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CG Forge is an online Houdini school that provides high quality courses, quick-tips, resources, and mentorships that are designed to help you improve your skills while accomplishing your career goals.

Quality & Consistency

There are many courses and tutorials that teach Houdini, but not all are created the same.  It takes a lot of time, experience, and skill to create an ideal experience for learning.  This quality and consistency ultimately saves you time and hassle as you're reaching your goals.


You'll also find resources that go beyond what you find in other platforms.  This includes the "Node Bible" -  which contains a vast number of quick tips and simplified explanations to common nodes and parameters.

A Curriculum for You

In addition to premium Houdini courses, you can book professional consultations and mentorships through CG Forge Academy. This allows your studies to be personally designed for your goals.  It's better than college & workshops because it's all about You ... rather than the group.

For Pros and Beginners Alike

At CG Forge, you'll find everything you need to reach your goals.  For new users, you'll find simplified explanations to help you learn Houdini - plus - everything you need to grow and reach a professional level of proficiency.  For experienced users, you'll find novel techniques and resources that come in handy for a variety of situations.


Hours of Refined, High-Quality Video

Course Enrollments

CG Forge is used by artists across the industry

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Here's how it works:

01.  Enroll in Courses

Free Access

If you're new to Houdini, you can enjoy over 3+ hours for free with Houdini For The New Artist


Unlock access to premium courses by subscribing every one, four, or 12 months.  When you subscribe, you'll have access to everything on CG Forge

Buy Flat Price

At CG Forge, you also have the option to permanently buy any course.  Visit the course you want to own, and hover over the Enroll button for this option.
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02.  Schedule Video Calls With Your Teacher

Register For Free

Before you set up your call, make sure to register at CG Forge for free.  In addition to the courses, you'll also find the ability to schedule one-on-one Houdini tutoring.

Schedule Your Onboarding Call

Once you're a registered user, you can set up a free call to go over your goals and answer any questions you may have about CG Forge.
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03.  Earn Certifications

Watch Courses

Each certification requires that you watch certain courses.

Schedule Calls

You need to meet with your teacher for a certain amount of time to qualify for certifications

Submit Work

Last but not least, each certification requires that you successfully complete tasks and submit them for approval.
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04.  Join the Community


CG Forge is on Discord!  Ask questions, hang out with other artists, and more.

The Weekly Wrangle

At the end of the month, Tyler Bay hosts live art reviews with the Weekly Wrangle
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"I have been learning Houdini for more than a year now and have done multiple courses. All of these other courses are pretty good, but yours is the best for learning Houdini in-depth.

Even though I had a good basis in Houdini I went back and did all of your beginner tutorials. This helped me to become more confident with working within Houdini. I will recommend your courses to anyone in my network."

-- Alulla Alemayehu  --
Freelance 3D Generalist
"Thank you Tyler!   I really loved and enjoyed this course. It is by far the hardest but most engaging course I’ve done. I've LEARNED more about pyro than I ever did than with any other tutorial or course I’ve done."

-- Donnell Henry --
Film Maker, VFX Artist, Editor
"Man, thanks a lot for your training, thanks to you I am finally starting learning Houdini! Your approach to teach Houdini is way different and the best available. Not kidding, trying long time ago to introduce into Houdini without success, and finally, finally I am inside with less fear!"

 -- Kennedy Torcatt --
VFX Artist, 3D Generalist