Simon Browne to Teach Houdini at Escape

Escape Studios welcomes veteran VFX artist Simon Browne to Teach Houdini to our second year undergraduate VFX students, as part of their Specialism Module CR5001. 

Simon Browne has worked in TV, advertising and corporate media. He specialises in simulation-based animation,  but he is also an experienced 3D animator with over 20 years of experience.

Simon has experience with Matchmove, Coding, and is skilled in Maya, Houdini, 3DSMax, Redshift, After Effects and Unity. 

Simon Browne
Simon Browne is a 3D Generalist with a specific interest and specialism in procedural animation.  Simon will be teaching Houdini to our 2nd year VFX students, starting in January 2023.

Houdini at Escape Studios

Escape Studios Vimeo Tutorial Channel supports our students with online resources for their studies, including an extensive playlist in Houdini.

The Vimeo Tutorial Channel is a hub for our animation and VFX video tutorials, making it easy for our students to find tutorials to support their classroom studies.  FX Tutorials in 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 official 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”


Part 2: (25 Minutes)

Part 3:

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.

Animate a “Splash Down” in Houdini

Learn to animate a ship crashing into water.and create realistic water effects in Houdini.

Procedurally Shatter a Mesh in Houdini

Learn to procedurally Shatter a mesh in Houdini, to create a “Game of Thrones” effect. 

Vimeo Tutorials

To find more tutorials on animation and VFX, see the main Escape Studios Vimeo Tutorial Channel

VFX Team at Escape Studios

To find out more about the VFX Team at Escape Studios, follow this link.

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

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