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An update to my free popular "Applied Houdini - Dynamics I - Introduction to volume simulation and rendering" video tutorial lesson! 

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In Volumes I, we will jump right in and tackle a simulation of a vaporizing pig's head. We start with simulation fundamentals such as generating initial volumes as well as what exactly vectors, and voxels, and volumes are. From there we set up a basic simulation, cache it, and render it. Tips and tricks including optimal UI organization and a simple workflow setup will also be discussed.

Applied Houdini is a production quality oriented series created by Steven Knipping (, currently a Senior Rigid Body Destruction / FX Technical Director at Lucasfilm's Industrial Light & Magic (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Avengers: Infinity War, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story). Benefit from production proven workflows while also getting an in depth explanation of why things works they way they do. Best of all - each video is crammed with actual information and footnotes instead of gratuitous talking and dead space!

Purchase Price: Free

Released on: 03/25/2019

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Category: FXs

Total Duration: 1h 12m 19s

Level: Beginner

Language: en


The author provided for you some example files. Example files can range from 3d Scenes to Photoshop projects, from Premiere projects to code. They are very helpful to understand more the concepts explained in the course.

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Tools used: Houdini


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