Simulation guidence


Hi I’m starting out in VFX and animation industry I recently got an internship offer from a company from which I was offered an assignment to create a forest scene and add a destruction to it some how I decided to create a blast wave i can manage the art aspect but I’m just new to simulations so it’s getting more confusing for me can anyone help me with some questions or provide me any helpful resources
What would be the suitable tool for me to get started I find Houdini to be attractive for these kinds of things is it suitable
Once I have created a simulation how can I pair it with my scene


If you’re prepared too jump headfirst into the deep end…then I’d suggest giving this a poke: