We are intending to run a free intensive Houdini short course, and currently looking for expressions of interest from 3D Artists who wish to learn this software for potential work in Film FX.

The course is likely to run as a free intensive 5 full day (10 -5pm) workshop in Sydney in May.  There is also the possibility of an after work hour evening course, so candidates should express their availability when applying.

The course will led by industry professionals from Animal Logic’s FX team, using their extensive knowledge of the software to cover fundamental Houdini topics such as:

Basics: Software Concepts  + UI (panes/tabs/navigation/nodes)
Geometry Manipulation: Points, Primitive types, Attributes, creation, deletion, procedural modelling.
Simulation: Particles, Volumes + basic solvers, copy and instancing.
Rendering: Lighting, Shading, Mantra + Geometry ROPs
Technical insights: Digital Assets, Hscript, expressions, vex + python integration

This short Houdini course is only open to applicants who already have a background in existing 3D software and ideally have experience in production work from the following or similar disciplines:

FX or 3D generalist in commercials.
Motion graphics Design.
Short form 3D production.

Please register your interest at fx_houdini_training@al.com.au
With the subject line ‘Houdini Short Course’

You must include in your application:
Cover letter describing why they wish to be enrolled for the course
Availability to attend the course e.g. weekday, after 5pm
Currently this short course is only available to Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents.
Expression of interests close on Friday 8 April.

Houdini is a sidefx software product: further details about it can be found here