- 10 Weeks
- Introduction to Houdini
- Software Used:
- Side Effects Houdini
Harness the Power of Houdini to Create Realistic Effects
One of the most powerful 3D packages available, Side Effects' Houdini, is used by many of the preeminent production studios to produce the most technically complex effects. Students will be introduced to a series of effects problems during the course which require the process of learning Houdini's procedural workflow. This gives students valuable knowledge on how to scale visual effects elements to fit multiple shots in their sequences. Lessons will focus on geometry in forms not discussed in other applications, dynamics in a range of uses, particles as more than previously understood, and shaders used in effects (i.e. not lighting).
The goal of this class is to provide a foundation for understanding how Houdini's various contexts allow artists to create effects in ways they've never imagined.
In order to make the course relevant for students of Gnomon, lessons will have portions dedicated to the use of Houdini in their own pipelines: moving data (cameras, geometry, etc.) into and out of Houdini.
Examples include: debris, dust, smoke, weather phenomenon, destruction, lightning/electricity, and effects that would defy logical description.
Registration for Fall Term is closed.
Winter Term Registration Opens:
Monday, December 2nd 2013
Instructor: Debra Downing
- 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
- Start Date:
- October 10th, 2013