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.
FX Tutorials begin with animation basics – such as animating grass waving in Maya – and progress through to complex FX techniques in Houdini.
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
Procedural Modelling in Houdini with Mark Spevick. Build complex sets rapidly using Houdini (55 mins).
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.