VFX Artist Deko Explains a Simple Oil-Water Effect In Side Effects Houdini

Valdemaras Dzengo is a VFX artist & 3D generalist originally from Lithuania, who shows how to create a great-looking oil-water effect in Side Effects Houdini. “There are many ways to move millions of points in Houdini,” Dzengo says. “one is to make static velocity fields and move all points through it”.

Although that can be effective, it is not the direction he chose for the oil-water simulations. Instead, Dzengo made fields with Pyro which in turn was also driven by particles. Doing it this way gave him the opportunity to have more control over how the fluids move.

Visit Valdemaras Dzengo’s blog post that details his Houdini oil in water effect.