Introduction to Houdini FX: a Complete Guide

Rebelway has shared a new video with Saber Jlassi, a Senior VFX Artist, a Rebelway Co-Founder, and a mentor of one of the Rebelway's new courses that covers the basics of Houdini. 

In this Q&A session, Ian Failes hosts a discussion with Rebelway Co-Founder Saber Jlassi, who discusses important VFX techniques, topics for aspiring artists and shares insights from his new course, Intro to Houdini FX

Saber started working in CG over 15 years ago and has occupied different positions as an artist in various countries around the world. Before creating Rebelway, Saber worked as a Generalist TD at MPC London, a Senior Lighting TD at Framestore, a Senior Technical Director at Blizzard Entertainment, and a Senior FX Artist at Barnstorm VFX, during which he received a VES and an Emmy nomination for outstanding VFX work. 

The main topics covered in the course: 

Week 1

  • Overview Of Houdini Interface and Workflow
  • New Improvements And Features
  • How to learn Houdini and become an FX Artist
  • Procedural Modeling and FX creation
  • Prometheus inspired drone scanning

Week 2

  • A deep dive into Houdini Proceduralism
  • Creating The corridor
  • Creating the SciFi Environment
  • Creating the Cave scene

Week 3

  • Introduction To Particles and Volume
  • Introduction To VEX
  • Creating Various Particle and volume-based FX
  • Rendering and compositing

Week 4

  • Introduction To Smoke simulation
  • Introduction To Flip simulation in houdini
  • Combining various solvers to create more complex fx

Check out the full course program here. Also, don't forget to join our new Reddit pageour new Telegram channel, follow us on Instagram and Twitter, where we are sharing breakdowns, the latest news, awesome artworks, and more.

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