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TRAINING COURSE – Houdini FX MotionGraphics & Abstracts

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 Houdini FX motion graphics training is aimed at all 3D Artists who want to get a sound and comprehensive introduction to Houdini FX with a strong emphasis in Motion Graphics, Abstracts and Procedural Art. An introduction to the basic working methods of Houdini will be given.


It does not matter if you own a commercial Houdini FX license or a cheap Houdini Indie version.



After this training, you have understood the basic paradigms of Houdini FX and are able to implement your own MotionGraphics projects.



  • Introduction to Houdini FX
  • Groups & Attributes
  • VOPs & Wrangler
  • Houdini FX animation system
  • Using CHOPs (Procedural Animation)
  • Particle Effects (POPs)
  • Fracturing
  • Fluids & PyroFX
  • Advection Effects
  • Trails & PLEXUS Effects
  • Houdini Vellum Solver
  • Houdini MOPs
  • Writing your own solver
  • VEX for Infection Spreading
  • Shaderbuilding for Effects
  • AOVs / Multipassing Setup for After Effects
  • Rendering with mantra



The concept is built up for a training of 2-3 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.