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EXPLOSION FX IN HOUDINI

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

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START DATE

4 Nov 2020

DURATION

10 weeks

SKILL LEVEL

Advanced

SOFTWARE

Houdini & Mantra & Arnold & 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. 

Imagine a movie or game without FX …Neither can we!

Join the Rebels and embark on a journey of FX and CGI.

 We will guide and mentor you along the way.

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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

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This course will require 5-10 hours a week with 50-100 total hours of active learning and practice by the end of the course.

Students should have an intermediate understanding of Houdini before taking this course. As a result, we recommend the following courses as a prerequisite:

• Houdini Fundamentals
• Introduction to Houdini for FX 

If you are unsure if you are qualified for this course, please reach out to us at [email protected]

  • • 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
      FX ARTISTS: URBAN BRADESKO & 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.

If you are already familiar with Houdini, we recommend taking Introduction to Houdini for FX. The course is designed to be an overview of the essential techniques required to work on realistic FX in a modern studio pipeline. By the end of this course you will have an intermediate level of Houdini knowledge.

If you are an experienced Houdini Artist, or if you already have an intermediate-level knowledge of the software, you can pick and choose any course on the site. Most of our courses are designed to give you specific skills required for different VFX projects (Water, Magic, etc.). So feel free to pick and choose as it makes sense 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.

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