Vellum Sand Reveal

In this course we are going to use Vellum grains to reveal a logo underneath sand.

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⏳ 2h 13m

duration of the course

⚙️ Nuke & Houdini

software needed to complete the course

👨 Intermediate

level of difficulty

About the course

Vellum Grains

We start by setting up the grains and optimizing them for simulation. Using a growing attribute we can drive different behaviour for the sand grains.


Combining different forces like gravity and custom velocity fields we can achieve an organic and interesting motion.


After we simulate we’ll cover a lot of optimization tricks to render millions of grains in an efficient way.

Render & Comp

Finally we render everything with proxies in redshift and complete the render by compositing in nuke


You will have all the geometry, assets & textures required included with the downloads.

The download archive also include the completed Houdini project file (ver. 19.5) and Nuke project file (ver. 13.2v4) – Please note that the Nuke project file is with the Indie version