EXPLOSION FX IN HOUDINI

MASTER PYRO FX AND LEARN HOW TO TACKLE AND CREATE EPIC EXPLOSIONS

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START DATE

16 Oct 2020

DURATION

10 weeks

SKILL LEVEL

Advanced

SOFTWARE

Houdini & Nuke

Most up-to-date techniques

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CRAFT EXPLOSIONS IN HOUDINI

EXPLOSION FX IN HOUDINI

Houdini has become the go-to tool in the FX industry.
Whoever wields its power is unstoppable
The only downside is, Houdini can be difficult to learn
and the learning curve is steep.

In this workshop you will learn how to create a highly realistic NUKE Explosion shot and various other explosion types from beginning to end. 

INSTRUCTOR

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SABER JLASSI

Rebelway Founder  &  FX Supervisor

Saber started working in CG almost 15 years ago, and has occupied different positions as an artist in different countries around the world.
Before creating Rebelway, Saber worked as a Generalist TD at MPC, London, A Senior Lighting TD at Framestore,
A Senior Technical Director at Blizzard Entertainment,
A Senior FX Artist at Barnstorm VFX, during which he received a VES and an Emmy Awards nominations.
 His continuous pursuit of knowledge and learning inspired Saber to start Rebelway to teach others around the world, and to share his profound passion for the FX industry. 

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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

WORKSHOP OUTLINE

• HOUDINI FUNDAMENTALS &
• INTRO TO HOUDINI FOR FX 

  • • Intro to voxels and how to manipulate and create
  • • volume data in Houdini.
  • • Intro to dops and smoke solver.
  • • How does a smoke solver works.
  • • Fume FX, Maya Fluids, and why Houdini Stands out.
    •  Houdini 18 And Sparse solver
  • • An in depth look at all Houdini Pyro Solver
    How they work, which to use and what we need to modify
  • We will go through various simulations during this process.
  • • Setting up a custom workflow to properly wedge and test everything there is to learn about microsolvers, how they work and how to use them.
  • • Utilizing all the knowledge previously acquired we will go through an extensive process to create highquality, highly detailed explosion.
  • • ARNOLD VS MANTRA VS REDSHIFT
    How to use them and what we need to take our explosions to the next level.
    The in-depth overview and workflow explanation will be done using Arnold.
    Student will be offered extra learning material that can be purchased separately for volume rendering using mantra if that’s what they like to use.
  • • An in-depth overview of the nuclear explosion.
  • • We will analyse the visual and see if we have enough tool that will allow us to create the effect we need, if not we will make our own tools to solve the various and unique problem we will run into.
  • • Create the base Nuclear explosion
  • • We will refine and iterate over our explosion to find the best timing and implement any tools we need to get the details and look we want.
    • • RINGS AND ATMOSHPERICS
    • • This is a very heavy task and we may not be able to fit everything in 1 week.
      The goal here is the ground breaking effect but without using rbd and create the various layer that we think are need to sell the visual.
      Debris, smoke, fog, etc…

    • • Lookdev and visual research
      This is a very advanced topic that will require a solid understand of compositing using nuke or other packages.
      We will go over the steps that i took to create the nuclear explosion look and full understand the though process behind it.

       

    • • The content of this week will depend on how much information was covered in week 10 and we complete the remaining steps here.

    • • This workshop contains lot more information and the weekly breakdown is just the highlights.
      • Assignments and weekly lecture are very very demanding and can be challenging to new Houdini comers.
      • It is required that the student have a very good CG background in shading and lighting.
    • INSTRUCTOR: SABER JLASSI

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Our online program is designed to help aspiring VFX artists have successful careers in FX & CG. Unlike other online schools, our affordable courses are exciting and tactical. Through our courses you will gain the exact skills you need to work on Hollywood-level VFX projects.

In fact, many of our alumni go on to get jobs working for studios such as Dreamworks, Blizzard, EA, & Google.

If you are a beginner, we recommend taking our Houdini Fundamentals course.

However, if you are more experienced in VFX it all comes down to your own technical proficiency and goals as an artist. All of our courses list the skill level required to succeed in each course.

However, if you ever have questions about which course is right for you, please reach out to our Student Assistance Team via our contact page. We’ll happily recommend the best course for you.

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Every class has a dedicated professional instructor who will help you through lectures, project feedback, and Q&As. Every session is designed based on the needs of the student. As a result, every session is unique and updated with the latest FX techniques.

In our courses, you will have full-time support from our FXTAs ( FX Technical Assistants ). This artists will answer any questions you may have during the duration of the course.

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Our courses are designed to guide you through different modules at a comfortable and exciting pace. As a result, modules unlock on a weekly basis. If you purchased any of our short formed mini-courses, you will receive access to every lesson immediately. 

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However, we want our education to reach everyone around the world. As a result, we are currently working on subtitles for our workshops in English, Japanese, Korean, Spanish and French. We strive to make our subtitles as good as we can. 

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