Andrea Sbabo shared a comprehensive guide on creating a realistic river with Houdini and Nuke.
If you find yourself in desperate need of adding a river to your 3D environment or game level and are unsure where to begin, here's a fantastic tutorial that could be just what you're looking for. Andrea Sbabo, a skilled FX Artist at ScanlineVFX, recently shared a comprehensive guide explaining how to set up a realistic-looking wintery river effect using SideFX's renowned procedural 3D software Houdini.
In the tutorial, the artist detailed the production pipeline in Houdini, demonstrated the node-based workflow behind the effect, explained how Nuke, Foundry's VFX and film editing software, was used for the project, and shared some tips and tricks on lighting, compositing, fluid dynamics, particle systems, and dynamic effects.
Moreover, the creator also shared the project files behind the river, which include the procedural rock generator, snow materials, and the snow generator used for the project. You can download the project files by visiting Andrea's Gumroad page.