Since I wanted to up my game and switch to another field, I started to learn Houdini in 2020, starting with a Daily Art Challenge held by SideFX Software, Houdinis Developer. I failed miserably (in a competetive manner) due to learning the elemental necessities.
SideFX hosted another daily art challenge in 2021, the so called “Mardini”.
“The MARDINI Daily Art Challenge which gives the Houdini community the chance to compete for cool prizes by creating a new image or animation every day during the month of March 2021. Each week has a theme which you can see in the graphic below and each day has a prompt which is meant to inspire the artwork that you submit.”
I participated every day, primary for learning purposes (and hopefully a T-Shirt) but ended up finishing 13 times in the top 3 image (around 50 entries per day) category. Which resulted in winning the first and thrid(!!) price in the BEST ARTWORK – IMAGE category, judged by an independed jury from the industry.
My other daily winning entries:
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