YOU PROBABLY KNOW THIS STORY
I know what it's like to be a beginner - you open the software for the first time and begin trying to piece together how to use it by scouring the internet looking for free tutorials, reading comments on Facebook and forums for tips on how to make something at least remotely impressive.
At a certain point you realize that you can either keep wasting your life away waiting for tutorials to pop up on Youtube, or you can skip all that, and take the shortcut to actual RESULTS. If I could go back in time to 3 years ago when I started learning Phoenix, and an actual professional made a step-by-step course that would teach me everything I need to know to make cool stuff NOW I would have jumped on the opportunity in a heartbeat. If you're serious about acquiring new skills, you eventually realize that time is very precious, and investing a little bit of money to RAPIDLY advance your career is extremely worth it in the long run.
"Fantastic course! I'm only a couple lessons in, but WOW! Highly recommend!" - David Anderson
"Can't wait to dive into the later lessons! So far these are great. I was always so confused by all the settings but you've already answered a ton of my lingering questions" - davidbaca3D
Nothing like this course currently exists for Phoenix FD
The course follows the same style of teaching you're used to from my tutorials -
concise, to the point, with a tangible result at the end.
Go from absolute beginner to setting up your own high-quality liquid simulations. Level up your reel and portfolio, wow your clients with premium visuals & start charging more for your work today. The transformation you will go through as you take the course will give you the tools and confidence to set-up a variety of unique liquid simulations for your own reel, give you cool stuff to post on Instagram, wow your friends and take your work to a whole another level.
WHY LEARN LIQUID SIMULATIONS?
There are over 15 real-world based projects in this course, that you can follow along and have a finished shot at the end that you can immediately put in your reel to attract premium clients & higher-end work. The entire course is based on my actual client work and 5-figure projects I've done for renowned global brands.
This is literally everything you need to add liquids to your portfolio of skills.
Make your reel stand out and attract the attention of studios, creative agencies & high-end clientele.
WHY I MADE THIS COURSE
In a sense, I made this course for my 2016 self, a guy who just opened Phoenix for the first time, overwhelmed, and having no idea how I was ever going to make something presentable with the software. Fast forward to right now, and my work is regularly featured by Chaos Group - company that makes Phoenix, and setting up liquid sims is completely second nature to me. And that's what I want to do for you with this course.
Skip the 3 years of trial and error.
I've assembled all of the failures and lessons I've learned along the way, and made this course to put you on the fast track of creating very impressive work in the shortest amount of time possible.
All of these images are actual projects that we will create start-to-finish in this course!
And the project files for all of them are included.
RedefineFX is not only a Chaos Group Certified Training Center, we are the first-ever, and only, institution authorized to teach Phoenix FD.
"RedefineFX's tutorials are amazingly useful, from both technical and artistic point of view"
- Hammer Chen, V-Ray & Phoenix FD Technical Expert, Chaos Group
A QUICK WORD ABOUT THE PROJECT FILES
The scene files (compatible with Max 2016 and higher) for all shown effects are included with the course. I had to exclude the 3D models per their license requirements, but all you have to do is import your own 3D model and hit "Start Simulation" and get a finished effect. If someone were to hire my studio to set up all of the 16+ effects that I've built for this course, I would charge them upwards of $15,000. I was told by an FX artist that I should charge for the project files separately, because he would pay just to get his hands on those. Many people have told me they have used my project files directly on well-paid commercial work, and that it saved them last minute on studio projects. By enrolling in this course, you get instant access to all of these scenes.
Jesse Pitela is currently the only officially licensed Phoenix FD Instructor in the world, a Los Angeles-based CGI studio owner & award-winning VFX artist with over a decade of CG experience. His work has been showcased by every major computer-graphics website in the world, including CGSociety, Autodesk and Chaos Group. He has extensive experience working with established VFX studios such as Resistance VFX, Chariotdrive & Riotmaker & his studio has created visuals for global clients such as Cristiano Ronaldo's ROC, Western Digital, Shutterstock, Snapchat and many others.
Frequently Asked Questions
StartIntroduction to Phoenix FD. Interface / Liquid Source / Grid Resolution / Adaptive Grid / Maximum Expansion (22:25)
StartHardware Recommendations for Fast Simulations (5:50)
StartLiquid Source Settings / Emit Modes / Phoenix Object Properties (6:58)
StartControlling Liquid Emission with Texture Maps (4:27)
StartMain Grid Dynamic Settings / Steps per Frame / Time Scale / Preview / Rendering (11:33)
StartHelpers Overview / Path Follow / Body Force / Turbulence / Plain Force (10:27)
StartTurbulent Water inside Sphere / Confine Geometry / Cutter Geometry / Semi-Transparent Liquid Material (15:10)
StartPouring Water into Glass / Slow Motion / Z-Depth Depth of Field (20:24)
StartRealistic Water Splash (19:19)
StartAdditional Splash Techniques / Fruit / Orange / Product Splashes (11:07)
StartShower Water Simulation (10:12)
StartPath Follow (16:22)
StartSemi-Transparent Liquid RGB Color Mixing (11:36)
StartSlow-mo Droplet Collision (4:04)
StartIce Cubes Underwater Splash (8:53)
StartLiquid Morphing Between Objects (12:11)
StartVortex Water Apple Collision (9:09)
StartWaterfall for Archviz (11:09)
StartBONUS: Cascade Simulations with Multiple Grids (7:31)
StartBONUS: Hot Water with Steam (smoke sim emitted from liquid sim) (3:58)
StartBONUS: Cloud Rendering with Chaos Cloud (9:54)
StartThank You & What's Next (2:59)
We are a resource you can trust.
This is a first-of-its-kind Phoenix FD course & the knowledge you walk away with will give you an instant edge over the competition. You can literally take what I'm teaching you and use it to book jobs worth 10-100x the price of this course.
A few reactions from the first batch of enrolled students:
“Just wanted to say thank you for the fantastic Liquid Dynamics FX Course. We just finished watching all parts today and it was brilliant. Learned a lot and we'll try to recreate a couple of those great scenes to practice more and more. Looking forward to your upcoming new courses. Keep up the great work” - Abdy Shamloo, Founder, asART. 3D and motion graphics based in Switzerland
"It's great having someone like you break down seemingly complex scenes into easily understandable lessons. They're the perfect length, and I already have a greater understanding of how cell size, surface tension, etc will affect my scenes. This course proves that learning can be FUN!" - 3D_Davs