Mauricio Cuencas

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VFX Artist
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United Kingdom
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Houdini fx v/s Max Aug. 14, 2014, 3:18 p.m.

No need to sell me on Houdini, I'm already sold. Just started last week playing with the apprentice.

I'm sick of Autodesk and it's own crazy policy and customer relationship. Gladly, I never bought AD software, I just used the student version or the commercial version at a prod. company.


I just need to decide what would be the perfect companion to Houdini. C4D or Modo.

Freelance wise, I need to be able to make some logo-thing now and then.

Houdini fx v/s Max Aug. 12, 2014, 9:49 p.m.

From the FX artists I've talked to, all have the same idea, that Houdini is an amazing tool, but that, for a single artist, with 3ds Max and Plugins you'll get the job done faster.

It's a tool that let you create FX faster, with lower turn-around. Houdini is more powerful, you have more control, but you take longer to get the job done.

Again, that's the input I got from some top guys working in FX for large studios. I asked some this because of the launch of Houdini Indie.


In any case, I'll teach myself Houdini because Indie is so freaking cool.

Cheers.

The Houdini Modo combo March 22, 2014, 7:42 a.m.

But in the end, they're just tools. Find one that suits you, experiement with any and all to find what works best.

Yeah. I love FX, so actually Houdini would be my “toy” for creating destruction, fire, smoke and this crazy things. Probably would be using the Apprentice HD version for some time.

Now … I never got Modo really. I love it's interface, but never liked the “way of work” of it. Perhaps I should try it again.