Houdini VFX Pro

4. - 15. 5. 2020
10 days
/ 12 participants
Beginner to intermediate
Litomyšl, Czech Republic

1 500 EUR

per participant

Price includes 21% VAT. Does not include: travel and accommodation.


This course covers the core concepts of Houdini and proceduralism using the SOP, VOP and ROP contexts.
You will learn to work in collaboration with co-workers to quickly deliver setups like you would do in a production environment.

On completion of this course you will:

  • gain a good understanding of the core concepts of Houdini and proceduralism,
  • be able to develop simple procedural workflows and have them rendered in Mantra,
  • learn how to troubleshoot a workflow,
  • fix problems on your own, allowing you to further learn Houdini by yourself.

Bruno Ebe

Double Negative, ILM, Mac Guff
Full Bio

How it works

Participants will develop various simple procedural assets that will be used to build and render a broader environment. The first two days will be dedicated to the learning and understanding of the core concepts of Houdini.
The last three days will be dedicated to building assets and creating a basic environment scene to render.
Participants will be given various exercises to practice upon this learning and build their knowledge base.

Lessons planned

  • Houdini presentation: it’s philosophy and how to learn it
  • Introduction to proceduralism
  • Understanding and manipulating geometry attributes
  • Presentation of some of the most used nodes in Houdini
  • Learning math functions frequently used in procedural setups
  • Introduction to VOPs
  • Introduction to digital assets
  • Rendering in Houdini and how to pass geometry information as AOVs
  • Building and rendering a project from A to Z

Where will this get me?

All participants will get well-respected qualification within the industry, demonstrating you’ve studied an industry-based course and have the practical, hands-on skills studios are looking for.

Our students go on to work in many areas of the industry. See some of their success stories.

You can consider junior level opportunities as 3D artist on completion of the course.


  • Working knowledge of any other 3D package.
  • Openness to learning new approaches and topics.
  • Communication skills in English.
  • Note: Preferences would be given to those registered for both Pro and Master courses


Cancellation Policy

The fee of 50% off the course price applies when canceling 45 days before the start of the course for those accepted.


Selection process

Open call

Registration is binding, but you won’t pay at this moment.

Registration deadline

At this moment, our board of experts selects participants based on the given requirements.

Invitation & Billing
You pay at this monent

You will receive an invitation letter and billing info.