Important Note : All trainings require basic knowledge of Houdini UI and workflow.
procedural modeling in houdini
The idea behind this training is to learn how to build a fully procedural and variable armour on top of a custom character.
The primary aim of this training is to provide a project that will take the viewer through as much of Houdini as possible'. Letting them utilize all the various tools that Houdini provides for modeling and VFX to generate a detailed environment.
This training covers how to make furry creatures and hairstyles in Houdini
Procedural Texturing and Baking in Houdini
The purpose of this training is to make a variety of texture based objects via the various procedural textures and patterns available in Houdini. We shall then bake these objects out to textures using the Houdini bake ROP and use them to build shaders in any other render engine.
ornamental designs in houdini
This training covers various procedural methods on creating ornamental patterns and designs in Houdini. The methods includes standard procedural modeling, L-systems and voronoi fracture to generate a variety of patterns.
terrain building in houdini
This training is will cover the new height field tools introduced in Houdini 16. The training comprises of 5 projects that will cover techniques to create a variety of terrains.
The training is available for Redshift, Arnold, Octane and Mantra
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.
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.
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.