There are a few stages to learning Houdini; getting into nodes and proceduralism is one, dynamics is another, vops is another. But the one that can seem the most daunting is learning VEX.

This series of lessons is designed to make it less scary. It's not for total Houdini beginners; the lessons move fast and assume you know about geometry attributes, sops, and have a general understanding of how to get around Houdini. It's also not a complete coding course for vex, that's way too big a task to deal with in 20 short lessons.



Matt Estela is a Senior Houdini Artist at Google. Previously he was VFX Lead in Residence at the UTS Animal Logic. Academy, and before that at Animal Logic he's been a VR Supervisor, Lighting Lead, Fx Lead, CG Supervisor, and is one of those annoying Houdini evangelists you don't want to sit next to on the bus.

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  • andrevalle 4 年, 1 ヶ月 前  | 

    Thank you Matt for sharing knowledge.

    All the best.

  • SeanMorgan1962 4 年 前  | 

    The Joy Of Vex. LOL. Not a lot of people will get that one anymore. The Joy Of Sex was very popular when I was a kid. Cool lessons, btw. As someone with no coding experience and just a couple of weeks of learning Python on YouTube I appreciate anything that will help me learn Houdini thoroughly.

    Warm regards.

  • jimenagrueso 1 年, 6 ヶ月 前  | 

    These series are the best! Thank you, you have the gift to make it fun.

  • Sergey Filin 12 ヶ月 前  | 

    This is an amazing gift! Thank you, Matt.

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