in a point

    I was reading some comments on how the @dead attribute generated by particle streams changes to 1 in the subframe before being reaped by the solver. Is there anyway to access this attribute after the simulation? For example, if I wanted to create a static point in that same position as the particle that is going to die? By the way, the generated particles are not from a POP Network, but yes from a FLIP simulation.
  23. Hello everyone! How would you go about making the bubbles generated from a whitewater sim to last a few frames on the surface of the fluid before being killed? Thanks, Diogo
  24. FLIP Collision and behaviours

    Hello, I come from a Realflow background where you adjust the collision settings like roughness and bounce within the menus of the object of collision. In houdini there are 2 places where I see the same settings, and I don't know if both of them affect the simulation (if not, then wich one?): FLIP Object -> Properties -> Physical. Static Object -> Physical. In Realflow there was a parameter that easily let me escalate the intensity of the collisions, meaning that some objects would create bigger disturbance and higher splashes (not affecting the global forces on the scene). In Houdini I thought the equivalent was Velocity Scale on collisions, and I tried to change the value to 0 only to find out that not much changed in the splashes generated by the collisions... Any idea how to achieve this difference in intensity? Thanks
  25. FLIP Spray not colliding

    Hello every one, I am doing a regular FLIP simulation where I have my particles colliding properly with a passive object. I have added a whitewater dopnetwork from shelf, and I re-created the collision setup in there. When I add foam and spray, everything goes as expected, but the spray just goes ballistic and completly ignores th collision borders. In the capture below you have an example of the overshooting particles (the ones making the correct form are the regular corefluid FLIP particles).
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