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Python for Houdini: Overview

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?!" ๐Ÿค”

Automate your processes and let Python do the "boring stuff"!


Python for Houdini


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


โœ… Create impactful Houdini scripts using Python

โœ… Generate and manipulate scenes in Houdini

โœ… Connect 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 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

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

  • ๐Ÿ“ผ 9 hours video training

  • ๐Ÿ™‹ 8 hours Live Q&As

  • ๐Ÿ“ 8 Weekly assignments

  • โœ… Personal code feedback

  • ๐Ÿ˜๏ธ Private Discord community

  • ๐Ÿ† 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.


Python for Houdini weeks


How to access the Python for Houdini masterclass?


The Python for Houdini Cohort is held every few months and will be limited to 20 participants. So be quick to reserve your spot. First come, first served. Reach out if you've any questions.


See you on our next cohort,

Alex



Join our next cohort and learn career changing Python skills in Houdini:

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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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