The place for beginners to learn Houdini

Hipflask is committed to making Houdini easy for artists transitioning from another DCC or just getting started with 3D using Houdini


Two Decades of Creative Production Experience

Hipflask Founder and Instructor

Fraser Shiers

Fraser Shiers is an award-winning creative director and 3D artist. His work is driven by strong design thinking and a commitment to craft.

Industry Expertise

Founder and Director

Forge & Morrow are regularly commissioned to make illustration and animation work for some of the world's largest brands and advertising agencies. Their work has been recognised with a number of prestigious global awards including winners of the World Illustration Awards, and a brace of Platinum and Golds at the Creativity International Awards. 

Forge & Morrow used 3DS Max for many years before transitioning to Houdini as the backbone of their pipeline, and today the studio finds Houdini's flexible and robust toolset to be the perfect match for handling the diverse range of work and tight deadlines posed by creating 3D illustration and animation for the advertising industry.

Just a few of the brands Forge & Morrow have made work for

Education Expertise

Sessional Lecturer in 3D Animation

Fraser designed and now delivers a course for the University of Newcastle Australia which teaches Houdini to complete beginners in 3D animation. Within a single semester, the Students go from having never touched Houdini to producing a 30 second animation using Houdini from start to finish. 


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