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Houdini FX Practice Hour

This tutorial series „Houdini Practice Hour“ is meant for newbies in Houdini FX, who want to learn the basic tasks of modeling, uvs, shading, lighting and rendering on a project base in Houdini FX. I will explain you step by step the workflows and tools, so you can follow along and then experiment to deepen your knowledge.

Learning means „getting your hands dirty“. This series doesn’t give you the most effective, elegant or the „only right way“, it’s concepted to give you a solid learning experience.

If you are searching for a complete introduction into the fundamentals of Houdini FX, you can take a look here: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/houdinifxfundamentals

>> Houdini Practice Hour – Banana

In this tutorial, we will set up our Houdini FX scene for modeling.

These topics are covered:

  • Setting up a reference image in COPs
  • Setting up reference images in the viewport
  • Working with different display options to help the modeling process
  • Changing object shading and ghosting
  • Learning keyboard shortcuts for working with panels more effective

In this tutorial, we will unwrap the UVs of the banana, use uv layout and then export the object as FBX and obj.

With this basic video tutorial series, learning Houdini FX is very easy. Simply follow Helge’s explanations and you become a Houdini FX professional as easy as possible!

If you want to rework Helge’s Practice Hour, you can find the project files here for download for the cost of a cappuccino for Helge 😉

Thank you so much!

>> Houdini Practice Hour – Toothbrush

Welcome to our new „Houdini FX Practice Hour“ project. This time we will model, texture and render a Toothbrush with glass. Also, we will dive into the Houdini FX groom system for generating the bristles with hair.

In this tutorial, we will create a Houdini FX project and talk about the importance of the project structure and the Houdini variables $JOB and $HOME and to make sure, that your paths ill not break when transferring the project to another machine or a render farm.

If you want to rework Helge’s Practice Hour, you can find the project files here for download for the cost of a cappuccino for Helge 😉

Thank you so much!

>> Houdini Practice Hour – CoffeeCup

In this tutorial, we will talk about the ideas of the Coffee Cups & Beans project, collect references with the help of PureRef and setting up our Houdini FX Project. It’s about learning how to start a new project.

If you want to rework Helge’s Practice Hour, you can find the project files here for download for the cost of a cappuccino for Helge 😉

Thank you so much!


Houdini FX Fundamentals >> Fast Forward

With this basic video tutorial series, learning Houdini FX is very easy. Simply follow Helge’s explanations and you become a Houdini FX professional as easy as possible!

We wish you a lot of fun and success learning Houdini FX with Helge

Link to the Tutorial: http://www.vimeo.com/ondemand/houdinifxfundamentals

Link to the Content of the Tutorial:
http://www.pixeltrain.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Houdini-FX_Fundamentals_Content.pdf




>> Presentations on Houdini FX by Helge Maus

Houdini HIVE Utrecht – June 2018

The Event >> https://www.sidefx.com/community/procedural-in-motion-games/ 

PDF to the presentation >> „Adapting Houdini FX successfully to my pipeline“

Procedural in Motion – October 2017