Advanced Diploma of FX & Simulation

Specializing in Houdini FX

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MASTER HOUDINI FX

As a visual FX artist it’s essential to know the latest techniques and software. Houdini has become an industry standard among top VFX studios around the world and has been used on recent projects including Mad Max: Fury Road, The Avengers: Age of Ultron and Guardians of the Galaxy.

Harness the raw power of procedural, node-based workflow techniques and create amazing FX in our nine month, 1-on-1 Houdini intensive short course. We will take you through the Houdini FX workflow from beginner to advanced techniques.

 What You'll Learn:

  1. Introduction to Houdini FX
  2. Building a VFX shot from scratch
  3. Rigid Body Dynamics
  4. Smoke, fire & explosions
  5. Fluids & Ocean Tools   
  6. Portfolio Assembly

At CG Spectrum we teach students the latest techniques with industry standard software that major studios worldwide use in their production pipelines. 

Software used in this course:

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      Houdini FX          

  

 

 

Course Information

HOUDINI FX SHOWREEL

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COURSE CURRICULUM BREAKDOWN

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Study Period 1 Full Time - 15 weeks

During the course of this study period students will learn the fundamentals of FX in Houdini. They will learn the user interface dedicated to FX and go over Houdini core concepts. Basic principles of scripting are taught which are essential to the procedural workflow and understanding of particles in Houdini.

Projects include:

  1. Intro to Houdini Geo Tools
  2. VOPs Geo Attribute & Noise 
  3. VEXpressions - Intro to Scripting
  4. Intro to Particles
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Study Period 2 Full Time - 15 weeks

Students continue to dive deeper into the Houdini FX procedural toolset and focus on Rigid Body Dynamics. They will cover specialised techniques such as fracturing, constraints the Bullet Solver. Students will also learn Intermediate rendering techniques then finish the term with a fx shot project.

Projects include:

  1. Advanced Geometry Tools
  2. Intro to Rigid Body Dynamics
  3. Geo Fracturing Techniques
  4. Rendering Concepts
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Study Period 3 Full Time - 15 weeks

During this term students will learn how to use Houdini FX ‘s incredibly powerful Pyro Solver. Master smoke, fire and liquid simulations as you step into an advanced procedural workflow. Students finish the term with a project incorporating the advanced techniques learned throughout. 

Projects include:

  1. Smoke and Fire FX
  2. FLIP Sim Tools
  3. Ocean Tool Set
  4. Portfolio Assembly

 

HEAR FROM SOME OF OUR STUDENTS

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"I’m not only learning the essentials of VFX but also key networking tips from my mentor."

I started CG Spectrum with no experience in visual fx. Initially the thought was quite daunting as I hadn't done much in the field prior. In my opinion the education with CG Spectrum is the closest to giving me actual industry experience since I’m working alongside an industry vet whilst being taught the fundamentals of my trade. I can comfortably say I have more of a "peer to peer" relationship rather than "teacher to student", making it really easy to share my work and expect solid criticism.

Subii Asif VFX Student

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"I am very excited about how much I have achieved!"
 
Self-teaching as a tool is cool if you don't mind getting no interaction or help as well as learning older versions of software. Thankfully, CG Spectrum has been giving me the total opposite and an opportunity to push myself every step closer to the industry.  With great resources at CG Spectrum, I learn not only how to craft but also how to think and prepare myself to be industry ready. 

David Tsai VFX Student

COURSE FEES + PAYMENT OPTIONS

 

CG RENTAMENTOR

FEATURES
Learn at your own pace
Upgrade your skills
Decide your own schedule
Recorded video feedback
Live critiques with industry mentors
 
 
 
 
 

PAYMENT OPTIONS 

$1495 USD
10 WEEKS
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$995 USD
6 WEEKS
 
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INDUSTRY DIPLOMA

 FEATURES
Recorded video lectures
Course materials
Access to school forum
Software included
Live critiques with industry mentors
10% Refer-a-friend bonus
Industry certification
 
 
 

PAYMENT OPTIONS 

$6695 USD
PAID IN FULL
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$2675/TRIMESTER
PAY AS YOU LEARN
 
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ACCREDITED

DIPLOMA

 FEATURES
Recorded Video Lectures
Course Materials
Access to school forum
Software Included
Live critiques with industry mentors
Additional units of study
Accredited certification
 
 
 

PAYMENT OPTIONS 

$7495 USD
PAID IN FULL
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$2998/TRIMESTER
PAY AS YOU LEARN
 
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1-ON-1 

DIPLOMA

FEATURES
 Recorded video lectures
Course materials
Access to school forum
Software included
Live critiques with industry mentors
10% Refer-a-friend bonus
Industry certification
Flexible schedule
Private mentor
 

PAYMENT OPTIONS 

$9995 USD
PAID IN FULL
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$3998/TRIMESTER
PAY AS YOU LEARN
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WANT TO FIND OUT MORE?

Have some questions or looking for more information about this course? Get in touch with us and one of our friendly team members will get back to you shortly to help. 

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