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cmiVFX Releases SideFX Houdini Hip Tricks Volume 3 Training VideoHigh Definition Training Videos for the Visual Effects Industry

Princeton, NJ (May 12, 2011) – cmiVFX launches its latest training for the SideFX Houdini premiere digital visual effects animation software package. If two were not enough, we come back with the highly anticipated third, killer sibling, for the series! Following the amazing success of the first two titles from cmiVFX Hip Tricks, we bring another blockbuster release for you to master! Everything you want to know, delivered fast and furious, (as usual) through our ground breaking, ever evolving web based delivery player system. In this video, you’ll learn how to make production ready user friendly tools that will captivate your audience, time and time again. We are turning the Houdini world upside down, bringing a fresh look into its amazing tool set. As a testament to the power and flexibility of Houdini, we’ll try to keep it simple and comprehensible by encapsulating some of the higher end film techniques Houdini is famous for. If your dream is to do the impossible, Houdini is the software for you to achieve your objectives and cmiVFX is the trainer for you to achieve your inner greatness.

Our trainers are our customers, and our customers are our trainers. We supply training to the worlds top facilities, as well as educational and government institutions. Our staff members are cleared by the FBI for advanced training in fluid dynamics for homeland security. Our client list includes Pixar, Disney, ILM, Lucas, Tippet, Blur, Ubisfoft, Microsoft, Apple, JUST TO NAME A FEW). We train more international trainers for more software then any other online conglomerate.

Here at cmiVFX we maintain a current training library for the latest versions of popular software titles. When it comes to high end CG and VFX training, there is only once choice... cmiVFX!

Don’t forget about the cmiSubscription plan! Get one today. cmiVFX launched the most affordable subscription plan in Visual FX Training History for only $299 USD, and if you were a subscriber, this New Training Release would already be in your account. This video is also available a-la-cart in our brand new HTML5 player system.

Short DescriptionWelcome to the highly anticipated "HIP Tricks" Volume 3 video, created by CMIVFX and Varomix. A partnership like no other, this joint venture shows the true camaraderie that builds a solid CG pipeline. There is a reason that cmiVFX stands alone in the high end market…. IT'S NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART! We will work with ANYONE that has some fantastic techniques to offer… wether it is a student half way around the world, or another training company that wants to work with us on a video title. We hand pick together the brightest, most exciting people to make the best training the world has to offer. This time we get deeper and deeper into Houdini combining different techniques to get awesome results. Just sit back, relax and enjoy the show!

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Alien Crop Field Designs

Play the role of the young Alien Graffiti artist and create outstanding designs on crop fields! We`ll emulate crop field designs right within Houdini, in a simple, easy to understand lesson that any level of artist can follow. The technique we`ll learn allows you to quickly apply a lot of different effects, such as foot prints to your custom shots. You`ll be able to start using a basic text file as guide or a complex image file directly in your crop field system. This project open up doors, (or should we say celestial gateways?), to other effects related to our source material.

Making Hip ArtHip Art is well known for its beautiful repetitions. The technique uses tons of repetition and the subtle changes to express the individual artists minds in a way that is perfect for Houdini. Taking all of this into consideration, it becomes a perfect subject for our studies. Using both Houdini geometry displacements and render time displacements, we will make some images that will open your mind to a brand new kind of experience and help add a phenomenal amount of details to your projects.

Simple Crowd SystemThis simple crowd system will get you started on creating complex shots for your animations in a heart beat. It has a solid, easy to understand base for you to add crowds to any scene you desire. We’ll learn how to create different levels of proxy geometry directly from the high resolution source without loosing the main shape of the character. Alongside that, you`ll learn how to add randomness to get away with having repeating actions on your characters and avoid having them looking all the same, which is a common problem with first timers when building crowd systems. We’ll also prepare our system to adopt any custom character you might want to use. You can also use instances for particles and/or delayed loading. Get your crowd shots working flawlessly with some expert tips from Varomix!

Alvaro CastañedaAlvaro Castañeda, best known as "Varomix" is a 33 years old CG Generalist TD. He lost a little of his self back in 1993 at a Jurassic Park screening, and that totally changed his life. Toy Story finished the job in 1995 - there was no turning back!. He started his way in 3D back in 1998, first using 3ds Max, then Cinema4D and finally in 1999, he met Maya 2.0. Since then he has done CGI for print, web, TV, Film, DVD, I guess anything that has pixels in it!. He started using Houdini in 2002 shortly after Side Effects launched the Houdini Apprentice Program. He had also done on-set VFX Supervision and DOP Assisting.Project ContentsAll cmiVFX videos come with all the training materials you can need right from our website. No matter what time of day, your location, or how your feeling, cmiVFX will be there waiting for you!

This video is available today at the cmiVFX Store: http://store.cmivfx.com/

About cmiVFXcmiVFX is the leader in High Definition Video Training for the Visual Effects Community. Register for FREE and receive hours of FREE content at the cmiVFX Video-on-Demand Player. ( http://store.cmivfx.com/login ) For additional information about cmiVFX, visit http://www.cmivfx.com. © 2010 cmiVFX | cmiStudios. All rights reserved.

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