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Shader Interface Design for Artists
Streaming content from CG-Masters

Speed up your workflow by redesigning and adding functionality to your shader interface. In this step by step tutorial you will learn how to rearrange parameters for optimum efficiency. You'll learn to add your own parameters as well.

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Introduction to Lighting and Shading for Artists
Streaming content from CG-Masters

Learn the simple power of Lighting and Shading in Houdini 11 using Artist tools. No scripting, and no shader-writing is required.

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Introduction to Visual Effects
Streaming content from CG-Masters

Learn the power of Houdini 11 from Houdini Master Peter Bowmar in this step-by-step approach to a real visual effects problem: How to shoot bullet holes into the side of a car. The author’s approach is detailed and easy to follow. You’ll be wielding Houdini like a pro in no time at all.

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Introduction to Procedural Animation and Shading
Streaming content from CG-Masters

Procedural animation can be a confounding topic to artists. But it underlies the power of repeatable, predictable effects. Here veteran VFX guru Sean Lewkiw puts together an easy-to-follow demonstration.

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Free Intro and "How do I" Tutorials
Free online classroom open to students from around the world

The Video Tutorials released by 3D Buzz have been one of the most popular choices for CG artists learning Houdini. Click on the Houdini Video Category to enjoy hours of FREE learning material.

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Houdini Fast Track
DVD by Steve Twist in cooperation with 3D Buzz

3D Buzz is proud to offer you Houdini FastTrack, your all-in-one source for quickly getting up to speed with Houdini.

Houdini Technical Effects
DVD by Peter Claes in cooperation with 3D Buzz

Houdini Tech Demo is your chance to learn how to create some amazing effects using Houdini particles. You will also use DOPS, SOPS, POPS, and VOPS.

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Python: Creating Tools in Houdini
DVD by 3D Buzz

Houdini Graphical Tools series is perfect for anyone looking to learn how to use Python scripting to extend the functionality of Houdini.

Houdini Technical Rigging Bundle
DVD by Steve Twist in cooperation with 3D Buzz

These videos will become an invaluable reference for anyone aspiring to become a rig developer or technical director with Houdini.

HDRI Shader Development for Mantra
DVD by Steve Twist in cooperation with 3D Buzz

This DVD course focuses on the creation of highly flexible shaders that can provide photorealistic results for your Houdini scenes.



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The Great Escape Vol.1 - Introduction
Visual Effects Training in Spanish and English

At the end of this course you should have a good idea of how Houdini utilizes its system of nodes and the basics of the software.

The Great Escape Vol.2 - Intro to Dynamics
Visual Effects Training in Spanish and English

Here you will find some interesting tutorials about the powerful dynamics system in Houdini.

The Great Escape Vol.2 - Intro to Particles
Visual Effects Training in Spanish and English

Get started with many powerful particle tools inside Houdini including creating your own fireworks display.

Intro to Materials in Houdini
Visual Effects Training in Spanish and English

Without materials and textures our objects and scenes would look empty. In this series of videos you will learn some of the different methods and materials that you can use inside Houdini to apply textures on to your objects.

Intro to Illumination in Houdini
Visual Effects Training in Spanish and English

Lights are very important in 3D, it represents depth and creates different emotions depending which settings we apply to them. Here you will learn different methods for illumination and some of the basic parameters of lights.

Rendering With Mantra
Visual Effects Training in Spanish and English

In this series of videos explore some of the basic features and set up of the Mantra render engine.



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Empowering Digital Assets with Python
cmiVFX video by Georges Nakhle

This video was designed to instruct Houdini users how to unleash the power of Python in their workflow.

Houdini Fundamentals
cmiVFX video by David Gary

This video was designed for new users and migrators of other animation packages. Houdini is explained logically from the ground up.

Shading and Rendering
cmiVFX video by Georges Nakhle

These high definition training videos cover Houdini's shading and rendering tools. Using Mantra, these lessons cover working with materials, texturing and different types of rendering.

Refractive Materials and Caustics
cmiVFX video by Georges Nakhle

These high definition training videos cover Houdini's refraction and caustic tools. Using Mantra, these lessons cover working with materials and rendering glass-like surfaces.

Subsurface Scattering
cmiVFX video by Georges Nakhle

These high definition training videos cover Houdini's subsurface scattering tools. Using Mantra, these lessons cover working with materials and rendering this type of material.

Procedural Modeling
cmiVFX video by David Gary

Training that will show you a variety of Houdini's modeling tools all in one place so you can choose the right tool for your modeling tasks.

Procedural Road Generation
cmiVFX video by Kim Goossens

Training that will show you a variety of Houdini's procedural techniques to create a system of roads.

Houdini Road Generation 2
cmiVFX video by Kim Goossens

This video is a continuation of the Procedural Roads series, this time focusing on the crash barrier

Fluid FX for TDs
cmiVFX video by Brian Goodwin

cmiVFX | cmiStudios is pleased to announce another Houdini Software Training Video for FX TDs migrating from other Fluid Simulation software packages.

Introduction to Particle Animation
cmiVFX video by Georges Nakhle

This Introduction To Particle Animation video is geared towards training entry level artists or artists and TDs migrating from other effects packages.

Houdini VEX / VOPs 1
cmiVFX video by David Gary

Upon general request, CmiVFX is proud announce its two first volumes of new series of Houdini videos about VEX and VOPs.

Houdini VEX / VOPs 2
cmiVFX video by David Gary

Upon general request, CmiVFX is proud announce its two first volumes of new series of Houdini videos about VEX and VOPs.

Houdini L-Systems Essentials 1
cmiVFX video by David Gary

This is the first training video ever released about L-systems, an immense and yet not well known field of computer graphics.

Houdini L-Systems Essentials 2
cmiVFX video by David Gary

This sequel to the best selling Houdini L-Systems Essentials takes Houdini to a whole new level.

Houdini Procedural Cities
cmiVFX video by David Gary

This totally unique training video opens you the magic door of Houdini Proceduralism through it's intensive use in the modeling of a Paris-like city.


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Digital-Tutors Creative Development Series
Procedural Animation and Rigid Body Dynamics with Jonah Hall

Learn how to use random seeds to generate variations on one animation system using a SOP solver with DOPs. The course goes into detail on how to build a procedural SOP Network and simulate its behavior using a SOP Solver in tandem with RBD. Viewers will learn how to light and shade this geometry to build an animation system that can be run to create an infinite number of possibilities.

Digital-Tutors Online Library - What's New!
Subscription-based access to huge library of videos

Become a member and get access to the entire Digital-Tutors library which includes many Houdini lessons as well as lesson for other CG apps. Access to the library is through an easy-to-navigate, interactive platform which can be personalized to suit your own learning needs. Click on this link to access a list of the most recently published video tutorials.

Getting Started
Streaming video tutorials by digitaltutors.com

Learn Houdini's node-based workflow for modeling, texturing, rigging, dynamics, and rendering with time-saving techniques and creative projects. Perfect for new and beginning artists.

Modeling
Streaming video tutorials by digitaltutors.com

A collection of lessons focused on modeling in Houdini. Includes information on working with polygons, NURBS and procedural modeling.

Rendering with Mantra
Streaming video tutorials by digitaltutors.com

Learn all about working with Houdini's Mantra renderer. Includes lessons on creating shaders, rendering fur, stereoscopy and the Ocean Toolkit.

Particles and Dynamics
Streaming video tutorials by digitaltutors.com

Learn how to create VFX in Houdini using particles, rigid body dynamics, and fluid dynamics. These lessons show you how to work from the ground up.

Character Rigging
Downloadable videos and DVD content by digitaltutors.com

Learn how to build skeletons, set up a control rig then capture geometry. Houdini has a wide range of rigging tools that offer a flexible set of animation tools.


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Houdini 101 Learning DVD
Gnomon Workshop DVD by Garman Herigstad

Designed for the experienced 3D artist new to Houdini, this disc contains over five hours of lecture and extensive example files.

Rigid Body Dynamics DVD
Gnomon Workshop DVD by Craig Zerouni

This DVD covers Rigid Body Dynamics (RBD), as well as the controls and forces that are common to all dynamic simulations.



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CHOPS Book - Music, Animation and Sound
E-book by Andrew Lowell

This 250 page e-book is full example files created for the intermediate Houdini user, music enthusiast, or pro looking for a better understanding of CHOPS.

Houdini On the Spot
Power User Tips and Techniques by Craig Zerouni

Packed with professional techniques that are guaranteed to improve your workflow. Whether you are an experienced Houdini user, or migrating from another 3d application, you get power-user techniques that allow you to unleash the magic of Houdini.

The Magic of Houdini
Book by Will Cunningham

Written by Will Cunningham with contributions by Peter Bowmar, Jason Iverson and Dave Johnson. This book is a comprehensive introduction to Houdini and its procedural approach to working in 3D.