1. I recorded these lectures for students in the summer of 2010. A lot of things have changed since then, but I think they may still be interesting for people who study Houdini. Basically, these lectures were devoted to rendering and writing Mantra shaders by VEX in Houdini. I know quite a lot of VFX artists who used them for writing their own shaders and understanding how it works. Of course, these lectures are about the classical shading model, but the vector of development of Mantra is directed to Physically Based Rendering and I hope that we'll be able to write PBR shaders based on own bsdf functions in the next versions of Houdini. Unfortunately, I couldn't find time to translate them to English or make subtitles, sorry. But anyway, I hope these lectures will be interesting for you.

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  2. This is NOT one of my SynthEyes tutorials but just a look at how it stacks up against some tracking software I saw someone talking about on twitter.

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  3. "In 1987, the debut of visible air changed everything when it came to performance shoe design - innovation was unveiled." After 27 years the new Lunar1 continues it's tradition to bring the performance and design into a perfect combo. Supported by ever changing light patterns of 2400 fluorescent lights, the new design is being revealed in the rocky desert.

    Credits

    Client: Nike
    Creative Director: Michael Spoljaric / Nike Brand Design
    Director: Korb
    Production + Postproduction Company: Korb
    Sound Design: Echolab

    2014

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  4. Very quick tutorial on building a fire and smoke system in Fume based on a simple PFlow system.

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  5. In this Video i will show you how to create Strands from Strands from Strands....
    a Setup i used to create some nice Effects, like in these two Videos (vimeo.com/66442447 & vimeo.com/64656835)

    Overview:
    00:00 01: Intro
    00:59 02: Initial Particles and Strands
    02:18 03: Copy Particles (and Strands)
    06:56 04: Add Twist
    10:37 05: Add a second Layer
    11:29 06: Transfer Attributes (eg. Color)

    If you have any Questions, please ask them on the Softimage Mailing List. There are lots of clever Brains, who might know better solutions then me. And also i might sleep for some hours, so you can get a quicker response there.

    When you apply this Technic in one of your Projects, it would be nice if you could share your results with me.

    Or if you have some Tips, regarding my stile of Presenting/Recording, don't hesitate to write me some mails

    Hope you like it.

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