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MASTERING ENVIRONMENT CREATION IN HOUDINI

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO CREATING LARGE SCALE ENVIRIONMENT USING HOUDINI & SPEEDTREE

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START DATE

4 Nov 2020

DURATION

8 Weeks

SKILL LEVEL

Intermediate

SOFTWARE

Houdini & SpeedTree

Most up to date techniques

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ENVIRONMENT CREATION USING HOUDINI

CREATE PHOTOREALISTIC LARGE SCALE LANDSCAPES USING HOUDINI

Houdini has become the go-to tool in the FX industry.
Whoever wields its power is unstoppable.

The same goes for Environment creation. Using the procedural systems to your advantage and creating tools to make your workflow more efficient and focus more on the art is what it’s all about. 

 

INSTRUCTOR

James Hodgart - VFX Artist & Online VFX Course Alumni

JAMES HODGART

James is currently a CG Supervisor at Axis Studios. Having started there over 6 years ago he has since climbed the ranks, moving between assets and lighting but specialising in Environments.

He has worked on projects for all the major studios – Microsoft, Sony, Blizzard and Riot to name a few. His professional work covers in-game cinematics, game trailers and advertisements in many different styles.  You can check out his work on his Artstation or at www.axisstudiosgroup.com.

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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

WORKSHOP OUTLINE

This course will require 5-10 hours a week with 40-80 total hours of active learning and practice by the end of the course.

Students should have an intermediate understanding of Houdini before taking this course. As a result, we recommend the following courses as a prerequisite:

• Houdini Fundamentals
• Introduction to Houdini for FX

If you have a working knowledge of Houdini you will likely succeed in this course.

If you are unsure if you are best suited to take this course, please reach out to us at [email protected]

• A general overview of the project.
• Art, Colors and Composition.
• How to best tackle large scale environment.
• How to analyse the real reference to closely reproduce it.
• Visual story telling.
• Understanding what we need to achieve, the tools available and the best workflow to use.

  • (This is for the large scale shot)
    • An in-depth look at height fields and what’s available in Houdini 18.
    • River and erosion.
    • Layering procedural details using Houdini sops.
    • Texture generation and advanced masking.
    • Create the large scale terrain with all the details needed.

• A visual study of plants, trees and all elements needed for the large scale and close up shot.
• An introduction to Speed tree.
• Create the various trees.
• Create the various bushes and plants.
• Simple tree creation in Houdini as an alternative to speed tree (for RND only)

• Scene Assembly.
• Mask Generation Techniques.
• Procedural and efficient Scattering setup using Houdini and Arnold or other alternatives renders.
• Basic lighting.
• Shading and rendering the large scale terrain.

• Shading and texturing the various Trees and bushes.
• Prepping extra assets to enrich the environment.
• Advanced Lighting and refining the various visual aspects of the shot.
• How to setup all the aovs necessary to get the flexibility needed in comp.

• Introduction To Volume manipulation in Houdini.
• Volumetrics and cloud creation.
• Shading and lighting and rendering the cloud and atmospheric
• Reviewing all the passes and prepping data for comp.
• Initial compositing using Fusion.
• Initial compositing using Nuke.

• Refine the comp and tweaking.
• Lightning animation in comp
• Adding all the necessary tweaks to make the shot feel believable.
• Enhance the visual by adding 3d elements in comp.
  ( This workshop will be covered in Nuke and Fusion)

• An in-depth overview of USD And Lops in Houdini.
• A complete overview of how to use SOLARIS to recreate the shot and render it using Karma or any other available USD delegate.

[PLEASE READ]:  WE ARE STILL WORKING ON THE THE WEEKLY BREAKDOWN AND CONTENT WORKSHOP TO PROVIDE THE BEST LEARNING EXPERIENCE AND BALANCE THE WEEKLY AMOUNT OF INFORMATION. AND FOR THAT WE MAY DECIDE TO ADD OR REMOVE TOPICS.

• This workshop contains a lot more information and the weekly breakdown is just the highlights.
• Assignments and weekly lectures are very demanding and can be challenging to new Houdini users.
• It is required that the student have a very good understanding of CG and a good of Houdini SOPs to be able to follow along.
• Demo reel will be requested to verify that the student have the correct prerequisite.
• Students will be requested to provide a valid ID document.

    • INSTRUCTOR: SABER JLASSI
    • FX ARTISTS:
      -SABER JLASSI
      -GAVIN THIN
      -URBAN BRADESKO
      -IGOR ZANIC
    • Modeler: cgtrader to be added

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Our online program is designed to help aspiring VFX artists have successful careers 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 Dreamworks, Blizzard, EA, & Google.

If you are a beginner, we recommend taking our Houdini Fundamentals course.

If you are already familiar with Houdini, we recommend taking Introduction to Houdini for FX. The 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 via our contact page. We’ll happily recommend the best course for you.

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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 ). This artists will answer any questions you may have during the duration of the course.

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

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However, we want our education to reach everyone around the world. As a result, we are currently working on subtitles for our workshops in English, Japanese, Korean, Spanish and French. We strive to make our subtitles as good as we can. 

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