Destruction I

Get started with Rigid Body Dynamics in Houdini
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About This Course

Get started in the right direction with RBD

Destruction I is the perfect course for getting started with Rigid Body Dynamics (RBD) using Houdini. The course contains theory, practice, exercises, scene files, and print-outs that are useful in production. More specifically, this includes: Analyzing collision meshes, understanding packed primitives, RBD packed primitives, the differences between solvers, understanding how constraints work, voronoi fracturing, boolean fracturing, name & cluster attributes, how to control additional RBD attributes, active objects, static objects, deforming objects, animated objects, mass, bounce, friction, half life, proper caching workflows, re-timing, and much more. By the end the course, you'll have a great sense in how rigids work in Houdini, and approaching further study will become much easier.

Beginner - Intermediate

If you're brand-new to Houdini, be sure to start with Houdini for the New Artist first.  These videos are designed to be super-understandable, but we will begin venturing into more intermediate-level topics.


2 Hours 26 Min


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Tyler Bay

Lead Instructor and Owner of CG Forge
Tyler Bay is an experienced 3D artist who founded CG Forge in 2019.  Before establishing CG Forge, he spent many years working as a freelancer in film, online education, advertisement, biomedical animation, virtual reality, graphic design, and product visualization industries.  Tyler aims to keep courses simple, thorough, and straight-to-the-point - which has become the heart and soul of what CG Forge is all about.  That goes a long way towards ensuring that the skills you learn are applicable towards meeting production challenges while offering you the best courses and resources to reach your goals.