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1 Sessions / 2 hours of work per session
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$75
Skill Level
Beginner
Topics
Procedural Modeling, Noise, Heightfield, Erosion

HS-117: Natural Morphologies (Heightfields)

Natural Morphologies (Heightfields)
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Beginner
Topics
Procedural Modeling, Noise, Heightfield, Erosion
Course Description
Please note: This class is currently being edited into small clips and will replace the raw footage that is currently available for viewing.

Class Description:


In this recorded course, we will focus on generating surreal and parametric terrains using Heightfield inside Houdini. Students will learn how to make abstract and visually captivating terrains, dunes, and cracks, which they can freely apply in different systems in their creative projects.

At the end of the session, we will aim at making a short simulation to show the strata and the erosion process which concludes the course in a complete visual storytelling.

Learning Outcomes:


Students will leave this class with a fundamental and broad understanding of how they can generate realistic landscapes and terrains and have a deeper understanding of erosion and how it is simulated inside Heightfields so they can apply on different platforms and on various creative projects, like unreal engine and similar. 

Topics Covered:


Heightfield Introduction

Introduction to Heightfield, interface, tools, examples, and references


The session will cover examples and references from the natural world, and learning the basics and interface of heightfield inside Houdini.

  1. Introduction
  2. References
  3. Dive into Heightfield interface


Heightfield Noises

Dive into heightfield and understand different noise applications. Adding more resolution gradually.


The session will cover a further understanding of building terrains and adding more noises and layers to start getting resolution.

  1. Noises application
  2. Terraces application
  3. Pleateaux application


Heightfield Erosion and Export

Dive into the natural erosion process and exporting the final outcome.


The session will cover the natural erosion process inside Houdini and its application on our terrain. We will also run the erosion simulation towards the end of the process. In the end, we will export the outcome from Houdini as an obj to be used in different platforms.

  1. Erosion Application
  2. Exporting from Houdini the final outcome

schedule

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Session 1: Heightfield Introduction, Noises, Erosion & Export
First, we will cover examples and references from the natural world, and learning the basics and interface of heightfield inside Houdini. Then we will get a better understanding of building terrains and adding more noises and layers to start getting resolution. Lastly, we will learn the natural erosion process inside Houdini and its application on our terrain. We will also run the erosion simulation towards the end of the process.
1 lessons
1. Session 1 Full Video
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What You Need to Take This Course
  1. Computer (Please see SideFx system requirements)
  2. https://www.sidefx.com/Support/system-requirements/
  3. Second Monitor recommended, but not necessary
  4. Houdini (Apprentice License is free)
  5. Headphones and Microphone
  6. Webcam (If you do not have a Webcam you can use your phone!) 

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