The Hipflask Learning Path

Real skills and understanding for real-world production

Houdini is no longer just for FX work – or some secret tool of the specialist elite. With its super powerful and rapidly expanding toolset, it’s fast becoming the ideal all-round content creation software for all 3D professionals – the one you model, animate, shade, light and render in. There’s a lot to learn, but we’re here to get you there.

Deep knowledge, clear explanations, structured learning.

It’s the Hipflask way.


Houdini Made Easy

The Learning Path For Beginners

Whether you’re just starting out or transitioning from other software, this series of courses is focused on getting you confident and capable using Houdini for all stages of the CG process.

The Houdini Made Easy learning path takes you step-by-step through the fundamental concepts that are crucial to really understanding Houdini – so you learn everything you need, in an order that makes sense. 

We’re continually building new courses to continue the learning path, so Houdini Made Easy is a series that grows as you do.

Step 01

Your Houdini learning path starts here. For free!

The Core Essentials Collection

What every artist needs to know – the fundamental tools and concepts to work quickly and efficiently in Houdini at a higher level. Houdini isn’t just another 3D application, it’s more of a 3D operating system – don’t worry, we’ll show you. So let’s get familiar with the interface and see just how artist-friendly it can be once you know where all the knobs and dials are, as well as all the crucial keyboard shortcuts.

Step 02

Build strong foundations

The Geometry Essentials Collection

FX, direct modelling, procedural modelling, UVs, scene layout – it all starts with understanding Houdini’s unique approach to geometry. The Houdini way is a little different to what you might be used to, so understanding how and why it works as early as possible will make the next stages of creating and editing geometry infinitely easier and more intuitive.


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Houdini Geometry Essentials 08

Procedural Selections: Groups

Groups play a starring role in procedural geometry workflows, so let’s turn on the lights, lift the curtains and give our undivided attention to all the essential group SOPs. We’ll show you how to make light work of selecting components in automated ways using data and conditions, and how to use groups to build procedural hard surface models.  


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Bundle and save

Each of our courses builds on the last, so supercharge your learning by buying a bundle and save a pretty penny while you’re at it. There’s a bundle to suit every learner.

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The Geometry Essentials
Super Bundle

The biggest bundle with the biggest savings!
Buy all eight crucial courses together and save yourself a massive 37%.

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Three Crucial Courses

The Geometry Essentials
Principles & Concepts Bundle

Buy the first three courses in the series together and save 20%

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Three Crucial Courses

The Geometry Essentials
Attributes, VOPs & Scattering Bundle

Buy the three attribute control courses together and save 20%

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Three Crucial Courses

The Geometry Essentials
Interactive & Procedural Selections Bundle

Buy the two groups and selections courses together and save 15%

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Step 03 & Beyond

Start making. Keep developing deep knowledge and understanding.

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High quality training based on years of industry experience

Fraser Shiers is an award-winning creative director, 3D artist and university lecturer. He’s produced work for some of the world’s best known brands and advertising agencies, and has taught thousands of students how to get up and running with Houdini.

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