CG Spectrum – Introduction to Houdini FX

Introduction to
Houdini FX




From $3,199 USD


3 months





about the course

What will you learn?

Ever wondered how those mind-blowing effects in your favorite films and games are made? Guided by your industry mentor, you’ll learn Houdini fundamentals and begin creating your own VFX shots from scratch, even without prior experience.

Start your journey into the film and game industry with CG Spectrum online visual effects school! Be personally mentored by FX artists who have worked at some of the best VFX studios, get plenty of hands-on experience, and graduate with original work for your demo reel.

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Learn from FX artists who have worked on big films & games

Train on industry software at a Houdini certified school

Create your own FX shots from scratch

Choose 1-on-1 or small group classes (max 4 students)

course structure

term 1

Start with the fundamentals of FX and simulations with Houdini software. Learn scripting with VEX and see how scripts can help create more complex VFX shots. Learn all about particles in Houdini and the concepts behind what drives them. Dive into advanced geometry concepts which will help you build assets for your VFX shots and ultimately destroy them! Apply rendering techniques used in VFX production and start building your first fully rendered shots.

What will you learn?

  • How to navigate the Houdini user interface
  • Build geometry for your simulations
  • Understand and apply particle concepts
  • Light and render your shots

*This short course is a prerequisite to the Houdini FX Diploma and will give you the foundational skills you need to continue on your educational pathway.


What do you need to apply?


$ 3,199 USD upfront
  • Monthly instalments: $1,185 USD
    (3 x payments)


$ 3,999 USD upfront
  • Monthly instalments: $1,485 USD
    (3 x payments)

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