Any recommendations for books for learning Houdini?

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  05 May 2013
Any recommendations for books for learning Houdini?

Hi there,

I'm a 3D artist who has been using max for FX for several years now in TVC work and film.

I'm starting to learn Houdini and I was wondering if anybody could recommend any books that can assist me in learning it more quickly? I've been looking at online training videos, but would also like some book reading material, so that I can still learn while not required to be in front of the computer screen all the time.


  05 May 2013
Unfortunately there are no up to date books.

  05 May 2013
There are a few books on the SideFX website - "The Magic of Houdini" and "Houdini on the Spot".

Has anybody had a look at these? I've noticed that these books were written for Houdini 9, but is the content still relevant to the current version?

Thanks again
  05 May 2013
Houdini Books

hey Johnny,

i would recommend both though The Magic of Houdini is long in the tooth
and better suited for people very new to houdini.

On the Spot though is a must have - lots of gold in there, highly recommend.

daniel phillis
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Last edited by danielphillis : 05 May 2013 at 09:45 PM. Reason: typo
  06 June 2013

On the Spot is indeed full of goodies. Quite a few 'oh that's very cool' moments in there.


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  06 June 2013
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