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PYTHON FOR HOUDINI ARTISTS

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO CREATING TOOLS USING PYTHON IN HOUDINI

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START DATE

6 Aug 2021

DURATION

10 weeks

SKILL LEVEL

Intermediate / Advanced

SOFTWARE

Houdini & Python

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PYTHON FOR HOUDINI ARTISTS

CREATE YOUR OWN TOOLS AND AUTOMATE YOUR FX WORKFLOW USING PYTHON & HOUDINI

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

Houdini & Python is an essential combo for any FXTD. In this course, we will take a look into creating tools and systems that will make you question why you didn’t learn Python before.

We will start from the ground up. The first module is catered to beginners so anyone can join. Later modules will get more advanced. Along the way you will will build a collection of highly useful tools for freelance or personal use. 

Meet your INSTRUCTOR

Corbin Mayne VFX Artist

Corbin Mayne

FX Supervisor

Over 10 Years of Experience.

Corbin has worked in CG for over 10 years, across multiple countries and in different positions. He began his career in modeling and Character FX, but his true passion for the technical side pulled him more towards FX.

Corbin has worked on FX for Feature Films, TV Series, Game Cinematics, and more. He has a rich love for teaching FX to artists looking to make a name for themselves in the industry. His training has empowered hundreds of aspiring FX artists via classes, workshops, and internships.

Imagine a movie or game without FX …Neither can we!

Join the Rebels and embark on a journey of FX and CGI.

We will guide and mentor you along the way.

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This is your opportunity to grow your skills and achieve your VFX goals.

Summer Courses Start 6 Aug 2021

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5 Nov 2021

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4 Feb 2022

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6 May 2022

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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

COURSE OUTLINE

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.

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]

  • • Learning the language: We’ll cover everything you need to know about Python to turn it from a cryptic, mystical foreign language to something you can manipulate with ease and fluidity
    •This section will also serve as a great reference in the future as you continue your Python journey, so even if there are parts that don’t quite make sense yet you can always refer back to this module as we progress through the course.
    Note: We’ll just cover the basics here, but for the duration of the entire course we’ll build more and more onto our understanding of the language and syntax through useful examples so that it sticks in your memory a lot easier.
  • • Python on-the-go: we will how to write quick Python shell scripts to eliminate repetitive tasks & set powerful parameter expressions.
    • Shelf tools for making it easy to access user scripts, HDA callbacks, Menu scripts & event triggers.
    • Get the most out of your digital assets.
    • SOPs
    • Wrangles not cutting it? Let’s use Python instead to alter or even create geometry.
    • Startup Scripts
    • Before you’ve even placed the first default cube in your scene, Python has already done some work for you.
  • •Render Scripts
    • Use Python to streamline your render processes
  • • End the course by tying everything together into 2 larger tools that will challenge your TD skills and teach you how to progress from an idea to the final robust version of your tools.
    • This module will be almost entirely practical and as we work our way through the examples we’ll add on more advanced techniques, finishing up with a set of tools to enhance your FX workflow and leaving you with the skills to be able to develop your very own tools to save you time and effort on all future projects.

• 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 background in Houdini to be able to follow along.

    • INSTRUCTOR: CORBIN MAYNE

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Earn rewards points towards future training for every course purchase and completion.

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Engage in discussions with fellow FX students and chat with mentors directly on our private forums and chats.

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We have a dedicated team of FX artists ready to give feedback on your work and course projects.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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, 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 [email protected]. 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 Dreamworks, Blizzard, EA, & Google.

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.

You may request a full refund within 7 days of the course start date. Email [email protected] to request a refund. Our team would be happy to help.

You do have lifetime access to the course. So if your schedule gets busy, you can always watch your material on your own time.

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. 

Rebelway does not currently offer subtitles.

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. 

Courses are designed with the goal to teach students how to use a tool-set and develop problem-solving skills. As a result, they are benefited from a group environment with an instructor available to answer questions.

Tutorials on the other hand focus on solving one or two problems in specific topics. They are generally standalone and do not require the instructor’s support.

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