Houdini is a powerful 3D and animation software developed by SideFX. It is built on a Node-based system, meaning every action is stored in a node. These nodes are then linked into networks that define a recipe that can be manipulated to define the outcome and also repeated to create unique results. The chain and attributes nature of the nodes system is what gives Houdini its procedural nature.During the tailored live session, you will develop an understanding of the nodes system to form a foundation for learning a new programming language. This course is aimed at complete beginners with no programming or coding experience. The course has been specifically tailored to learn basic creative coding and animation in the context of the visual arts and motion graphics. An understanding of animation, editing, and basic nodes system tools is useful but you will learn the base through practical examples, which you will be able to apply to your own creative projects. Worldwide, designers, filmmakers, and animators use motion graphics to create powerful and stimulating visuals. Therefore, during the four hours session, you will learn how to make abstract and visually captivating terrains, dunes, cracks, and landscapes using "Heightfields" in Houdini. Specifically, we will cover the basic pipeline of taking different masks and height information. We will also tailor the session to make a short animation as a design outcome to show the strata and the erosion process which adds a visually compelling and complete storytelling factor to the overall session.
18:00 - 22:00 (Dubai)
14:00 - 18:00 (GMT)
*The recording for this class will be available online for registered participants only. It will be available for 1 Month.