cmiVFX has released the brand new Rigging and Animation Fundamentals video. Learn the tools that make your life as a Houdini animator easier! Although Houdini is known more as a dynamics simulation and particle system, with a reputation that is very well deserved, the non-destructive workflow and flexibility makes it a great solution for animators as well. Technical directors have enjoyed the power of Houdini for making their rigs. Now animators can leverage that same power using the built-in auto rigging system. This video will take you through the process of rigging your own custom characters. We will go through each step, explaining the logic behind the node system, allowing you to understand and troubleshoot your own rig. Finally, we will show you how to use the animation tools to create a basic walk cycle with your new rig.