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Houdini Learning Paths Tutorials and Training
For Houdini artists wanting to learn how to take advantage of powerful dynamics capabilities, the Dynamics in Houdini learning path can help guide you through learning many of the tools available to you. By the end of this learning path you'll have a solid understanding of the DOP context within Houdini.
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9 Courses
22h 36m
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Q: How is the Dynamics in Houdini learning path different than the How to Get Started in Houdini learning path? A. This learning path is not intended to teach you the basics of moving around in Houdini. Instead, with the Dynamics in Houdini learning path you'll focus learning how the different dynamics engines work inside of Houdini.
Q. Are there any tutorials that I should watch before starting this learning path? A. We recommend this learning path for artists who are already very familiar with Houdini and want to build on their existing knowledge to learn how to create realistic dynamic simulations directly in Houdini. If you've never used Houdini before, you can get up to speed with the How to Get Started in Houdini learning path.
Q: What sort of dynamics engines does this learning path cover? A. By the time you've completed this learning path, you'll have a solid understanding of what it takes to work within the DOP context.
Q. Where do I go after completing this learning path? A. As artists, there are always new tips and techniques that can be learned. After completing this learning path we recommend taking a look at some of the other Houdini learning paths here at Digital-Tutors.
Q. What if I don't use Houdini? Can I follow along in my favorite 3D software? A. While we recommend using Houdini to follow along with this learning path due to the proprietary nature of some of the topics covered, nearly all of the core fundamentals can be ported to another piece of software if you are extremely familiar with that software. If you find it difficult to transfer these techniques to your preferred software, we have a variety of other learning paths for other software. Check out the Learning Paths page to see the learning paths for your favorite software.
Q: What is a learning path? How do I use them? A. Learning paths are a series of courses organized into levels for easier organization. We recommend that you start with the first course in level one and work your way through all of the courses and levels sequentially.
Q: Do I have to follow along with the tutorial? Can I work on my own project? A. The ultimate goal is to be able to transfer the techniques and tools you've learned in this learning path to your own projects. While everyone learns at a difference pace, we recommend a three-step process before trying to apply the techniques to your own projects. The first step is to watch each tutorial and take notes along the way. Secondly, watch the tutorial and follow along trying to replicate each step in the tutorial. Lastly replicate the project from the tutorial on your own trying not to watch the tutorials as much as possible. This helps to ensure that you not only are able to replicate what was taught in the tutorial but that you understand the techniques and tools that were used so you can then transfer them to your own projects.