Achieving Hollywood-Quality CGI Water: Corridor Digital Explains

June 18, 2024
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Jordan Allen
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In the video "I Learned How To Fake Water Exactly Like Hollywood" by Corridor Digital, Jordan dives into the intricate process of creating realistic CGI water effects.

Key Points


Jordan kicks off the video with an overview of CGI water effects, setting the stage for an in-depth exploration of Hollywood-level visual effects.

Expert Insights from WETA FX

Chris White from WETA FX, known for their groundbreaking work in movies like "Planet of the Apes" and "The Lord of the Rings," provides expert insights into the complexity of water simulations. He emphasizes the importance of physics, fluid dynamics, and detailed modeling in achieving realistic water effects.

Jordan's River Simulation

Jordan applies the knowledge gained from Chris White and the showcased tools to create his own river simulation. The step-by-step process highlights the challenges and successes in achieving believable water movement and appearance.


The video concludes with a recap of the learning process and an impressive final assessment of Jordan's river simulation.

Final Thoughts

"I Learned How To Fake Water Exactly Like Hollywood" successfully demystifies CGI water simulations, making it an excellent resource for aspiring VFX artists and filmmaking enthusiasts.

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