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January 2020

Touchdesigner | Instancing

Houdini | Rendering with Mantra | 01

An introduction to rendering with Houdini with Mantra. We cover various aspects of rendering a scene, from lighting and camera to setting up multi-pass .exr rendering. The different kinds of light that we have in Houdini and how we can use the GI Light to create point clouds for both indirect illumination and caustics. We look at how Mantra handles sampling and how we can troubleshoot noisy renders. This is as a follow up to a lecture for a class I teach in Houdini so the students can re-cap the in-class lecture. I apologize for any lack of polish. Hopefully there will be some good information in there.
You can download a free version of Houdini here.

Other Houdini Tutorials:

Houdini | Terrains with Height-Fields

Houdini | Terrains with Heigh-Fields | 01

Houdini height-fields for terrains covers the basics of creating terrains in Houdini. Terrains are complex and Houdini is amazing at re-creating realitistic terrains that we can use in Houdini or wrap them up in a Houdini Digital Asset for use in Unity or Unreal. This is as a follow up to a lecture for a class I teach in Houdini so the students can re-cap the in-class lecture. I apologize for any lack of polish. Hopefully there will be some good information in there.
You can download a free version of Houdini here.

Other Houdini Tutorials:

SideFX Houdini | Introduction to Rendering with Mantra

Houdini | Rendering with Mantra | 01

An introduction to rendering with Houdini with Mantra. We cover various aspects of rendering a scene, from lighting and camera to setting up multi-pass .exr rendering. The different kinds of light that we have in Houdini and how we can use the GI Light to create point clouds for both indirect illumination and caustics. We look at how Mantra handles sampling and how we can troubleshoot noisy renders. Introduction to Rendering with Houdini is as a follow up to a lecture for a class I teach in Houdini so the students can re-cap the in-class lecture. I apologize for any lack of polish. Hopefully there will be some good information in there.
You can download a free version of Houdini here.

Other Houdini Tutorials:

SideFX Houdini | Interface | 01

Houdini | Interface | 01

This is a free tutorial on the basics of using Houdini. I used this as a follow up to a lecture for a class I teach in Houdini so the students could re-cap the in-class lecture so apologies for lack of polish but hopefully there will be some good information in there.