Houdini is a procedural node-based software that dominated the FX market for years. Nowadays it rivals the most common DCCs like Maya, 3ds Max and Katana in more and more areas. However there is still a lot of manual labor that goes into Houdini to make all of this magic possible.
Have you ever asked yourself: "Is there a way to automate this workflow?!" 🤔
Automate your processes and let Python do the "boring stuff"!
What is the Python for Houdini masterclass?
The focus of this masterclass is to teach Python beginners how to use Python in Houdini to automate daily workflows. You'll learn the fundamentals of scripting in Python from scratch, how to use Python to manipulate your environment and finally to automate and simplify processes in Houdini.
After this masterclass you are able to
✅ Create impactful Houdini scripts using Python
✅ Generate and manipulate scenes in Houdini
✅ Connect assets with shaders, textures, build groups and hierarchies
✅ Save, load and import and export scenes automatically
✅ Automate the "boring stuff" and support your project
Python for Houdini is a 8 weeks masterclass focusing on teaching you the fundamentals of scripting, lets you practice the newly learned topics weekly, gives you personal feedback, allows you to ask questions in the Q&As and be part of a community with other learners.
To achieve our goal we focus the first 5 weeks on Python itself answering: What are data types? How to loop through and change items? How to use code from multiple files? After these first 5 weeks you'll understand how the scripting process works while writing your own helpful Python scripts.
In the final 3 weeks we move over to Houdini to access the Houdini API using Python. How can we use Python to save, load, import, export, access and manipulate specific nodes in Houdini? Answering this question allows us to write impactful scripts, build complete scenes from scratch, manipulate them, reconnect nodes and automate repetitive processes.
The Python for Houdini masterclass includes
🖥️ Create your Houdini Applications
📼 9 hours video training
🙋 8 hours Live Q&As
📝 8 Weekly assignments
✅ Personal code feedback
🏘️ Private Discord community
🏆 Python Certificate
At the end of the masterclass you'll have the chance to write your final tool that will help you with your current work and will open doors for your future job applications.
How to access the Python for Houdini masterclass?
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I'm Alexander, an Award-Winning Technical Director & Coach in Visual Effects, Animation and Games. My skills are solving technical problems, simplifying workflows and mentoring career goals.