SideFX Houdini FX Rigging

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TRAINING COURSE – Houdini FX Rigging

Houdini FX




SideFX Houdini is the standard software for creating VFX in Hollywood blockbusters. One of the main reasons besides the powerful simulation tools can be found in the procedural approach of Houdini. This means, that you can generate extremely flexible and controllable setups. This procedural approach of Houdini FX runs through absolutely all areas of the 3D environment. Therefore, newcomers in this program often face a hurdle until the already from other 3D programs known working techniques are understood in this new context. But as soon as the understanding is taking over, you begin to love Houdini FX and its ways of working :-)!


Target Group 

This training is for 3D Artists who want to learn the powerful Animation & Rigging System of Houdini FX. In addition to classic animation and rigging methods, special attention is paid to the procedural approach in creating assets. In this training you can choose if you want to put an emphasis on character animation or on technical animation. It does not matter if you own a commercial Houdini FX license or a cheaper Houdini Indie version.



After this training, you will understand the basics of the Houdini FX Animation System and you will be able to effectively rig and then animate technical elements and characters.



  • Introduction to Houdini FX
  • Pre-Transforms / Freezing
  • Houdini Digital Assets (HDA) - An Introduction
  • Keyframing in Houdini
  • Graph Editor
  • Small scripting solutions
  • Deformers
  • Bones in Houdini FX
  • Rigging Tools in Houdini (FK + IK)
  • Capture SOP
  • CHOPs & Constraints
  • Shapes / Blends
  • Short Introduction to Python Scritping
  • Short Introduction to Crowd Tools



The concept is built up for a training of 3 days and can be adjusted in its weighting according to the wished topics.







Training Requests

All training contents will be adapted to your individual needs. A free analysis is the basis of a successful learning. Therefore take the chance and feel free to contact us. After a first talk on the phone, we create an individualized plan according to the goals you wish to achieve.


If you are interested in a training by pixeltrain / Helge Maus, you can reach us by phone +43.699.10669979 or email info(at) We will contact you as soon as possible for an informal talk.


Besides the training, we also provide detailed advice on the purchase of the software, consulting and project support during a production.