Fluids FX using Houdini

Course Details

  • 06 Oct 2014 - 30 Nov 2014
  • Active Weeks:8
  • Fee: $649 USD
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Course Overview

Spencer Lueders returns with his content packed Houdini course. This CGWorkshop will take you to the next level using Houdini to simulate fluids, fire and smoke and will teach you the secondary elements required to produce high quality, dynamic simulations.

Starting with the basics of voxels you will learn about smoke solvers, micro solvers and the Pyro Solver. You will then move on to gain a firm understanding of the Houdini FLIP Solver, particle manipulation and heuristics while working on your own simulation projects.

This course will fill quickly as it is the perfect next-step for the many students who have worked with Spencer on any of his previous, highly successful CGWorkshops

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



"As someone who is hoping to find work in the vfx industry it was fantastic to have a tutor who was willing to not only teach the coursework, but to also give insight to the professional industry, answer our questions and not shy away from showing the problems that can arise. I would definitely recommend this course and sincerely recommend Spencer as a tutor."

I felt so excited every Monday to see what Spencer had in store for us. I shall miss that!...What I loved the most was the way Spencer managed to present this rather complex material in a way that was easy to follow and understand, even for not so technical minded people like me.

..."we were taught by an awesome mentor"...

"Spencer is a great tutor ! Now I'm not afraid by Houdini. He is very helpful and responds to questions quickly and in detail so you're constantly moving forwards. I recommend this exercise to anyone who wants to discover Houdini with a professional. It was perfect for me".

"Paid for the course with the first job using houdini, will pay for houdini with the next one..."
"Spencer is a great instructor, who leads you into the rabbit holes of Houdini with an advanced level of technical complexity, but very motivating results. A fantastic course! I learned a lot!"

  • Spencer Lueders

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

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