All posts by “Christopher Kopic

ONNX Mushroom

Machine Learning with ONNX in Houdini 20

With Houdini 20 we got our first official machine learning node from SideFX. While we previously had example scene files that did machine learing related stuff or plugins like mlops, this is the first machine learning tool that you get just by installing Houdini. So […]

Melting Complex Objects

Melting Complex Objects Part 2 – Rendering

Welcome to the second and final part of our mini series on how to melt complex objects with fine details, textures and multiple materials. All without melting your pc as well! In the first part we built a setup to retain geometric detail and now […]

Melting Complex Objects

Melting Complex Objects Part 1

You guys seem to like melting things! So over the next two free tutorials, we’re going to answer one of the more common questions: How to melt more complex objects with fine details, textures and multiple materials. All without melting your pc as well! Watch […]

OpenSubDiv Deformer

Sci Fi Panel Deformer with OpenSubDiv Patches

In this episode we’re using a little geometry processing trick to build a sci fi panel deformer, much like some of the tools in the Tissue addon for Blender. We’ll also learn how to use some of the OpenSubDiv functions within Vex in Houdini. Links […]

Freetut Particle Life

Particle Life in Houdini POPs

Particle Life is a new(ish), super popular autonomous agent system that is able to produce very organic, microorganism-like patterns with particles. So of course we had to build our own version in Houdini, right? In this video we’ll cover the basic ideas of Particle Life […]

Freetut H20 Clouds

New In Houdini 20: Cloud Workflow

Houdini 20 comes with a completely rebuilt cloud workflow, which makes it a whole lot easier to create a wide variety of realistic clouds. So let’s build one from scratch and take a look at the new cloud shape tools, noises and shaders! Download Project […]

Interference Patterns On Surfaces

Interference Patterns On Surfaces

Today we’re revisiting an old setup of ours: Creating intricate interference patterns using circular waves. Time has passed since Mo built the first version of this in 2018 and now, with Houdini 19.5, we got a new node that finally allows us to calculate those […]

Vellum Folding

Paper Folding with Vellum

In this video Chris covers a simple way of simulating origami like patterns in Houdini and Vellum, just using edge groups and (depending on how you count them) three or six lines of vex. We can very much recommend watching Junichiro Horikawa’s previous explorations on […]

Vellum Belt Adjuster

Simulating a Belt Adjuster in Vellum

There are some setups that start out looking quite easy and then get harder the more you start thinking about them. And this belt adjuster is one of them because we got quite a few elements interacting with each other. As usual with Vellum, the […]

AHT00

AHTYA 2.0 – pt. 00: Course Overview

We’re renewing our beginner course for Houdini. We’re creating “Adding Houdini To Your Arsenal 2.0”. The first version was one of the earliest courses on our Patreon and is now already four years old. Houdini has changed and so should this video series. So, get […]

MyFirstLatentSpace

Building a Latent Space in Houdini: Part 1 – Theory

This week we want to give you a lot more insight into what a latent space actually is and how it gets created. In this case not by using Stable Diffusion, but by building and training our own neural net inside Houdini, who’s only job […]

Curling Ribbons

Simulating Curling Ribbons in Vellum

The idea for this video came from a question on our Patreon Community Hub, asking us how we’d go about creating curling ribbons in vellum, similar to a very beautiful setup by Playback Design. And, as it turns out, this is a quite fun and […]