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DIPLOMA OF ADVANCED HOUDINI FX

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GET PROFESSIONAL HOUDINI TRAINING FROM STUDIO ARTISTS

As a visual effects 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.

Learn Houdini FX to harness the raw power of procedural, node-based workflow techniques and create amazing FX simulations in our one-year intensive Advanced Diploma course. From destruction, explosions, water simulation and everything in between this course is designed to take your VFX skills to the next level. Taught by industry professionals who have worked on blockbuster films and AAA video games, you will learn visual effects production workflows used by the major studios around the world.

There’s never been a better time to be a part of the rapidly growing visual effects and video gaming industry. Turn your passion for digital arts into a career and get your make sure your demo reel gets noticed.

 WHY CHOOSE CG SPECTRUM?

  1. Get in-demand specialised training - Be confident that the skills you’ve learned are exactly what major studios in the world are looking for. Our specialised Houdini FX Diploma course has been created by award-winning mentors for graduates looking to excel in the VFX industry.  
  1. Network while you learn - Get taught and have your work critiqued by our industry connected mentors, allowing you to build your network from the moment you enrol.
  1. Built by industry, for industry - Our VFX course has been designed by the mentors who teach it, created to get the most out of every artist so they can hit the ground running after graduation.
  1. Unrivaled support and feedback - CG Spectrum is the only school that works within student files to help trouble-shoot mistakes so they're only made once. All classes and critiques are recorded so students can go back and review their lessons at any time. 

CG Spectrum gives you direct access and connects you to the best mentors from around the world, delivering a personalised education that gives you the competitive edge you need to succeed.

To be the best, learn from the best at CG Spectrum.

 

 

 

NEXT INTAKE - OCTOBER 2ND 2017

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HOUDINI COURSE 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 and simulations. They will learn Houdini FX and the user interface dedicated to FX and go over core concepts. Basic principles of scripting are taught which are essential to the procedural workflow and understanding of particles.

Projects include:

  1. Introduction to FX
  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 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 the 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 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 Student

TEST DRIVE THE COURSE FOR FREE

Excited about learning but not sure if the Houdini FX course is right for you? We realise that starting a new course is a big step and it's important to make an informed decision about what's right for you. What better way to do that than to try it out first for free?


Our free course trial gives you access to 2-weeks of the Industry Diploma of your choice, letting you interact with the Mentors who could be teaching you, check out the assignments and course content and see whether our online model suits your learning style.

We're confident we're the best online Houdini FX school out there and we want to prove it to you. We know you'll love the course.

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DIPLOMA COURSE PRICING

FULL PAYMENT

SAVE $2000

 SMALL CLASS  1-ON-1
 $7795 USD  $9995 USD

PER TRIMESTER

SAVE $500

 SMALL CLASS  1-ON-1
 $3250 USD  $3998 USD

MONTHLY

PAY AS YOU GO

 SMALL CLASS  1-ON-1
 $899 USD*  $999 USD*

1-ON-1 OPTION

By choosing the 1-on-1 option you will receive an educational experience unlike any other. You'll get more individual time with your mentor and even customise your learning by focusing on areas you're really interested in. You'll also have greater flexibility with finding a schedule that works for you, whether you're juggling work and family or just want to learn as quickly as possible.

SMALL CLASS OPTION

At CG Spectrum you're never just a number. We cap our class sizes at 5 students so you get the most attention possible at a more affordable price. Studying in a small class setting also allows you to learn from your peers and build a larger network.  

No matter which option you choose CG Spectrum will make sure you get the most personalised educational experience that works with your budget and your schedule.

*The Monthly Payment Option requires an initial deposit of $899 for the Small Class option and $999 for the 1-on-1 option

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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