[QT] My Top 5 Favorite Houdini Tutorial Channels

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Watch at: 00:00 / 00:00:20have you ever wonder what my favoriteHoudini tutorials are well besides mineplus the crown and I'll tell you hi myname is Cadiz and welcome to anotherright brain tutorial now strictlyspeaking this is not really a tutorialat least not in the traditional sense ofWatch at: 00:20 / 00:40the word however believe it or not oneof the questions that I see popping upon the Houdini forums all the time iswhat are some of the best places tolearn Houdini and I thought I wouldshare with you guys my five mostfavorite places now some of these youmight have heard of already andhopefully there's at least a couple ofpleasant surprises in this list so let'sget on with it starting with number fiveWatch at: 00:40 / 01:00at number five we have an tag m'- thisis perhaps one of the most well knownHoudini tutorial sites both manual andMoritz are two of the smartest guysaround and the wealth of knowledge andinsights that they share in thetutorials are vast while most of theirtutorials revolve around motion graphicsWatch at: 01:00 / 01:20and abstract type of effects I've seenmany of these techniques find their wayinto more traditional cinematic shotsthe tutorials also frequently coverthird-party renderers like redshiftArnold and v-ray in addition Manuel hasbeen dabbling in blender lately and Iwouldn't be surprised if more blenderfocused tutorials start appearing verysoon so why isn't tag my number 5 andWatch at: 01:20 / 01:40not higher on the list well mostlybecause their tutorials often get verytechnical in code driven in a notparticularly right-brain sort of way nowdon't get me wrong there's plenty ofmaterial here that doesn't involve X orHoudini script but newbies might get alittle intimidated at first by some ofthe advanced techniques shown at numberWatch at: 01:40 / 02:004 I give you bubble pins but don't letthe cute name fool yoububble pins dishes out some extremelyadvanced in useful Houdini tutorialscovering everything from fluidsimulations destruction effects crowdsimulations volumes and more the wealthof information is presented in aWatch at: 02:00 / 02:20comprehensive way and the variousprocesses are explained thoroughly withinformative graphs which helped clarifythe advanced concepts bubble pinsherself sounds genuinely fascinated asshe navigates through the various nodesblending a fun and almost storytellingtone to this collection of very usefultutorialsWatch at: 02:20 / 02:40coming in at number three is a riseworks well many of you might not haveheard of this channel it is truly anunmatched resource for everything mantraand bobs you will find a comprehensivelist of tutorials which cover everythingyou've ever wanted to know aboutHoudini's excellent built in renderengine as well as the oftenmisunderstood bops Network which canWatch at: 02:40 / 03:00yield very complex results without theneed to write any code in additionarised works offers some podcast aisleconversations covering interestingtopics and personal opinions fromcreative artists including yours trulyfuture series of Erised works tutorialswill focus on going from Houdini toUnreal Engine and working with real-timerendering so keep checking back forWatch at: 03:00 / 03:20thosenumber two we find applied Houdinicreated by Stephen nipping while Stephenmight not be a household name the filmsthat he's worked on certainly areStephen is an absolute ninja when itcomes to cinematic destruction effectswhile his tutorials are paid andWatch at: 03:20 / 03:40definitely worth every penny Ridgid Swanvolumes 1 and particles 1 are completelyfree and provide hours of invaluablelearning materials what makes thesetutorials so good is that Stephen reallyexplains the basic concepts and ideasbehind some very advanced Houdinifeatures we need cyfle graphics andillustrations Stephens delivery is bothWatch at: 03:40 / 04:00educational and entertaining and hiseasygoing tone and humor makes hislessons fun Stephen is also a frequentpresenter for side effects and you canfind his past lectures at the officialside-effects Houdini channel I wouldencourage anyone interested in creatingcinematic effects to give appliedHoudini a chance these tutorials aretop-notchand will bring your projects to the nextWatch at: 04:00 / 04:20leveland finally at number one we have sideeffects own tutorial section as far as Iknow side effects is the only companythat is such a thorough collection oftutorials available right on theirwebsite the tutorials page is wellWatch at: 04:20 / 04:40organized with useful search filterswhich will quickly narrow down exactlywhat you're looking for the majority ofthe tutorials are free and thecollections are curated by side effectsstaff so you'll find only the best ofthe best here I am often amazed at howmany Houdini users are not aware thatthe tutorials page even exists so I wantto make sure that as many of you aspossible know about this invaluableWatch at: 04:40 / 05:00resource but wait there is more I wantedto share some honorable mentions thatyou should also check out these includesmix training created by varimax Alvaro'svideos cover a number of useful topicsincluding modeling in Houdini whichtypically doesn't get as much attentionWatch at: 05:00 / 05:20I consider 5:31 a bit of a companionchannel to this one since it covers anumber of specific but practical anduseful Houdini tips and tricks if you'reinterested in Solaris look no furtherthan cg forges excellent series oftutorials that will have you sortingthrough Houdini's new look developmentenvironment in no time and finally axesWatch at: 05:20 / 05:40effects has a variety of usefultutorials covering everything from thebasics to some very advanced productiontechniques now if you're worried thatyou're not going to remember all of thechannels that I mentioned in this videosimply go to the channels tab on theright brain tutorials page where you'llsee links to all of the channelsmentioned in this video well I hope youlike my five most favorite places toWatch at: 05:40 / 06:00learn Houdini if you want to see more ofthese lists just let me know in thecomments belowand I'll make more until then if youliked the video please click like hitsubscribe tell your friends and I'll seeyou next time

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  1. 00:00
    No
    and Did you ask for permission? to upload on youtube?
    the sence's your showing is some of video that someone els made
    this can be a problem if you haven't asked for permission of the people who own it
    because hey it's 2020

  2. Some others:

    – Nine Between
    – Rohan Dalvi (he posts smaller tutorials for free. larger tutorials on his website are still premium)
    – Doxia Studio
    – Break Your Crayons
    – David Kahl VFX
    – Adrien Lambert

  3. Thank you for these suggestions 🙂 I'm on the fence for quite a while to jump to Houdini and inspecting these channels might help me to encourage myself more.
    It just seems so overwhelming despite that I have quite thorough experience with another node-driven application (Terragen).
    Also thanks to other people here with additional suggestions, much appreciated!

  4. Nine Between has the best didactics ever. The main problem of people who try to create a tutorial is not giving a base to people learn.
    I've downloaded many tutorials described as "introduction or basics" to Houdini which they start speaking about VEX just for copy or deform basic geometries.

    That's why is hard to learn Houdini. People who work with Houdini know a lot in the same way they don't know how to teach.

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