Learning Houdini: A Beginner's Journal. Nov 1, 2015
Staff Writer By: Ricky Grove (gToon)
This is the first entry of what will be a year-long journal on learning the 3D application Houdini, created by Side Effects Software. Houdini is a sophisticated application that is widely used in the production of visual effects for Hollywood films such as Big Hero 6, Mad Max: Fury Road and many others.
Since the first version of Houdini was released in 1996, Side Effects Software has developed Houdini so effectively that the program has twice been recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Plus, many Academy Awards have been given to films that relied on Houdini for their visual effects.
A little personal history with Houdini
That was 10 years ago..
Houdini Inspires Me
I still was very much intrigued by his workflow in Houdini, so I watched Rohan's free tutorial (available at hiswebsite) on "Procedural Modeling and Animation and Houdini" which was like a revelation to me. Rohan helped me understand the procedural idea that Houdini is based on. I got that excited feeling of discovery that comes with something that you find fascinating.
And this journal was born.
Next: Research and Deciding on a Learning Path for Houdini 15.