This is a large-scale tsunami scene tutorial in Houdini, a comprehensive big case with a lot of FX elements. It tackles fluid simulation, RBD simulation, SBD simulation, etc., and is suitable for intermediate and advanced FX artists. Starting off with the animation of the tsunami mesh, I'll walk you through the simulations of splashes, mist, building destruction, the dynamics of smaller elements, all the way to materials, rendering and final compositing.

For the fluid simulation, apart from FLIP and whitewater, I'll also use POP to serve as particle sources and mist, which greatly relieves the calculation load. At the same time, I'll introduce multiple approaches of source creation, and a bunch of particle optimization methods. Regarding FLIP, POP and whitewater simulations, I'm gonna talk about basic parameters simulation ideas, and practical tips for using varied forces, fields, and attributes. In terms of the RBD simulation, I'll show you the basic workflow of building destruction, and the solutions to some common issues. For the rendering part, I'll share useful techniques to optimize the scene, and explain Mantra parameters and channel customization. Finally, in the compositing part, through useful color-grading tricks, the multi-channel compositing workflow, and the functions of data channels, I'll create a realistic CG environment step-by-step, bringing you a clear and complete composting process. This tutorial also provides dozens of handy tips, like different ways for batch simulation, shortcuts to create deforming animation, What's more, there will be experiences from my years of career, such as how to work in high efficiency, how to stay on track to your targets, and how to minimize the possibility of reworking. You'll find this tutorial extremely rewarding. After it, you'll be able to handle splashes and mist from collisions, and building destruction on your own.

Under the inspirations of this tutorial, you'll reap valuable production ideas and problem-solving abilities, thus becoming more confident to take on large-scale fluid projects. Wanna better understand and master fluid and destruction techniques in Houdini? This tutorial is just for you. Join us now.



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