[Sidefx-houdini-list] Houdini Hip Tricks Volume One and Two

Alex Czetwertynski disciple1 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 30 13:17:00 EDT 2011


Nice! Thanks Alvaro, looking forward to checking that one out!

On Mar 30, 2011, at 7:06 AM, Alvaro Castaneda wrote:

> Hi guys
> I'm very proud to share with you my latest Houdini Training
> also I'll like to say thank you to you, the wonderful community of Houdini
> Users, you guys rock!!
> this tittles are also yours.
> 
> Cheers!!
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> *cmiVFX Releases SideFX Houdini Hip Tricks Volume One and Two*
> 
> *High Definition Training Videos for the Visual Effects Industry*
> 
> 
> 
> *Princeton, NJ (March 28, 2011)* – cmiVFX launches its latest training for
> the SideFX Houdini premiere digital visual effects animation software
> package. Why build one kick ass VFX video when two is twice as nice! We have
> never been more fired up to release a training video in the history of this
> company. Everything you wanted to know, delivered fast and furious through
> our ground breaking, ever evolving web based delivery player system. In
> these two videos, you’ll learn how to make production ready user friendly
> tools that will captivate your audience time and time again. Since Houdini
> is way more than just a 3D application, you will see it from a framework
> point of view.  You`ll understand how you can solve any kind of situation
> you might encounter, using the tools in ways they were never dreamed to
> perform in that way.  As a testament of the power and flexibility of
> Houdini,  we’ll try to keep it simple and understandable by encapsulating
> some very interesting areas of Houdini. When you’re done with this set,
> you’ll have several tools to use, and have lots of ideas of how approach and
> develop your own tools. To call it Magic, is a true understatement. How can
> you put a guarantee on perfection?
> 
> 
> 
> Here at cmiVFX we maintain a current training library for the latest
> versions of popular software titles. When it comes to high end CG and VFX
> training, there is only once choice... cmiVFX!
> 
> 
> 
> Don’t forget about the cmiSubscription plan! Get one today. cmiVFX launched
> the most affordable subscription plan in Visual FX Training History for only
> $299 USD, and if you were a subscriber, this New Training Release would
> already be in your account.  This video is also available a-la-cart in our
> brand new HTML5 player system.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> *Brief Introduction*
> 
> Welcome to the highly anticipate "HIP Tricks" video set, created by CMIVFX
> and Varomix. A partnership like no other, this joint venture shows the true
> comradery that is a true CG pipeline. There is a reason that cmiVFX stands
> alone in the high end market….  IT'S NOT EASY TO DO!  However true, we take
> pride in our sadistic need to provide the latest and greatest training in
> our industry so that digital entertainers can tell their story. We will work
> with ANYONE that has something fantastic to offer… wether it is a student
> half way around the world, or another training company that wants to work
> with us on a video title. We will always pull together with the right people
> to make the best training the world has to offer. Expect great things…
> ALWAYS!
> 
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> |||||||||||||||||||||   *Houdini HIP Tricks Volume 1 *
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> http://store.cmivfx.com/tutorials/view/294/Houdini+Hip+Tricks+Volume+1
> 
> 
> 
> *A Hip Autopsy*
> In this first volume you will learn how to dissect any Houdini Hip scene,
> and figure out how that scene is put together.  This is great for exploring
> sample scenes, other artists scenes to assist you in the creation of your
> own. We will also go over some tips to make your projects more solid and
> show you were you can get help from the great Houdini Artist Community.
> 
> *Feather Tool*
> 
> For this chapter set we will build a hero feather system used for close-up
> shots. This tool will give the artist total control using Houdini's ramp
> widgets so that it makes for a great user experience. In the process we'll
> learn how to map ramp parameters to control parameters of our tool.
> 
> 
> 
> *Earthquake and Fischer Cracks. *
> 
> In this section we will create a multi-purpose ground cracking tool, putting
> special attention on making it easily modifiable, and in realtime. The art
> of  making it solid and getting predictable result, doesn't mean that its
> simple. The final result is a very high end production ready tool that can
> be used in many scenarios. This chapter alone is work the price of the
> entire volume set.
> 
> 
> 
> |||||||||||||||||||||   *Houdini HIP Tricks Volume 2 *
> ||||||||||||||||||||||
> 
> http://store.cmivfx.com/tutorials/view/294/Houdini+Hip+Tricks+Volume+2
> 
> 
> 
> *Row Row Row Your Boat*
> 
> Using Houdini Ocean Tools plug-in (HOT), we'll create and ocean that emits
> foam and splashes. We then we'll add a ship that floats on the ocean in
> which the movement of the ship will be driven by the ocean. Once we do that,
> we'll use the floating, moving ship to deform the ocean as it advances and
> emits spray at collisions with the waves.
> 
> 
> 
> *Pixelated Game*
> 
> Believe it or not, we'll will build a complete playable game inside Houdini,
> using out-of-the-box tools and a little bit of Python code. This project is
> a real statement that Houdini can do just about everything that you can
> throw at it. Don't think of Houdini as a 3D app, think of it as a 3D
> Operating System.
> 
> 
> 
> *Alvaro Castañeda*
> 
> Alvaro Castañeda, best known as "Varomix" is a 33 years old CG Generalist
> TD. He lost a little of his self back in 1993 at a Jurassic Park screening,
> and that totally changed his life. Toy Story finished the job in 1995 -
> there was no turning back!. He started his way in 3D back in 1998, first
> using 3ds Max, then Cinema4D and finally in 1999, I met Maya 2.0. Since then
> I've done CGI for print, web, TV, Film, DVD, I guess anything that has
> pixels in it!. He started using Houdini in 2002 shortly after Side Effects
> launched the Houdini Apprentice Program. He had also done on-set VFX
> Supervision and DOP Assisting. He'll soon move to Toronto to continue his
> career as a Houdini Generalist.
> 
> *Project Contents*
> 
> All cmiVFX videos come with all the training materials you can need right
> from our website. No matter what time of day, your location, or how your
> feeling, cmiVFX will be there waiting for you!
> 
> 
> 
> This video is available today at the cmiVFX Store:  http://store.cmivfx.com/
> 
> 
> 
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> 
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