Please note my blogs aren’t meant to be read in any particular order. Obviously the ones with Fundamentals in the title are aimed more at the beginner and the others will be more focussed on more complicated topics that require some knowledge beforehand. The How-To topics are of the latter type and take a single problem I’ve faced in Houdini and show my solution to them.Continue reading “Houdini How-To: Randomise Geometry”
In Houdini anything you can change in a node’s parameters pane counts as a parameter. Pretty self-evident. So how complex can this be? Why does it need any explanation at all? You change the Universal scale on a box or sphere and the size changes. You change the colour with a Color node and the colour changes. Indeed, if everything is static in your scene and you don’t mind placing objects by hand then you can move on.Continue reading “Houdini Fundamentals: Parameters overview”
As I’ve mentioned before these blogs are coming either from my notes or my deep seated need to understand and remember things I’m unsure of. This very much the latter. Though I’ve used these things many times to do some complex tasks I’ve never really sat down and thought about them. Time to put that right.Continue reading “Houdini Fundamentals – Points, Vertices and Primitives”
As you’d have gathered, I’m not an expert with Houdini – far from it. I learn from tutorials other people create. I learnt most about Houdini Digital Assets (HDAs, historically known as OTLs) from the following tutorial by Houdini Kitchen.Continue reading “Houdini Digital Assets”
For the past few months I’ve developed a love affair with the 3D software package Houdini. So I’m going to occasionally blog about my journey with it. This first blog will be just a few musings on the software. I don’t expect very many people will read this, it’s more like a personal diary for my own (failing) memory.Continue reading “Old Git. New Software. Houdini by SideFX.”
A light grey cat with blue eyes and white markings. This was drawn with coloured pencils on a grey paper with a few white highlights added with an ink pen. Pretty pleased with how this came out, the eyes and some of the fur in particular are quite good. May have been a bit heavy-handed with the ink pen but it’s all a learning process.
Here’s a pic I did late last year from a class I’m taking at ArtTutor.com
Hopefully you can tell it’s a lion. It’s drawn in graphite which can get a particular unpleasant shine if you don’t take precautions. It shows up particularly when taken with flash photography as was the case here. The focus was meant to be on the face which I think I’ve achieved quite well. The body is less well drawn though I don’t think the rear is too bad.