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5 May 2023


14 weeks


Beginner - Intermediate


Houdini 19

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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 can be steep.

This is where Introduction to Houdini FX comes in. We will build upon your fundamental Houdini skills to become an unstoppable force of nature!

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Saber Jlassi


Rebelway Founder  &  FX Supervisor

Over 15 Years of Experience.

Saber started working in CG over 15 years ago and has occupied different positions as an artist in various 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, and a Senior FX Artist at Barnstorm VFX, during which he received a VES and an Emmy nomination for outstanding VFX work.

His continuous pursuit of knowledge and learning inspired Saber to create Rebelway. Now he teaches around the world and to shares 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 into the exciting world of FX.

 We will guide and mentor you at every step of the way.


Inspiring VFX Courses for Modern FX Artists.

Real-world VFX courses and coaching.

Learn, share and grow together.

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

Spring Courses Start 5 May 2023

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This course will require 5-10 hours a week with 60-120 total hours of active learning and practice by the end of the course.

Your exact time commitment per week will vary based on the topic, assignment, and personal learning style. We strongly recommend dedicating time each week to learn and practice. If you ever fall behind, don’t worry, you will have lifetime access to the lessons.

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 info@rebelway.net.

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

  • Overview Of Houdini Interface and Workflow
  • New Improvements And Features
  • How to learn Houdini and become an FX Artist
  • Procedural Modeling and FX creation
  • Prometheus inspired drone scanning
  • A deep dive into Houdini Proceduralism
  • Creating The corridor
  • Creating the SciFi Environment
  • Creating the Cave scene
  • and much more
  • Introduction To Particles and Volume
  • Introduction To VEX
  • Creating Various Particle and volume-based FX
  • Rendering and compositing
  • Introduction To Smoke simulation
  • Introduction To Flip simulation in houdini
  • Combining various solvers to create more complex fx
  • Introduction To Mantra
  • Shading and rendering various fx previously created
  • Compositing 
  • What’s USD
  • How to utilize it and get the most out of this workflow
  • Rendering and shading environment and interior in Karma
  • Shading and Rendering FX In Karma (Particles, volumes,etc…)
  • Setting up passes 
  • Rendering and compositing in Nuke or Houdini Cops
  • An in-depth look at RBD simulation in Houdini
  • Creating the cave collapsing scene
  • Creating the bridge explosions
  • Procedural system for bullets
  • Creating the various layer for the bridge explosions
  • Caching and optimisation for efficient rendering with USD
  • Rendering the bridge explosions using Karma
  • The dark energy fx
  • Approach, layers, and how to combine multiple solvers together.
  • Post-processing the data to create highres meshes and volume for rendering
  • Advanced volumetric and rendering using Karma
  • Introduction To Kine FX
  • Working with mocap data 
  • Working with third partie mocap data.
  • Simple and effective Retargeting workflow.
  • Partenting weapons and secondary items.
  • Introduction To vellum and soft body simulation.
  • Adding secondary simulation to the soldiers using vellum.
  • Introduction To Flip
  • Creating proper and stable collision mesh.
  • Various types of flip simulation and emitters
  • Combining multiple solvers to enhance the flip details.
  • Details, details, details.
  • A simple Water fall simulation.
  • Efficient workflow to mesh highres geometry.
  • Water rendering using Karma
  • Render optimisation
  • Compositing the various shots in Nuke or Houdini Cops
  • How to Create Particle Simulations in Houdini
  • Houdini Geometry
  • Using Flip for Particles
  • Force Fields
  • Rendering
  • Compositing
  • Destruction Workflows
  • Bullet Solvers
  • Debris Emission
  • Rendering in Karma
  • Advanced Destruction Techniques
  • Explosion/Pyro Workflows
  • Simulation Techniques
  • Dry Ice Creation
  • Muzzle Flash Setup, Lighting, Rendering, and Compositing
  • Swirly Smoke Setup, Lighting, Rendering, and Compositing
  • Fire Hall Setup, Lighting, Rendering, and Compositing
  • Bridge Setup, Lighting, Rendering, and Compositing
  • Explosion Setup, Lighting, Rendering, and Compositing
  • 15 Part Intro to Water FX Lessons
  • 20 Part Solaris Intro Lessons
  • 36 Part Overview of Mantra
    • • 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.

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Q: What Software is Used and Version? 
A:  Houdini 19 or newer (Apprentice, Indie, or FX)
Q: What render engine will be used?
A: Karma CPU/XPU, Mantra
Q: Do I need any other software?
A: Nuke or fusion or any other compositing software can be used, including Houdini COPs.
Q: Can I take this class without any prior Houdini knowledge
A: This workshop is designed for students who took the Houdini fundamentals and have a good understanding of Houdini already. This is not a good class for individuals who are completely new to Houdini.
Q: Do I need this class if I have taken the previous Intro to Houdini For FX course?
A: This is a new class designed and created using the latest Houdini concepts and will cover various new topics that were not available before like USD, Karma, Kine fx, Vellum, and much more.

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We have an interactive quiz that you can take to figure out the best course for your skill level. You can take the quiz here.

If you are a beginner or new to VFX, we recommend taking our Houdini Fundamentals course.

If you are already familiar with Houdini, we recommend taking Introduction to Houdini for FX. This 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 by emailing info@rebelway.net. We’ll happily recommend the best course for you.

Our online program is designed to help aspiring VFX artists have a successful career 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 DNEG, Blizzard, Framestore, Disney, and more.

No, our lesson content is not streamed live. This means you can take the course at your own pace. We’ve designed our program to work around busy schedules.

We recommend the same specs listed by SideFX on this page.

It would be helpful if you could have 32GB of RAM or more, but it isn’t 100% necessary. ]

Many Rebelway students take multiple courses at once. While you could certainly sign up for as many courses as you want, we don’t recommend taking more than two courses at a time. A typical course will take anywhere from 5-10 hours a week to watch and practice, so depending on your schedule you can determine if it is feasible for you to take multiple courses at once.

Also, you will have lifetime access to the course lessons. So if you decide that the course becomes too much to follow, you can always follow along at your own pace if you fall behind.

You’ll also have lifetime access to the discord channel so you can get feedback on your projects and work even after the course has ended.

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 chat group.

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 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). These 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.

Using Paypal Credit you can split the payments of your courses into 24 or 4 payments. To choose this option, select Paypal at checkout using pay-in-full, in the popup window, scroll to the bottom and select either the 24-month option or 4-pay.

This option is only available for residents of the USA, UK, Canada, Germany, Spain, France, and Italy.

You may request a full refund within 14 days of the course start date. Email info@rebelway.net to request a refund. Our team would be happy to help.

You have lifetime access to the course. So if your schedule gets busy, you can always watch your material on your own time. You can see our full refund policy on this page.

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. Once purchased you will immediately have access to week #1.

If you purchased any of our short formed mini-courses, you will receive access to every lesson immediately. 

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