Overview

Certified Houdini FX courses taught by film & game industry artists

Study Houdini FX and turn your creative passion into a career!

If you want to create incredible FX for film and games, our industry-driven Houdini FX courses are for you! Guided by a professional FX artist, you'll harness the true power of procedural, node-based workflow techniques to create destruction, explosions, and water simulations, learning how to model, texture, simulate and render cool VFX shots from scratch.

Why study Houdini FX at CG Spectrum:

  • Learn from FX artists who have worked on big films & games
  • Train on industry software at a Houdini certified school 
  • Get the latest skills studios are hiring for
  • Private 1-on-1 or small group classes (max 4 students)
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CG Spectrum graduates can be found working at studios all over the world

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Learn FX from industry pros who have worked on feature films and best-selling games

Whether you’re straight out of high school, changing careers, or upgrading skills, our specialized expert-led FX programs help you build practical job skills that will serve throughout your career.

 
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Flexible Scheduling

Plan studies around your work and family commitments

Industry Mentors

Learn from experts who have worked on top films & games

Job-Ready Skills

Build practical and relevant job skills studios are hiring for

Payment Plans

Pursue your passion and start working sooner

Specialized Houdini FX courses for any skill level

Get more out of your education! Get access to an industry-approved curriculum, live weekly sessions with your mentor, personalized feedback on your work, plus support, industry insights, and networking through our amazing online community. 

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Introduction to Houdini FX

Once you've learned the basics of Houdini in this exciting short course, you'll be creating explosions and natural disasters in no time! Your industry mentor will show you how to set up professional workflows and give you a taste of what it's like to be a professional FX artist.

  • Learn fundamental and FX techniques in Houdini
  • Get introduced to Rigid Body Dynamics, Pyro and Flip Solvers
  • Understand and apply particle concepts

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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.

 

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Houdini FX Diploma

If you want to create incredible effects for film and games, the Houdini FX Diploma is your ticket into the industry! Guided by a professional FX artist, you'll harness the true power of procedural, node-based workflow techniques to create destruction, explosions, and water simulations, learning how to model, texture, simulate and render mind-blowing FX shots from scratch.

  • Produce complex FX simulations
  • Master RBD, Flip, Vellum, and Pyro
  • Create production-quality shots for your portfolio

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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.

Enjoy a personalized education experience like no other with unrivaled support and feedback from a mentor who is invested in your success. What a great way to start your career as an FX artist!

 

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Mentors

Learn from the best in the business

Learn from passionate industry veterans with years of real-world experience.

Student Showcase

Student work that speaks for itself!

With a focus on portfolio preparation, we help students build their competitive edge with high quality work that gets noticed. See what recent graduates have created.

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