RenderMan for Houdini FX

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TRAINING COURSE – RenderMan 22 for Houdini FX - Powerful rendering for VFX





Target Group

This training is aimed at 3D artists who want to create photorealistic visualizations in areas such as VFX, Feature Films, but also MotionGraphics, product or architectural visualizations. Houdini FX basic knowledge should be available.




Pixar RenderMan 22 for Houdini FX is a physical based renderer that works extraordinary well in your VFX production. Learn how to create physical materials and lights, use physical cameras, and create photorealistic renderings. Also the rendering of special Houdini FX functions like Instancing (Packed Primitives), Displacements, Volumes / OpenVDB, Curves, Hair & Fur, Particles, AOVs, Cryptomats, DeepEXRs, Pixar Patterns & Shaders is treated as well as the effective integration with Houdini FX Baking, Preset Browser, Denoising and of course IT.



As part of the training, you will receive a complete basic training for the use of Pixar RenderMan 22 in Houdini FX, as well as practical best-practice work examples for the specific application areas of this professional render engine. Of course, your knowledge and your goals will be discussed in detail.

More information about the features of Pixar RenderMan für Houdini FX can be found here:


RenderMan 22 Feature Reel





Training Requests


All training contents will be adapted to your individual needs. A free analysis is the basis of a successful learning. Therefore take the chance and feel free to contact us. After a first talk on the phone, we create an individualized plan according to the goals you wish to achieve.

If you are interested in a training by pixeltrain / Helge Maus, you can reach us by phone +43.699.10669979 or email info(at) We will contact you as soon as possible for an informal talk.

Besides the training, we also provide detailed advice on the purchase of the software, consulting and project support during a production.




Houdini FX




SideFX Houdini is the standard software for creating VFX in Hollywood blockbusters. One of the main reasons besides the powerful simulation tools can be found in the procedural approach of Houdini. This means, that you can generate extremely flexible and controllable setups. This procedural approach of Houdini FX runs through absolutely all areas of the 3D environment. Therefore, newcomers in this program often face a hurdle until the already from other 3D programs known working techniques are understood in this new context. But as soon as the understanding is taking over, you begin to love Houdini FX and its ways of working :-)!