VFX - Explosion

This piece is my entry into learning the Houdini for games. The smoke simulation was cached, rendered and exported into a looping 64 frame (2k) sprite sheet animation, using one RBGA texture. Rubble was generated in Houdini using a Sphere and Voroni Fracture node to create interesting looking rubble chunks. I created a quick hand-painted blast mask in Photoshop and a crack pattern in Substance Designer, and then the rest was composed in Unreal with the help of the BlackBody node to achieve that hot glow look!

Created following this course by Andreas Glad:
https://www.pluralsight.com/courses/houdini-vfx-games

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Smoke / Fire Breakdown

Smoke / Fire Breakdown

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