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Procedural Modeling for Production in Houdini

Procedural Modeling for Production in Houdini

A 6 week course where students will learn how proceduralism can be used to create powerful modeling workflows
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Create powerful modeling workflows

Create powerful modeling workflows
This course will be an in-depth look into procedural modeling in Houdini; throughout the course, students will gain a strong understanding of how proceduralism can be used to create powerful modeling workflows. We will explore a variety of concepts used to create procedural assets, with each lesson having a finished product demonstrating the principles of that week. We will learn how to organize your workflows and create artist-friendly interfaces for reuseability. Together, we’ll create several finished model assets with fully procedural controls.
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Registration Period
Jul 19, 2023 - Oct 09, 2023
Course Start
Oct 06, 2023

Course Format


Skills Level

Intermediate to Advanced


6 weeks


Once a week


Individual recordings

Lecture Type

Due each week. Expect to spend 10-20 hrs/wk viewing lectures, Q&A, and time on assignments.
Strong understanding of Houdini SOPs & UI. Good understanding of VEX/VOPs.
Houdini (18.0)

The more you know, the better.

Build a generator to for creating a customizable chandelier | Explore how we can use point attributes to give extra levels of control & complexity through proceduralism | Learn the basic attributes used to control copies (N, up, pscale, scale)
Explore the tools we can use to get a hard-surface mechanical look | Explore methods of add slight imperfections to our setup to add believability | Learn methods for troubleshooting bad topology | See how, with the proper procedural setup, a “rig” comes for free, and we can control and pose the bird via the controls we created | Explore methods for adding a detail pass to our model
Build a generator for a cactus model | Explore how to use the topology of the mesh to generate ridges and spines | Build a generator for a succulent | Learn methods for duplicating and controlling the shape, bend, and distribution of the petals
Explore how we can paint areas on a terrain to specify where to populate geometry generation | Build generators for a few different coral reef types: Tubular, Digitate, Laminar Sheets, & Branching
Build the foundation of our pagoda | Create the base of the pagoda, generate stairs that match the height of the base, build repeatable stories, construct the roof, and add railing.
See how adding many simple layers of procedural detail can give complex looking, believable results | Continue working on our pagoda, adding extra detail to it | Add wooden columns and trim, doors, windows, a roof topper, and roof tiles.

Igniting your imagination

CG Supervisor
Course Start: Oct 06, 2023
David Ferreira was raised by the sea of Nazaré, Portugal. He graduated in Biology and then pursued studies in Architecture. During his third year, he had his first encounter with 3ds Max. David began to earn a substantial income from simple 3D projects, which led him to make the decision to abandon Architecture and embark on a career in Computer Graphics. This marked the inception of his primarily self-taught journey, with a focus on Architectural Visualization (Archviz). Over the years, he also worked as an instructor while maintaining the role of a generalist freelancer. Most recently, he achieved the position of a full-time CG Supervisor at Accenture Song VFX (formerly Mackevision).

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Jul 19, 2023 - Oct 09, 2023
COURSE BEGINS on Oct 06, 2023
Procedural Modeling for Production in Houdini

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