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Create Disintegration VFX in Houdini & Nuke

Effects Workflow using Vellum, Particles, Pyro & Flip with Choi Gil Nam


Learn how to create impressive disintegration effects using the Houdini Pyro Source Spread operation to create a gradually spreading simulation. Whether new to Houdini or a seasoned veteran, this workshop is designed for all user levels. The final file is included as a learning resource with this workshop, so you can open it up to study and make your own edits and alterations.

In this workshop, you will learn simple VEX coding and how to use the Houdini SOP Solver. With this, you will learn how to maintain control in and out of the DOP Network and discover how to create additional particles and volumes on top of a cloth simulation created by the Vellum Solver. Choi Gil Nam also instructs how to use Houdini COPs and Nuke for simple compositing.

You will also be able to apply the concept to Bullet and Flip Solvers. The goal is to provide you with a quick and efficient workflow that you can apply to your projects with the ability to present your work effectively.

Project files include the .hiplc disintegration files.

Duration: 2h 14m

Format: HD 1920x1080

Choi Gil Nam

Effects Supervisor at DNEG Vancouver

Choi Gil Nam has been working in the effects industry for over 20 years at major VFX studios including Weta Digital, Industrial Light & Magic, and Digital Domain. He currently works at DNEG Vancouver as an Effects Supervisor. 

His credits include Hollywood blockbuster films
Aquaman, Shazam: Fury of the Gods, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Transformers: Age of Extinction, The Suicide Squad, Tomorrow War, Zack Snyder's Justice League, Black Widow, Pacific Rim, and many more.

Choi Gil Nam completed his Master’s Degree in Multimedia and 3D Animation at De Montfort University in the UK. He has taught at academies and universities as a Lead FX Trainer.

  • Unlike other tutorials where you just follow along and make a cool picture, Choi Gil Nam explains — in detail — the workings and concepts behind it. I highly recommend his tutorials!

    - Minji Kim
    FX Artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios

  • It has been a pleasure working with Gil Nam Choi during his time as CG FX Supervisor at DNEG Vancouver. He sucessfully led a team of over 15 FX artists from multiple sites, through the tough creative and technical challenges of Shazam! Fury of the Gods. He was diligent and hard working, ensuring that the work was delivered on time and to the high quality demanded.

    - Daniel Jenkins
    Head of FX at DNEG Vancouver