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Houdini Fundamentals

Master the Basics of Houdini

In this course, you'll learn the basics of Houdini in the most exciting and immersive Houdini introduction course in the world.

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35+ HOURS

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SKILL LEVEL

BEGINNER

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HOUDINI

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MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

JASON SLABBER

FX SUPERVISOR/INSTRUCTOR

OVER 15 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE.

Jason Slabber has a career filled with remarkable achievements in the world of visual effects. His talent and dedication have led him to work on some of the biggest movies including Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Deep Blue Sea 2 and 3 and Escape Room to name a few.

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COURSE BREAKDOWN

This course will teach you the basics of Houdini through a multi-week learning experience. There's never been a better way to learn the world's most important VFX software.


WEEK 1

In week 1 we introduce houdini and cover the concepts of proceduralism. Then we start exploring the interface and how to navigate scenes. We will briefly cover contexts and their uses. Further we will cover nodes and how to interact with them.


WEEK 2

Geometry context, Here we start our journey into learning geometry, by modeling a basic building We look at the key differences between procedural workflow and manual editing of geometry. We cover different nodes and their uses, such as group nodes, delete/blast nodes. How to setup up attributes in various ways, The importance of checking the spreadsheet to make sure the data/attributes is working and flowing through the node correctly.


WEEK 3

In the week we introduce copying and the tools to use. Look at instancing and how to deal with packed primitives Variations per copy point. For each Loops Heightfields What are they? We build a terrain, looking at the various nodes to manipulate heightfield, Scatter geometry on the heightfield


WEEK 4

Volumes and VDBs Building volumes and SDFs Manipulation VDBs SOP solver


WEEK 5

Particles, Learn various ways of emitting particles. Manipulating particles by controlling them using pop forces, eg, attract, axis, curve force. Dynamically create groups and attributes to spawn different events.


WEEK 6

Vellum, Cloth workflow, pinning, attaching, fracturing. Grains, emitting, clumping, interacting with cloth Hair, not just for hair, we look at using hair for simulating cables.


WEEK 7

RBDs Setting up geometry for simulation Different methods of fracturing Breaking constraints


WEEK 8

Pyro Creating emitters, pyro source, pyroburst, Create variation by adjusting attributes. Simulation setup and settings Outputting the relevant data


WEEK 9

Oceans and FLIP Setting up oceans and dealing with ocean spectrums to create variation. Working with FLIP, simulation and collider setups Viewing data Meshing particles


WEEK 10

LOPs Introduction to USD/LOPs Importing data Using the component builder Material setups Instancing Lights and cameras Rendering with Karma

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Our network of over 5,000+ practicing artists is one of the biggest active groups of FX artists on earth. This is your shot to network with artists locally and globally.

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COURSE FAQS

This is an introductory course designed for anyone new to Houdini. This course is perfect for new and aspiring VFX artists alike!

If you are unsure if you are qualified for this course, please reach out to us at info@rebelway.net.

This course will require 5-10 hours a week with 50-100 total hours of active learning and practice by the end of the course.

Your exact time commitment per week will vary based on the topic, assignment, and personal learning style. We strongly recommend dedicating time each week to learn and practice. If you ever fall behind, don’t worry, you will have lifetime access to the lessons.

We have an interactive quiz that you can take to figure out the best course for your skill level. You can take the quiz here.

If you are a beginner or new to VFX, we recommend taking our Houdini Fundamentals course.

If you are already familiar with Houdini, we recommend taking Introduction to Houdini for FX. This course is designed to be an overview of the essential techniques required to work on realistic FX in a modern studio pipeline. By the end of this course, you will have an intermediate level of Houdini knowledge.

If you are an experienced Houdini Artist, or if you already have an intermediate-level knowledge of the software, you can pick and choose any course on the site. Most of our courses are designed to give you specific skills required for different VFX projects (Water, Magic, etc.). So feel free to pick and choose as it makes sense for you.

However, if you ever have questions about which course is right for you, please reach out to our Student Assistance Team by emailing info@rebelway.net. We’ll happily recommend the best course for you.

Our online program is designed to help aspiring VFX artists have a successful career in FX & CG. Unlike other online schools, our affordable courses are exciting and tactical. Through our courses, you will gain the exact skills you need to work on Hollywood-level VFX projects. 

In fact, many of our alumni go on to get jobs working for studios such as DNEG, Blizzard, Framestore, Disney, and more.

No, our lesson content is not streamed live. This means you can take the course at your own pace. We’ve designed our program to work around busy schedules.

We recommend the same specs listed by SideFX on this page.

It would be helpful if you could have 32GB of RAM or more, but it isn’t 100% necessary. ]

Many Rebelway students take multiple courses at once. While you could certainly sign up for as many courses as you want, we don’t recommend taking more than two courses at a time. A typical course will take anywhere from 5-10 hours a week to watch and practice, so depending on your schedule you can determine if it is feasible for you to take multiple courses at once.

Also, you will have lifetime access to the course lessons. So if you decide that the course becomes too much to follow, you can always follow along at your own pace if you fall behind.

You’ll also have lifetime access to the discord channel so you can get feedback on your projects and work even after the course has ended.

Yes! We are an online VFX school that delivers actionable and relevant FX education to the world.

Our online system allows us to deliver affordable education to aspiring CG artists around the world.

After successfully placing the order, you will receive an email with complete instructions on how to access your courses and private chat group.

The Rebelway online learning platform gives you lifetime access to all the videos and material provided with the workshops. You will also gain access to a private chat system forever. Once a rebel, always a rebel.

Every class has a dedicated professional instructor who will help you through lectures, project feedback, and Q&As. Every session is designed based on the needs of the student. As a result, every session is unique and updated with the latest FX techniques.

In our courses, you will have full-time support from our FXTAs (FX Technical Assistants). These artists will answer any questions you may have during the duration of the course.

Yes, we do offer Certificates of Completion with all our courses.

Using Paypal Credit you can split the payments of your courses into 24 or 4 payments. To choose this option, select Paypal at checkout using pay-in-full, in the popup window, scroll to the bottom and select either the 24-month option or 4-pay.

This option is only available for residents of the USA, UK, Canada, Germany, Spain, France, and Italy.

You may request a full refund within 14 days of the course start date. Email info@rebelway.net to request a refund. Our team would be happy to help.

You have lifetime access to the course. So if your schedule gets busy, you can always watch your material on your own time. You can see our full refund policy on this page.

Yes, click here to download a free PDF with information regarding our courses, time commitment, and program features.

Our courses are designed to guide you through different modules at a comfortable and exciting pace. As a result, modules unlock on a weekly basis. Once purchased you will immediately have access to week #1.

If you purchased any of our short formed mini-courses, you will receive access to every lesson immediately. 

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