Course Notes

Updated on March 19  2016

see also Houdini Resources


 Quick Links
Tips and Tricks
Particles and Procedural
Math for VSFX


Due Dates


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VSFX 728: Resources

Deborah R. Fowler



Resources for VSFX 728 Particles and Procedural Effects

Updated on Aug 30  2017

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Assignments are available online only.


Due Dates

Weight
Requirements


Reviews/Dailies
Deadlines (by class number) Grading
Templates
10
Ex 1
out 1


due 3 (Vex/Vops)
GR1

20
Ex 2
out 3
prop 4

due 7 (Simulated Studio - Particles) Includes process blog
GR2

15
Ex 3
out 7


due 10 (RBD - Destruction) 
GR3

15
Ex 4
out 10

dailies
due 15 (Simulated Studio - Solver)
GR4

25
Project
out 15
prop 16
review 19
due 20  (Pyro/Fluid/Crowds)
PGR

5
Hi-Res Stills



due 20


10
Professionalism





Breakdown

In keeping with creating a studio environment you will be expected to adhere to deadlines and show your work in progress in a "dailies" fashion.

Class Notes

On the SideFX website you will find a link to the Houdini documentation here.
Class 1-20 refer to syllabus

Texts: The VES Handbook of Visual Effects, Second Edition, Edited by Jeffrey A. Okun, Susan Zwerman, Focal Press, ISBN-13 978-1-138-01289-9
Available using your scad login here

Top Picks for Read/View List:

The documentation provided with the houdini software is extensive and online. Specifically we will be using Houdini 16.0.671 and the links below will be very helpful:

Please read/view the following related to VEX/VOPS:
Please read/view the following related to Particle Dynamics:
Pleased read/view the following related to Rigid Body Dynamics:
Please read/view the following related to Fluids:
Please read/view the following related to Pyro: