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This Insane VFX Student Project from Stéphane Quillet will Blow Your Mind

By: Rebelway

Rebelway Alumni Stéphane Quillet decided to flex his creative muscles with this awesome student project.

Every now and then a project comes along that truly blows our minds. Today, we’d like to share one such project. Stéphane Quillet is a Rebelway alumni who crafted one of the coolest student projects that we’ve ever seen come out of one of our courses.

He created the project with the help of our Advanced Houdini FX – Rise course. Here’s the project along with an interview about how he crafted such an incredible FX masterpiece.

Stéphane Quillet Interview

This is one of the coolest student projects we’ve ever seen. How did you come up with the concept?

Thank you. I was inspired by the Rise Project in the Advanced Houdini FX course. One day, I woke up with this concept, I didn’t think about it so much and I just did it.

Stephane Quillet VFX Student Interview Breakdown

This project is very detailed. How long did it take to create?

It took about 3 weeks to create. I worked on Houdini during the day, and every night I launched a couple of wedges simulations.

Did you run into any technical or logistical challenges when working on this project?

My computer crashed a lot. So, I bought a new CPU (Threadripper 3990X ) and 2 graphics cards (RTX 3090) to fasten the process of simulations and rendering with Redshift

If someone wanted to gain the technical and artistic understanding you have towards FX work, what advice would you give them?

I’m kind of a crazy workaholic. So my advice would be to do the following:

  1. Work a lot days & nights
  2. Watch a lot of tutorials
  3. Try a lot of different techniques
  4. Be obsessed by learning

Rebelway also helped me a lot to complete my self taught skills

Are you a Rebelway alumni? What courses have you taken?

Yes, I’m a Rebelway Alumni. I took these courses :

  1. Advanced Houdini FX Rise
  2. Advanced Shading in Redshift
  3. Ocean Rendering using Redshift
  4. Water FX in Houdini

What’s next for you on your artistic journey?

I think I will take all of the courses at Rebelway. Since I made this video, I’ve had a lot of job offers all over the world and I’m still thinking about where to go.

Where can people see more of your work?

Stéphane’s Instagram

Stéphane’s LinkedIn

Thank you for taking the time to check out this breakdown from Stéphane. If you ever want to learn how to create Houdini FX, the Advanced Houdini FX – Rise course here at Rebelway is incredible. Here’s a trailer for the course.

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