Welcome to the Dynamic Environment Course! My name is Diogo Guerreiro and I’m going to be your instructor in this course. The DYNEN is the result of more than 3 years of planning, testing, and refining a specific methodology that simplifies the learning process and gives you the instruments to leverage the full potential of Houdini!
I developed the Dynamic Environment Course to share with you every single tool and workflow that has been essential in my own process of learning Houdini and creating the art that I want to make. The purpose of this course is very straightforward: to provide artists with practical knowledge, so they can access and understand all tools related to environment creation and fluid simulations inside Houdini, so they will be free to translate their ideas into real, high standard projects.
How is the DYNEN different?
You'll learn many tools that will help you
create the most diverse high-end Environments.
DYNEN is a special course. We are a premium course with an accessible price.
We spent a lot of time optimizing our course so you don't waste yours. Every recorded minute is valuable information. When we do a repetitive task, we choose different methods every time so you learn more ways of accomplishing tasks in Houdini. We record our classes in 4K, so you receive a very sharp and clear image. Also, we choose themes that will add a lot to your demo reel.
We create our courses with an obsession for quality and with purpose, so you will learn how to become a better CG artist while having a lot of fun.
What exactly is in this course?
The 20 lessons are distributed in 5 core modules
that make up the backbone of the course
Module 1 - Introduction
You will have a clear understanding of what we will accomplish during this course. You will see references and start working on the terrain using the height field node.
Module 2 - Geometry
After this module, you will be able to set up their geometry for a fluid simulation. Also, you will understand how to optimize their system to simulate the fluids much faster.
Module 3 - Full Dynamic Sim
You will learn how to create a full dynamic fluid simulation. From caching a proxy sim, up to defining all the parameters for an efficient and realistic simulation.
Module 4 - Whitewater Sim + Wetmaps
After this module, you will have a broader understating of whitewater simulation and will be comfortable setting up your own whitewater simulation. You will learn also how to create the wetmaps.
Module 5 - Complex Dynamic Sim + Redshift Rendering
After this module, you will have a deep understanding of the whole process of creating a fully complex dynamic simulation and rendering a realistic environment in Redshift.
“Is this course right for me?”
The Dynamic Environment course has been designed to give you the tools, the structure, and the methodology to develop and create your own simulations and creativity will be your only limit. However, you'll have to put in the time and work to see the results.
Basic understanding of Houdini
Basic understanding of Redshift
Here is what you get when you join the DYNEN:
5 Hours of course
All course updates are free
All project files
Frequently Asked Questions
What software do I need to join this course?
In order to do everything that we do in the course, you need the Houdini Indie (if you want to use Redshift Render). Although, with the Apprentice version you can follow along most parts.
How long do I have to complete this course?
In short, if you watch one module every single day (and practice the workflows), you can complete the course in 2 weeks. One of the key aspects of the methodology of the course is the ability to go at your own pace (everyone learns differently). So there is no rush and you can fit the course within your schedule.
What about feedback or answering questions?
We’ve got you covered! When you join the Dynamic Environment Course, you’ll be able to talk to your instructor via email.
How can I access the content?
When you join the Dynamic Environment course you get access to all the content via email link.
Is the course in English?
Yes, the course is all in English.
We are looking to add new languages.