Learn how to build realistic materials in Houdini with CG Forge’s Shading Theory with Karma. This set of tutorials explores concepts that define materials in the real world then teaches how to create them in Houdini. Learn how to adjust the right properties on the Principled Shader to achieve the desired results.

All of these lessons use a specially designed Shaderbot that lets you explore the materials as you create them. This shaderbot is available for download below to help you as you work through the lessons. These lessons uses the Solaris/LOPs context in Houdini and the SideFX Karma renderer for generating images.

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Shading Theory in Houdinii

Shading Theory in Houdinii

Shading Theory in Houdinii

Shading Theory in Houdinii

Shading Theory in Houdinii

Shading Theory in Houdinii