Use Houdini’s procedural modeling tools to construct a procedural staircase. The key is that the stair will be driven by a single line and the treads, base and railings will be built up to match. You will also add the ability to bend the stair while keeping all of theRead More →

Review the staircase generator asset in Unity to see what controls it has available to level designers. You will learn how the asset works as a tool then take a quick look at how it was setup in Houdini. This should give you a clear idea of what to expectRead More →

Special thanks to this year’s contributors: DNEG The Embassy VFX Framestore JAMM Luma Animation Method Studios The Mill MPC MR X Panoply Pixar Quixel Realtime UK Sony Pictures Imageworks Trixter Unexpected UPP Walt Disney Animation Studios Wargaming Worldwide FX Zoic StudiosRead More →

In Part 5, we will rig the Left Leg. The leg will have both Forward and Inverse Kinematics and ability to twist both the upper and lower leg. SERIES INDEX: 1) HDA & Spine – https://youtu.be/cWUHxyjbJ4M 2) Head, Eyes & Neck – https://youtu.be/SqD650qZmBk 3) Left Arm – https://youtu.be/zOXy-EeZHtU 4) LeftRead More →

In Part 3, we will begin rigging the Left Arm. The arm will have both Forward and Inverse Kinematics, the ability to twist both the upper and lower arm as well as ‘space switching’ for the wrist. SERIES INDEX: 1) HDA & Spine – https://youtu.be/cWUHxyjbJ4M 2) Head, Eyes & NeckRead More →

In Part 2, we will work on the Neck, Head and Eyes. We will add ‘space switching’ to the Head and Eyes using constraints. SERIES INDEX: 1) HDA & Spine – https://youtu.be/cWUHxyjbJ4M 2) Head, Eyes & Neck – https://youtu.be/SqD650qZmBk 3) Left Arm – https://youtu.be/zOXy-EeZHtU 4) Left Hand & Left ArmRead More →

New Planar Patch from Curve tools in Houdini 17 open the possibility for simple tailoring. This masterclass goes over the process of designing a dress for Tommy, showing how the Vellum Drape node can be used to build clothing panel-by-panel. Download scene files here: sidefx.com/tutorials/houdini-17-masterclass-vellum-drapeRead More →

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