Course Overview


Course Information

  • What you will learn

    In this course, Instructor Joel Bradley will walk you through the use of Houdini 16.5's default UV Mapping tools, along with a few extras that can be installed, these being SideFX 'Game Development Toolkit'.

  • Software applications used

    Although this course was recorded using version 16.5 of Houdini, most of what is presented here will be applicable for version 16 as well. Indeed, along with the 'Full' and 'Indie' versions of Houdini 16.5, the Exercise Files available with this course can even be opened in the FREE (for non commercial use) Apprentice version as well.

  • Downloadable Scene Files

    Be sure to download the 'Exercise Files' zip package that comes with this 'Standard' format course from The Pixel Academy. Though you can of course just as easily follow along using assets of your own if you would prefer.

  • Video Format

    All of the videos for this course were recorded at a full HD resolution of 1920x1080 and can be viewed in that format on playback. If you have limited internet bandwidth however, then you may wish to set the course to use a resolution of 720 or maybe even 480p in order to enjoy a smooth viewing experience.

  • Running Time

    The current course running time is 1 hour 20 minutes.

  • Life Time Access

    Rather than being tied to a monthly subscription fee or fixed viewing period such as 12 months. This course comes with a lifetime access guarantee for as long as The Pixel Academy exists. And even if the worse should happen, we will ensure that you get a copy of the course to watch at your leisure.

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Introduction
  • 2
    UV Mapping Basics
    • 01 What Are UVW Co-ordinates
    • 02 UVW Maps and Scale
    • 03 Setting Up a UV View
    • 04 Displaying Viewport Maps Correctly
    • 05 Working With the UV Unwrap Node FREE PREVIEW
    • 06 Testing UV's Using the UV Quickshade Node
    • 07 Resetting UV's Using Attribute Delete
  • 3
    UV Texture and Projection Options
    • 01 Using the UV Texture Node
    • 02 Mapping NURBS and Bezier Surfaces
    • 03 Scale Offset and Angle
    • 04 The UV Project Node
  • 4
    UV Seams, Pelt and Flatten Controls
    • 01 Making UV Seams
    • 02 Using Groups to Store UV Seam Selections
    • 03 Adding to Already Created UV Groups
    • 04 Using Seams with Pelt Mapping
    • 05 Using Seams with the UV Flatten Node
    • 05b: Using Seams with the UV Flatten Node (Updated)
    • 06 The UV Layout Node
  • 5
    The UV Edit Node
    • 01 Manipulation
    • 02 Sewing Shared Points
    • 03 Soft Selection
  • 6
    The Game Development Toolkit

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