Houdini Modeling

How To : Use rails when modeling in Houdini 9

In this Houdini 9 software tutorial you will learn how to use the rail sop which is a surface operator used mostly for modeling but occasionally for animation as well. Watch and see how to use the rail sop in Houdini 9.

How To : Get started modeling objects in Houdini 10

Eager to make a foray into the world of 3D modeling with Houdini 10? This clip will show you how it's done. Whether you're new to Side Effects Software's popular 3D production program or a seasoned graphic artist just interested in better acquainting yourself with the applicat ...more

How To : Model a stingray in Houdini 9

These two Houdini 9 lessons illustrate a valuable and efficient means of modeling an animated surface in a manner not generally considered. It provides an explanation of the advantages to this approach and compares it to a more traditional means of animating a surface. So watc ...more

How To : Model from the shelf in Houdini

This Houdini 9 tutorial teaches you how to work with the shelf tools. There are shelves for all the areas of Houdini from modeling to dynamics, to animating and particles. This particular tutorial shows you how to use the viewport and shelf tools to model within Houdini 9 and ...more

How To : Model a 3D turntable deck in Houdini 10

Interested in modeling a DJ deck using Houdini 10 but aren't quite sure how to go about it? This guide will get you started. Whether you're new to Side Effects Software's popular 3D production program or a seasoned graphic artist just interested in better acquainting yourself ...more

How To : Model with curve, sweep & skin nodes in Houdini

See how to build a simple coil spring using the curve, sweep, and skin nodes in Houdini. Whether you're new to Side Effects Software's popular 3D production program or a seasoned graphic artist just interested in better acquainting yourself with the application, you're sure to ...more

How To : Model a low-poly flashlight in Houdini

Interested in creating a flashlight in Houdini? This clip will show you how it's done. Whether you're new to Side Effects Software's popular 3D production program or a seasoned graphic artist just interested in better acquainting yourself with the application, you're sure to b ...more

How To : Model a simple 3D chair in Houdini

Interested in making a chair within Houdini? Pull one up and see how it's done. Whether you're new to Side Effects Software's popular 3D production program or a seasoned graphic artist just interested in better acquainting yourself with the application, you're sure to be well ...more

How To : UV texture in Houdini 9

This series of videos focuses on a typical UV workflow in Houdini 9. Learn how to create projections, edit UVs with a variety of tools, save out UV maps, and apply textures. Please download the project files below to follow along with these Houdini 9 texturing lessons. 1. Simp ...more

How To : Program Houdini 9.5 with Python

Working with the Python programming language is hard if you're not familiar with it, and working with it in Houdini is even harder if you don't know what you're doing. So familiarize yourself with some Python and follow this masterclass for Houdini 9.5 on programming with Pyth ...more

How To : Use the align sop in Houdini 9

The align sop in Houdini is a useful surface operation and modeling tool. In this Houdini 9 tutorial you will learn how to use the align sop when modeling in SOPS.

How To : Carve in Houdini 9

In this Houdini 9 modeling tutorial you will learn how to use the surface operator the carve sop. Carving objects is a fast way to model and manipulate them using curves and lines or other shapes. Watch and learn how to use the carve sop in Houdini 9.

How To : Sweep in Houdini 9

In this Houdini 9 modeling tutorial you will learn how to create objects using the sweep sop (surface operator). You can create or animate objects by sweeping them along curves or other objects. Watch and learn how to use the sweep sop in Houdini 9.

How To : Use the Creep SOP in Houdini 9

In this Houdini 9 software tutorial you will learn how to use the creep sop. The creep sop is a surface operator used for creating surfaces and modeling as well as animating. As the name suggests, you learn to use the creep sop to creep objects or surfaces along another object ...more

How To : Rebuild the fire simulator in Houdini 9.5

Check out this masterclass on Houdini 9.5 and how to rebuild the fire simulator. Houdini's Fluid Tools offer a powerful simulation environment for visual effects artists. Senior Mathematician Jeff Lait introduces you to the basic building blocks for generating fluids and low l ...more

How To : Escape from a set of professional hand cuffs

Check out this instructional magic trick video that explains how to escape from a set of professional hand cuffs, just like the famous escape artist Houdini did. All you need is a regular bobby pin and, of course, a set of Smith and Wesson model 100 double lock handcuffs. Watc ...more

How To : Transfer attributes in Houdini 9

This Houdini 9 software video series focuses on examples of when and how to use Attribute Transfer. Part 1 covers Attribute Transfer One Point: A very basic example of how to use the attribute transfer sop, by using a single point to transfer a colour attribute to a grid. Par ...more

How To : Navigate the Houdini 9 interface

In this video series, you will take a look a the new Houdini 9 interface and learn how it will make your work faster and easier. Part 1 covers interface navigation: Preliminary tour of the default interface of Houdini and how to navigate in the 3d viewport. As well, how to bri ...more

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