Formations professionnelles

Un programme varié de formations conçu pour répondre aux exigences de l’industrie, développé en collaboration avec elle et enseigné par ses maîtres.




General Description

This 30-hour training covers the Houdini software main aspects. It allows to acquire a deep understanding of the procedural node-based workflow and aims to facilitate the transition from another 3D software. Assignments will be offered as practical exercises between classes. At the end of this training, participants will receive all of the source files used in class.

Target Audience

This training is aimed at 3D industry professionals who wish to learn about Houdini’s procedural node-based workflow


Proficiency in another 3D software, as well as in the Windows environment


  395 $ + taxes



30 hours   



Monday May 8, 6PM to 9PM

Wednesday May 10, 6PM to 9PM

Monday May 15, 6PM to 9PM

Wednesday May 17, 6PM to 9PM

Wednesday May 24, 6PM to 9PM

Monday May 29, 6PM to 9PM

Wednesday May 31, 6PM to 9PM

Monday June 5, 6PM to 9PM

Wednesday June 7, 6PM to 9PM

Monday June 12, 6PM to 9PM


* The NAD-UQAC School has been approved by the provincial and federal governments, as well as Québec Emploi, and is on the list of Designated Learning Institutions (DLIs). Therefore, all our training programs are eligible for Bill 90 or Canada Triaining Credit, whether you are a company or  an individual.


NAD-UQAC School, Îlot Balmoral, 1501 de Bleury, 7th Floor, Montreal, Québec  H3A 0H3

The training is offered online

Although the instructor will teach remotely, the participants can take the classes onsite at the School (headphones with a microphone will be required) or remotely via a web link.

Type of Training

Theoretical and practical

Certificate of Completion

Participants must attend a minimum of 80% of classes to be eligible for a Certificate of Completion

About the instructor

David Gagné

As the Main Technical Director, Environment, David works almost exclusively on Houdini. Passionate generalist, he strongly believes that Houdini deserves to be part of your arsenal.

Course Contents

Class 1 
•    SideFX history, installation and version types
•    Where to find help
•    UI , keyboard shortcuts , data flow and procedural thinking
•   Scene assembly, first render

Class 2 
•    Selecting and manipulating geo
•    Traditional and procedural modeling
•    Groups, basic expressions and HDA (Digital Assets) 

Class 3 
•    Advanced procedural modeling
•    Curves, attributes and loops 

Class 4 
•    Advanced procedural modeling (part 2)
•    Copy-Scatter, Paint, attributes

Class 5
•    Boolean Modeling and Voronoi fracture
•    VDB modeling (volumetric)
•    Cloud creation

Class 6
•    Introduction to VOP
•    Creating custom operators
•    Random and Noise functions
•    Copy-Scatter (part 2)

Class 7
•    Import and export to other 3D packages
•    Alembic, FBX, bgeo, USD
•    Animation and CHOPs

Class 8
•    Rendering with Karma / Solaris
•    Procedural Shading, UVs

Class 9
•    Introduction to Solaris 

Class 10
•   Students will be asked to decide on the contents of the last class



Every participant will be provided with a remote access to an individual work station and a web link a few days prior to the beginning of the training. Participants will have access to all necessary educational material and media contents.