Work by Kyle Martin


This course builds on the principles learned in Houdini 3, expanding student learning in developing high-end workflows inside of SideFX’s Houdini. Students will develop the skills needed to set up and organize an fx-driven production shot through procedural workflows for a sequence-based environment. They will also learn to create micro tools to assist in streamlining workflows. Learn to implement fx setups that are stable and procedural so that setups can work on different incoming geometry. The classroom environment will support and implement constructive criticism on in-class exercises, as well as provide project critiques and industry tips. Students will explore various styles of procedural effects methods through homework assignments and work towards taking an fx shot from idea to final comp.

Class Length

10 Weeks




SideFX Houdini

Course Requirements

Dynamic Effects 1

Houdini 1

Houdini 2

Houdini 3

Course Sections

Fall Term 2023


Date & Time

Matt Puchala

Technical Director

Day: Mon

Time: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Date: Oct 9, 2023 - Dec 11, 2023

Location: LAB2