Urban Started his journey with Live action Cinematography in a studio he co-founded. After many years of looking through the lens, he discovered CG and FX. As an FX and Lead layout artist, he worked on games and cinematics for titles such as Gears of War 5, Destiny 2, Heroes of the Storm, Deathloop, Magic The Gathering, Love Dead + Robots, and many more. The path of knowledge brought him to teaching others and sharing the knowledge he acquired on his adventures.
ENROLLMENT IS OPEN!
This is your opportunity to grow your skills and achieve your VFX goals.
This course will require 5-10 hours a week with 40-80 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 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 have a working knowledge of Houdini you will likely succeed in this course.
If you are unsure if you are best suited to take this course, please reach out to us at [email protected]
• Introduction to Niagara.
• Setting up the system (Niagara).
• Texture creation.
• Material creation.
• Merging it all together.
• Main takeaways and how the project will be approached.
• Designing a more complex FX.
• Creating geometry and a Simple RBD sim in Houdini.
• Texture and material creation.
• Particle FX creation.
• Designing and enhancing our FX with Sequencer.
• Planning and designing the FX ( blocking ).
• Texture and material creation.
• Particle FX creation.
• Attaching our FX to the character.
• Building the sequence.
• Creating our terrain and volcano.
• Volcano RBD destruction sim.
• Preparing and optimizing for unreal.
• Volcano smoke sim.
• Sprite sheet.
• Optimizing and preparing for Unreal.
• Eruption Pyro explosion creation.
• Creating separate elements to be assembled in unreal.
• Lava fluids creation & simulation.
• Mesh and vertex animation approaches.
• Importing our RBD destruction.
• Importing our Volcano Smoke sim.
• Creating materials for our 4D & 6D light system.
• Creating The Volcano eruption explosion.
• Placing everything together in Sequencer and designing cinematic shots.
• Cinematic lighting and composition.
• Advanced UV tips & tricks.
• Raymarching volumes in real-time.
• Flow maps techniques for volumes and clouds.
• Split flipbook frame range in channels.
• An in-depth look at 4D – 6D lights for volumes.
• An overview of the new destruction system in unreal called “CHAOS.”
HOW TO USE THE DISCOUNT POINTS
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If you have 300 points and want to purchase a product for $500, the maximum points you can redeem is 75, which is equal to 15% off the course price.
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.
It's time to unlock your creative potential.
All students in our Nuke courses receive student pricing discounts from The Foundry valued at over $5,000+
We've partnered with the 80 Level RFP program to provide Rebelway students with priority access to their RFP placement services.
We partner with world-class studios to provide our students with exclusive job postings that are unavailable to the outside public.
All Rebelway students will have perpetual access to our private chat group where we share resources, inspiration, technical Q&A, and more.
Earn rewards points towards future training for every course purchase and completion.
Engage in discussions with fellow FX students and chat with mentors directly on our private forums and chats.
We have a dedicated team of FX artists ready to give feedback on your work and course projects.
We are currently developing subtitles so VFX artists around the world can achieve their dreams.
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, 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 [email protected]. 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 Dreamworks, Blizzard, EA, & Google.
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.
You may request a full refund within 14 days of the course start date. Email [email protected] to request a refund. Our team would be happy to help.
You do have lifetime access to the course. So if your schedule gets busy, you can always watch your material on your own time.
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.
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.
No risk. Just results.