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 and a watermark on final renderings. Houdini Apprentice also does not let you load Houdini Digital Assets [.hdanc] into host applications using the Houdini Engine plug-ins therefore assets you create in Apprentice would have to be loaded using Education licenses in your school lab.
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.
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.
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