Advanced Tutorial – Breaking the Ice in Houdini

Advanced Tutorial – Breaking the Ice in Houdini

Hi guys, I’m happy to announce my second Advanced Training: Breaking the Ice in Houdini.   Get it from here: http://training.adrianlazar.com/breaking-the-ice-in-houdini/ Training description Spreading across more than 6 hours of full-hd video, this Advanced Training Course is based on a real production CG shot I did for a commercial some time ago – a submarine submerging under on a frozen see. We’re going to build the 3d scene in Houdini and setup the render-passes to have maximum flexibility in compositing. Fix it in post will also be taken into consideration but to a smaller degree than usual since this training is focused on Houdini. The video includes only the 3d part of the production but at the end we’re going to briefly discuss the steps that were done at the compositing stage. While I tried to keep as much of the original recording as possible I did had to edit out some of the render times and a few crashes happened here and there. Bellow is a quick preview for Breaking the Ice in Houdini: https://vimeo.com/62003656 We’re going to start with quickly modeling a proxy version of the submarine that we’re going to use until we receive the high-rez version from the shot supervisor. Then we will create the ice using a combination of procedural and classic poly-modeling techniques. Based on the feedback from the shot supervisor we will then tweak the high rez submarine we received and we’re also going to do some changes to the ice. Besides some modeling tweaks for the ice we’re going to animate the broken pieces that are left behind the submarine and we’ll do this using...
Advanced Tutorial – Lighting in Houdini

Advanced Tutorial – Lighting in Houdini

Hi guys, I’m happy to announce my first Advanced Training: Lighting in Houdini. Get it from here. Training description During almost 4 hours of video training we are going to discuss how to work with lights inHoudini 12 but also what a lighting artist job is in a cg production. Using a real production scene I’m going to show you that relying just on Global Illumination is not enough to get the job done and that every asset in the scene requires special attention. In this training course I tried to cover both the artistic and the technical side of what a lighting artist has to know since I think both are necessary to be successful in this job. Note that this video can be both downloaded to be watched offline or it can be streamed online. Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new...
Tutorial – Houdini Shading with Mantra Surface Shader

Tutorial – Houdini Shading with Mantra Surface Shader

Hi guys, I recorded a new free Houdini Video Training about shading with Mantra Surface Shader. Watch the tutorial here or find more here.     Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new...
New Free Tutorial and new website for training

New Free Tutorial and new website for training

Hello, I recorded a new free tutorial video for creating a Counting Frame in Houdini that you can watch here. I also launched a website where I’ll put all the training, find out more here. Hope you will enjoy the tutorials! Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new...
Tutorial – Creating a Plant Pot in Houdini

Tutorial – Creating a Plant Pot in Houdini

Hi all, I recorded a short video tutorial creating a plant pot in SideFx Houdini that you ca watch here. It shows the modeling, the shading and a very basic rendering stage. It was a live recording and if sometimes it feels slow that’s because I had to resize Houdini to 1280×720 and work in this small size = no fun. It doesn’t have any voice over but from time to time short tips are displayed on screen. This plant is just one of the assets I am currently creating for Class Dismissed, a short film I’m making with a friend of mine. Hope you like it and for more tutorials visit my Houdini training page here.     Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new...