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Create abstract effects using Houdini
Virtually every tool in Houdini can be used for abstraction. Houdini is a means to an end, but not the end in itself. This class will focus on using Houdini outside of the traditional FX pipeline. Houdini can do much more than simulations and explosions. Here, we’ll be using Houdini as a design tool, focusing on abstraction and non-traditional FX. We’ll be looking at lots of inspirational forms from nature and architecture and learning how to create procedural networks that capture the essence of them. Rather than completing one large project, we’ll be tackling small tools and concepts that you can use as building blocks for larger ideas and visions. The goal is to get you thinking procedurally, embracing the core concepts of Houdini, and pushing you into new creative territory by expanding your tool set.
Abstract FX in Houdini WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
The more you know, the better.
Unleashing your creative potential
Lectures by Adam Swaab
Varomix is an FX TD and Houdini master, having used the program since its first apprentice version back in 2002. He has created both animations and VFX for different projects in TV, Film, VR, Games, etc. He has worked with brands such as Ford, Nissan, Nerf, and Halls, and has contributed to many films, most recently "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle". He is also an avid Beta tester, helping test and develop programs such as Houdini, Renderman, Redshift, SpeedTree, Clarisse, VRay, and Arnold.
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Feb 11, 2019 - Apr 26, 2019
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