Mastering Destruction in Houdini with Keith Kamholz
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Unleash your inner FX monster, and let’s smash some buildings! In this destruction course, students will learn a comprehensive set of skills to develop beautiful work with a high degree of artistic control. This will include fracturing, RBD simulation, dust, debris, and adding details from real-world reference material. However, students will learn more than just the technical setups alone – they’ll also learn about production pipeline considerations, and innovative unique workflows for art-directing damage (both with & without simulation). By the end of the class, students will have a feature-film-quality destruction shot for their demo reel!
COURSE FORMAT: Standard
LECTURE TYPE: Pre-recorded
FEEDBACK: Individual recordings
DURATION: 8 weeks
ASSIGNMENT: Due each week. Expect to spend 10-15 hours per week viewing lecture videos, participating in q&a’s, and working on assignments.
Q&A: Once a week
MATERIALS: Houdini 17
SKILLS LEVEL: Intermediate
PREREQUISITES: Basic working knowledge in Houdini or equivalent | Course Prereq: Intro to FX Using Houdini
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