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VEX FOR HOUDINI ARTISTS

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO WRITING VEX CODE USING HOUDINI

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START DATE

4 Nov 2020

DURATION

8 weeks

SKILL LEVEL

Intermediate

SOFTWARE

Houdini

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VEX FOR HOUDINI ARTISTS

LEARN HOW TO CODE VEX FROM THE EXPERT

VEX FOR HOUDINI Artists is an in-depth lecture Taught by CORBIN MAYNE FX Supervisor at Mikros Animation.

covering from the very beginning all the way to the advanced level where all the necessary concepts about programming and guides the student to fully understand how to write vex code while demonstrating it’s usage through various practical Houdini examples leading up to creating various complex FX.

Vex is essential in order to create custom FX that are unique and breathtaking.

INSTRUCTOR

Corbin Mayne VFX Artist

CORBIN MAYNE

FX Supervisor

I have been working in CG for over 10 years, across multiple countries and different positions. I began my career in modelling and CFX, but my passion for the technical side pulled me more towards FX. Since then I have worked on FX for Feature Films, TV Series, Game Cinematics and more. I have a real love for teaching and throughout my career I have taught Houdini to hundreds of artists through classes, workshops and internships.

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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 a foundational understanding of Houdini before taking this course. As a result, we recommend the following course as a prerequisite:

• Houdini Fundamentals

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

  • • Intro to VEX.
    • VOPs vs. VEX.
    • Syntax and Basic Language Guide.
    • VEX Functions List and Help Browser.
    • Common Useful VEX Expressions.
  • • Intro to VEX.
    • VOPs vs. VEX.
    • Syntax and Basic Language Guide.
    • VEX Functions List and Help Browser.
    • Common Useful VEX Expressions.
  • • Let’s get Advanced.
    • Arrays demystified.
    • Blocks (IF Else, While And for Loops).
    • Geometry manipulation.
    • Points clouds.
    • User-defined functions.
  • • Strings.
    • Regex.
  • • Noise in Vex.
    • Channel referencing and ramps. 
    • Vex inside of DOPs.
    • Custom binding.
  • • An in-depth explanation of volumes manipulation in VEX
    • Debugging
    • Multiple examples showing advanced usage of vex language in Houdini: Delete/Blast, Gradient Calculation, Raying (raycasting and mindist) ,Texture lookup, VEX Procedural Geometry Shaders, Matrices, and more..
    • •A detailed walk-through of how to build an “Ichor Slime” Effect which will apply everything learned previously. This week will also cover all the base knowledge and understanding that goes into thinking through a VEX setup from conception to the final product.
  • • In this final week we will work on highlighting areas where our tool can be polished or adjusted to suit the needs of the user. We will also cover the thought process behind procedural tool creation versus built-for-shot effects and where to draw the line between “TOO manual versus TOO procedural.”
    • Then we will add some additional features to the tool by adding an “opening” or “disintegration” effect to the Slime effect.
    • • Create an efficient and fast way to compute interactive lighting from particles/geometry.
    • • Point cloud look up at render time, and how to use them to create complex shading FX.
      • Shade and light the various FX previous create and render them.
    • • 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.
    • INSTRUCTORS & FX ARTISTS:
    • CORBIN MAYNE & SABER JLASSI

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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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