All posts tagged: VDB

Quick VDB Clouds

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vdbclouds_01

After being asked how to create clouds for rendering in Octane (or any other Engine that supports VDBs) we dove into that topic a bit and the quickest way we found was to use the cloud tools that Houdini provides.

Quicktip: Abstract Shapes

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After publishing the VDB denting tutorial, we received some questions regarding how we created the geometry used in the preview rendering for that tutorial. In this quicktip we’ll show you how to create the organic shapes we used when testing that setup. It’s a neat combination of geometry and VDBs.

Houdini: True 3D Reaction Diffusion

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You might have seen this effect more frequently during the last months: Those growing organic blobs that cover a surface in intricate Patterns (sometimes resembling the texture found in a Keith Haring painting). These patterns are the result of a process called Reaction Diffusion.

Houdini: Curl Noise Flow

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This short tutorial ist inspired by the amazing work of deskriptiv. Seriously one of the most inspiring artist collectives I’ve come across in the last year. What (in my opinion) is being done here is a curl noise flow around a given surface that is then converted into a volume and subsequently blurred and meshed as polygons. And this is exactly what we’re going to build. The setup should be versatile enough and accept most […]