Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Curve Attraction Animation

Been toying around and coming to grips point clouds in SOPs. The following tests in a nutshell use one set of points to look up another using point clouds, a little more magic is performed in a solver to animate the curves between the found points in the point cloud and the curve points original positions.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Humpback Whale Model

Been checking out some of the modeling tools Houdini, much improved! I see 15.5 has even more improvements, awesome!

Here's my first character model, needs a fair bit more detail.

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Tree Maker Tool - part 4

In this part on the Tree Maker, I've added some additional settings for the leaves, creation, placement and orientation. This gives the leaves a more realistic look.

Images below demonstrate the difference, 
without and with the additional placement of leaves 

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Tree Maker Tool - part 3

The following rendered trees, demonstrate some of the variations of tree types that can be generated with the Tree Maker Tool.

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Tree Maker Tool - part 2

Tree Maker Tool - Test Renders

5 unique trees used in following instance renders

20,000 instanced trees recycling 5 unique trees

40,000 instanced trees recycling 5 unique trees

Thursday, 17 March 2016

Tree Maker Tool - part 1

Here's some trees procedurally created with the Tree Maker tool I've been working on. For those that might be interested in the internal implementation detail, it doesn't use l-systems, it's amazing what you can be done with a few nodes, copy sop inside a for loop each and some python code, obviously a bit more to it than that but that's the core of it.