Mastering Magical FX - Week 1 - Free Online Houdini Training
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Houdini has become the go-to tool in the FX industry.
Whoever wields its power is unstoppable.

Magic spells, Sci-fi shields, and EMP electrical shockwaves. Mastering the artistic elements of FX is the goal here and we will guide you through it.

Magic is ofter one of the hardest tasks you can get since it’s quite abstract and custom. We will test and expand your artistic knowledge. Get ready to be blown away. 


Jayden Paterson VFX Artist


FX Supervisor

I have been working as an Houdini FX artist since 2008, on projects ranging from small TV adverts to larger scale cinematic content for many AAA games.  

My background and studies were in animation, and I worked largely as a generalist and animator before joining Axis in 2008. During one of the jobs I was helping to animate, they needed a generalist to help fill in for some Houdini FX work – I jumped at the opportunity. Having never used Houdini and learned as much as I could during the two months I was on the job. I have been a Houdini FX artist ever since and have never looked back!

During my time at Axis alone, I went from being the sole FX artist on earlier trailers, to eventually leading larger and larger teams on projects like Dead Island, several Halo game cinematics, Destiny and many more, eventually moving into a supervising role – I still try to as much hands-on work as I can though!

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Think about how good it feels when you see amazing spaceship battles on the big screen. How you get fully immersed playing a game while you release that game ending ultimate FX that completely obliterates the enemy.

Now imagine YOU creating those FX and making other people feel the same way. 

Think about how good it feels to see amazing VFX work on the big screen. Can you imagine the heart-stopping feeling of unleashing explosive CG FX in your favorite game?

Now imagine if YOU created those FX and made other people feel the same way… with Rebelway courses you can.

Our exclusive online courses are designed to help you achieve your FX goals and land your dream job in the VFX world.


Hours of VFX Training

Project Files & Assets

24/7 Technical Support

Private Group Access

Lifetime Access

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Instructor Feedback

Completion Certificates

Our community-centric program is designed to created a collaborative and exciting learning environment. As a result, you will not only learn, but also network with fellow students.

Our team of industry professionals and teachers are ready to help you land your dream job. It’s time to grow your career in the most exciting creative industry in the world.

It’s time to unlock your creative potential.

Our team of industry professionals and more importantly GREAT teachers will provide the knowledge and encouragement to get you to your dream job in this ever-growing and most creative industry we all love.

The real question is: Can your career afford to wait any longer?

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Earn rewards points towards future training for every course purchase and completion.

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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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We are currently developing subtitles so VFX artists around the world can achieve their dreams.


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.

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.

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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