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In this course, we will learn the process of creating architectural compositions using simulations that imitate natural phenomena - Tornadoes. The course is designed to let you experience different workflow strategies using the generative approaches of Houdini. We will learn to gain command over controlling your geometries through various procedural techniques. The course is designed for beginners and intermediate users with no prerequisites. The course is devised in two parts A & B.
PART A: Creating a Structure, Terrain and Simulations
Creation of the Structure and Terrain
We will learn the process of creating a structure and the ground terrain where the geometry is placed. After creating the base structure, we will analyze the complete geometry and it's points of intersection with the terrain.
You will get deeper insights on working with various geometries and their intersections with other geometries.
The next step will be to develop a simulation script and run it over the main geometry. This is where the magic happens! This phase will be further broken down into three areas, where we learn different techiques of geometry creation with the help of Foreach-loops, VEX Scripting and VOPs.
In addition, we will also learn the process of exporting your geometries. We will familiarize ourselves with the various parameters, attributes that are necessary for exporting your geometries to other programs. (calculating the UV's and normals).
PART B: Post Processing, Rendering, and Visualization
In addition to learning the workflows using Houdini, we will also learn the process of importing our geometry to Autodesk Maya and set up a visualization scene.
We will use Arnold Renderer and develop a scene, create materials, set up lighting, and render the whole project.
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INSTRUCTOR, UIBK Innsbruck
What Our Participants Say
Really interesting course because of focus on architectural concepts and not only on random generative things as it often happens!
- Kyryll, Synthetic Simulations
Yes, you will get a certificate of completion for the registered course upon submission of your final assignment within the course time frame.
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Houdini Apprentice is free for everyone to use, making it a great platform for aspiring Houdini 3d Architects & Artists.
It can be difficult to get well-versed in the Houdini program because of its procedural nature. Once you are acquainted with the fundamentals of Houdini, the process gets easier.
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No, the Houdini Software Applications vary considerably from those of Blender. Therefore, Blender will not overtake the Houdini Program in the foreseeable future.