Learning Houdini

Learning Houdini

Learning Houdini is an Intermediate level tutorial on 3D + Animation, compiled by the creator, Scott Pagano. This tutorial is a critical pillar for a person who needs to excel in his/her 3D + Animation skills. It provides you a thorough grip on 3D + Animation, Animation, Photography, Video, Visual Effects, Houdini, 3D + Animation, Animation, Photography, Video, Visual Effects and Houdini.

Free Download - Learning Houdini
Author Scott Pagano
Publish Date 1/19/2015
Skill Intermediate
Duration 2h 56m
Topic 3D + Animation
Video Tutorials 33
Last Update N/A

Amidst the myriad of 3D tools, Houdini is unique, offering a procedural workflow and node networks that allow for increased complexity and asset reusability. And with the Houdini Engine plugin, users of other 3D tools can now incorporate Houdini’s procedural power into their workflows.

These tutorials introduce the fundamental 3D concepts (modeling, animation, texturing, lighting, and rendering) as they apply in Houdini. Instructor Scott Pagano shows how to manipulate geometry; apply materials; add lights and cameras to a scene; render work with Houdini’s internal renderer, Mantra; and even create simple particle systems. The course will start new users on a path to more advanced 3D work and show experienced users of other 3D packages how to transfer their skills to the world of Houdini.

Topics include:

  • Setting Houdini preferences
  • Modifying geometry
  • Copy stamping
  • Setting keyframes
  • Manipulating animation channels
  • Shading and texture mapping
  • Lighting scenes
  • Rendering with Mantra
  • Creating particle emitters

Learning Houdini : Video Lessons

  • Welcome57s
  • Using the exercise files50s
  • Overview of the Houdini paradigm3m 39s
  • Understanding the interface19m 45s
  • Setting Houdini preferences3m 17s
  • Creating a new project2m
  • How to create basic primitive shapes4m 3s
  • How to modify geometry5m 20s
  • Understanding groups7m 8s
  • Understanding attributes7m 8s
  • Using the Copy node2m 36s
  • The power of copy stamping6m 54s
  • Understanding additional geometry functions7m 54s
  • How to set keyframes3m 9s
  • Introduction to the Animation Editor4m 35s
  • Introduction to the Motion FX level4m 13s
  • Applying procedural animation channels to geometry4m 11s
  • Manipulating animation channels8m 4s
  • Using the Mantra surface shader5m 15s
  • Using the Material node to apply shaders to geometry4m 51s
  • Shading attributes9m 12s
  • Adding texture maps to the shader7m 34s
  • Creating and positioning lights4m 25s
  • Adjusting light parameters2m 57s
  • Using sun and sky lighting2m 27s
  • Working with the Mantra rendering node7m
  • Understanding important Mantra settings6m
  • Render passes in Mantra9m 55s
  • How to emit particles from an object3m 17s
  • How to use forces to influence particle motion3m 24s
  • Understanding the POP Source node5m 5s
  • How to instance geometry to particles8m 20s
  • Next steps40s

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