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WATER FX IN HOUDINI

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO CREATING WATER SIMULATION USING HOUDINI

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START DATE

4 Feb 2022

DURATION

8 weeks

SKILL LEVEL

Intermediate

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Houdini

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WATER FX IN HOUDINI

CRAFT WORLD-CLASS WATER FX USING HOUDINI

Houdini has become the go-to tool in the FX industry. Whoever wields its power is unstoppable.

Make a big “splash” with this dive deep into water FX in this extensive masterclass. Learn how to create a full range of water FX including oceans, crashing shore waves, and diving whales. Don’t forget your umbrella with this one.

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Meet your INSTRUCTOR

Igor Zanic - Online VFX Course Instructor

Igor Zanic

Rebelway Co-Founder  &  FX Artist

Igor Zanic Visual Effects Awards

A Simulation legend

With over a decade of experience in the VFX industry, Igor has developed robust simulation work for a variety of FX projects ranging from game cinematics to feature films. His focus on the technical side of FX has led him to craft realistic CG work that pushes the boundaries of realism and storytelling. 

As a co-founder of Rebelway, Igor is now passionately sharing his FX skills with aspiring simulation artists around the world. He is thrilled to share his expertise in this exciting course.

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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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

WORKSHOP OUTLINE

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]

  • • Overview of water simulation in Houdini 17 and the new workflow.
  • • Creating a system to properly wedge simulation.
  • • An overview of the rock splash project.
  • • Requirements, challenges and geometry preparation.
  • • Creating the rock splash simulation.
  • • Fine tune the setting to create final highres simulation.
  • • Meshing and creating a custom meshing workflow.
  • • White water simulation setup and simulation.
  • • Whale jump project overview.
  • • Challenges and how to approach the solving the various problem.
  • • Geometry and force preparation
  • • Creating the initial flip fluid simulation.
  • • Setting up wedges.
  • • Refine the flip fluid solver setting to find the best optimal options
  • • Creating highres simulation.
  • • Meshing and blending the with ocean.
  • • Creating the white water simulation.
  • • Lighting and shading rock splash scene.
  • • Lighting and shading the whale jump ocean scene.
  • • Ocean rendering.
  • • Integrating the flip fluid simulation with the ocean.
  • • Compositing everything in Nuke.
  • • An overview of the beach simulation.
  • • Techniques for creating realistic wave motion.
  • • Geometry preparation.
  • • Creating the flip fluid simulation.
  • • Tweaking the flip fluid solver to get the most optimal result.
  • • Meshing the simulation.
  • • White water simulation.
  • • Ocean rendering.
  • • Integrating the flip fluid simulation with the ocean.
    • • Wet map creation.
    • • An in-depth look at the requirement for water shading.
    • • Shading and rendering realistic foam using the rock splash scene.
    • • Creating custom aovs to allow further tweaks in comp.
    • • Shading and rendering the beach using more advanced techniques.
    • • Setting up all the passes needed for compositing.
    • • Compositing everything in Nuke.
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    • • This workshop contains lot more information and the weekly breakdown is just the highlights.
      • Assignments and weekly lecture are very very demanding and can be challenging to new Houdini comers.
      • It is required that the student have a very good CG background and an understanding of Houdini.
      • This workshop is recommended for students who took the Introduction To Houdini For FX Artists.
      • We will provide the beach geometry required for the simulation.
      • We will provide the whale animation with a lowres geometry (no UV)
      • We will provide the rock splash geometry.
      • We will provide various rocks geometry that can be used to assemble a simple scene.
      • It is crucial to have good hardware to be able to sim and render high-res water simulation (at least an i7 with 33GB memory or higher).
      REBELWAY CO IS UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO SHARE THE INSTRUCTORS’ FINAL PROJECTS AND HIP FILES.
    • INSTRUCTOR:
      -IGOR ZANIC & SABER JLASSI
    • FX ARTISTS:
      -IGOR ZANIC

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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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