Online Course

Mediated Abstractions in SideFX Houdini

A dynamic course designed to delve into the fascinating world of complex simulations within the powerful 3D animation software, Houdini.

This course is aimed at designers, artists, animators and visual effects enthusiasts who want to master the art of bringing media into a multi layered procedural model. 
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Artist

Mümün Keser

Duration

4 hours

Mentorship

Every week for 8 weeks

Assignments

8

Level

Intermediate
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ABOUT THE COURSE

Visual Alchemy: Unleashing Houdini's Creative Potential 

This course delves into mediated abstraction, the process of transforming media such as video into intricate visual simulations using SideFX Houdini. It's a gateway to unlocking Houdini's expressive potential to convey ideas with unparalleled creativity in the digital art realm. 

The course also covers building render scenes in Redshift and creating materials referenced by object attributes.

Overview

SHAPE DEFORMATION
Combinations
POINT SIMULATION
Point Simulation
Combinations
Vellum Grains
3D Grid Deformation
Scene generations
Materials
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What you will learn

  • Develop the ability to create visually compelling and thought-provoking digital art using Houdini by bringing media into your workflow
  • Gain skills and confidence by not only mastering various Houdini functions such as smoke, vellum and point simulations, but also by combining them.
  • Suitable for both newcomers and intermediate Houdini users.
  • Learn how to build a render scene in Redshift for enhanced visual outcomes and acquire knowledge on constructing object attribute referenced materials

Prerequisites

Prerequisites for this course include a fundamental grasp of Houdini basics, including familiarity with the interface and navigation. Additionally, a basic understanding of node-based modeling and animation concepts is necessary. Applicants should be open to pushing creative boundaries, possess some familiarity with 3D software, and, most importantly, demonstrate a strong desire to learn.
The Teacher

Mümün Keser

As an architect, speculative artist and computational designer from Austria, Mümün Keser places himself in the bridge between real and virtual and tries to intertwine these two opposing areas. He is known for his interests in data-driven design techniques and experimental spatial investigations. His most recent works contain various series of architectural designs that are mainly concerned with bringing media into architectural expression and the search for contradictory processes that lead not only to a design outcome, but also to particular experiences.

He is currently under contract as a research assistant and lecturer at the Institute for Experimental Architecture and Building Construction. In addition, he works as a freelance designer, educator and artist. He had the opportunity to exhibit his works in major cities like New York City, Miami, Istanbul, and Tokyo. He also held workshops for numerous people in various fields for many different organizations and universities such as University of Innsbruck, IAAC Barcelona, UCL Bartlett London, Futurly and PAAcademy.
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