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VEX for Houdini Artists is an in-depth course taught by FX Supervisor Corbin Mayne.

This course covers the basics of VEX coding all the way to the advanced techiques. Along the way we’ll demonstrate how VEX is practically used in real-world projects, leading you to learn how to craft various complex FX using VEX.

VEX is an essential skill for creating realistic and compelling FX work in Houdini



Corbin Mayne VFX Artist

Corbin Mayne

FX Supervisor

Over 10 Years of Experience.

Corbin has worked in CG for over 10 years, across multiple countries and in different positions. He began his career in modeling and Character FX, but his true passion for the technical side pulled him more towards FX.

Corbin has worked on FX for Feature Films, TV Series, Game Cinematics, and more. He has a rich love for teaching FX to artists looking to make a name for themselves in the industry. His training has empowered hundreds of aspiring FX artists via classes, workshops, and internships.

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.


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.

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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 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 best suited to take this course, please reach out to us at [email protected]

  • • Intro to VEX.
    • VOPs vs. VEX.
    • Syntax and Basic Language Guide.
    • VEX Functions List and Help Browser.
    • Common Useful VEX Expressions.
  • • Intro to VEX.
    • VOPs vs. VEX.
    • Syntax and Basic Language Guide.
    • VEX Functions List and Help Browser.
    • Common Useful VEX Expressions.
  • • Let’s get Advanced.
    • Arrays demystified.
    • Blocks (IF Else, While And for Loops).
    • Geometry manipulation.
    • Points clouds.
    • User-defined functions.
  • • Strings.
    • Regex.
  • • Noise in Vex.
    • Channel referencing and ramps. 
    • Vex inside of DOPs.
    • Custom binding.
  • • An in-depth explanation of volumes manipulation in VEX
    • Debugging
    • Multiple examples showing advanced usage of vex language in Houdini: Delete/Blast, Gradient Calculation, Raying (raycasting and mindist) ,Texture lookup, VEX Procedural Geometry Shaders, Matrices, and more..
    • •A detailed walk-through of how to build an “Ichor Slime” Effect which will apply everything learned previously. This week will also cover all the base knowledge and understanding that goes into thinking through a VEX setup from conception to the final product.
  • • In this final week we will work on highlighting areas where our tool can be polished or adjusted to suit the needs of the user. We will also cover the thought process behind procedural tool creation versus built-for-shot effects and where to draw the line between “TOO manual versus TOO procedural.”
    • Then we will add some additional features to the tool by adding an “opening” or “disintegration” effect to the Slime effect.
    • • Create an efficient and fast way to compute interactive lighting from particles/geometry.
    • • Point cloud look up at render time, and how to use them to create complex shading FX.
      • Shade and light the various FX previous create and render them.
    • • This workshop contains a lot more information and the weekly breakdown is just the highlights.
      • Assignments and weekly lectures are very demanding and can be challenging to new Houdini users.
      • It is required that the student have a very good background in Houdini to be able to follow along.

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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.

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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.


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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