Important Note : All trainings require basic knowledge of Houdini UI and workflow.
Kindly read - Changes in Houdini since version 13 and how they affect my training videos.
making dessert in houdini
This training is an update to the Tea and Cookies training. The training covers fairly similar topics such as modeling, shading, lighting and rendering. The primary difference is that instead of Mantra the training focuses on using the third party render engines namely, Redshift, Octane and Arnold.
volumetric rendering in houdini and octane
mantra add-on is now available
This training is a series of small projects that will cover the building and rendering of a variety of volumetric rendering effects such as clouds, pyro shaders, nebulas, volume lights, volume fogs , etc.
hard surface modeling in houdini
This training covers the process of building a highly detailed sci-fi power module and it's surrounding environment entirely from scratch in Houdini. To model this scene we shall use a combination of poly modeling, NURBS, VDB and a little bit of VOPS. This training will also help highlight the advantages of having a procedural system while building complex models and environments. The final chapter will take a look at how to render the scene in Octane Standalone by exporting the scene using Alembic.
other commercial training
houdini rocket ship
This training series is meant to take the viewer through a majority of the aspects of Houdini via a single project. The project will cover a wide range of topics including Procedural Modelling, Environment Generation, CHOPs, Rigid Body Dynamics, Constraints Network, Smoke Simulation, Materials, Lighting using HDR images, setting up Takes and passes and final rendering and compositing.
procedural vehicle modeling in houdini
This training demonstrates how to use Houdini to create a parametric vehicle. Over the course of this training we will see how to use Houdini's basic polygon modeling techniques to create a fully controllable and procedural Vehicle model and also set up all the various parameters required to control and animate the vehicle.
shader building and digital assets in Houdini
This training is a continuation of the Texture Building Series.
In this training we take a look at how to convert shader trees into usable Digital Assets. The purpose of the training is to help simplify the material building process in Houdini. We take the PBR shader nodes and convert those into usable Digital Assets that we can then use in production. We also make digital assets to help make the day to day workflow of shader building simpler.
user interfaces and motion graphics in houdini
The aim of this commercial training is to take you through the process of creating the Motion Graphics animation you are seeing in the promo.
texture building and materials in houdini
The main purpose of this training is to help users understand the texture and material building system in Houdini. The topics covered in this training range from a basic understanding of using color maps, using patterns and noise maps, modifying and distorting UV maps, using For Loop to create complex repeating and random textures and also creating a custom physically based shader using the physically based shading nodes available in Houdini.
Tea and Cookies with Houdini
This is a two part commercial training in Houdini. The training will take you through various aspects of Houdini including, Polygonal Modeling, Procedural modeling, Dynamics, Shader Building, Lighting, Rendering and Color Grading.
the floating islands of houdini
This 3 part commercial training series takes you through the process of creating the floating islands image in Houdini. The course covers various topics such as terrain modeling, modeling vines and creepers, grass generation, L-systems, Custom plant and tree modeling, Fluids, Rigid Body Dynamics, building custom forces, particles and lighting and rendering the final image.
gears of houdini
this relatively small beginner level training series is primarily focused on creating parametric objects in Houdini and then converting them into Digital Assets. The training will also look at animating the gears using simple maths and also creating specific metal and plastic shaders for the gears.