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VEX FOR HOUDINI ARTISTS

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO WRITING VEX CODE USING HOUDINI

In this course, you'll learn how professional VFX artists utilize VEX coding to enhance their FX work.

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MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Corbin Mayne VFX Artist

CORBIN MAYNE

FX SUPERVISOR

10+ YEARS 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.

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COURSE BREAKDOWN

This course covers the basics of VEX coding all the way to the advanced techniques. 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

WEEK 1 - HSCRIPT

In this first week, we will be starting our Houdini scripting journey with HScript and HExpressions as a way to ease into some of the thinking and techniques we will use throughout this course.

WEEK 2 - SNIPPETS

This week, we begin working with VEX and learning how to write correct VEX code snippets.

WEEK 3 - ADVANCED CONCEPTS

This week, we are tackling some more advanced concepts within VEX.

WEEK 4 - FUNCTIONS

This week, we take a look at some important VEX functions; covering topics such as strings, noise functions and how to work with VEX within DOPs.

WEEK 5 - PRACTICAL EXAMPLES

This week, we are wrapping up our fundamental knowledge of VEX by combining everything we have learned into a wide range of practical examples, for practice and improved performance.

WEEK 6 - SOP SETUPS

This week, we start work on our final project for the workshop, applying everything we have learned so far to create an effect that would otherwise be impossible to achieve through normal SOP setups.

WEEK 7 - FINAL TOUCHES

This is the final week of our VEX project, where we will put the finishing touches on the system we have designed so far.

WEEK 8 - RENDERING

This week I will be handing over to Saber, who will teach you all about rendering this project, using mantra and/or redshift.

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COURSE FAQS

Students should have an intermediate understanding of Houdini before taking this course. As a result, we recommend the following courses as a prerequisite:

  1. Houdini Fundamentals
  2. Intro to Houdini FX

If you have a foundational understanding of Houdini you will succeed in this course.

If you are unsure if you are best suited to take this course, please reach out to us at info@rebelway.net.

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.

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 or new to VFX, 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 info@rebelway.net. 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 DNEG, Blizzard, Framestore, Disney, and more.

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.

Using Paypal Credit you can split the payments of your courses into 24 or 4 payments. To choose this option, select Paypal at checkout using pay-in-full, in the popup window, scroll to the bottom and select either the 24-month option or 4-pay.

This option is only available for residents of the USA, UK, Canada, Germany, Spain, France, and Italy.

You may request a full refund within 14 days of the course start date. Email info@rebelway.net to request a refund. Our team would be happy to help.

You have lifetime access to the course. So if your schedule gets busy, you can always watch your material on your own time. You can see our full refund policy on this page.

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. 

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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

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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.

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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.

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 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 info@rebelway.net.

  • • 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.
    • INSTRUCTORS & FX ARTISTS:
    • CORBIN MAYNE & SABER JLASSI

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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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FAQS

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 or new to VFX, 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 info@rebelway.net. 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 DNEG, Blizzard, Framestore, Disney, and more.

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.

Using Paypal Credit you can split the payments of your courses into 24 or 4 payments. To choose this option, select Paypal at checkout using pay-in-full, in the popup window, scroll to the bottom and select either the 24-month option or 4-pay.

This option is only available for residents of the USA, UK, Canada, Germany, Spain, France, and Italy.

You may request a full refund within 14 days of the course start date. Email info@rebelway.net to request a refund. Our team would be happy to help.

You have lifetime access to the course. So if your schedule gets busy, you can always watch your material on your own time. You can see our full refund policy on this page.

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.

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A purchase of a workshop priced at $499 will grant you 50 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.

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