Houdini Tutorials at Our Vimeo Channel

Our Escape Studios Vimeo Tutorial Channel supports our students with online resources for their studies, including Technical Animation in Maya such as nCloth, Muscle Systems, Dynamics, Simulations and Hair.  Our video playlist also includes many FX Tutorials in Houdini.

The Vimeo Tutorial Channel is our central hub for our animation and VFX video tutorials, making it easy for our students to find tutorials to support their classroom studies.

FX Tutorials begin with animation basics – such as animating grass waving in Maya – and progress through to complex FX techniques in Houdini.

FX – Houdini

Houdini in Industry

Houdini in Industry – Intro to Houdini and Conversation between Mark Spevick and Escapee Alex Budulan, Houdini Artist at DNEG.

FX Animation with Houdini

To see Mark Spevick’s free Houdini tutorials hosted at the SideFX official site, follow this link.
There are currently five Houdini Tutorials at the SideFX site:

  • Brick Wall Destruction – Beginner
  • Fire and Flames – Beginner
  • Crashing Wave – Intermediate
  • Destruction VFX in SOPS – Intermediate
  • Modelling a Procedural House – Intermediate
Houdini Brick Smash (Parts 1-3)
Smash up a brick wall in Houdini in three short tutorials with Mark Spevick. Learn to create a “Hollywood Style Destruction Effect”
Brick Wall Destruction

Brick Wall Destruction in Houdini with Mark Spevick.

Learn how to smash up a brick wall in Houdini.
Create Fire and Smoke in Houdini

Create Fire and Smoke in Houdini with Mark Spevick.  Houdini “Pyro FX – Fire & Flames” – Part 1

Procedural Modeling in Houdini

Procedural Modelling in Houdini with Mark Spevick. Build complex sets rapidly using Houdini (55 mins).

Houdini Groom Tools

Introduction to Houdini Groom Tools with Mark Spevick (55 mins)

What’s New in Houdini 18.5

What’s new in Houdini 18.5 – including the Pyro Tool.  With Mark Spevick. 1 Hour.

Advanced VFX Simulations in Houdini

Advanced VFX Simulations in Houdini with Mark Spevick.

FX – Adobe After Effects

Animating Gun Flare and Smoke in After Effects – with Marc Stevenson

This 20 minute tutorial by Marc Stevenson explains how to add gun flare and smoke using After Effects.
Also see this blog post on animating gun flare and smoke in After Effects.

VFX Team at Escape Studios
The Escape Studios VFX Blog offers a personal view on the art of visual effects. 

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