For a period of time, many high-end VFX apps were being adopted by several companies during corporate acquisitions. Some of the original CG apps were bought up by the same companies that owned VFX apps or high-end editing suites. During this time there was a need to power up the CG apps to make them more of a "One Stop Shop." This phenomenon was soon forgotten by influx of new VFX apps on the market. Everybody was getting in on the game, and the splitting of apps began again, some by redesign, others by feature request. However, Houdini has proven to be an all around powerhouse for all areas of VFX. Houdini has the ability to connect 3D, 2D, audio, mocap, rendering, and more into one giant network of self reliance. This video is an homage to the world of 2D and 3D compositing tricks usually only known by high-end compositors. In just a few hours, you can take advanced tricks to a whole new level without ever leaving Houdini! When it comes to innovative learning, there is only one choice.