Houdini Video Tutorials

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Smoke: Upres - Houdini Video Tutorial (2 vids)

In this video tutorial we'll have a look at some smoke techniques. This uses a smoke example to examine source variations and upres (techniques which are useful preparation for the pyrofx tools).
In this first part we look at using a noise based source, and at rest fields. We then introduce the upres technique of adding detail.

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Basics: Smoke - Houdini Video Tutorial (3 vids)

Here's a look at the basics of smoke simulations. It is worth looking at the video series on volumes before doing the smoke tutorials.

This first part looks at setting up a simulation, the fields involved, how to visualise them. It also looks at temperature and bouyancy as well as vortex confinement.

submitted: 3 years and 267 days ago


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Creating a Particle Based Explosion - Houdini Video Tutorial (3 vids)

This first part of the video tutorial looks at the basics of a POP network, using Source and Location to birth particles, particle birth groups, and the Follow pop. It also looks at the basics of the Force POP.

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How to Combine Traditional Keyframe Animation with DOPs Simulation - Houdini Video Tutorial (4 vids)

This first of the video tutorial part contains an overview of how DOPs differs from SOPs and how to examine DOPs data using the Details View. It then looks at the RBDKeyFrameActive node as a method for combining keyframe and simulation animation.

submitted: 3 years and 276 days ago


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Basics: Coordinate Systems - Houdini Video Tutorial

This is a video tutorial on how to use different coordinate systems to ensure your three dimensional textures are correctly applied to objects.

submitted: 3 years and 277 days ago


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Surface Shader: The Quick Way - Houdini Video Tutorial

This video tutorial quickly demonstrates the most efficient way to build the shader that some might build 'long-hand' in other ways.

submitted: 3 years and 279 days ago


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Basics: Surface Shader - Houdini Video Tutorial (4 vids)

This video tutorial is an introduction to building a surface shader in VOPs that combines an image texture with procedural shading.

This is a rather longer set of videos than normal as it is a complete walk through of creating a shader. The videos are in total are roughly an hour long.

submitted: 3 years and 280 days ago


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Basics: ForEach - Houdini Video Tutorial (3 vids)

This first part of the video tutorial looks at using the foreach sop to iterate over groups of primitives, using the example of creating balconies on a set of primitives.

submitted: 3 years and 280 days ago


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CHOPS Animation - Houdini Video Tutorial (2 vids)

This video tutorial is a look at how CHOPs can be used to replicate animation from one object to many, or more precisely to vary that animation.

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Caustics - Houdini Video Tutorial (3 vids)

In today's video tutorial we will be creating a caustic lighting effect using Houdini's Mantra PBR rendering engine.

This first part starts with a refresher on refraction.

We look at setting up normals correctly, then at the glass shader in Houdini, faux caustics and shadows, and using an environment light in PBR to generate 'background' reflections.

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