VFX pack: Fluids

Collection of video tutorials on creating dynamics and fluid simulation. Release date: November 20, 2015.

This material is deprecated and discontinued.

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These lessons for you if you want to:

  • learn to work in a single fluid simulation program in 3ds max – PhoenixFD
  • learn basics of fluid simulations theory
  • learn how to do large-scale simulation on the water surface, and small-scale scenes with different settings of viscosity
  • learn how to compositing vfx scene in Nuke 9

Technical specifications

  • Year: 2015
  • Author: Andrew Zamorskij
  • Software versions: 3ds max 2014, PhoenixFD v2.2, Nuke 9
  • Number of lessons: 10
  • Total duration: over 5 hours
  • Size: more than 10 GB
  • Video specifications: file-type .mp4, frame size – 1920*1080 pixels, audio stream – 125kbit/s, 44kHz

About the author

Andrew Zamorskij is a vfx artist, freelancer. Works in CGI since 2007. Worked in the Kiev production studios: Levaleo, Camaradas, 35 mm production. Took part in creation computer graphics and visual effects for different brands, TV shows and commercials. Also is a teacher and author of lessons in Cg-school.org. Created lessons for application like Nuke, Rayfire, Fumefx, Vray, Houdini, Realflow, Naiad.  See demoreel.  Learn more cg-school.org team.

VFX pack Fluids content

Part 1. Fundamentals of fluid simulation

Recent days work with liquids in 3ds max was quite problematic, because it was possible to only create water surface with a small level of customizing. However, with the possibilities of the PhoenixFD, we are now able to create high level simulations. In this section we will look at plug-in capabilities and main parameters used in work.

Part 2. Work with a viscosity (Creation and behavior of viscous liquids)

The liquid itself is not very diverse, as the program adjusts itself to the scope of the simulation and interact with objects. But there is one important parameter, which allows you to change the properties of water and its behavior – is viscosity and its related settings. They need to create a simulation of chocolate, honey and other viscous liquids. In this regard, there are a number of features that need to be taken into account.

– Work with different viscosity fluids

– Interaction with geometry

Part 3. Large-scale simulation. Creation of spray and foam

Domain Simulation allows you to create scenes with a huge number of cells. The larger scale – the more detail we need to get. Here come to the aid of simulation secondary elements – foam and spray.

– Especially the generation of large amounts of fluid. Work with foam and splashes.

Part 4. Water surface

Create scenes using water surfaces very common problem. Since the creation of the simple water surface, to more sophisticated simulations on the interaction with objects.

– Simulation of the motion of the ship on the water surface

– The creation of a large wave

– The fall of the aircraft on water



We give a compilation of lessons about scenes  compositing in Nuke as a free bonus. The material used for the bonus is taken from learned lessons. Not only will you learn the basics of rendering VFX material, but also will work with passes assembling and shots finalizing. Lessons demonstrate creating a project from scratch and do not require any additional knowledge so even a beginner can follow through.

  •        Wave
  •        Ship
  •        Airplane

Attention! The number of lessons will increase even after release date. Access will be available for customers of VFX pack who chose Advanced plan.

The process of buying

To gain access, you must pay for the material. Available payment options: Visa / MasterCard, PayPal. After payment download  link will be sent to you. If you want to buy a pack at pre-sales stage, you will have to wait until release date to get your material.

What is the price?

Price depends on the date of a purchase.

If you buy after the sale (after 25 november): vfx pack destruction (base) will cost 160$ , vfx pack destruction (advanced) – 190$.


After payment you will receive the link to download your materials. You can do so at the release day (November 20-25) or anytime after.

If you are having difficulty paying in automatic mode, you can pay in manual mode. To do this, please contact us via Skype olegwer or e-mail info@cg-school.org.


I am a beginner. Can I understand the lessons?

Yes. The lessons are designed for users both beginners, intermediate and advanced levels.

I want to buy all three VFX packs. Can I have a discount?

Yes. You can get our Subscription. It includes unlimited download, new training every month, access to all materials: project files, 3ds max scenes, Nuke projects.

What is the difference between your courses and the rest of similar content on the Internet?

Our lessons are made by the experts, who have completed a lot of projects in the CG industry (check) At the present time we are working in the studio of computer graphics (check).

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Which operating system I need to watch your lessons? Do I need special players or codecs?

You can use any of these operating systems: Windows, Mac OS, Linux. No special players. The files are in .mp4 format and open everywhere.

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  1. I would love to buy something like this, but I’m a C4D user. Do you guys have something similar but for C4D?


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