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Get a sneak peek at upcoming Houdini 16 courses

Pluralsight is proud to be a Houdini Certified Training Partner, and our strong relationship has allowed us to bring you specially designed Houdini 16 content to get you up to speed with all the features of the new release. Here is just a sample of three courses headed your way!


Intermediate Ocean Effects
by Andreas Giesen

Large scale FLIP simulations and vast ocean effects have always been a challenge for visual effects artists, but with Houdini 16’s new ocean surface generation architecture it’s easier than ever to create large scale oceans complete with layered ocean spectra and foam and spray dynamics.


Houdini Character Pipeline
by Debra Isaac

Houdini 16 brings many new character development tools to the table including new auto rigging tools, Biharmonic skinning, a FEM based muscle system and a new pose library. Our new “Houdini Character Pipeline” course will get you up to speed with all of these new features.


Houdini to Unity: Advanced Pipeline Development
by Caesar Hernandez

Developing game assets in a timely matter can be a challenge. In this course you will learn how to use advanced techniques to combine the power of Houdini and Unity to create a rapid workflow pipeline that will eliminate the need to repeat tedious tasks and increase your speed to market.

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.


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Get a glimpse of popular Houdini courses

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.

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.

Creating Custom Houdini Solvers with VEX Wrangles

Wrangle nodes are one of the most powerful and versatile workflows available in Houdini, which is why they’re so popular with professionals. This course will teach you how to use them to achieve sophisticated solutions.

Designing VEX Driven Digital Assets in Houdini

Understanding of VEX and mathematics can really bring your Houdini skills to the next level. In this course, you will learn how to build an asset that depends on both.

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.

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