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TOTAL DURATION: 5h 33m 08s

Learn how to create a detailed fountain simulation with Houdini’s SOP-level FLIP tools.

This simulation requires small details and a high resolution and therefore it may be a challenge to simulate it using a typical computer. To assist with memory management, one solution is to break it down into smaller simulations then re-combine them for the end result.

These tasks introduce you to the SOP-level FLIP tools. Learn how to make wedge tests to explore different settings of the FLIP solver to establish the right look then learn about the inner workings of the surfacing tools to allow you to combine the different FLIP sims. Learn about the new SOP-level Whitewater tools to create bubbles that add further detail to the simulation. Finally, learn how to import all the geometry into Solaris and render using Karma.



Mark Spevick is the Head of 3D at Escape Studios, Pearson College London, and combines teaching with working at the highest level in the industry. He has 10 years working in industry and 6 working in higher education and teaching. He got his big break at Peerless Camera, the production house co-owned by Terry Gilliam, and worked on every Gilliam film from ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’ to ‘The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus’, starring the late Heath Ledger. He also worked with director Martin Campbell on ‘Zorro’ and ‘Mask of Zorro’ before supervising on the set of ‘Casino Royale’. Mark also managed the CG team that worked on the parachute scene in ‘Angels and Demons’, on behalf of post-house Double Negative. Mark was heavily involved in the design and development of our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

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  • DevoStevo 1 month, 1 week ago  | 

    Hi Mark. Great FLIP tutorial. I'm using it to simulate a real life water feature at my place. So far I've managed to model the top waterfall part & I'm about to have a go at doing the bottom part, which will be slightly different to the model you used. I'll keep you posted on my progress if keen.
    Cheers mate.

    • spoonvfx 2 weeks, 2 days ago  | 

      Thanks DevoStevo2 Please do share any renders you do..Would be keen to see

  • Tripodi 3 weeks, 3 days ago  | 

    Thank you Mark!

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