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Here it is, Applied Houdini Volumes III v2 - Rendering and Sparse Simulation! In this lesson, we're going to talk about how to make a detailed, colorful, and fast smoke simulation by taking advantage of the Sparse Pyro solver. We'll start by sourcing our smoke with a particle simulation, and see just how the Sparse solver works to help us achieve high resolution results faster. We'll go over the most common types of lights and how they work with volumes, which we can then control further with material settings. We'll also cover a lot of universal volume rendering concepts, and how we can apply them to Mantra to both iterate faster interactively, while also making effecient high quality renders. Finally, these images will be manipulated post-render with Houdini's own compositing tools, to make our final images. Run better sims and understand more deeply how volumes are shaded and rendered today with Applied Houdini!

Applied Houdini is a production quality oriented series created by Steven Knipping, currently a Senior Rigid Body Destruction / FX Technical Director at Lucasfilm's Industrial Light & Magic (Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker, Avengers: Endgame, Aquaman). Benefit from production proven workflows while also getting an in depth explanation of why things works they way they do. Best of all - each video is crammed with actual information and footnotes instead of gratuitous talking and dead space.

Purchase Price: $39.99

Released on: 01/27/2020

Updated on: 02/07/2020

Category: FXs

Total Duration: 3h 21m 45s

Level: Intermediate

Language: en


The author provided for you some example files. Example files can range from 3d Scenes to Photoshop projects, from Premiere projects to code. They are very helpful to understand more the concepts explained in the course.

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Tools used: Houdini

Prerequisites: Volumes I, Volumes II

Tags: Houdini, smoke, explosion, rendering, mantra, pyro, simulation, volumes, vfx, cgi