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Houdini is quickly becoming one of the most applicable and sought after tools in the CG industry. Regarded as a procedural system that empowers artists to work freely, create multiple iterations and rapidly share workflows, aspiring artists and working professionals are needing to learn the ins-and-outs of Houdini in order to be competitive in the industry. This is why we’ve launched one of the most comprehensive Houdini-based curriculums–offering you the chance to grasp the specifics of Houdini alongside becoming an industry-ready artist for Film or Games. 

Starting February 2024, Think Tank will be teaching two 64-week Houdini-specific programs: one Online and one Hybrid. The latter will give artists the flexibility of learning remotely for the majority of their program before coming to Campus to develop their portfolio alongside their personal mentor and a bustling community of like minded artists, studios and industry leaders.

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Online: Houdini for Film or Games

Taught through Think Tank’s interactive platform, Portal, this program combines prerecorded tutorials, collaborative workshops, and one-on-one portfolio production to prepare students for a career in Film, TV, or Games. Learn more about this fully online option here.

Hybrid: Houdini + 3D for Film or Games

The first 48 weeks combine prerecorded tutorials, collaborative workshops, and one-on-one training to prepare students for a career in Film, TV, or Games remotely. The final 16 weeks of this program takes place at the Think Tank Campus in North Vancouver, an international hub for Film and Games. Work directly with your personal mentor while taking advantage of the full Think Tank experience: access to exclusive events, seminars from local studios, and the opportunity to work alongside CG artists from a variety of specializations. Take advantage of Houdini and Hybrid here.
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What is Houdini? 

Houdini software is a powerful 3D animation and visual effects (VFX) tool that offers a unique set of features and benefits that make it an asset for artists, designers, and animators. What makes Houdini special is its advanced procedural workflow. Unlike traditional 3D software, Houdini allows users to create complex animations and effects using a node-based procedural approach. This means that users can create sophisticated models, simulations, and animations using a series of interconnected nodes, rather than relying on pre-made tools or manual processes. This approach offers greater flexibility, speed, and scalability, making it easier for artists to experiment with different ideas and create complex effects without compromising on quality.
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Another key element of Houdini is its versatility. Houdini is not just a 3D animation software but also a powerful tool for creating VFX and game development. It offers a range of features and tools that can be used to create stunning visual effects, including particle systems, fluid simulations, and advanced rendering capabilities. In addition, Houdini's ability to integrate with other software and tools makes it a popular choice for studios and production houses, allowing teams to collaborate more effectively and streamline their workflows.
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With a large and active community of artists and developers, Houdini offers a wealth of resources and support for users of all skill levels. From online forums to tutorials, there are plenty of resources available to help users get the most out of Houdini software, making it an accessible and valuable tool for both beginners and experts.

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