Introductory Houdini (CSSO 108)
This course introduces you to Side Effects Houdini 3D software, an industry-standard software essential for visual effects artists. Learn the fundamentals of using Houdini, from basic FX concepts and navigating the interface, to manipulating nodes, running simulations and rendering images. This course will go through the basics of Object Level, dops, sops, rops, core Houdini nodes and vex/hscript. Through demonstrations and hands-on practice, you will learn to set up basic procedural modeling, pop, RBD and pyro sims, apply basic shaders and render the sequence. This course is designed for beginners and those new to visual effects, but previous knowledge of 3D concepts and software (Maya or Blender) is strongly recommended. Gain confidence with Houdini as you start you FX journey.
Upon successfully completing this course, students will receive a digital skills badge.
30 course hours (3 hours per class)
To fully benefit from this course, prior experience with Autodesk Maya or Blender is strongly recommended.
Courses offered that meet Prior Learning Requirements
Tuition + Materials
Tuition is $675.00. Download your detailed materials list, including software requirements before your first class.
Tuition assistance is available for B.C. residents who cannot afford full tuition for this course.
Course offerings are available either online synchronous (VCHAT) or on campus (GNWC). View schedule for current and upcoming formats.
This course is typically offered during the following terms:
(Subject to change)
Spring | January to March
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