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Pluralsight is changing the way creative professionals learn today’s most in-demand skills.

And now we’re going one step further. We’ve partnered with SideFX to make it even easier for Visual Effects artists, game developers, animators, and 3D content creators like you to take your skill set to the next level. Through online video training from the world’s most knowledgeable authors, accurate skills assessments and other powerful learning tools, Pluralsight is redefining the learning landscape.

Start learning Houdini for free

Start exploring today with a free download of Houdini Apprentice and a trial subscription to Pluralsight. With Houdini Apprentice, you have access to virtually all of the features of the award-winning Houdini FX to develop your skills and work on personal projects. Combined with access to over 140+ hours of Houdini training through a free trial of Pluralsight, it's everything you'll need to start creating your own awesome procedural art!

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New Skill Path
Houdini: Core Skills

With its procedural node-based workflow, Houdini lets you create more content faster to reduce timelines and enjoy enhanced flexibility in all your creative tasks. Houdini is perfect for Visual Effects artists and technical directors with its particle and dynamics tools. 

Check out this overview of the new skill path by Pluralsight's very own Houdini expert, John Moncrief.


Get a glimpse of popular Houdini courses

Introduction to Houdini 15

In this Houdini 15 tutorial, you'll develop the skills you need to get up and running. You'll get the most out of this course when you're brand new to Houdini, but still have a basic understanding of general 3D concepts.

Houdini: Intermediate
Ocean FX

Have you ever had the idea of creating an infinite and photo realistic ocean in 3D with a simulated boat driving through it? In this course, Houdini: Intermediate Ocean FX, you'll learn how to setup a procedural ocean and do a flip fluid simulation for the boat.

Practical Houdini Math Tips

Have you ever needed help with the practical mathematics to making Houdini effects? If so, Practical Houdini Math Tips is the perfect course for you because you will learn the math that drives Houdini's VFX.

Houdini VFX for Games

Have you ever tried to create an explosive effect for a game engine, and not had a clue where to start? This course, Houdini VFX for Games, will guide you through the entire process using the powerful procedural nature of Houdini and Unreal Engine.

Introduction to Houdini
Pyro FX

Creating visually stunning fire and pyro elements is a very important skill for a VFX Artist. You'll learn how to utilize Houdini's powerful Pyro Solver to source, simulate, and render your own convincing fire effects.

Introduction to Houdini Digital Assets

Digital assets are quickly becoming popular for 3D art, VFX, and game content creation. This course will bring you up to speed on using one of the industry's premier asset creation tool, Houdini.

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