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Python for Houdini: Overview

Houdini is a procedural node-based software that has dominated the FX market for years. Today, it rivals the most popular DCCs like Maya, 3ds Max and Katana in more and more areas. However there is still a lot of manual work that goes into Houdini to make all of this magic possible.

Have you ever asked yourself: "Is there a way to automate this workflow?!" ๐Ÿค”

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 everyday workflows. You'll learn the basics of scripting in Python from scratch, how to use Python to manipulate your environment and how to automate and simplify processes in Houdini.

After this masterclass, you will be able to

โœ… Create powerful Houdini scripts using Python

โœ… Create and manipulate scenes in Houdini

โœ… Associate assets with shaders, textures, build groups and hierarchies

โœ… Save, load and import and export scenes automatically

โœ… Automate the "boring stuff" and support your project

What's inside?

Python for Houdini is a 8 weeks masterclass that focuses on teaching you the basics 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 will focus the first 5 weeks on Python itself answering: What are data types? How to loop through and modify elements? How do you 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 last 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 Cohort includes

  • ๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ Create your Houdini Applications

  • ๐Ÿ“ผ 9 hours video training

  • ๐Ÿ™‹ 9 hours Live Q&As

  • ๐Ÿ“ 8 Weekly assignments

  • โœ… Personal code feedback

  • ๐Ÿ˜๏ธ Private Discord community

  • ๐Ÿ† Python for Houdini Certificate

  • ๐Ÿ” Lifetime Access

  • ๐ŸŽ TD Bonus [โ‚ฌ864+ VALUE]

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.

Python for Houdini weeks

How to enroll to Python for Houdini masterclass?

The Python for Houdini Cohort runs every few months and will be limited to 10 students. So be quick to reserve your spot. Feel free to contact us if you've any questions.

See you on our next cohort,


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Author: Alex

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.

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