This class will take you from zero to hero with Houdini’s procedural workflow. You will gain confidence and experience in all areas of Houdini’s powerful 3D pipeline including procedural geometry, particles, fluids, dynamics, shading, lighting, and rendering. This is a great course to take before intermediate and advanced courses because it breaks down the fundamentals, giving you a deeper grasp on how Houdini works. Course is in development for Winter 2024.
What will make you a good Houdini User | How to navigate in the software | Setting projects | Introduction to the different contexts (obj/out/shop) | What are points/primitives/details/vertices? | Introduction to attributes and Geometry Spreadsheet | Introduction to main attributes : noises, pscale, id, Normals,ptnum, velocity | Adding variation and controlling attributes.
Introduction to SOP nodes | modeling with Curves | notion of pivot and centroid
| copy and transform
| notion of for each
Create cameras, light
| UVs in Houdini
| create material using noises, masks form attributes
| AOVs and light group creation
How to setup a clean and stable source for particles
| Velocity explained
| Simulation setup | use a noise to drive a simulation | particles rendering
Introduction to Voxels and VDB
| Static volume
| Setting up basic pyro sim
| Density and temperature explained
| Setting up collider
| How to render volumes.
Introduction to different type of vellum
| Setting up a vellum sim
| Vellum constraints
Introduction to RBD
*Different solvers explained
| Different approaches of creating source
| Constraints and active attribute
| Caching out RBD
Introduction to FLIP source, solver and meshing | Production oriented tips and advice
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