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Hi guys! This is a training course I’ve recently recorded!

This training course is based on my winning entry for the Cook-Off Contest held by Side FX. Compressing two months of work in a few hours is no easy task since I also tried to cover every aspect of the production. (Technical and the artistic sides are discussed.)
We are going to start with modeling of a few objects with traditional tools that you can find in any package, showing that Houdini has all that’s needed to be a very strong modeling solution.

Then we will jump to Procedural Modeling, something Houdini if famous for. Easy, introductory procedural modeling of a raspberry and a blackberry. Following is the lighting pass and after that we are going to setup shaders for a few of the assets. We are going to add some functionality to the standard mantra surface shader and build a user interface for the new options. We are going to end the training course by rendering the final image.

You are expected to have a basic knowledge of the Houdini user interface and workflow in order to easily follow this video.


Hi guys.

Because I lost the HD render for the original version I said that instead of just re-rendering I could tweak a little the shaders to bring it up to date 🙂

These are the reason for the lack of updates.

New 2008 Demo Reel

New Website

New Short Movie

I’ll continue to update this blog.

I’ve added a new page called mudbox doodles.

Hi guys,
I had some free time lately so i put up some new stuff on my production journal.

– I added video files to the projects, so where you see the quick time logo there are downloadable movies for that projects. The movies are in quick time .mov format compressed with sorenson 3.

– I added some older work at the gallery.

– I uploaded a movie for the Not this way 2 project, a little animation.