id393 CGWorkshops

Introduction to FX using Houdini

Course Details

  • 03 Jun 2013 - 29 Jul 2013
  • Current Fee: $649 USD

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Course Overview

Spencer Lueders is currently a Senior FX Technical Director at Sony Pictures Imageworks in Los Angeles. He's now here to work with you at CGWorkshops in this 8 week online, fully-mentored Houdini training course.

Spencer will cover a variety of material and get into many technical low level concepts, such as the maths, geometry, and trigonometry, etc involved in gaining complete control over an effect. When it comes to making great FX, there aren't any push-button solutions.  This course helps to lay that groundwork to understand what is going on under the 'hood'.

Spencer will take you step-by-step through the construction of a production ready scene in Houdini - right from looking at the UI and procedural modeling in Week 1, and eventually on to particles and fluids.  You will cover techniques that give complete control when you're creating cracks, wind effects, dissolving effects, as well as procedural modeling, to name a few..

Finally, you'll bring in the various elements you have created together in one final scene.

Don't miss the chance to learn from one of the industry's most experienced Houdini professionals.

Houdini's Apprentice education edition software is available as a free download, and is all you will need to take this workshop.




  • Spencer Lueders

    Spencer Lueders is currently am FX Lead at Sony Imageworks.  Prior to this, Spencer worked as a Senior FX Technical Director at R...

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