One of the skills that separate a great Houdini artist from a good one is thorough knowledge of VEX. It opens up a whole new world of possibilities in terms of asset building. When you notice that Houdini doesn't provide you the nodes you need, you can craft them yourself. In this course, Designing VEX Driven Digital Assets in Houdini, you will combine mathematics and VEX in order to build a tree generation asset that is useful for both personal projects and production work. First, you will build a proof of concept setup that shows that the idea works, but it is missing many features at this point. Next, you'll take the proof of concept further and create a working asset with a proper user interface. Finally, you will add some more features to make the tree look more realistic. When you're finished with the course you will understand VEX a lot better and also know how to use various mathematics concepts to your advantage. Software required: Houdini.
Jonathan is a Houdini Technical Director and Programmer who loves solving challenging problems and building interesting tools. He is most passionate about simulation, rendering, shading, generative art and virtual reality.