Houdini - Effects TD course (3-in-1) (Part-time)

What is Houdini?

It is an artist-friendly node-based software. It's procedural workflow, offers you flexibility and control which enhances the way you work creatively and is ideal for the creation of effects and particles as it gives the VFX Artist extra control over the creative process of their project.

We demystify the software, to show you how to make the most of it for VFX.

This 15 week part time course covers the popular software interface and procedural workflows.

If you're busy during the day, our part-time version of the course could be ideal for you. You’ll be steered through the basics by our resident "Harry Houdini", Mark Spevick.

This course is a combination of all 3 short courses in 1. At the end of the course you'll

  • Be able to open and operate Houdini.
  • Understand procedural methods within Houdini.
  • Have an introduction to dynamic simulations (DOPS)
  • Have an introduction to rendering with Mantra
  • Make simple Houdini assets for use as tools and also for Houdini Engine.

Why learn Houdini with Escape Studios?

The brains behind Houdini, SideFX, are one of our favorite software industry partners. As well as hosting their 2016 software launch at our place, they've contributed to the development of a course championing their own software and engine for industry use. There's simply no better place to learn what the professionals do.


  • Introduction to Houdini
  • Houdini - Dynamics
  • Houdini - Tools and Pipelines

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Houdini - Effects TD course (3-in-1) (Part-time)

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