darshan mehta


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VFX Artist


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Houdini fx v/s Max July 16, 2014, 4:51 p.m.


that helps ,currently working as a lighter very keen on houdini workflow and many small time studio in la and otherwise are getting on it , i will have a look at the videos and see where it takes me ,its just that you got bunch of stuff at cmivfx and some very useful videos out here ,but gnomon & digital tutors the most known online tuts don't have much too offer as far houdini goes ,most of their houdini is old bit ,but well Thank you ,get back to you once i dive in and see if it takes me anywhere…

Houdini fx v/s Max July 15, 2014, 1:14 p.m.

Hi guys,

I have been a lighter for a long time and now want to get into fx world , on one side i think there is steep curve of learning houdini for fx in specific v/s going through fume fx ,realflow ,thinking particles ,i wonder what you guys think and compare both of these against eachother , I wonder if you are worknig on tight deadlines for tv commericials what would be more viable option in terms of speed of setting it up etc here are my questions specific

1) setting up houdini v/s max( realflow ,fumefx -thinking partcicles ) which one would take less time ( if you were to know both equally well )

2) how is the learning curve for people who came from max background or no background of fx at all like myself and are not the most technical people in the industry

3) does houdini require more ram etc than other simulation software ,mine at home seeems really slow with 16gb ram ( i7 -64bit win7 )

4)there are many links for houdini learning ,any useful links for people who are just starting out from fx point o f view

5) also in your opinion how many people doing tv commercials end up using houdini as ther main workhorse for fx.

any kind of response would really help….



ui interface June 15, 2014, 6:13 a.m.

Hi i downloaded houdini free edition i cannot load custom shelves like one with rigid bodies .fluids etc , i do not how to install these shelves ,i tried download shelf & new shelf but how to get default houdini layout when it comes for the first time ,i changed it a bit in terms of ui but some reason lost the shelves ,pls have a look at the jpg and pls advice how to get back default ui of houdini back