Mauricio Cuencas


About Me

/ learner of the arts /
VFX Artist


United Kingdom

Houdini Skills


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Recent Forum Posts

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.


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.