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STUDENTS

SideFX has a a number of different tools for students to access Houdini software, certified schools and online learning materials to help you build your portfolio and achieve your career goals.

Student Software

Download the FREE Houdini Apprentice software or rent Houdini Education which removes the render watermark.

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Certified Schools

Access top schools that have dedicated Houdini programs designed to take your skill development to the next level. 

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STUDENT

LICENSES

Students can download our free learning edition called Houdini Apprentice. This is a node-locked license that has all the features of Houdini FX with some restrictions such as a limited render size, a watermark on final renderings and does not work with Houdini Engine plug-ins.

You can remove these restrictions by renting Houdini Education for $75 USD annually.  Houdini Education also gives you access to Houdini Engine plug-ins.  

WHERE TO STUDY

SCHOOLS & TRAINING CENTERS

Below you can find lists of certified colleges and universities that have been recognized by SideFX for their excellent programs teaching Houdini as well as training centers and online schools that also offer great learning experiences for students.

LEARNING PATHS

SELF STUDY MATERIALS

To get started learning Houdini on your own, be sure to check out the Learning Path page which lets you access a variety of different learning paths, learn directly from the experts or search through the long list of Houdini tutorials. These materials will help you in your studies at a school and offer a great way to build up skills on your own.


GET INVOLVED

The Houdini community is a welcoming place for students to connect with Houdini Artists, learn new skills and lay a solid foundation for future employment. Listed below are just a few of the things you could do to get involved.

  Submit your work to the SideFX Gallery

  Attend a Houdini User Group in your Area

  Join us at a Houdini Event