Procedural Art with Houdini (CSFX 118)

Procedural art allows designers to move beyond modelling a single unique object and begin building a design system. Working with 3D animation software Houdini, this course explores the procedural system as a collaboration between the medium and the artist that can empower creativity, iterations and rapid prototyping. Building off essential skills learned in Introductory Houdini, you will dig deeper into fields of creative interest, be introduced to examples from a wide range of procedural effects and technical approaches, and create dynamic procedural and abstract art. Core topics of this course include procedural thinking, generative design, particle magic, abstract effects, and basic coding and math. This is not an introductory course; prior experience with Houdini is required.

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Contact Hours

24 course hours (3 hours per class)

Prior Learning

To fully benefit from this course, prior experience with Houdini is required.

Courses offered that meet Prior Learning Requirements

Tuition + Materials

Tuition is $535.50. Download your detailed materials list before your first class.

Course Format

Course offering is available either online synchronous (VCHAT) or on campus (GNWC). View schedule for current and upcoming formats.


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