The movement design department at Ringling College of Art and Design is now recognized as a Houdini Certified School. The 3D animation software is used for film and television, game development, motion graphics, and virtual reality. Its exclusive attention to procedural generation (or algorithmic creation of data) sets it apart from other 3D computer graphics software.
According to its creator, Houdini is most commonly used in VFX departments for creating visual effects in movies and games, as well as by major VFX companies such as Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar, DreamWorks Animation, Double Negative, ILM, MPC, Framestore, and Image Imageworks , Method Studios, and The Mill. It has been used in various animation productions, including Disney's Blade Runner 2049, Fantasia 2000, Frozen and Zootopia films. the Blue Sky Studios movie Rio; and DNA Productions & # 39; The Ant Bully.
“In the Movement Design Department at Ringling College, we use Houdini in a unique way and primarily as a design tool,” affirmed Graham Clark, Movement Design Department. “We were selected by more than 35 judges from major studios who reviewed our application material, our student work in Houdini, and our motion design curriculum using Houdini. All judges agreed that we should be part of the SideFX team. "
As a certified partner of Sidefx, Ringling College can issue its trained students fully equipped EDU licenses for Houdini FX for home use and a one-year core or six-month FX license after graduation.
"Students can write this training on their résumé and a student's best work, if selected, could be on the SideFX training reel that is featured at major conferences and on their website," noted Ed Cheetham, director of Motion Design. "We pride ourselves on providing our students with these additional skills that will help them differentiate themselves from others who are about to enter the motion design industry."
Houdini has been used in motion design for decades and has grown significantly in professional studios in recent years.
You can find more information about Houdini on the SideFX website.
Source: Ringling College for Art and Design