This series of short lessons, taught by Andrew Lowell, is designed to get a new Houdini user up and running with a set of core fundamentals. It fits in at the entry level of our new structured Houdini curriculum at fxphd the is made up of over 30 courses rolling out over the next 18 months.
There are a lot of tutorials for new users which focus on the software. However, without knowledge of Houdini’s data flow and fundamental workflows in proceduralism, the users will remain severely limited. Although the examples are basic enough for new users to follow along, they touch on concepts which will carry all the way through to advanced setups by learning how to direct the flow of geometry data, and important concepts in noise, vectors and rotations, population, and simulation. You can read more about the course on the course information page.
This course is just one of the over 150 courses on offer at fxphd, which are all available with an fxphd membership. That’s over 1300 hours of course instructional movies, starting at $79USD/month.
For many years Andrew has been recognized by the industry as a talented FX TD and trainer. Movie credits/studios include Mummy 3, Aliens in the Attic, Invictus, Thor, Sucker Punch, Transformers 3, Jack the Giant Slayer, and Ender’s Game at studios Digital Domain, Rhythm and Hues, and Animal Logic. He’s conducted many seminars around the world and written articles, authored a Houdini book, also conducts formal training at dedicated institutions such as Animation Workshop and fxphd.