All posts tagged: Houdini

Low Poly Transform

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Blending smoothly between a high-poly mesh and its low-poly representation is a subtle but useful effect. In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create two versions of the same object, one smooth and one facetted, with the exact same topology. This enables you to blend between the two using a falloff value.

Quicktip: Signed Distance Outlines

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Signed Distance Fields are very versatile. In this installment of the Entagma tutorial stream, Manuel shows you how to use a SDF volume to create outlines around an arbitrary object. By remapping the values from the SDF using functions like sqrt() and sin() it’s easy to create propagating ripples.

Interference Patterns

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While on season break we received quite a few questions. One of those mails pointed us to the amazing work of Loris Cecchini, a sculptor who created (among other stunning artworks) those wave pattern sculptures. At first it didn’t seem clear what’s going on there.

TD Essentials: Parallel Transport

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CCurve framing is important for a lot of things, like trajectories, creating geometry from curves or aligning copied geometry to curves. In this tutorial Manuel implements the parallel transport algorithm that transports an initial normal vector along a curve to create a smoothly varying frame. But be warned. This video is very VEX heavy.

Fakebroidery: Needlework in Houdini

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There are very few things more hypnotic than watching an embroidery machine do its work. When watching my wife’s machine working on festive decoration, I thought about how I’d create something similar in Houdini. Turns out it isn’t too complicated once you’ve figured out how to make the stitches run into a certain direction.

Creating A Procedural Snowflake

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We have something special for the upcoming holiday season for you: Snowflakes! This was the very first paper I ever implemented in Houdini – what a feeling! I recorded it a while back in summer but then decided to wait until the right season. As the first snow is hitting the Munich area I guess it is about time to release the tut 🙂