A Masterclass in Houdini Shading and Shader Building

Side Effects have been posting some great masterclasses that dive deep into the various aspects of Houdini 15, since it’s release. Here, Side Effects Software’s Senior Technical Director, Kai Stavginski presents a master class in Shading and Shader Building.

an overview of new and existing shading features in Houdini 15

Intended as an in-depth overview for new and existing shading features in Houdini 15, it includes an introduction to Houdini’s new SHOP shaders. The class also covers shading and layering shaders by way of Houdini’s VOPs.

Kai also gives a deeper look at working with BSDF’s (Bidirectional scattering distribution functions) so that you will be able to build your own custom shaders.