If you’ve been wanting to get a better handle of VOPs in Houdini then the time has come! Adam Swaab is back with all new training devoted to VOPs. Eighteen chapters to get you up to speed with one of Houdini’s most powerful features. He even throws in some VEX to wet your appetite. This tutorial goes through the ins and outs of VOPS, going through many short examples to get you ready to harness the full power of VOPS. We also do a quick intro to pure coding in vex, as vex is the underlying language of VOPS. In the final […]
Tolya Shuverov walks us through the creation of a procedural spider web.
This masterclass describes a new RPC feature introduced in Houdini Engine 2.0, called Thin Client. Thin Client extends the reach of Houdini Engine by moving Houdini simulations to a separate server process and helps to solve dependency problems, utilize multiple concurrent Houdini simulations, distribute computations on the network and integrate Houdini Engine with hosts on a wider variety of platforms.
In this tutorial I show you how freezing or ice effect can be created inside Houdini 15. There are many ways for creating this effect and this training shows one of the simplest methods. I hope you enjoy this… For more information please visit vfxhomeland.com
Ben Watts looks at creating a very organic effect that is useful for many things including the spreading of shader attributes, growing / joining polylines or even liquid growth style effects.
Here is another great Masterclass from Side Effects getting into all things technical with Houdini’s native renderer Mantra. Houdini 15 introduces many enhancements to the Mantra renderer, adding exciting new features and building on existing strengths. New features include quality metrics, adaptive sampling, texture & surface baking and render check-pointing. This class provides a mix of the theory behind the new features and practical techniques to help get you started using them in production. Sample files for this masterclass: bit.ly/1Gtfi92
What is procedural modeling and animation anyways? Here is a great video to get you started in understand the Houdini workflow. Brought you by none other than Rohan Dalvi. This video aims to explain what exactly is Procedural modeling and animation and how it applies to Houdini.
Rohan Dalvi creates a disintegration effect in Houdini using an animated noise map along with some other useful tricks.