SideFX Houdini FX VEX

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TRAINING COURSE – Houdini FX Scripting with VEX

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 :-)!


Target Group

This Houdini FX training "Scripting with VEX" is aimed at all 3D Artists who want to get a solid introduction to the powerful programming language VEX within Houdini FX. No programming knowledge in Houdini is required. It does not matter if you own a commercial Houdini FX license or a cheaper Houdini Indie version.



After this training you have understood the basic paradigms of Houdini FX and the programming language VEX. You then can plan your own scripts and extend the functionality of the existing nodes in the different working areas of Houdini FX.



  • Introduction to Houdini FX paradigms
  • VEX language elements and structure
  • Variables
  • Flow controls
  • Arrays
  • Writing functions
  • Examples in geometry (SOP) context
  • Working with Points / Infections
  • VEX / VEXpressions with Particles (POPs)
  • Working examples from different working areas of Houdini FX



The concept is built up for a training of 2-3 days and can be adjusted in its weighting according to the wished topics.






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.