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With Realtime being on the rise, the best compliment to Houdini is Unreal engine. In this course we will dive hard into the artistic side of realtime FX by gaining the fundamentals you need to succeed.

We will take you through the process of creating stylized FX for games. By the end of the course you will be able to create character-driven FX that rival the best studios in the world.

In this exciting course, we’ll guide you through the process of developing stylized FX for games.

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

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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.

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]

Our first Realtime FX course (Realtime FX for Games and Cinematics) is a mix of stylized FX and realistic FX, with an emphasis on realistic FX and Houdini to Unreal Engine workflows.

This course, Stylized Realtime FX, is all about Stylized FX. This covers how to master timing, shapes, color, and visual appeal. It is suited for games like Overwatch, League of Legends, and Hades.

  1. Scoping Art Direction

  2. Muzzle Flash
  3. Erosion Maps
  4. Intro to Niagara Techniques
  5. Sequencer Events
  1. Design Motifs and LookDev
  2. Curve Atlas
  3. Gradient Map for Material Inputs
  4. Spawn Groups
  5. Accessing Niagara Parameters
  1. Create a Look and Feel Based on Textures
  2. Flipbook Techniques
  3. Driving Decals via Sequencer
  4. Making On-the-Go Adjustments
  5. How to Make Effects Feel ‘Correct’
  1. User Parameters
  2. Lighting Material
  3. Combining Effects and Characters with Sequencer
  1. Overview of the next few weeks
  2. Sequencer basics for quick iterations on our effects
  3. Basic scene setting to test the radial effect
  4. Creating a simplified version of the radial effect
  5. Creating 3D meshes in Houdini
  6. Crafting useful UV maps for FX use
  7. Making the master material
  1. Create a simplified version of the directional effect
  2. Modify the radial scene to fit the directional effect 
  3. Make dummy enemies react to the effect
  1. Let’s make a playable scene to test the effects
  2. Learn how to import assets from the marketplace
  3. Create a playable character using blueprints
  4. Different approaches to spawn effects
  5. Adding enemies to spice things up
  6. Rendering cinematic shots
  1. Take a look at the more advanced techniques used for radial and directional effects
  2. Take the basic effects to the next level
  3. Polishing and debugging
  4. Enhance the feeling of the effects by using post-processing techniques
  1. Create a portal from scratch
  2. Learn how to approach studying FX from a reference
  3. Niagara for high-end particle simulations
  4. The importance of presenting effects in context
    • • This workshop contains a lot more information. This weekly breakdown is just the highlights.
      • Assignments and weekly lectures are very demanding and can be challenging to new Unreal Engine users.
      • It is required that the student have a basic background in Unreal Engine to be able to follow along.
    • Instructors: 
    • – Ge Lush
    • – Sjors de Laat
    • – Urban Bradesko

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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, 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 7 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.



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