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INTRODUCTION TO HOUDINI FOR FX

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO LEARN HOW TO USE HOUDINI TO CREATE FX

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START DATE

4 Nov 2020

DURATION

10 weeks

SKILL LEVEL

Beginner - Intermediate

SOFTWARE

Houdini 16.5 & 18

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INTRODUCTION TO FX

LEARN HOUDINI FX FROM GROUND UP

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.

This is where INTRO TO FX comes in.
We will take you to become from a beginner to an unstoppable force of nature!

INSTRUCTOR

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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Learn, share and grow together.

This is your opportunity to grow your skills and achieve your VFX goals.

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If you have 300 points and you are purchasing products for $500, the maximum point you can redeem is 100, which is equal to 20% of the workshop price.

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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

WORKSHOP OUTLINE

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 a foundational understanding of Houdini before taking this course. As a result, we recommend the following course as a prerequisite:

• Houdini Fundamentals

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

Users should have an introductory knowledge of proceduralism and Houdini’s interface. You should know the difference between Maya, 3DS Max, and Houdini. You should have an introductory knowledge of VEX and PointVOPs

  • • Introduction to Houdini 18.
  • • Workflow And Tools.
  • • Wedging and iteration.
  • • Hardware & Software.
  • • Crafting FX workflow.
  • Intro to pops
    An introduction to Designing FX
    Timing & Layering
    Create a simple procedural system that uses path finding to create various particles streams
    Create various FX elements using POPs
    Particles Caching and optimization
    NEW: FX Energy design and prototyping the look
    NEW: Simulation setup
    NEW: Guiding particles and creating intelligent paths and Colliders
    NEW: Shockwave design, approach and execution
  • Intro to Houdini volumes and vdb manipulation.
    Intro to Dops and smoke solver
    Create various smoke elements to enhance all the particles FX created week 2
    Volume caching and optimization
    NEW: Creating magical explosion
    NEW: Adding more FX layers to the shockwave
    NEW: Using smoke simulation to enhance particle simulation
  • Intro to mantra
    Intro to shading in mantra
    Shading all the particles FX previously created
    Rendering the environment and setting up all the passes need to render our particles FX
    Intro to cops in Houdini
    NEW: Buildings, streets and environment rendering
    NEW: Initial particle rendering
    NEW: Introduction To Compositing
  • Intro to Bullets and constraints
    Fracturing using voronoi and boolean
    What is convex decomposition
    Edge displacement and high-res interior
    Create the constraint
    Simulate the rbd
    Caching the rbd and optimisation
    Setup a workflow for using lowres/higer geometry for simulation vs rendering
    NEW: Houdini 16/17 and 18 and how to transition
    NEW: When to use sop level solvers vs dop level solvers
    NEW: Creating the building destruction setup
    NEW: Building destruction setup and tweaking
  • Create various debris systems using particles and bullets.
    Create smoke trail simulation using pops and smoke solver
    Create a smoke sim to use as an air field for particle advection.
    NEW: Adding debris trails for buildings to enhance the overall visual
  • NEW: Rendering all the additional elements needed
    NEW: Balancing and tweaking.
    NEW: Putting everything together
    • Intro to flipfluids in Houdini
      Prepping the geometry for flip fluids and collision
      Create Custom forces to enhance the flip fluid sim
      Create the Highres sim
      Meshing in Houdini
      Intro to whitewater in Houdini
      Create whitewater source
      Create a highres foam simulation including, bubbles, spray and foam.
      NEW: Houdini 18 workflow/changes and how to transition

    • Advanced water shading.
      Foam shading (foam, spray, bubbles)
      Lighting the flip fluid statue rising scene
      Optimization and setting up all the render passes.
      Create procedural atmospheric FX using vdb.
      Volume shading and rendering in mantra.
      Final compositing of all the FX layers and beauty passes using Houdini COPs
      NEW: Houdini 18 workflow/changes and how to transition
    • Introduction To Solaris
      USD & Karma
      When and when to use karma and how this workflow fits in
    • • 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:
      -SABER JLASSI
      -URBAN BRADESKO
      -IGOR ZANIC

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Our community-centric courses are crafted to nurture a collaborative and exciting learning environment. With Rebelway, you will learn VFX while networking with fellow artists.

Our team of industry professionals are ready to help you achieve your CG goals. Let's grow your skills in the most exciting creative industry in the world.

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Engage in discussions with fellow FX students and chat with mentors directly on our private forums and chats.

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We have a dedicated team of FX artists ready to give feedback on your work and course projects.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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.

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.

Yes! We are an online VFX school that delivers actionable and relevant FX education to the world.

Our online system allows us to deliver affordable education to aspiring CG artists around the world.

After successfully placing the order you will receive an email with complete instructions on how to access your courses and private forums.

The Rebelway online learning platform gives you lifetime access to all the videos and material provided with the workshops. You will also gain access to a private course forum and chat system forever. Once a rebel, always a rebel.

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.

Yes, we do offer Certificates of Completion with all our courses.

Yes, click here to download a free PDF with information regarding our courses, time commitment, and program features.

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. 

Rebelway does not currently offer subtitles.

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. 

Courses are designed with the goal to teach students how to use a tool-set and develop problem-solving skills. As a result, they are benefited from a group environment with an instructor available to answer questions.

Tutorials on the other hand focus on solving one or two problems in specific topics. They are generally standalone and do not require the instructor’s support.

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