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Modeling For Dynamics In Houdini and Maya

by John Moncrief

In this series of tutorials, we'll examine workflows for preparing geometry for dynamic simulations. Software required: Houdini 14 and Maya 2015.

What you'll learn

In this series of tutorials, we'll examine workflows for preparing geometry for dynamic simulations. We'll use various modeling techniques to create fast and efficient collision geometry from high resolution models in both Houdini and Maya. We'll create custom tools in Houdini that can be used in a number of various situations while working through real world scenarios and learn how to leverage these tools right within the Maya interface using Houdini Engine for Maya. Software required: Houdini 14 and Maya 2015.

About the author

John is the resident Houdini and dynamics author at Pluralsight. In college, he had the opportunity to work at SideFX (the creators of Houdini) and has been able to teach dynamics and visual effects to numerous creative industry professionals over the years. He lives for the rush of seeing his pupils experience "light bulb" moments. John's latest passion has been breathing new life into the Pluralsight Houdini training library and making sure that no software or tools can get in the way of an ar... more

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