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Houdini Compositing

For a period of time, many high-end VFX apps were being adopted by several companies during corporate acquisitions. Some of the original CG apps were bought up by the same companies that owned VFX apps or high-end editing suites. During this time there was a need to power up the CG apps to make them more of a "One Stop Shop." This phenomenon was soon forgotten by influx of new VFX apps on the market. Everybody was getting in on the game, and the splitting of apps began again, some by redesign, others by feature request. However, Houdini has proven to be an all around powerhouse for all areas of VFX. Houdini has the ability to connect 3D, 2D, audio, mocap, rendering, and more into one giant network of self reliance. This video is an homage to the world of 2D and 3D compositing tricks usually only known by high-end compositors. In just a few hours, you can take advanced tricks to a whole new level without ever leaving Houdini! When it comes to innovative learning, there is only one choice. cmiVFX.com.


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Chapter Descriptions

User Interface

Houdini is definitely magic when it comes to setting up your work environments. No matter what operating system you are on, or how many monitors you use, you can find a set of solutions for your daily grind. In this chapter we set you up for a screen resolution efficient compositing environment.

Rotoshapes

Rotoshapes are a set of tools compacted into a node based environment. This allows for the tracing of shapes with hand drawn accuracy and vertex level manipulation. Keyable over time, any user can animate their shapes to mask out objects in a 2d environment. Learn how to make the most of roto in Houdini with this chapter.

Basic Keying

That's right folks, you're gonna learn how to pull a green screen key with a deceptively simple looking keyer that rivals many commercial keyers. The magic will be shown using footage that we have provided for you, which is located in the project files with this video.

Maynard Keying

When regular keying just isn't enough, Maynard Keying is sometimes the only answer. Learn how to set up a modular keying environment using Image Channels and tools to extract out those channels. Combine that with math operators and you too will be an expert at keying for life!

Mograph FX

Houdini has built-in presets for doing animations with expressions. Learn how to customize your movements with ease using connected CHOPs known also as channel operators. We will also import audio to help drive 2d graphic elements to make your work appear more complex.

Light Wrapping And Glows

Need to do some finishing work on your 2D or 3D work? Why leave Houdini at all then? You can accomplish the same types of effects directly inside the Houdini COPs system. This chapter works with math operators and effects tools.

Title Graphic Design Project

Lets apply some of what we learned into a more complex scenario. In this chapter we make a title design that could be used for the opening of a film using only 2D elements which we learned in the previous chapters.

3D Render Pass Compositing

This video wouldn't be complete without the render pass compositing chapter. Learn how to set up a render output node from your 3D world and render it into a multi-channel image which can later be broken down for detailed compositing in COPs. We will show you the full workflow, fast!

About The Instructor

Chris Maynard is the owner and Chief Public Partner of the profit-sharing organization known as cmiVFX.com. Surprisingly, the letters "CMI" in the company name are not an abbreviation for Chris Maynard Institute. The initials actually stand for the first company name, entitled "Creative Minds Imaging," which dates back to 1997 and is responsible for the creation of digital pre-press applications made from adobe products on roto gravure, which is a form of heat transfer printing. Since then, Chris has been the driving force behind a large majority of Application User Interfaces for the visual effects and computer graphics industries. He has designed application features, entire GUI's and partial GUI's that nearly everyone in the visual effects industry has used on some level. Applications like Photoshop, Painter, and Poser allowed Chris to break into the "commercial illustration and design world." This was when he decided to move away from the field of engineering. Before graduating from Rochester Institute of Technology for Advanced Computer Graphics, Chris studied Laser Holography for real 3D applications. In 1998, he became the first person in history to simulate holograms of helium neon laser light. He did this on a Cray super computer, using Houdini as the backbone of the project. Later, he moved on to become the Creative Director for several large corporations in which training for CBT (computer-based training) sparked his interest in combining all four of his practiced skills into one complete business operation. For the last decade, Chris has been assisting tens of thousands of customers deliver top shelf productions through training and extensive labor. He is a dedicated service provider for freelance compositing work whenever he is not managing cmiVFX. If you need him to solve a problem with your software or production pipeline, just email him at chris@cmivfx.com.

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