CMI-VFX online class
I occasionally produce training content for online distribution, this class concerns Houdini particles and point attribute manipulation.
"This video introduces viewers to the powerful world of VOPs within Houdini, and how it can be used to direct particles via it's point cloud features. Exploring VOPs implementations in shading & rendering, geometry and POPs it presents an entire workflow that brings them together to provide you with an intuitive way to control particles. Central to this workflow is the process of developing a "point cloud advect" Digital Asset that can be re-used in any particle system- allowing the user to push particles around with arbitrary geometry that could come from SOPs, another sim or even a Mantra render."