This course, taught by Andrew Lowell, introduces rigid body dynamics in Houdini. Houdini’s entry into realistic physics started with rigid body dynamics, and it has remained one of the most aggressive growth areas both in the software as well as VFX as a whole. While seemingly straightforward, having the right combination of animation, simulation, modelling as well as a ready technical knowledge is essential to getting realistic destruction shot to work. This quick start will introduce foundations in those concepts to get up and running quickly, whether embarking on learning or transferring knowledge from other packages.
For many years Andrew has been recognized by the industry as an FX TD and trainer. Movie credits/studios include Mummy 3, Aliens in the Attic, Invictus, Thor, Sucker Punch, Transformers 3, Jack the Giant Slayer, Ender’s Game at studios Digital Domain, Rhythm and Hues, and Animal Logic. He’s conducted many seminars around the world and written articles, authored a Houdini book, also conducts formal training at dedicated institutions such as Animation Workshop and FXPHD.